Sat. Sep 22nd, 2018

The changing tides of climate.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:44 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018 - Friday night: Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 6. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 21. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.8° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.74 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 1.6 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    1.5 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.8° C
    Heat Index
    14.8° C
    Dewpoint
    14.4° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    67 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    22.6 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    19:51
    Day Length
    13:12:10
    Day High
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    19.6mm/hr @ 16:10 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.5 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.74 kPa @ 17:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 22.7km/h @ 12:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 10:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:49 Tdy.

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)