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 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 July 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 33. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 32. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.4° C
    -2.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.22 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    63 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.4° C
    Heat Index
    19.4° C
    Dewpoint
    12.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:05:00 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
    04:56
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (74% full)
    Civil Set
    21:54
    Day Length
    13:25:39
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.22 kPa @ 21:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.95 kPa @ 03:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 17.4km/h @ 18:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1062W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.1 @ 13:26 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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