Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Wednesday 16 January 2019 - Wednesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Showers beginning after midnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Showers. High 7. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.8° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.85 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.8° C
    Heat Index
    2.8° C
    Dewpoint
    2.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:25:00 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
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (81% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    2.8° C @ 01:09 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.85 kPa @ 01:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.6° C @ 01:12 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.8° C @ 01:09 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 01:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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