April 10, 2020

Dang-nabbit I want some sensors!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 10 April 2020 - Friday: Mainly sunny. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing near midnight. Low plus 2. Saturday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 20. UV index 5 or moderate. Saturday night: Clear. Low zero. Sunday: Sunny. High 16. Sunday night: Clear. Low zero. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.8° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.9 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    E2 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    65 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    7.7° C
    Dewpoint
    6.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:00:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    563 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 11:00 AM PDT Friday 10 April 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:02
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    20:39
    Day Length
    13:20:19
    Day High
    9.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.7° C @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.7° C @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.8° C @ 00:00 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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