Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Perfect Weather for Bike to Work Week! And Record Low Arctic ice.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing late this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.9° C
    2.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 2 km/h
    gusting 6 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.9° C
    Heat Index
    17.9° C
    Dewpoint
    12.2° C
    UV
    4.7
    Solar
    838 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:25:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    7.6 mm since
    July 18, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:53
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    18.1° C @ 11:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.1° C @ 11:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 09:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    874W/m2 @ 10:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 11:19 Tdy.

You really can’t ask for better weather for bike to work week.  It should be cool in the mornings with morning low cloud.  Nice and cool for your morning bike commute.

Then you will have a hot ride home, especially Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when temperatures should get over 25ºC.  Hopefully your bike ride home is headed north, because you will either have a pretty serious head wind or a great tailwind!

We remain in a very stable pattern with very little precipitation.  The Jetstream has curved way to the North of us.

300j.00.0000300j.00.0000It has been like this for a couple weeks really…. with just little bits and pieces of it passing over our area seemingly randomly… this is the image a few days from now.

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You’ll notice some kits of hit heading down towards California and Mexico.  This is the likely source of the moisture for the devastating floods in Texas.

This is the imagery for NEXT Monday.

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We are still mostly spared from its influence but notice the freight train coming for California.  Perhaps it will deliver some rain (hopefully not torrential) to those parched parts of the Western US.  That big “blob” of clearness directly off of Vancouver Island and Washington State is a great example of what has *caused* the ‘blob’ of warm water over the past many months.  Without cool ocean winds, that water just absorbs more and more heat thanks to these unusual jet stream patterns that are bringing extended sunny skies here, and extended cold wet weather in middle North America and strange weather all over the Northern Hemisphere.

Arctic Ice extent minimum currently being “crushed”.

Check this graph out…

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After a record low and early winter maximum, the Arctic Ice is way below the record for this time of year.  Lets hope this slows down a bit.

Here is the data from a confirmed source:  National Snow and Ice Data Centre.

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Well below the 2012 line, and almost below two standard deviations.