Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

DOWNTIME: Installing new Sensors

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.3° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.8 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.3° C
    Heat Index
    14.3° C
    Dewpoint
    8.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (79% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.3° C @ 02:38 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.8 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.75 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.3° C @ 02:38 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Now that the temperature has peaked, I’m going to be taking the system down for the next few hours. Will be back hopefully tonight with UV and Solar Radiation sensors online.

Wish Me Luck!

UPDATE 19:17: All is going well so far. The station is down from its previous perch, the cables are all in place and I’ve added the sensors to the mount. Unfortunately, I’ve been delayed by a sudden death in the family. One of my 4 year old daughters fish just passed away (after only 3 days from the store). So I may or may not be able to finish tonight, we’ll see. I will update again if there is a delay until tomorrow.

UPDATE TWO 20:54: Success! Everything is back on the roof in its new spot. Looks like the station is seeing the new sensors, and I’m just going about updating the webpage for the new values.

There might be a little more downtime tomorrow as I need to double check the level on the mounts but other than that it looks good!

FINAL UPDATE: 22:46: Just want to let everyone know. These new sensors add a whole mess of capability (that I won’t be using all of yet) onto the station, and website. Because of that, my entire database serving the graphs and all non-current values has to be reinitialized.

This basically means that the graphs are not going to change until the new database is ready and I can switch over to it. We’re talking about 3 years of data, and over 100,000 records need to be recreated, so it’s gonna take a few hours, hopefully it will be done by morning but if not, current conditions will not be affected.

See you tomorrow!

Chris