Sun. Feb 17th, 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 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.6° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.35 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.6° C
    Heat Index
    -0.6° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.7° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    176 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:05:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.35 kPa @ 09:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    185W/m2 @ 10:04 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 10:02 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/