Sat. Dec 15th, 2018

Possible Aurora Tonight! Beautiful Weekend for Toy Run and Family Farm Day!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 15 December 2018 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Sunday: Rain. Amount 20 mm. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.8° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.8° C
    Heat Index
    5.8° C
    Dewpoint
    5.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    19 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:29
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (55% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:29
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 14:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.5° C @ 07:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.42 kPa @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.04 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 01:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 14:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.5km/h @ 02:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    84W/m2 @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 09:47 Tdy.

It was a spectacular sky last night even without any aurora borealis lighting up the sky.

Both the days and nights have been great to watch flow by on the time lapses.

The first of two Coronal Mass Ejections hit the Earth last night but it was from a weaker flare that happened before the big X-class flare on Wednesday.

The 2nd CME should hit the planet today/tonight and so you should be alert for Aurora tonight and possibly Saturday night as well.  Here’s hoping we get a good show, the skies will be perfectly clear, you’ll only have to deal with some shine from the moon.

More info on the aurora and to see pictures of other places like Winnipeg that did get some Aurora last night are at www.spaceweather.com

Long dry spell continues:

There is practically no end in sight to the warm sunny weather.  The heat should build again through the weekend with highs into to the high twenties Sunday and Monday and possibly hitting 30ºC.

There does finally look to be an actual change coming next Wednesday.  The models have been undecided on amounts, but have been strong on there actually being a few days of consecutive systems pushing through with cooler temperatures and rain.

Sept 12 2014

The red line above is the consensus from the models.  Each bump up in the line is a bit of rain coming through.  I hope it comes true, my big birch tree in the yard is in need of some moisture.

Have a great weekend all!  Have fun in and watching the Toy Run on Saturday and the Family Farm Day on Sunday
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