Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Wet week but thankful we aren’t in Oklahoma

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:10:00 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
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.