Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

Contest Begins – Weather Station offline 10 days or more.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 20 January 2020 - Monday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 6. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy in the evening. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    5.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:55:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    499 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 03:00 AM PST Tuesday 21 January 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    16.5 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    115.8 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (14% full)
    Civil Set
    17:32
    Day Length
    12:30:10
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 01:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    15.2mm/hr @ 03:51 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.2 kPa @ 10:59 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    100.55 kPa @ 19:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    0.2° C @ 03:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 06:45 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    236W/m2 @ 10:16 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 10:03 Ystd

As I noted last week, my station is in need of repair. So later today I will be dismantling it and removing it from my roof so I can send it back to California to get repaired and upgraded. This means the current weather values will be offline until it comes back. I would anticipate it to be gone for at least 10 days possibly as long as two weeks.

The website will remain online for that time with the blog, webcams and other information. It kinda sucks that it has to happen now, but such is life. It’s been a good 5 year run of continuous data in the wind, snow, sleet, rain and hail.

The contest is now active.

I won’t be accepting any guesses put in after 6AM today. There are a few that I haven’t entered in yet.

We had a pretty close call yesterday with the sleet and snow but it never accumulated he at Alberniweather HQ so the contest is intact. PHEWW! πŸ™‚

David had a chance of there being snow on the ground this morning and claiming the win but the heavy rain last night took care of that.

The passes got the worst of it. There were pretty nasty conditions on Sutton Pass and while there wasn’t much accumulated on the Hump, it was foggy and sleeting at the same time which I’m sure made for pretty hairy driving.

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Stay safe out there, and make sure you have proper winter tires.

As for when I think we might get some real snow? Well.. I tend to think that November is going to be more wet than white… But there does seem to be a chance around the 22nd though nothing big. I’m leaning more towards December or January before we get a real dump of snowfall. I’ll put my guess in for December 21, 6AM.

Hope all of you had a great weekend!