Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

No, this isn’t normal

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 18 October 2019 - Friday night: Showers. Low 7. Saturday: Showers ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 13. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Rain beginning before morning. Low 6. Sunday: Rain. High 14. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 16. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: Cloudy. High 12.

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    Wind Chill
    8.9° C
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    Civil Rise
    07:11
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (74% full)
    Civil Set
    18:56
    Day Length
    13:04:20
    Day High
    12.7° C @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.9° C @ 07:57 Tdy.
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    Day High Barometer
    100.83 kPa @ 12:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.31 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.5° C @ 03:59 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    12.7° C @ 14:29 Tdy.
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    S 21km/h @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    643W/m2 @ 13:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.2 @ 13:56 Tdy.

A full week of mid to high twenties peaking twice in the 30s at the beginning of May?

No, it is not expected or normal. Why is it happening?

The Jetstream:

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It has bent itself into a rather crazy shape and is headed far to the North allowing warm air in.. And its a bit stuck in a ‘blocking’ pattern, which means its sticking around a while.

If you have 5 minutes please watch this. It will explain a lot:

I’m going to dig through the records for the Valley to find anything similar but the initial indication if we compared to 1915 is that even back then when we got our highest temperatures, it wasn’t for as long nor did it get as hot, as yesterday, today, and this week. But this pattern is similar to what we had in September too.

And by the way, congratulations to Eric who won the contest yesterday with a guess of 1:50PM! I think I will have to make another contest don’t you?

1 thought on “No, this isn’t normal

  1. Well got that (30C) out of the way
    I think the real question will be when (not if) will we hit 40C 🙂

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