Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

No, this isn’t normal

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Wednesday 16 January 2019 - Wednesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Showers beginning after midnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Showers. High 7. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.6° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.6° C
    Heat Index
    2.6° C
    Dewpoint
    2.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:20:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
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    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    2.6° C @ 00:18 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
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    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.9 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.6° C @ 00:18 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
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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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