Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Wet week but thankful we aren’t in Oklahoma

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing late this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.9° C
    2.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 2 km/h
    gusting 6 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.9° C
    Heat Index
    17.9° C
    Dewpoint
    12.2° C
    UV
    4.7
    Solar
    838 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:25:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    7.6 mm since
    July 18, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:53
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    18.1° C @ 11:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.1° C @ 11:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 09:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    874W/m2 @ 10:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 11:19 Tdy.

There is a really interesting pattern developing this week that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before (that doesn’t mean its abnormal, I’ve just never noticed it).

The forecast animation for the next few days shows it well go here to check it out.

Basically we have a number of weak low pressure systems spawning in the Interior just east and north of Vancouver Island an then rotating counter clockwise across the north Island and west and south of us.

This snapshot shows two in the procession, one on the Island, one earlier one off Washington State.

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What it all means is a damp and cool week, which isn’t all bad. Previous long range forecasts were calling for a warm and dry May. Those have not panned out. We will see if the June forecast for cool wet weather holds or is also off.

Oklahoma

Anyone interested in the weather would have been glued to the coverage of the tornado in Oklahoma yesterday. There is no force of Mother Nature more destructive than a 300km/hr or more tornado that can make houses disappear and rip concrete off highways.

There is an excellent analysis of the tornado by Jeff Masters here.

This is suburbia, in Moore, OK outside Oklahoma City, levelled by a tornado.
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If you are so inclined, the Red Cross is a good place to donate as the thousands of people affected, not just in Moore, OK but in many other places that have been affected by severe weather this week, try to rebuild.

Oh.. there is always good in the midst of sadness. Watch this.