Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

“Tule Fog” Capital of the World :)

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.0° C
    -2.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    0.0
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    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.0° C
    Heat Index
    19.0° C
    Dewpoint
    9.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
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    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:42
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (77% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:22:31
    Day High
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.89 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.54 kPa @ 17:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.4km/h @ 14:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 13:47 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.6 @ 13:13 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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