Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Near Record August 19? 5th Warmest July ever.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 6:04 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - 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: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy 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
    30.9° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.4 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 6.2 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    26 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    30.9° C
    Heat Index
    30.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.2° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    122 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:20:00 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 (83% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 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
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Tdy.

While yesterday, August 19, wasn’t an alltime record breaker, that goes to August 19, 1908 at 37.8C out Beaver Creek, we did come very close to a “modern” day (post 1950) record.

The highest temperature recorded after 1950 by other stations around the Valley is 34.4 at McCoy Lake in 1961 and Robertson Creek at 34.0 in 2004.

We got up to 33.0 at the Airport. The record to beat for the Airport station was 33.4, August 19, 2004.

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In more broad warm-weather news. It might come as a shock to your friends or relatives back East, but July 2009 was, according to the NOAA and NASA, the 5th or 2nd warmest July respectively.

It will come as no surprise to us, as we had 17 of 31 days with highs over 28C including, of course, the incredible heat wave we had at the end of the month. The average maximum temperature is closer to 25C.

The overall average temperature for the month at my station was 20.3C, at the Airport it was 20.2C, the “Normal” is 17.9C.

The “Normal” amount of days over 30C? Seven. I had ten, the airport had thirteen!

Over 35C… one is normal, I had three and the Airport, FIVE!

Here’s what the rest of the world looked like. We’re moving into an El Nino, so we will likely see more of the same… remember, global warming/climate change doesn’t negate variability, what it forsees is that variability turning into, in some cases, higher lows, and higher highs. Which is exactly what we’re getting.

NOAA July 2009

2 thoughts on “Near Record August 19? 5th Warmest July ever.

  1. thats for sure! we watched them start to roll up the inlet yesterday evening about 6:30PM … pretty menacing. Thought for sure we’d get some rain out of them.

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