Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Dang-nabbit I want some sensors!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.2° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 6.4 km/h
    gusting 11.3 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.6° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    3.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    19 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 08:43 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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