Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

Look for Aurora Borealis Tonight! Big X Class Flare coming.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Thursday 22 August 2019 - Thursday: Clearing. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high. Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 28. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 26.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.1° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.81 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
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    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.1° C
    Heat Index
    17.1° C
    Dewpoint
    9.8° C
    UV
    1.4
    Solar
    322 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:10:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (60% full)
    Civil Set
    20:57
    Day Length
    13:22:04
    Day High
    18.0° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.8° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.81 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.53 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.8° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.0° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 2km/h @ 03:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    364W/m2 @ 09:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.4 @ 09:04 Tdy.

Big night tonight!

If there are any patches of clear sky to the north tonight make sure you take a peak.

Yesterday (Tuesday) there was a major X Class flare on the Sun. This already created a Northern Lights show last night that was captured on the HD webcam (jealous!) down at skunkbayweather!

It sent a major Coronal Mass Ejection to the Earth that spaceweather.com is saying should reach Earth tonight (Wednesday) or tomorrow. When it hits it could produce a strong, and potentially disruptive geomagnetic storm.

The last time there was a major geomagnetic storm that affected Canada was in 1989 in Quebec:

The variations in the earth’s magnetic field also tripped circuit breakers on Hydro-Québec’s power grid. The utility’s very long transmission lines and the fact that most of Quebec sits on a large rock shield prevented current flowing through the earth, finding a less resistant path along the 735 kV power lines.[6]

So if your radio seems extra static-y tomorrow or TV channels goes on the blink, you know why. Check out spaceweather, it might be from the sun!

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