Mon. Oct 22nd, 2018

Almost Forgot! Happy Spring!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 22 October 2018 - Monday: Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Fog dissipating near noon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Clear. Fog patches developing near midnight. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon then showers. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 14. UV index 2 or low. Tuesday night: Showers. Low 8. Wednesday: Showers. High 12. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 9. Thursday: Showers. High 11. Thursday night: Rain. Low 7. Friday: Showers. High 14. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13. Saturday night: Periods of rain. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    7.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    7.0° C
    Heat Index
    7.0° C
    Dewpoint
    6.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    52 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:17
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (96% full)
    Civil Set
    18:48
    Day Length
    13:03:38
    Day High
    7.4° C @ 01:51 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.1° C @ 05:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 02:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.56 kPa @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.1° C @ 05:15 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.4° C @ 01:51 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    54W/m2 @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

As of around 5AM this morning, it’s Spring!

Hooray! :+)

We ended up with about 35 hours straight of rain. Not too shabby! Hopefully that replenished some of the snowpack that has been so low this year. It likely won’t be enough to stave off a dry summer, but every little bit helps.

Looks like we’re in for a few days of variable weather, maybe some flurries in the mix, should get some nice sunny breaks on the weekend. Time to get out into the garden!

Oh, and I’m very excited to announce that I made a minor breakthrough in my own learning of all things web-ish. And so within a few days you should be seeing automaticallly updating weather information (without need for a “refresh/reload”) on this site. Hooray!

UPDATE Sorry for the downtime folks, the wind this afternoon caused a 30min power outage and my internet hardware wasn’t happy when the lights came back on.

The Good News though!

In the Current Conditions box you should see a “Turn Off Live Updates” link. From now on, the entire page doesn’t have to refresh in order to get new weather data!! You can turn the updates off and on if you want but really there probably isn’t much reason to. They are not onerous on your computer and only update every 60 seconds anyway. It’s just a little more transparent than it was before.

For now it will only refresh the latest information in the topbox. The data updates from the server every 60 seconds. I will extend the auto-refreshing to other things later on.

Have a great night! Might get some snow this evening/tomorrow morning.

9 thoughts on “Almost Forgot! Happy Spring!

  1. Yeah, I thought you would like that. I have all my stuff on my one machine, so I have the generous updates every 3 seconds off the weather software. Although I do see a quirk with IE8 on the scripts I have… doesn’t release the green.

  2. Chris, I’m surprised by the wind readings you’re getting. Was there really a gust of 61.16 km/hr yesterday? I’m in North Port above the tracks and there were a few good gusts, but I don’t think they were that strong here.

  3. Ya my wife confirmed it as well. She said she saw 53kph on the station itself so a gust to 61 wouldn’t be too much of a stretch.

    It was very short lived, only a few minutes. Then the power went out! 🙂

    It looks like the same storm blew through Metro Vancouver about an hour later and knocked out power there too.

  4. I only clocked 31kmh in my little corner of town, but I was along Cameron lake during the peak is it. It was everything in me to hold the camera and keep from being blown in the water on the beach.

  5. Ya I think you’re pretty protected in your little neck-o-the-woods…

    I was driving around the Lake at around 4:30 as well and the whitecaps were pretty nasty!

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