May 29, 2020

Little bit of everything this week

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Friday 29 May 2020 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. UV index 8 or very high. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late in the morning and early afternoon then 70 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 15. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 16. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Thursday: Cloudy. High 15.

Once the fog burns off this morning you should find a pretty nice day today and also tomorrow when it might get into the mid 20s again.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are a downhill slide into rain with early Thursday looking like the wettest period for us.

I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention that this years Arctic sea ice melt season finished very near or below a record low this year (Depending on the data used). And the total volume (which includes thickness) is the lowest ever recorded.

A number of forecasters are predicting that the low sea ice combined with the La Nina conditions in the Pacific should again produce weather patterns in North America and Western Europe like we saw last year. Namely unusually warm patterns over the Arctic pushing cold air down into the Eastern seaboard of the US and England.

More info on that at www.nsidc.org.