September 23, 2020

An unwelcome change

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 12:09 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020

    Forecast Issued 7:26 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday night: Showers at times heavy with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early in the evening. Rain beginning in the evening. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 11. Friday: Showers. Windy. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

It must be Labour Day weekend! We’re getting rain. 😀 We’ve had rain for the past 3 Labour Day weekends. I feel bad for the fisher-folks trying to have a nice morning on the water, but hey, they say the fish like the rain.

In the weather department, we should get a little wind on Friday and Saturday in preparation for the rain to come. There is a risk of a thundershower tonight. Pretty doubtful.

There is some pretty interesting weather elsewhere in the world. Hurricane Jimena that just hit Baja California was nearly a Category 5 (1mph off) and had winds over 250kph but luckily weakened before it hit Baja. They still got 150kph winds at landfall, but it looks as though damage was limited.

The other interesting weather? Heat. You think it was hot, even for July, here when it hit 40C? Well what about if we got 25-30C weather in February?

That’s the sort of thing that happened in the Southern Hemisphere in August and here.

-Last week saw a freakish heat wave over the near south of South America, especially in Argentina. Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) had 34.0 and 33.5 degrees C, respectively, on Saturday and Sunday; normal would be 16-17 degrees. Cordoba had a high of 37.3 degrees on Saturday. Santa Fe reached 38.6 degrees on Sunday.

Via email from Brasil, Loepa tells me that Buenos Aires had its highest ever temperature for August. He states that the Observatorio Buenos Aires registered a high of 34.4 degrees C (94 F) on Sunday, August 30. The old high mark for August had been 33.7 degrees C. This is with more than 100 years of record.