May 26, 2020

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 PDT Tuesday 26 May 2020 - Tuesday: Clearing this morning. High 22. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. High 25. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 12. Thursday: Increasing cloudiness. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 10. Saturday: Cloudy. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Sunday: Cloudy. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Monday: Cloudy. High 17.

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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