Sun. Oct 21st, 2018

New Server Means New Things Coming!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018 - Saturday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Fog developing late this evening. Low 6. Sunday: Fog dissipating late in the morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing near noon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 5. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Rain. High 15. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 9. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Rain. Low 7. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.4° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.88 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    94 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.4° C
    Heat Index
    8.4° C
    Dewpoint
    7.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:20:00 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
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    18.4° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.85 kPa @ 18:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.4° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.2km/h @ 15:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    589W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:35 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!