Fri. Jul 19th, 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 11:00 AM PDT Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing late this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.9° C
    2.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 2 km/h
    gusting 6 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.9° C
    Heat Index
    17.9° C
    Dewpoint
    12.2° C
    UV
    4.7
    Solar
    838 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:25:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    7.6 mm since
    July 18, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:53
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    18.1° C @ 11:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.1° C @ 11:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 09:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    874W/m2 @ 10:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 11:19 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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