December 1, 2020

The changing tides of climate.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 01 December 2020 - Tuesday: Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy this evening. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High plus 2. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low plus 1. Thursday: Rain. High plus 3. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 6. Friday night: Clear. Low zero. Saturday: Sunny. High 6. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low plus 4. Sunday: Cloudy. High 9. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9.

This isn’t a climate change post. At least, not directly.

There have been lots of questions locally lately about our bummer summer, and our dive straight back into the same overly cold and long winter that we had last year.

You’ve heard me mention La Nina, El Niño, and the less well known Pacific Decadal Oscillation… But what does it all mean?

Well there is a fantastic post on a website out of the James Bay neighbourhood in Victoria that has spawned another excellent post from Brett Anderson at Accuweather, that itself has spawned this (not nearly so excellent) post.

Go read both of them for the details and more hints on what our winter might be like, but suffice to say, the seasons change, the waters of the Pacific change, and the worlds climates change. They all work together to give us the weather we experience in whatever little micro-climate we happen to live in.

Here is the imagery both blogs are using to explain what they’ve said. Great stuff!

(btw it will be sunny tomorrow afternoon)