Mon. Jan 20th, 2020

Earth Hour might be really easy for some tonight!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Monday 20 January 2020 - Monday: Mainly cloudy. Rain beginning this afternoon. High 9. UV index 1 or low. Monday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Becoming windy early in the afternoon. High 7. Tuesday night: Showers. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.0° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    NW1 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    6.2° C
    Dewpoint
    4.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    10 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:30:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    441 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 3:00 PM PST Monday 20 January 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    15.7 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    115.1 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (18% full)
    Civil Set
    17:32
    Day Length
    12:30:10
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 01:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    15.2mm/hr @ 03:51 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.89 kPa @ 03:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.2° C @ 03:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 06:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    11W/m2 @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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 thoughts on “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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