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 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 July 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 33. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 32. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.7° C
    -2.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.2 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.7° C
    Heat Index
    19.7° C
    Dewpoint
    12.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:55:00 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
    04:56
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (74% full)
    Civil Set
    21:54
    Day Length
    13:25:39
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.2 kPa @ 21:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.95 kPa @ 03:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 17.4km/h @ 18:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1062W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.1 @ 13:26 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.