Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

The Sun returns Friday – YouTube videos back

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:52 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018 - Friday night: Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind east 30 km/h becoming southwest 50 gusting to 90 early this evening then light late this evening. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning near noon. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Temperature steady near plus 5. Sunday: Rain. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.5° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.25 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 10.4 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    79 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.5° C
    Heat Index
    6.5° C
    Dewpoint
    3.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:20:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    43.9 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (47% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:00
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.4° C @ 17:54 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.1mm/hr @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.36 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.05 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.3° C @ 17:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 39.7km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    32W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

So the long weekend wasn’t the greatest. Hopefully everyone still had a good time. Sometimes the best times are had when the weather is at its worst!

The good news is that warm weather is on its way back again. We can expect highs into the mid twenties on Friday and maybe Saturday if we’re lucky.

The Report for the month is showing we are averaging highs of 17.2C which is very close to the normal of 17.7C. Our mean minimum has been 5.2C compared to an average of 5.6C.

What has been a little unusual has been the lack of rain. I’ve recorded just under 24mm whereas the normal is around 75mm. It forecasts don’t look like they will deliver any more significant rainfall so we will have to deal with that.

Forecasts are starting to warm some for summer… So if something surprising happens on the hot side then the early start to the dry season could mean trouble in the forests. Something to be watchful.

And speaking of watchful… I’ve worked hard over the weekend to figure out some better solutions for Timelapse videos. The GoPro is working better now and I’ve created a self-updating YouTube feed on the webcam page. (if you’re interested in how I did it I’d be happy to share the code). I have a few other tricks u my sleeve for the videos that I think you might like so stay tuned. 🙂