Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Update Sunday 11AM – Fire to 3ha – When Idiots Attack – Fire out Comox Main

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers this afternoon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.7° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    4.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.7° C
    Heat Index
    1.7° C
    Dewpoint
    1.5° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    162 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.15 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    172W/m2 @ 10:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 10:16 Tdy.

Update Sunday 11AM

Some pictures this morning from the Haack’s farm at the end of Beaver Creek road in Port Alberni.

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No update yet from BC Wildfire this morning.

The weather is much cooler this morning which will help things.

 

Update Sunday 9AM

The fire report this morning has the fire at double yhe last report.  It is now 3 hectares (7 acres).  You could also call it 2 Martin Mars large. (The Hawaii Mars covers about 3-4 acres per drop.  She is currently awaiting repair though from the damaged suffered in Osh Kosh)

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The fire weather forecast from Friday for our region has indicates warm weather is expected to continue today and there is the possibility it may intensify mid week next week so it is important that they get this fire under control and in mop up before then.

If you have pictures of the fire don’t hesitate to send them along.

 

Update Saturday Afternoon

The fire has grown to 1.5ha.  Here is the view from near Gyro Park.

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The BC Wildifre service has aircraft and ground crews on it according to the City.

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Lets hope this isn’t a repeat.

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There is nothing to say but that this is totally unacceptable and irresponsible.    This fire was set last night, intentionally or not, by a person reportedly around 6KM up Comox Main road past Beaver Creek.

(Picture from Facebook)

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Here is the information on the BCWildfire website:

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If you know anything about how this fire was caused please alert the authorities.

To Report a Wildfire call 1 800 663-5555, or *5555 on a cell phone

We are in the middle of August and even though we have had some cool and moist weather, the fire danger remains at Moderate and is expected to go to High in the next day or two.  There is no excuse for this.

Please be safe out there.