Sat. Oct 19th, 2019

Sunny and warm Monday Tuesday. Clouding over Wednesday. Rain Thursday. And that Space Station!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 19 October 2019 - Saturday night: Showers ending early this evening then cloudy. Rain beginning before morning. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 6. Sunday: Rain. High 10. Sunday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 13. Monday night: Showers. Low 8. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: Cloudy. High 12. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.3° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.1 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 5 km/h
    gusting 11 km/h
    Humidity
    83 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.3° C
    Heat Index
    11.3° C
    Dewpoint
    8.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    13 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:05:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:12
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (66% full)
    Civil Set
    18:54
    Day Length
    13:04:08
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 15:54 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.8° C @ 07:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.1 kPa @ 17:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.27 kPa @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    5.2° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 15:54 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10km/h @ 17:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    784W/m2 @ 13:37 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.1 @ 12:44 Tdy.

We have a nice mix of weather this week with today and Tuesday staying nice and warm even thiuh we got down low enough last night (4°C) to generate fog this morning.

We should hit highs in the 20-25°C both days.

The changeover occurs on Wednesday as a system sweeps down from the north coast and delivers rain overnight and into Thursday morning.

It moves away Thursday evening and we are left with an unsettled showery pattern for Friday and likely Saturday.  The Interior may get some persistent rain which would not be good for their flooding situation.

Did you see the International Space Station Last Night!?

Last night just before 10PM I noticed a tweet from someone alerting folks that the ISS was about to make a pass over our part of the world.  Since it was so close to sundown, it was going to be really bright.  And boy it did not disappoint!

Not only did we get to watch the ISS quietly pass over from Comox Glacier to just south of Mt. Arrowsmith, but there was also a small point of light following it.  It was the SpaceX Dragon supply capsule! That’s the first time I had ever seen that particular “dance”. It was pretty awesome.

They just captured the capsule this morning at 7AM. You can watch a replay of it at the link below.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/06/05/live-stream-astronauts-iss-rendezvous-dragon-spacex-resupply-mission/102509988/