Sat. Aug 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 4:00 PM PDT Friday 16 August 2019 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 15. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. High 24. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight with 30 percent chance of drizzle before morning. Low 15. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of drizzle. High 23. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.0° C
    Heat Index
    17.0° C
    Dewpoint
    14.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:37
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (96% full)
    Civil Set
    21:07
    Day Length
    13:23:16
    Day High
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    17.0° C @ 03:38 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.52 kPa @ 03:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    17.0° C @ 03:38 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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/