Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

New Server Means New Things Coming!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 12 November 2019 - Tuesday: Rain ending this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 11. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of drizzle. Low 8. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of drizzle in the morning. Fog patches in the morning. High 10. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 9. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Friday: Rain. High 11. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 8. Saturday: Rain. High 10. Saturday night: Rain. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 10.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.0° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.0° C
    Heat Index
    8.0° C
    Dewpoint
    7.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:00:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    17:17
    Day Length
    12:03:20
    Day High
    8.2° C @ 00:30 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.9° C @ 01:37 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.94 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 05:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.9° C @ 01:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.2° C @ 00:30 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 04:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

For the first time in 5 years, the wview server that connects to my weather station is running on a different machine! I’ve migrated it to a new 8 core Mac Mini with lots of RAM and bigger hard drive.

Image Copyright Apple Computer 2013
Image Copyright Apple Computer 2013

It’s not going to mean much difference for the weather data, though the database is now over 200MB with over 6 years of data in it, but it’s going to make a HUGE difference making the webcam timelapses. The old mini just couldn’t handle them and would often die half way through a movie. This one handles them without a hitch.

The old mini isn’t going to waste anytime soon though. It is still going to be the main webcam capture device. It can handle single images quite nicely and do double duty as a Windows virtual machine to handle the special SebecTec webcam software.

Now that the backend is happier, I can start adding some more features onto the website. Oh my, things are moving right along now! 🙂

And it’s going to be sunny on Sunday to boot! Woot! Now… to BED!