Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

WHEN WILL SUMMER GET HERE?? — Rain Rain Go Away.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: A few flurries or rain showers ending early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Local snowfall amount 2 cm. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.7° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.05 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.7° C
    Heat Index
    2.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.3° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    265 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    6.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.0° C @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    6.9mm/hr @ 07:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.88 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 07:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    276W/m2 @ 11:04 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 11:03 Tdy.

Dan asks in the comments: “When do you see the weather changing? Any stretches of sunshine coming our way before July gets here?”

I have a feeling he’s asking about those real stretches of warm, even hot, dry weather where you come out the other side actually wishing for a cool rain storm so you can get a good night sleep.

Don’t expect anything like that for another few weeks at least.

The long range models still have us in a back-and-forth cool, warm, cool… rain, dry, rain pattern until near the end of the month.

Long range forecasts are often made to be broken, but I there has been a lot of agreement around the forecast world that June on the West Coast will be its standard, dreary less-than-hoped-for start to summer.

I’m really hoping hoping the cold waters off our shores let up a bit as I do think they’re having a real impact on our early-summer temperatures. People often associate weather with common holidays, so since the next one in Canada Day on July 1st. Here are the highs I’ve recorded for July 1st from Environment Canada (pre-2006) and my station (2006 and on):

1997: 18.3C
1998: 28.3C
1999: 16.3C
2000: 16.2C
2001: 24.1C
2002: 18.6C
2003: 19.6C
2004: 26.0C
2005: 20.1C
2006: 30.7C
2007: 25.8C
2008: 29.2C
2009: 25.7C
2010: 15.9C
2011: 17.4C

No wonder we’ve been complaining these past couple of years… you have to go back over 10 years to 1999 and 2000 to find temperatures as cold for the Canada Day weekend as we have had the past couple years and are setting up for again this year.

The good news though is that no matter what year its been, even if Canada Day isn’t great, we always get a shot of hot weather within a week of the holiday… and it very rarely rains on that holiday. (only once in the past 5 years)

2 thoughts on “WHEN WILL SUMMER GET HERE?? — Rain Rain Go Away.

  1. Unfortunately, according to Brett Anderson at Accuweather, we might be in for another Bummer Summer!  🙁

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