September 25, 2020

“Tule Fog” Capital of the World :)

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 September 2020 - Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Rain at times heavy beginning late this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind becoming southwest 40 to 60 km/h before morning. Low 13. Friday: Rain ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 40 to 60 km/h diminishing to 30 in the morning. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Friday night: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 15. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 10. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22.

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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