Tue. Oct 16th, 2018

CONTEST TIME: When will we hit 30C?

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 16 October 2018 - Tuesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches developing early in the morning and dissipating late in the morning. High 18. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    18.8° C
    2.8 ° C/hr
    102.51 kPa
    WNW 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    58 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.8° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    10.4° C
    610 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    102.81 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.51 kPa @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 14:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    621W/m2 @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:37 Tdy.

OK, because so many people had so much fun last winter predicting the first snowfall (Which was won by Mary on December 12)… we’re going to run another contest.

When will the Alberniweather Thermometer hit 30.0C?

Here are the rules:

#1: You must pick a date, hour, and minute (eg. July 3 12:45).

#2: Closest time wins.

#3: You must enter your guess in the comments section of this post.

#4: You can only pick once, so choose carefully.

#5: I reserve the right to add to these rules since I probably missed something. πŸ™‚

#6: There will be a prize to the winner… to be announced at the time (because it’s more fun when you don’t know!)

#7: If my wife (Theresa) wins she will get a prize as will the next closest contestant. (She’s still a little bitter at having guessed correctly in December and never got that new snow shovel! This time she’ll probably get a prize whether she wins or not! πŸ˜€ )

#8: If we don’t reach 30C by September 21, then no one wins… well, except Mother Nature, she can be a cruel lady!

#9: Guesses must be submitted by Midnight, 0:00PDT the day of your guess. (ie. No guesses on the day of)

So that’s it. Start picking! As your guesses start to come in I will put them on a Google Calendar so that you can see them all.

It is worth noting that generally, the hottest time of the day on my station is somewhere between 3 and 5.. that said, on hot days it climb very fast starting around 10AM.

Good Luck!

UPDATE: The Calendar is up and we have our first guess, thanks Kelly!

UPDATE 2: Wow, thanks everyone for submitting your guesses! For those who haven’t yet, remember you don’t have to pick different days only different times. So if someone guess July 1, 3:45PM then pick July 1 3:46 and you might just win! (Can you tell I watched The Price Is Right growing up? Except in this contest… closest time wins! Over or Under. πŸ™‚ )

66 thoughts on “CONTEST TIME: When will we hit 30C?

  1. If you and another family member want to both guess and are all on one internet connection at home then your family member will have to guess from another residence, or work, or the Library, or something like that.

    That way the addresses are different.

    Sorry for the inconvenience… but it’s the only semblance of order I can bring to the thing so that people don’t put in multiple guesses. πŸ™‚

  2. I think it’s going to happen today… so *unofficially* I’m going to say we’ll hit 30C at 1:23PM

    Good luck everyone!

    And please no more guesses for today.

    Take note of the new rule… we’ll call it the anti-Ebay rule (hey, I told ya I can make up the rules as I go).

  3. We have a winner!

    at 2:18 this afternoon the alberniweather website reported 30.0C

    Who was closest?


    Who guessed, June 2nd at 3:20pm.

    Nice work Joe! You’ve won a pair of long johns and a new mittens!

    Oh wait! Thats the winter one…

    Joe, You have won a fabulous mystery prize that will be revealed as soon as I go get it. LOL.

    Congratulations! πŸ˜€

  4. Hey Chris
    I put down on May 30 that June 2 at 14.45, which is 2:45 pm. don’t i win?

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