Thu. Feb 21st, 2019

Warm Day ahead — Webcam Switch – Pictures of Wake-Up Call

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.7° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.64 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    74 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.7° C
    Heat Index
    3.7° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:50:00 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
    06:43
    Moon Phase
    Full (90% full)
    Civil Set
    18:22
    Day Length
    12:32:48
    Day High
    9.3° C @ 15:11 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -4.2° C @ 06:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.25 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 23:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -5.5° C @ 03:07 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.3° C @ 15:11 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.8km/h @ 22:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    575W/m2 @ 12:52 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.0 @ 12:38 Tdy.

I’m watching the day break as I type this. It’s going to be beautiful! Not a whisp of fog to be found. You’ll need some sunscreen if you’re outdoors today and no doubt you’ll want to have the windows open and shades drawn to keep the house cool!

Looks like we’re in for a beautiful rest of the week and weekend.

It’s that time of year again.. I’ve switched the webcam to its wintertime view. If you’re wondering why, it’s because in it’s south (city facing) orientation, during the winter the sun enters the picture and promptly burns a track into the CCD sensor of the camera. Trust me, it’s not fun. 🙂 One day when I have more cash I’ll be buying a camera that has some special software that can effectively block the suns disk (by turning off parts of the sensor) and save the CCD sensor.

And finally… we had a wonderful event at the Harbour Quay yesterday! There were 30-35 of us gathered to send a wake-up call to our politicians on Climate Change. We phoned James Lunney, Scott Fraser and Prime Minister Harpers Office and got through to the first two but the PMOs voicemail was full (a good sign I think).

You can see a few of our pictures (search for Port Alberni) in the global photostream on flikr here.

Or you can check out all our pictures on FLICKR

But here’s one:
Avaaz TTPA event.

2 thoughts on “Warm Day ahead — Webcam Switch – Pictures of Wake-Up Call

  1. Wow, at 10:30pm tonight, Ucluelet is actually warmer than Port Alberni! We clocked 18C and slowly climbing, while I see Alberni was at 15.4C. I was out doing weather obs for work when I noticed it was quite warm. Even the wind was warm!

  2. Looks like that is still the case now as well… it’s 14C and clear in Ucluelet according to the PWS there (Weather Reports–>Local Weather STations)
    Looks like some pretty serious inversion this morning in the Valley!

    11C and major fog!

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