Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

Fall Fog is here! + Maintenance Pictures

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 18 August 2019 - Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 13. Monday: Clearing in the morning. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 15. Wednesday: Showers. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    20.1° C
    -1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 13 km/h
    gusting 23 km/h
    Humidity
    68 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    20.1° C
    Heat Index
    20.1° C
    Dewpoint
    14.0° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    50 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:23:02
    Day High
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.25 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.02 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23km/h @ 14:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1127W/m2 @ 12:33 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.3 @ 13:07 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 thoughts on “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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