September 25, 2020

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 PDT Thursday 24 September 2020 - Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Rain at times heavy beginning late this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind becoming southwest 40 to 60 km/h before morning. Low 13. Friday: Rain ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 40 to 60 km/h diminishing to 30 in the morning. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Friday night: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 15. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 10. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22.

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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