Weather at Race Rocks

funds and  operates this Davis instrument weather station.

Wind Records for Today and this week at Race Rocks

Units: Kilometers per hour. This wind direction is taken at ground level. There is often a 10 knot difference between ground and tower values. Click on any of the graphs above  graph for further wind details. Updated every 30 minutes.

Renew your browser frequently for updates, and click on any of the graphs to get detailed information on how the factor is being measured at Race Rocks and on how the factor is important as an abiotic factor in the Race Rocks Ecosystem

Atmospheric Pressure/ Barometer for Today and this week at Race Rocks

We have also provided our weather station output to the UVic School Based Weather Station Network. Some of the graphs have been derived from their analysis.

Temperature for Today and this week at Race Rocks

Solar and UV for Today and this week at Race Rocks

Humidity and Dew Point for Today and this week at Race Rocks

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Rainfall for Today and past records at Race Rocks

2008 total rainfall 2009 total rainfall
2011 total rainfall
(April under-recorded..
machine fault)
2012 total rainfall
(January under recorded)
2013 total rainfall 2014 rainfall
2015 rainfall
2016 rainfall

Derived Variables for today and this week at Race Rocks

Heat Index uses the temperature and the relative humidity to determine how hot the air actually “feels.” When humidity is low, the apparent temperature will be lower than the air temperature, since perspiration evaporates rapidly to cool the body. The THW Index uses humidity, temperature and wind to calculate an apparent temperature that incorporates the cooling effects of wind on our perception of temperature. For an Advanced explanation of the Derived Variables such as wind chill, ET, heat Index, etc. See this link.

Evapotranspiration for Today and past records at Race Rocks

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We have also provided our weather station output to the UVic School Based Weather Station Network.
This is the current temperature graph for the Victoria area.

Also the Abiotic Factors Link has an explanation of the importance of the various physical environmental factors in the structure of the Race Rocks Ecosystems

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Juan de Fuca East entrance forecast

envcanadaCheck the Environment Canada website for records from the anemometer and temperature,humidity and barometric pressure sensors at the top of the tower.

For conditions right now from Environment Canada use this link

The records above are recorded at Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Extreme Values for environmental factors at Race Rocks recorded since 21 April, 2006November / December Extreme weather events: November 26/06 Snow……. December 15/06 Hurricane
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This weather station is provided and maintained by Lester Pearson College

Recent Posts

Foggy week and dead gull chicks

Weather

These first days of August were pretty foggy:Everyday the fog was around Race Rocks from 3:00 AM to 9-10 AM and for the 2 last days it was all day long. One day was warm but the others not so much because of the wind. On the 6th the fog around the rock  was just like a thick wall…

Ecological

No more Elephant Seals and slowly the Sea lions are coming back .We saw the first one on the jetty and 2 big stellers on middle were pretty noisy like usual.The 3 last days many dead gull chicks around and gulls are really aggressive (they attack you)…I saw an amazing show:2 eagles and 4 vultures hunting the chicks together (the 2 eagles going to a dive and the vultures staying at the same level in the air). Many pigeons guillemots . 2 beautiful and big cormorants spend a full day on the same rock. and 2 times we had orcas in Race Passage around 11:00 AM followed by so many boats!The second time some were almost on them (10 to 30 meters) …disgusting!

Maintenance

The sea water pump has been repaired and is working well now. Cleaning days before the shift.

Other

Shift over done on the  6th in the afternoon. James got a full tour of the rock and has been introduced.

 

 

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