August 5, 2020

Another relatively dry week

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 05 August 2020 - Wednesday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 26. Humidex 29. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 15. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: Clearing. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 28. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

We might be in the fog a lot this week. Certainly today and tomorrow will be foggy. Tomorrow (Tuesday) will also feature some rain in the morning.

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But it will again be one of these fronts coming down from the north which generally fly over top of us and focus their precipitation on the West and East coasts of the island. We haven’t had a good southerly flow or anything approaching a “Pineapple Express” for quite some time. The ski hills are noticing this the most.

The good news though is that we are approaching the Winter solstice, and the sunsets are already creeping later. The first day of winter will be Saturday the 21st.

We might see a shot of cold on Thursday morning, but it should quickly retreat and we will be back to similar fog and rain showers through the weekend and approaching Christmas Eve.

Oh, and in other news, Brett Anderson of Accuweather.com and other sources are reporting that November 2013 was the warmest November on record since 1880 as compiled by NASA.

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Raw data here

The Meteorological Fall period of September through November was the 2nd warmest on record.

Happy Monday all!