Fall Fog is here! + Maintenance Pictures

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Tuesday night: Clearing this evening. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 25. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 15. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.2° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    79 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.2° C
    Heat Index
    8.2° C
    Dewpoint
    4.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:40:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:32
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (76% full)
    Civil Set
    21:03
    Day Length
    13:17:07
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    8.2° C @ 01:36 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102 kPa @ 01:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.93 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.2° C @ 01:36 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° 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.

Well… I looked out the window this morning and could barely see across the street for the fog. Reports are that it is beautiful outside the Valley. We will see if this fog lifts…

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It should lift… But Should and Will are two very different things. Lets keep our fingers crossed 🙂

Yesterday if you were on the site after 1PM you would have noticed some pretty strange data… 1500mm/hr rain rate… 4mm of rain… All without a rain cloud in sight!

Well I was doing maintenance on the station. It was in desperate need to be cleaned, releveled and anchored better so the wind couldn’t push it around.

Everything got done and it should be good for another year or five.

Here are the pictures.

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Laddering up! (I had already moved the station down)

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Cleaning the tipper. It’s all shiny now! Was crusted with dust and grime.

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Next we clean the rain bucket itself. Lots of black grime in the cone.

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Tried to get a picture of the UV sensor but couldn’t get a good focus on it. The level bubble was way off. Fixed it up and all should be well now.

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All done and station is back up the pole! Also installed a couple bolts on the bottom of the pole to keep the station from spinning in the wind

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Now some pictures of the view from the top. One of these years, when I get a hatch built on the dormer roof so it is more easily accessible, I will install a webcam up here on a rotating pole so that I can get a panorama!

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3 Replies to “Fall Fog is here! + Maintenance Pictures”

  1. Your hard work, Chris, is much appreciated. I rely on your station to know how my 90 year old mother will fare when I am away in Victoria. She and I did have a bit of a disagreement though, a couple of days ago, when your station reported a low of 12celsius, and she said it was 5 . Your camera is especially useful when it snows.

  2. Ditto Chris. About the time you started your site I tried my hand at maintaining my own roof-top equipment (really low-end). Too much work, which I’m so glad you’re willing to do!

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