About This Webcam

The current camera being used as a webcam is a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12.1 MP, 50x zoom digital camera. Housed in a Pelco case it communicates to a dedicated PC by a boosted USB cable. A picture is taken every 10 minutes during the day and every 5 minutes around sunrise and sunset. Actual picture taking is by CHDK ,with triggering and control by a custom WinBatch script.
The previous camera (up to July 2022) was an Canon PowerShot G10 14.7 MP, 5x zoom digital camera. Actual picture taking was by Cam4you Remote application, with triggering and control by a custom WinBatch script.
The previous camera (up to June 2014) was an Olympus SP-500UZ 6.0 MP, 10x zoom digital camera. Actual picture taking was by VM95 software.

About This Weather Station

The station includes an Ecowitt WS80 for wind direction, wind speed, UV & light, an Ecowitt WH40 for rain, an Ecowitt WH32_EP for outdoor temperature & humidity, an Ecowitt WH32 for barometer, indoor temperature & humidity, and an Ecowitt GW1100 WiFi gateway. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display software. Sensors and their data transmitting intervals are:

Sensor Accuracy Transmitting Interval

Barometric Pressure 5 hPa 64 seconds

Temperature 0.2°C 64 seconds

Humidity 1.8% 64 seconds

Ultaviolet Light 2 4.8 seconds

Wind Direction <10m/s, TBA, =10m/s, 15° 4.8 seconds

Wind Speed <10m/s, 0.5m/s; =10m/s, 5% 4.8 seconds

Rainfall +/-5%mm 49 seconds

About North Saanich

The District of North Saanich is located at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula approximately 25 kilometers north of Victoria, British Columbia on southern Vancouver Island.

For a map showing the District's location, relative to Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle, and to access our neighboring municipalities, refer to the Saanich Peninsula website.

The District is surrounded on three sides by 40 kilometers of ocean shoreline, is home to the Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

This area historically emerged from several coastal focal points inward to the interior of the Peninsula. Today, the community-like neighbourhoods which include Ardmore, Deep Cove, Curteis Point, Cloake Hill/Green Park, Dean Park and the South East Quadrant are on the periphery of a rich agricultural interior which is protected by the Provincial Agricultural Land Reserve. Agriculture is very important to the municipality, as evidenced in the number of farms, and road side produce and flower stands.

About This Website

This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.

Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.

Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.

Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

This template is XHTML 1.0 compliant. Validate the XHTML and CSS of this page.

Sourdough in a Day-ish

This is about baking sourdough bread in one day, starting from your 'active' starter without having to worry about refreshing your sourdough starter every day during the week. What kind of a baking schedule can we devise to help reduce the amount of worry while still ensuring we can have fresh bread when we want it? Day-by-day through an entire week and outline exactly what I do each day. Sourdough
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