Want summer? Head to Iowa

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

    Forecast Issued 08:15 AM PDT Friday 20 July 2018 - Friday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early this afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.7° C
    1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.09 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
    17.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.9° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    495 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    501W/m2 @ 09:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 09:36 Tdy.

Or… maybe not.

According to here, a heat index of 130˚F, or 54˚C was recorded. The extreme heat index and humidity is due to all of the flooding, combined with the 100+˚F (37˚C) heat wave that has been sweeping the United States.

The heat has killed 13 people so far.

Nothing of that sort is going to be happening here. But I guess we can be a little glad that at least we’re not experiencing deadly weather.

The weather has been pretty deadly up in the Arctic too… but not for humans, for ice.

According to the just-released July NSIDC report Arctic Sea Ice coverage is now tracking below the trend that led to the record minimum in 2007.

Here’s that trend line:

Whether it hits a record minimum will depend on weather patterns up there through August and September but the stage is certainly set. Santa Claus has no doubt been in shorts and tee-shirts as temperatures at the North Pole have been 6-8˚C above normal (11-14˚F) in July.

3 Replies to “Want summer? Head to Iowa”

  1. laaaaaaaaaaaaame sauce i seriously am hating this weather.. i miss the summer weather.. nice sunny days. warm enough to take a dip in the river..

  2. I hear ya lily.

    Don’t worry… I see hope on the horizon.  Give it a few more days and I’ll feel confident enough maybe to say our summer is finally on it way!

  3. A little historical note:  last year on this date the high was 29.4C, in 2009 it was 32.6C.  At this point, I’ll be thrilled if we get to the 25C that is now forecast for Saturday!

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