Mon. Oct 22nd, 2018

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 Sunday 21 October 2018 - Sunday night: A few clouds. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 4. Monday: Fog dissipating in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Clear. Fog patches overnight. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Increasing cloudiness. High 16. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 9. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low 8. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.2° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.2° C
    Heat Index
    11.2° C
    Dewpoint
    9.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:16
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (93% full)
    Civil Set
    18:50
    Day Length
    13:03:47
    Day High
    17.7° C @ 16:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.5° C @ 08:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.88 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.46 kPa @ 16:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.9° C @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.7° C @ 16:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.4km/h @ 08:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    615W/m2 @ 13:24 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 13:21 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.