September 18, 2020

Exciting News! New Sensors and Sponsor

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 01:09 AM PDT Friday 18 September 2020

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Friday 18 September 2020 - Friday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning. Widespread smoke. High 20. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Widespread smoke. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Widespread smoke. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Sunday: Showers. High 20. Sunday night: Showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 17. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 13. Thursday: Rain. High 17.

Hey everyone!

I have exciting news! Last week an engineering company contacted me about gathering Solar Radiation data with my website.

They have offered to buy the sensor for the station. So I’ve gladly taken them up on the offer and I’ve also purchased a UV sensor to go along with it so we can know how fast we’re all gonna fry this summer!

Solar Radiation sensors (pyrometers) are useful for calculating the power emitted by the sun. (that makes it to the ground). The company will be using the data to calculate water temperatures in the Somass River as through funding provided by the BC Living Rivers Trust Fund with the BC Ministry of Environment.

So stay tuned! The sensors should be here in a couple weeks.

Update: Man it is *crazy* windy out there… been windy all afternoon. Must have been some Themal today. Hope the Wind Surfers got out on the Inlet to enjoy it!

1 thought on “Exciting News! New Sensors and Sponsor

  1. Was down to Kildonan today for work, travelled on the Lady Rose.. not overly windy down there, but it did rain between Nahmint Bay and Kildonan.

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