Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

Exciting News! New Sensors and Sponsor

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Becoming windy early this afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Friday night: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers. High 9. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: Sunny. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.5° C
    1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.94 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WSW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    44 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.5° C
    Heat Index
    16.5° C
    Dewpoint
    4.2° C
    UV
    3.6
    Solar
    800 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:05:00 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
    06:45
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    20:07
    Day Length
    13:26:04
    Day High
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.94 kPa @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.0km/h @ 01:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    819W/m2 @ 12:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.6 @ 12:57 Tdy.

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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