Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Check for Northern Lights!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.4° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.4° C
    Heat Index
    2.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    1.0
    Solar
    216 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:55:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    6.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.0° C @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    6.9mm/hr @ 07:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.88 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 07:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    272W/m2 @ 10:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 10:53 Tdy.

www.spaceweather.com is reporting:

A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (2:00 pm EDT). The impact strongly compressed Earth’s magnetic field, directly exposing geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and sparked an intense geomagnetic storm. As night fell over North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous United States.

With the clear nights we’ve been having we could certainly see them too. Check to the North (towards the Beaufort range and Comox Glacier. I have seen northern lights twice, once here in Port Alberni many years ago and once in Nanaimo when I was younger as well.

As for the weather on our stretch of Earth. Look for the fog to burn off hopefully before noon again and then clouds will build in late this afternoon in preparation for a little rain over night and Wednesday. Thursday will be beautiful, Friday and through weekend… not really. 🙂

But don’t fret! Because it’s Snow Contest time! Click the link at the top-left or scroll down to enter your guess for a chance to win Tea and Chocolates from Healthy Habits at the Harbour Quay!

3 thoughts on “Check for Northern Lights!

  1. We had the lights out here in Ukee once, many years ago. I got off work and we sat on the deck for the next 3 hours watching them. Awesome!

  2. I saw them frequently growing up in the Okanagan, always in August, and also in Vancouver once, from 12th and Granville.  I saw them here once, the night my son was born on August 16, 1996.

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