Mon. May 27th, 2019

Happy Leap Day! Earth gets a speeding ticket. Rain Tuesday.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 26 May 2019 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming clear this evening. Low 9. Monday: Sunny in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 26. Humidex 28. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early in the evening. Clearing in the evening. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: Sunny. High 22. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.7° C
    -1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.27 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    78 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    10.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:50:00 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
    04:40
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (43% full)
    Civil Set
    21:52
    Day Length
    13:16:23
    Day High
    18.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.7° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.28 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.21 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.7° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.1km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

It is February 29th, 2016!  A leap day. Why are there leap days?  It used to be just so you could figure out when the Olympics were happening, but they messed that up when they decided to split up the Wonter and Summer Olympics.  OK, so not really the reason.  Leap days are used to synchronize our calendar with the earths orbit around the sun.  Since it takes one quarter of a day longer than 365 (365.256) for the earth to complete its journey, then we add an extra day every four years.

Consider this:  At this moment you are personally hurtling through space at 30 kilometres a second on this earth-ship. This is in addition to (relatively) being dragged along at 230km/s with the sun as the whole solar system orbits the galactic centre!

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Wwweeeeeeeee!

Of course since we’re all on the same rock together we don’t really feel like we’re moving.  Relativity… and all that.  Oh hey, speaking of relativity, if you haven’t already, go find Interstellar on Netflix.  It’s not often movies get science mostly right.  There is still plenty of movie magic and suspension of disbelief required but it is fun.

Oh ya! Weather!

So it’ll be pretty OK today.  A few showers maybe.  Rain will begin overnight and it will be heavy at times.

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We are firmly in the ‘pink’ for 24 hour rainfall between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  That means between 30 and 60mm will fall.  Most of that will come in Tuesday morning.

Have a great Leap Day!