Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Storm has Passed and a Solar Eclipse like you’ve never seen

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.2° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 4.8 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    3.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    22 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

You need to see this solar eclipse… so make sure you click through!

The storm has now passed.  There may be some lingering light showers through the day but the heaviest of the rain has definitely ended.

Due to a filled up hard drive I had some data issues yesterday, of course, but they have now been resolved and the data on the page here is up to date and correct.

Some final tallies:

Low Barometer: 98.5kPa.  That’s pretty low but not unprecedented.

Rainfall: 58mm in the past 24 hours including 25 since midnight.

Top Wind: 54kph this morning just before 5AM.

Low Windchill: Just below 0ºC! No wonder parts of Cumberland got a little snow… it’ll be long gone this morning I am sure.

That’s about it.  It was a good one.  There remains a High Streamflow Advisory for the Somass river and the rivers and streams all around the Island are high and fast.  Cameron River this morning was raging.  Nanoose Bay was actually brown from all the runoff.

Rain showers should begin again late tonight or early Friday morning.

And now something completely different.  A Solar Eclipse, from a plane.

An Alaska Airlines flight from Alaska to Hawaii made a special diversion to its flight path this week in order to fly right through the full shadow of the moon.

The Youtube below is nothing short of spectacular.  How lucky those people are to be on that plane.  Truly a once in a lifetime and extremely privileged experience.  It must have been totally awe inspiring with the benefit of ones own eyes but even the youtube video is amazing.

Enjoy:

After every eclipse, like after every storm, there is light and calm, but it is the progression that truly inspires.

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