Wind, Rain – No Radiation

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.3° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.1 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NNW1 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    6.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    9 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (43% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 22:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21.6km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1187W/m2 @ 12:01 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.2 @ 13:39 Tdy.

You can expect lots of wind and rain over the next few days as we get a series of systems coming through. It really has turned to Spring I think and we’re in it for good now.

What I would not expect is any kind of radiation from Japan. Lots of people seem to be really concerned that something might end up coming here. I think, people should remember though that even in the case of Chernobyl, which was the most serious accident ever recorded… the radiation threat was limited to within only a few hundred kilometers of the accident. (Western Europe just isn’t that big)

We are over 7000km away from Tokyo. Any radiation that gets here would be extremely minimal.

That said, my thoughts go out to those who *are* in the danger zone… which is most of Japan… millions upon millions of people.

3 Replies to “Wind, Rain – No Radiation”

  1. I was just looking back at EC data for the past few months, and while we had almost 600 mm of precipitaion in December, January and February each had less precip than we have already had half-way through March. We’ve had 289 mm this month – normal for March is just over 200 mm.

  2. At work right now – seeing some very impressive waves out there. Y42 buoy just off the point is continually disappearing in the swell. And a few of them are breaking just offshore too. And we got another hurricane warning for north end of the island for tonight. The seas ought to be interesting for the next few days.

  3. As for any radiation from Japan, it is quite possible, especially if the stuff gets into the jetstream. At Chernobyl, there was no jetstream to help spread the radiation around. Here, there is a jetstream, so it could be vastly different.

    No need to panic yet, but something that we should definitely keep an eye on. I’ll know it’s time to panic when the boss starts handing out dosimeters to everyone! 😉

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