Current Conditions

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Current Weather

The Grist Mill has its own weather station on site; here are the latest conditions, updated automatically every few minutes. (Last updated:   4 mins ago)

Current temp:   20.2 °C outside |   21.4 °C inside | Today’s High:   20.3 °C | Today’s Low:   7.9 °C

Humidity:   44 % | Trend:   Stable | Pressure:   1023.6 hPa

Wind:   0 km/h from the   SE | Gusts:   0 km/h

Rain:   0.0 mm | Current Rate:   0.0 mm/h | Monthly Total:   0.0 mm

Calculated Cloud Base:   1600 m

Solar:   137 W/m² | UV:   1.00Sunrise:   6:58 am | Sunset:   6:38 pm

Moon Phase:   Full Moon | Moonrise:   7:04 pm | Moonset:   6:32 am

Lightning:  Interactive map of live lighting strikes around the world.

Weather Alerts

Forecast

 

Maps

 

Night Sky

The Lower Similkameen is known for its exceptionally dark nights and clear skies; the only downside is that our steep valley limits the view of the horizon. What’s in the sky tonight?

Virtual Sky

You can change the settings for this projection by hovering your mouse over the star map and pressing the “?” button.

Satellites

You might also be interested in a list of bright satellites going overhead today (just be sure to update the the page to your present location).

Space Weather

Are we likely to see an aurora tonight? Here is the current forecast for Aurora Borealis.

The latest Ovation aurora prediction plot and animation

 

You can also access more details than you can imagine about the “weather” in space, right now: https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/communities/space-weather-enthusiasts-dashboard

Earthquakes

This section automatically updates regularly with any confirmed earthquakes in the region. For more detailed information, click on the link below the table.

Canada Earthquakes of the last 30 days (<= 200 km)
RegionMagnitudeDistance to
Epicenter
Local Time
26 km SW of Osoyoos, BC/26 km SO de Osoyoos, BC 1.7 37 km (23 mi) Mon, 2020-09-07 01:25:24 PDT
12 km S of Princeton, BC/12 km S de Princeton, BC 1.6 54 km (34 mi) Sat, 2020-09-05 14:10:38 PDT
81 km NE of Seattle, Washington, USA/81 km NE de Seattle, Washington, USA 1.6 180 km (112 mi) Sun, 2020-09-27 22:02:19 PDT
8 km NW of Abbotsford, BC/8 km NO de Abbotsford, BC 1.5 183 km (114 mi) Fri, 2020-09-04 22:14:15 PDT
83 km NE of Seattle, Washington, USA/83 km NE de Seattle, Washington, USA 1.5 177 km (110 mi) Mon, 2020-09-07 22:12:33 PDT
16 km SW of Abbotsford, BC/16 km SO de Abbotsford, BC 0.9 191 km (119 mi) Mon, 2020-09-21 01:20:01 PDT
33 km W of Princeton, BC/33 km O de Princeton, BC 0.0 89 km (55 mi) Sun, 2020-09-20 14:38:41 PDT

In the last 30 days 7 earthquakes were recorded within 200 km of us.

Information provided by Natural Resources Canada

Recent News/Recent Significant Earthquake Reports

Similkameen River

The Similkameen River is the backbone of our valley and provides numerous recreation opportunities, including swimming, tubing, fishing and more–but river conditions are always changing. These readings are from a gauge at the Canada/USA border, just south of us.

Water Temperature (last 7 days)

USGS Water-data graph for site 12442500

River Level (gauge height) (last 7 days)

USGS Water-data graph for site 12442500

Discharge (flow) Rate (last 7 days)

USGS Water-data graph for site 12442500

More Locations

Real-time information is also available for the Similkameen River near Hedley and on the nearest upstream tributary, the Ashnola River.

Burning

Kamloops Fire Centre Information (current campfire/burn bans, wildfire status and more)

Current Venting Forecast (Open burning anything larger than a campfire is only allowed if the weather is suitable to clear the smoke. The Venting Index measures the amount of low level winds and turbulence.)

Wildfires

BC Wildfire Map (Interactive Map)

Flights Overhead (Interactive Map)
What flights are currently passing overhead? Click on any aircraft on the map to learn its origin and destination, and much more.

BC Snow Stations (Interactive Map)
Automated Weather Station Data for current snow levels – Useful to estimate spring flooding risk.

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