June 2014 Summary – Set up for a dry summer – Heat Now and warm August?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018 - Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 34. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 27. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Clear. Low 12. Saturday: Sunny. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.3° C
    -2.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    10.9 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    31.9° C
    Dewpoint
    23° C
    UV
    1.5
    Solar
    499 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    263 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (21% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.33 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.7km/h @ 13:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    967W/m2 @ 13:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.9 @ 13:24 Tdy.

Not a bad June but it was dry… and the warmest since 2009?


Temperatures normal to above normal.  Rainfall well below.

For the month of June we were above normal in the City but only slightly above or exactly normal at the Airport. (Note: previous version had incorrectly transcribed data)

Rainfall was well below normal.  28% of our normal at the Airport.


Looking more at the present and the future.  Here is the current world map for July 15th.  The continent is looking pretty split in two with a very warm West and North and a cool East and South.

Notice the global average is more than half a degree warmer than normal.

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Sea Surface temperatures in our part of the Pacific are well above normal which partly explains the recent heat.  The blobs of warm water off the north coast of South America hint at the coming El Nino.  The NOAA is still forecasting a very good chance for El Nino to appear this fall and winter though it looks like the initial worry about a very strong El Nino may have diminished, which is good.

Brett Anderson is saying the models have us stay hot through the end of July and warm through August as well with normal precipitation in August.

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Average Daily Temperature for June:

Environment Canada Airport: 15.7° C
Alberniweather: 16.2° C
Alberni Elementary School : 16.2° C
Maquinna Elementary School: 15.7° C
Neptune Canada Station: 17.1° C
Overall City Average: 16.3° C
1981-2010 Env Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 15.5° C
City Stations Diff from normal: +0.8° C
Official (Airport) Difference from normal: +0.2° C

 


Average Minimum Daily Temperature for June:

EC: 9.0° C
Alberniweather: 11.4° C
AES: 11.0° C
MAQ: 10.9° C
NEP: 11.9° C
Overall City Average: 11.3° C
1981-2010 Env. Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 9.0° C
City Stations Difference from normal: +2.3° C
Official (Airport) Difference from normal: 0.0° C


Average Maximum Daily Temperature for June:

EC: 22.2° C
Alberniweather: 22.2° C
AES: 21.8° C
MAQ: 21.8° C
NEP: 22.5° C
Overall City Average: 22.1° C
1981-2010 Env Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 21.9° C
City Stations Difference from normal: +0.2° C
Official (Airport) Difference from normal: +0.3° C


Average Precipitation for June:

EC: 17.4 mm
Alberniweather: 22.6 mm
AES: 24.4 mm
MAQ: 33.4 mm
NEP: NA (not measured)
Overall City Average: 26.8 mm
1981-2010 Env Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 62.2 mm
City Stations Diff. normal: -35.4 mm (43% of normal)
Official (Airport) Diff. from  normal: -44.8 mm (28% of normal)

 


Comparison to recent February’s at Alberniweather (only).

2013:  Mean Temperature was identical to this year.  Highs were 1º C higher this year.  Minimums were slightly lower this year.  We got half the rain this June compared to last June.

2012:  June 2012 was much colder and three times as rainy.

2011:  June 2011 was cooler but was similarly dry.  We received just slightly less rain than this year (17mm).

2010:  June 2010 was cooler again but rain amounts were similar.

2009:  June 2009 was quite a bit warmer but drier.

2008:  June 2008 was quite similar to this year.  Warm and dry.

One Reply to “June 2014 Summary – Set up for a dry summer – Heat Now and warm August?”

  1. “Comparison to recent February’s at Alberniweather (only).”

    I think you mean “June.”

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