Fri. Jan 17th, 2020

Dang-nabbit I want some sensors!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SNOWFALL WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 05:05 AM PST Friday 17 January 2020

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 17 January 2020 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. A few flurries this morning. Snow beginning late this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High zero. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Snow at times heavy becoming mixed with rain overnight. Risk of freezing rain overnight. Snowfall amount 15 cm. Windy. Temperature steady near zero. Saturday: Snow mixed with rain changing to rain in the morning. Risk of freezing rain early in the morning. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Sunday: Rain. High 7. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Periods of rain. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 7. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Thursday: Rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
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    -1.1° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
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    101.84 kPa
    0.0
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    Humidity
    97 %
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    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -1.1° C
    Heat Index
    -1.1° C
    Dewpoint
    -1.5° C
    UV
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    Last Updated: 7:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    13.7 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (49% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:14
    Day High
    -0.5° C @ 03:18 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 00:39 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.84 kPa @ 07:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.12 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 00:39 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    -0.5° C @ 03:18 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

The suspense is killing me. If I don’t get some new sensors in the mail today or tomorrow, I might just go loopy!

So to keep me, and you, occupied while we wait for UPS to deliver… what are your thoughts on this question?

I’m thinking I should maybe move my station from semi-shaded area on the West side of the house, to North peak of the house. Advantage being that the solar and UV sensors especially would always be above the roof line… so they’d “see” the sun all day everyday of the year.

The disadvantage being, Chris has to go up a 50ft ladder to do it, and again every few months for maintenance.

Both the scientist, and coward, inside me are saying “DUH!” for different reasons. πŸ˜‰

UPDATE: THEY’RE HERE!

I will try to have them up by the weekend. Woohoo!!

5 thoughts on “Dang-nabbit I want some sensors!

  1. Hi Weather Guy!

    You are the greatest! Thanx so much for this fabulous website for PA.

    Re your stn location question: “to move, or not to move?” – You do a first class job on this site with great attention to detail. If the correct position for the station (and you probably know!) requires a 50′ hike, then you will be tortured until it is done!!

    Thanx again for the best little weather station in Canada!

    neejee

  2. lol.

    too funny. Are you a friend of mine? Because you must be to know that it *will* bug me if I don’t try to move it, that is, until I *do* move it.

    πŸ™‚

    Well, no packages yet. But I might just move the station tonight anyway to get that part over with, then I’ll add the sensors when they come.

  3. they plug into the existing station, yep. When I bought it, I bought the “Standard” rather than “Extended” version of the VP2… same system, just with more junk plugged in right off the bat. πŸ™‚

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