Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

OK, Here’s the Good News

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Becoming windy early this afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Friday night: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers. High 9. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: Sunny. High 13.

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    16.7° C
    1.3 ° C/hr
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    100.93 kPa
    0.0
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    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    41 %
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    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.7° C
    Heat Index
    16.7° C
    Dewpoint
    3.4° C
    UV
    3.6
    Solar
    804 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:15:00 PDT
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    Civil Rise
    06:45
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    20:07
    Day Length
    13:26:04
    Day High
    16.7° C @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
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    Day High Barometer
    101.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.93 kPa @ 13:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.7° C @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.0km/h @ 01:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    819W/m2 @ 12:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.6 @ 12:57 Tdy.

It’s not going to be like this Aaaalllll summer, I promise.

The long range forecasts have been pretty consistent over the past week or so that our no-summer should only continue until August. At this point, there looks to be some real hope for August 1 long weekend, but I don’t want to go into specifics simply because it’s so way far out there right now.

There is also hope for an ‘Indian Summer’, meaning a pretty nice September/October/November period.

Brett Anderson has the first crack at that forecast here. The European models that he uses were pretty much bang on with the weather that we got out here for the summer. So it’s worth paying attention to.

I should also let you know that I’ve included a link to the current sea-surface temperature anomaly maps under the Weather Reports–>Marine section in the links here. Here is the map published July 18 (the “Full Global” shows our region best).

Temperature Anomaly Map July 18, 2011

Notice the blue, cooler than normal water off our coast is still holding strong. That is the culprit for our cold weather. Also notice the El Nino waters down of the coast of Equador are showing some blue. THe latest El Nino advisory has this to say:

“tropical Pacific anomalies indicate ENSO-neutral conditions, but the atmospheric circulation continues to be characteristic of La Niña…. Forecasts from a majority of the ENSO models, indicate ENSO-neutral will continue into the Northern Hemisphere fall 2011 (three-month average in the Nino-3.4 index between –0.5oC and +0.5oC; Fig. 6). However, over the last couple of weeks, forecasts created by the NCEP Climate Forecast System (CFS) have begun to indicate the re-emergence of La Niña during Northern Hemisphere fall 2011 (Fig. 7).”

So at this point it looks like our weather patterns will continue to be La Nina dominated for the foreseeable future.

2 thoughts on “OK, Here’s the Good News

  1. Thanks for that Chris – I’ve been telling my family it would warm up for August, so it’s good to see some verification.  I’ve also been thinking that solid high pressure over the central US might be blocking the jet stream from its normal summer pattern for us out here on the coast.

  2. Thanks for that Chris – I’ve been telling my family it would warm up for August, so it’s good to see some verification.  I’ve also been thinking that solid high pressure over the central US might be blocking the jet stream from its normal summer pattern for us out here on the coast.

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