Mon. Jan 20th, 2020

Mars Weather Lander on NASA TV now

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Monday 20 January 2020 - Monday: Mainly cloudy. Rain beginning this afternoon. High 9. UV index 1 or low. Monday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Becoming windy early in the afternoon. High 7. Tuesday night: Showers. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.0° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.1 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    NW5 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    6.2° C
    Dewpoint
    4.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    10 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:30:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    397 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 2:00 PM PST Monday 20 January 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    15.7 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    115.1 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (18% full)
    Civil Set
    17:32
    Day Length
    12:30:10
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 01:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    15.2mm/hr @ 03:51 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.89 kPa @ 03:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.2° C @ 03:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 06:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    11W/m2 @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Usually people who like the weather like space too… must be a looking up thing… šŸ™‚

The Phoenix Lander is about to land (starting 4PM PST) on Mars. On board is a Canadian built weather-station to measure the weather on Mars!

Check it out Live here.. they should post a replay of it later here as well if you miss it.

UPDATE: Phoenix has landed successfully… sitting perfectly on the surface of Mars near the “Arctic Circle”. Where there is, hopefully, water and if we’re really lucky, life, just buried in the dirt. It was fun to watch the mission control!