Sat. Oct 20th, 2018

No, this isn’t normal

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - FOG ADVISORY , Port Alberni
    Issued: 04:52 AM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018 - Saturday: Fog dissipating late this morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing this afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Increasing cloudiness this evening. Fog developing late this evening. Low plus 4. Sunday: Fog dissipating late in the morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Fog. Low plus 3. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Rain. High 15. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 9. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Rain. Low 7. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.3° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.48 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.3° C
    Heat Index
    9.3° C
    Dewpoint
    8.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:25:00 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
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    9.3° C @ 07:10 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.48 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.3° C @ 07:10 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.7km/h @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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