No, this isn’t normal

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wednesday night: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy overnight. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 9. Thursday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.7° C
    -1.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.68 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 21.2 km/h
    gusting 33.8 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.7° C
    Heat Index
    22.7° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    1.7
    Solar
    256 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:59
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.01 kPa @ 06:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.65 kPa @ 15:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.6° C @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 24.4km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    986W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:28 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?

One Reply to “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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