Sun. Sep 23rd, 2018

“Tule Fog” Capital of the World :)

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 22 September 2018 - Saturday night: Showers ending late this evening then mainly cloudy. Low 10. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 20. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 9. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.9° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 7.5 km/h
    gusting 14.5 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.9° C
    Heat Index
    11.9° C
    Dewpoint
    11.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:20:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:34
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    19:47
    Day Length
    13:11:28
    Day High
    12.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.9° C @ 00:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.0mm/hr @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.6 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.6 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.9° C @ 00:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    12.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.5km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Just heard something I’ve never heard before. The term “Tule Fog”. From what I can gather from this Accuweather report from California, Tule Fog (pronounced “Toolee” Fog) is the generic inversion layer type fog that we get here pretty much all winter. There is a beautiful Satellite image of the entirety of Central California covered in this fog.

This will be coming to an end for them in the next day or so. And for us, we will be getting a break from the monotony, we might even see some flurries tonight… nothing much. After that we should hopefully cool off a bit and get some clearer skies. Then there is possibility for small snowfall late in the week.

5 thoughts on ““Tule Fog” Capital of the World :)

  1. Interesting! A new term to baffle my friends and family who think I already know WAY too much about the weather! By the way, it’s gorgeous & sunny this morning!

  2. Environment Canada calls our stuff “valley cloud” but I like the term “Tule Fog” much better!

    nice to have a break from it today, whatever it’s called!

  3. When I was living in San Francisco, fog was a fact of life, and what blew in off the Pacific was pretty much as blinding as what would form on the ground in the Central Valley. Interesting, though, that anywhere removed from the urban community was called “out in the Tulies”. I had assumed that it was a reference to those exiled to Thule, Greenland during the Second World War to shepherd convoys across the Atlantic (where one camp was apparently known, not-too-affectionately, as Camp Kwitcherbellyachin’). It certainly was well off the beaten path and far from the comforts of home. I had, of course, forgotten entirely about Thule/Tule fog…

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