September 21, 2020

Little bit of everything this week

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Monday 21 September 2020 - Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: A few showers ending overnight then cloudy. Low 12. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 17. Wednesday night: Showers. Low 11. Thursday: Showers. High 18. Thursday night: Showers. Low 11. Friday: Rain. High 16. Friday night: Rain. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 17.

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.