Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

Spaceweather.com reports X Class flare – Possible radio disruptions and big Aurora

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 18 August 2019 - Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 13. Monday: Clearing in the morning. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 15. Wednesday: Showers. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.7° C
    -1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 6 km/h
    gusting 19 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.7° C
    Heat Index
    19.7° C
    Dewpoint
    13.9° C
    UV
    0.2
    Solar
    54 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:45:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:23:02
    Day High
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.25 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.02 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23km/h @ 14:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1127W/m2 @ 12:33 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.3 @ 13:07 Tdy.

A heads up that a major X-Class Solar Flare erupted from the sun this afternoon.
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It is very possible that the Coronal Mass Ejection from this flare that you can see in the above images might cause electrical, radio and communication disruptions. It is impossible at this time to tell exactly when and where the worst effects will hit.

Keep an eye on www.spaceweather.com for updates.

Since we have very clear skies, this also means we have a very good chance of seeing very strong northern lights/aurora.

Stay tuned! I will hopefully have more in the morning.