Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

More Rain and Wind then Summer!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Becoming windy early this afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Friday night: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers. High 9. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: Sunny. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.6° C
    1.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.94 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 8.0 km/h
    gusting 14.5 km/h
    Humidity
    42 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.6° C
    Heat Index
    16.6° C
    Dewpoint
    3.6° C
    UV
    3.4
    Solar
    703 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.4 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:45
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    20:07
    Day Length
    13:26:04
    Day High
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.94 kPa @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.0km/h @ 01:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    819W/m2 @ 12:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.6 @ 12:57 Tdy.

OK, not quite summer. But by the end of this week we should see some very pleasant temperatures and pleasant skys.

They’re still telling us we’re going to get some wind this morning, we certainly haven’t seen anything yet.

So far Friday looks like the nicest day. Current forecast is for a balmy 14 degrees! If you haven’t cut your grass yet this year, you’re probably regretting it! 😀 Well, by Saturday it should be dried out enough to cut.

I’m going to go dig up some long range forecasts. I think by the end of this weekend we might be wondering just what May Long Weekend might hold in store. 🙂

7 thoughts on “More Rain and Wind then Summer!

  1. Well that sucks… I’m gonna have to get a bigger UPS. The power wasn’t back on when I had to leave for Nanaimo, so I lost 6 hours of data.

  2. Oh no!? Doesn’t your station have a battery backup of it’s own Nick?

    Maybe your system is different but my Vantage Pro runs off a few AA batteries (which I should really replace come to think of it, they’re still the originals!) and the actual data logger is attached to the station, so if the power goes out to the main server, the station itself still logs the data and then the server catches up once the main power comes back on if the UPS can’t handle the time.

    Down with data gaps!

  3. Yes, the station console has batteries in it, but once it loses 110VAC, it stops sending data to the serial port. The UPS kept the console going, but didn’t have enough juice to keep the computer going to process what the console was sending.

    I have a working plan to build a big (~200-250AH capacity) UPS, just have to get the last 2 pieces together.

  4. At least Nick’s station doesn’t mind HF RF energy. Went to check in to a net down in 3MHz land and the weather computer choked. Once it came back up (auto reboot) I noted several values were way out of the ballpark – not sure why this happens. Think the RF is spiking the data line between the console and ISS.

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