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

Spring big tides and a 10 days old baby girl visit

Weather

On Thursday  June 15th : Wind:gale warning for the afternoon to 30/35 knots North East wind . Calm sea early at 5:30 and later in the morning rain and fog visibility drop from 10 miles to 2.The temperature was around 11dgrees with 82% of humidity.On the 16th Friday early the wind was 24knots and again same pattern a gale warning for the afternoon . clear sky 15 miles visibility and 11.9 Air  temperature. The rest of the week we had a calm sea with light winds

Ecological

We have between 6 and 9 elephant seals on the rock mainly younger one with always Chunk the old timer. A very young one surprised me : 5 months at the most. The rock is becoming pretty dirty …poo and flies everywhere . It’s getting yellow and white with the birds even the roofs have changed; not so clean anymore…We have less nesting gulls this year. A few oyster catchers couples like usual at this time and on the same spots. The tides are strong those days.by example:on the 15th low tide at 13:30: 2 feet and high tide at 22:30: 8 feet.Slag are long too

Vessels

I had to phone 2 times this past week to Pedder Bay marina because 2 of their renting boats were very closed and worst fishing ; Asian people each time . So for the fist boat they left as soon as contacted but for the second i had to use horn and shouting to get the same result.Many eco-tourism vessels. Big coast guard boat seen on Friday

Maintenance

The generator has not been used for 10 days…Very efficient solar panels. work like usual in and  around the house

Visitors

Christine arrived on the 19th for a few days on the rock and the same evening we had a nice visit of Kyle and Sabrina with Sabrina’s parents and the little 10 days old baby girl Tyler.

Other

1 Helicopter and 1 plane above

 

 

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