Want summer? Head to Iowa

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 12. UV index 4 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low plus 2. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.4° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 6.8 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    Humidity
    72 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    7.6° C
    Heat Index
    8.4° C
    Dewpoint
    3.7° C
    UV
    1.0
    Solar
    309 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    1.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (36% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    8.4° C @ 08:33 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.55 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.4° C @ 08:33 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.9km/h @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    316W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 08:30 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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