Tue. May 21st, 2019

Hot for two more days then possible major (flooding?) rain? And New Webcam Goggles!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 21 May 2019 - Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 12. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 28. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 25. Sunday night: Clear. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    21.3° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    100.72 kPa
    NNW 3.2 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.3° C
    Heat Index
    21.3° C
    11.3° C
    953 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:30:00 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
    Moon Phase
    Full (90% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    21.4° C @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    100.74 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.64 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    21.4° C @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 12:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1150W/m2 @ 11:06 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.4 @ 13:04 Tdy.

As you can see below, we have two more days of heat then it will cool off.

Here is todays afternoon highs:

wa_tsfc.24.0000-8And here is Friday.


Big change.

There is also some very significant rainfall possible on Friday but strangely, only for the southern portions of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

Here is the 24hr from Thursday evening to Friday evening.  Most of this is falling Friday morning and afternoon.

wa_pcp24.72.0000Up to 65mm of rain in less than 12 hours for Vancouver could be problematic to say the least.  We will have to keep a close eye on this, not only for totals but for location.  Currently, we are on the northern edge of the system and look like we won’t get much, but this could obviously change.

The UWash model is the most dramatic with this potential.  Other Canadian and US models only have up to 20 or 30mm of rain for the Vancouver area.  I will wait until tomorrow to post a detailed hourly breakdown.  Rain is good.  But a ton of rain all at once can cause as many problems as it solves.

New Webcam Goggles!

You probably noticed the webcam on the sidebar has changed a bit!



You no doubt noticed over the past couple months that one of my webcams was at the end of its life.  It has all sorts of corrupted images, half images, etc.  Well.  In the past two days I received two packages.  One package was a new camera (they are all used Olympus SP-500UZ cameras from eBay) and the other package was a pair of macro wide angle lenses.  Thus, the new “goggle” look.

I’m going to see what kind of post-processing I can do to ‘flatten’ the images so as to reduce the goggle effect but as you can see the field of view is much greater than before.  It is actually wider now than the 180º view I have from my bedroom room.  So this really means I need to get to work on finding, or creating, a special spot for these on my roof.  I have some roofers doing some other work at the end of the month and I am hoping that in the process they will be able to create a hatch for me to easily access the top of my dormer. This will enable me to get up there easily and hopefully find a way to install these cameras so that they have a near 360º view.   Exciting!

You may have also noticed that the time-lapse videos are no longer being updated on Youtube.  Unfortunately Youtube discontinued the service that I was using and they did not provide a replacement.  So I am left without a way to easily, and automatically, upload videos to youtube.  They are still being created on my computer so at some point I will upload them.  But for now, it will just be still images.

Happy Wednesday!