The Sun Marches on

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Tuesday night: Clearing early this evening. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Low minus 6. Wednesday: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning in the morning and ending late in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. High zero. Wednesday night: Clearing in the evening. Low minus 7. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5. Thursday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 4. Friday: Periods of snow. High plus 4. Friday night: Cloudy. Low minus 2. Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 1. Monday: Cloudy. High 7.

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It just keeps going and going and going. The sun that is. Next week we might get a few clouds but all in all it really doesn’t look much different from now. Beautiful summer weather!

Here’s a picture of the huge high pressure ridge that has been dominating us for nearly a month. This picture is for next Friday! Still going strong.
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This is for Sunday of BC Day weekend… it predicts a weakening of the ridge and possibly a front approaching us, but as it is at the very furthest reaches of the forecast, I’d just take it as interesting possibilities. It could very easily evaporate.
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You can thank a jetstream that is weak and disorganized (animation here) for our long stretch of stationary weather:

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