Fri. Jul 19th, 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 PDT Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Clearing this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.7° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.92 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WSW 2 km/h
    gusting 11 km/h
    Humidity
    52 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.7° C
    Heat Index
    22.7° C
    Dewpoint
    12.3° C
    UV
    1.6
    Solar
    259 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:45:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    7.6 mm since
    July 18, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:53
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 15:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.2° C @ 15:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8km/h @ 16:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    969W/m2 @ 14:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.8 @ 12:42 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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