Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Great weekend and great start to the week! Tiny traces of Fukushima radiation detected.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.1° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.1° C
    Heat Index
    4.1° C
    Dewpoint
    3.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    21 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    21W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

The fog should burn off later this morning and reveal the clear blue sky above! This was the view at the top of the hump this morning.

imageWe should get over 15°C this afternoon and this pattern should repeat for Wednesday and Thursday.  Wednesday looks to be the warmest but all will be similar.

Friday and the weekend through to Monday look wet.  But we should wait to get totals.

Some nice spring weather!

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday!

Oh and I nearly forgot to add… There has been new research released showing that very small amounts of radiation (thousands of times less than a dental XRay for example) have been found in the waters near Ucluelet. I hate how newspaper and other media headlines so often leave their headlines ambiguous.  Here is a tweet from the Times Colonist which provides a great example.

“Japanese radiation traces hit B.C. coast in Ucluelet #yyj http://t.co/iJfIGcwq0S

Of course people are scared of radiation so they will probably read that and automatically feel scared of what has been found.

But if the TC had instead indicated right in the headline the nature of the traces, then far less people would be worried.

If you are wondering what your greatest risk for exposure to radiation is in your life, even if you are an astronaut, is?

Smoking Cigarettes! The youtube video below details the worlds most radioactive places… You will probably be surprised.