Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

More of the same… except in the Arctic

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:44 AM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    31.6° C
    3.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WSW 0.4 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    28 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    31.6° C
    Heat Index
    31.6° C
    Dewpoint
    10.9° C
    UV
    2.6
    Solar
    694 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (82% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    31.7° C @ 14:20 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.6 kPa @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.7° C @ 14:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.4km/h @ 13:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Tdy.

It seem like no matter the larger weather pattern this year, it’s all pretty much the same for us here in BC. El Nino just brought historic storms to the entire state of California complete with tornados and destructive rain plus more wind and rain to Arizona and into New Mexico. And once that dies down it looks like another big Arctic Oscillation event is setting up to drive lots of cold air down into the mid-West and Southern US.

So that means more of the same for us. If you hate snow, rejoice. It looks increasely *un*likely that we’re going to get any.

That said, I wanted to point out an article on the CBC today about an unfortunate Inuit man near Resolute on the Northwest Passage of the Arctic.

He was hunting on the ice a couple days ago, and all of a sudden the ice broke away.

Now it is the end of January, and while the annual ice coverage peak doesn’t generally come until March. This event does seem to highlight the fact that the Arctic sea ice seems to be undergoing great change.

I highly recommend viewing this video from a scientist at the University of Manitoba.

3 thoughts on “More of the same… except in the Arctic

  1. Gee Chris, just what I needed to cheer me up on this dark January morning!

    On another note, have you seen the street level forecast tool from EC? You can zoom in on the map and get hourly forecast charts for very specific locations, right down to street address level. It’s in the blue box at the top right of the main Weatheroffice.gc.ca local forecast page.

  2. I’m your little ray of sunshine Bill! 😉

    I haven’t seen the street level forecast tool! Cool!!

    It’s not perfect in Safari… takes a lot of “clicks” to work… but Very cool!!

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