November 29, 2020

“Tule Fog” Capital of the World :)

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 29 November 2020 - Sunday: Becoming cloudy this morning then periods of rain. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Amount 5 mm. High plus 4. Sunday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature rising to 7 by morning. Monday: Rain ending in the morning then clearing. Gusty winds. Temperature steady near 7. UV index 1 or low. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Sunny. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 2. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High plus 5. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Friday: Cloudy. High 10. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 10.

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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