Earth Hour might be really easy for some tonight!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.3° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.1 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NNW1 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    6.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    12 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (43% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 22:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21.6km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1187W/m2 @ 12:01 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.2 @ 13:39 Tdy.

With Wind warnings out for the West and East coast of the Island it might be pretty easy for some people to turn off the lights and save some power tonight… there might not be any electricity flowing to turn off!

The winds aren’t slated to be huge, but there coould be enough gusts to knock down some trees and branches and take the lines down with it so the candles and flashlights and non-power-hungry activities you might have already planned for tonight might just come in handy!

The only electricity I plan on using during Earth Hour (between 8:30 and 9:30PM PDT) will be the computers that power my weather and energy sensors and upload to this website… all the hardware draws about 150W total. I’m going to be consolidating it to get that down under 100W in the next few weeks I hope.

If you want to monitor my energy consumption you can see it at www.murkyview.com. I’ll be posting a side-by-side comparison of my consumption last night (Friday) between 8:30 and 9:30PM with tonights consumption to see what difference it made.

Have fun!

3 Replies to “Earth Hour might be really easy for some tonight!”

  1. Fascinating graph on Murkyview. I wonder what turned on for 15 minutes from 21:00 to 21:15? My son and I kept turning things off and running outside with flashlights to look at the hydro meter. It didn’t really slow down significantly until I cut the breakers for the fridge, hot water tank, and a 220 volt convection heater – then it almost came to a stop.

  2. Ha!

    Ya absolutely. We have all electric baseboard heaters. I went around and turned them all down. We were wondering what that one was too. I think it is the baseboard in our spare bedroom, I didn’t turn it down as much as I thought I had so i think it went on. It’s either that or the one in my daughters bedroom.

    The dip at 20:57 was our freezer! 300W! I couldn’t believe it (it’s a chest “dead body” freezer).

    I’ll be analyzing more tomorrow… gotta go turn on our bedroom heater so the baby doesn’t freeze up.

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