Mon. Dec 10th, 2018

Blustery soggy start.. Then dry and mild

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Sunday 09 December 2018 - Sunday night: Showers ending before morning then cloudy. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Low plus 3. Monday: Cloudy. Rain beginning late in the afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 4. Monday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Rain. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Thursday: Rain. High 9. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Saturday: Rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.3° C
    0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 3.5 km/h
    gusting 11.3 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    6.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.3° C
    Heat Index
    5.3° C
    Dewpoint
    5.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:24
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (10% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:08
    Day High
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.7° C @ 03:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.4mm/hr @ 04:26 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 04:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.83 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.8° C @ 04:01 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.9km/h @ 04:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

It was a gusty night. Lots of stuff blown around on the deck when I let the cats out this morning.

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There will be showers most of today as a system clears out. It should dry up by tonight and then stay dry Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures should stay fairly mild in the 9-15C range. The next rain will come late Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

I just got a message from my calendar saying its time to switch my solar panels to their winter, nearly upright, position. The sun is getting lower in the sky and is packing a lot less punch too.

Even though the panel is only about 50 Watts. It still adds up. Here is it’s profile over the past year. You can see the dark days of winter give way to spring. (There was a bit of a blackout in summer when i had it disconnected). This month I’ve generated enough power (160Wh) to run a smartphone for 44 hours.

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The solar hot water heater makes a bigger difference on the bottom line for now. It was nice to hear its pump start running when the sun came out yesterday. Gave the kids a bath in more free hot water is always good. Then we went out before the clouds rolled in. 19C isn’t bad for an October high.