Stunning High temperatures in Central Canada

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

    Forecast Issued 08:15 AM PDT Friday 20 July 2018 - Friday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early this afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.7° C
    1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.09 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
    17.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.9° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    495 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    501W/m2 @ 09:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 09:36 Tdy.

Winnipeg isn’t a common topic around here… but today it’s worth taking note.

Winnipeg is one of hundreds of cities in Central Canada under an incredible heat wave.

Winnipeg isn’t even the most extreme example, but because it’s perhaps the city best known for its cold in Canada, it seemed like a good choice.

Here is todays temperatures in Winnipeg* :
Red is the day high.
Blue is the day low.

Now check out the forecast:

And finally, the records:

Winnipeg beat the record since 1938 for March 18 of 8.8C (set in 2000) by an astonishing 12.2C!
(Beating a record by 2-5C is considered extreme)

Even more impressive, the forecast overnight low tonight of 14C will be very close to the alltime high for that day of 18.9C for March 19th. Or at least that will be the previous high for that day, because tomorrow Winnipeg is forecast to reach 25C another possible 6C extreme record breaking day.

I have little doubt that in hindsight we will look back at days like today and be able to say very definitively that these were due to CO2-induced Anthropogenic Global Warming and Climate Change.

The more nearterm cause is the jetstream, which is extremely ‘kinked’ dipping way south of us (allowing in cold air, and giving rain to San Fransisco), and driving far north over cental Canada allowing warm air to spill into that region. The same conditions are causing another tornado outbreak today in the Southern states around North Texas.

*”Todays Temp” might not show up in the link for a couple days. You can see it on the Current Winnipeg page here

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