Sun. Dec 8th, 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 11:00 AM PST Sunday 08 December 2019 - Sunday: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 7. UV index 1 or low. Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 4. Monday: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 7. UV index 1 or low. Monday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Tuesday: Rain. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Showers. High 7. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Saturday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.2° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.13 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    94 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.2° C
    Heat Index
    8.2° C
    Dewpoint
    7.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    19 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:22
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:11:06
    Day High
    8.3° C @ 14:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.4° C @ 04:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 15:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.22 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    5.4° C @ 04:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.3° C @ 14:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 11:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    213W/m2 @ 09:41 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 12:51 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.