Sat. Oct 19th, 2019

Check for Northern Lights!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 19 October 2019 - Saturday night: Showers ending early this evening then cloudy. Rain beginning before morning. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 6. Sunday: Rain. High 10. Sunday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 13. Monday night: Showers. Low 8. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: Cloudy. High 12. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    10.9° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.12 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 2 km/h
    gusting 8 km/h
    Humidity
    86 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.9° C
    Heat Index
    10.9° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    1 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:12
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (66% full)
    Civil Set
    18:54
    Day Length
    13:04:08
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 15:54 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.8° C @ 07:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.12 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.27 kPa @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    5.2° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 15:54 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10km/h @ 17:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    784W/m2 @ 13:37 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.1 @ 12:44 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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