Thu. Mar 21st, 2019

Blustery soggy start.. Then dry and mild

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 21 March 2019 - Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness early this evening. Low 6. Friday: Cloudy. Rain beginning late in the afternoon. High 13. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 14. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.2° C
    -3.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 20.9 km/h
    gusting 38.6 km/h
    Humidity
    72 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.2° C
    Heat Index
    12.2° C
    Dewpoint
    7.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    37 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:47
    Moon Phase
    Full (98% full)
    Civil Set
    20:06
    Day Length
    13:26:22
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 16:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.1° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 08:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.35 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.1° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 16:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 27.4km/h @ 18:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    768W/m2 @ 14:58 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:05 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.