August 10, 2020

Slightly sunnier, showers Thursday night/Friday, warmest May.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 10 August 2020 - Monday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 10. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 10. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Wednesday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low 11. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 25. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24.

The forecast has brightened a bit. It should be cooler but still pleasant today. We are still on track to get some rain showers Thursday night but not as much, it seems, as other areas of the Island (east and west coast). We will see if that even pans out.

The weekend is looking nicer and sunnier now, looks like a good camping opportunity!

And finally, I just have to share this quote, because it is priceless in its bluntness.

You may be wondering how the world is setting records for the warmest March, April, and May (the boreal spring) when it wasn’t particularly hot in the United States (assuming we ignore California and Alaska). It turns out there’s like a whole planet out there that has been getting very toasty

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Weather is so local and short term that It’s hard to remember sometimes that climate is global and long term. The latest stats from the NASA and Japanese climate services show May was the warmest in the record books (around 120 years) and the spring season was also the warmest.

Considering this has happened *before* El Niño started to appear, it lends more credence to the notion that the global temperature floor is rising. A strong El Niño over the next few months to a year could just blow the roof right off. Thankfully it appears El Niño has paused in development, or at least slowed a little.

Happy Wednesday!