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Record setting weather in Nova Scotia
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:56:33 PM »
Hi all,
We have now had over three straight weeks of days with a maximum temperature of 23 degrees celsius -- shattering the previous record set in 1876 according to Halifax records, which we have equalled -- as well as a 31-day run with a maximum temperature of over 21 degrees, which is the longest streak ever recorded. The high today has eclipsed the old record here by over a degree, and becomes the 4th day this month to break the record high - out of 7 days!
Add to this, that we have had 0.30 inches of rain since July 6th, and we can safely say it's desperately hot and dry here!

Weird, and warm and humid...

Bill

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Re: Record setting weather in Nova Scotia
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 08:08:07 PM »
Thanks for the update Bill. I feel your pain, and was a little surprised to hear about your record-setting run. Hopefully, it will run its course and get back to normal.
Blick


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Dear Bill, Blick, and WeatherCat climate observers,

We have now had over three straight weeks of days with a maximum temperature of 23 degrees celsius -- shattering the previous record set in 1876 according to Halifax records, which we have equalled -- as well as a 31-day run with a maximum temperature of over 21 degrees, which is the longest streak ever recorded. The high today has eclipsed the old record here by over a degree, and becomes the 4th day this month to break the record high - out of 7 days!
Add to this, that we have had 0.30 inches of rain since July 6th, and we can safely say it's desperately hot and dry here!

We aren't getting a lot of reports from other WeatherCatters, but I suspect if they providing us with their local climate observations they would look similar.  The weather seems to have changed dramatically this summer.  It is tempting to blame it on climate change, but the change is so dramatic as to make that suspicious.  Back in the days before science, humanity would have no problems understanding this to be actions of an angry god!

Whatever the cause and wherever you live there is little we can do but bear it as best we can . . . .  [sweat2]

Oh well, . . . . Edouard

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Re: Record setting weather in Nova Scotia
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 12:45:44 AM »
Note to self: Don't visit Europe in July, again. [sweat2]
August is already out because that's when they vacation! [lol]

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Re: Record setting weather in Nova Scotia
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 05:06:54 AM »
I saw on the local news,  the jet stream is stuck up in Canada - BC, etc.   The theory is the North polar ice is melted and the cold isn't there to produce the correct climate to move the dang thing.  Same here, we had 11 inches of rain in June and less than an inch is July and less than a half inch in August.  Temperatures are equally hot.

I suspect one could rationalize that this is better than the winter we will get eventuallly.  ;(
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Re: Record setting weather in Nova Scotia
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 03:42:36 PM »
We've had a fairly normal summer to date. Daytime temps in the upper 70s to upper 80s, with an occasional 90°+ day thrown in. Humidity in the 70-80% range, making a walk to the car a sweat-inducing event. Periods of dry for several days with occasional showers (showers for us are .25-1.00 inch or so range.) Yesterday we had 3.05" of rain (Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.)

Nothing dramatic. Just summer...
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Interesting what's normal and what's not (Re: . . . Weather in Nova Scotia)
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 10:32:20 PM »
Dear X-Air, Weatheraardvark, Steve, and WeatherCat climate observers,

Note to self: Don't visit Europe in July, again. [sweat2]
August is already out because that's when they vacation! [lol]

There is another reason to avoid visiting at least France in July.  The French government has instituted at least 3 different vacation schedules to try to reduce the highway gridlock when everyone in France once went on vacation in August.  As a result, instead of having 2 periods of horrible traffic there is more like 5.  When the first group of vacationers try to come home they collide with the second group of vacationers trying to leave.  During the last "exchange" there were literally hundreds of kilometers of traffic jams across France.

I saw on the local news,  the jet stream is stuck up in Canada - BC, etc.   The theory is the North polar ice is melted and the cold isn't there to produce the correct climate to move the dang thing.  Same here, we had 11 inches of rain in June and less than an inch is July and less than a half inch in August.  Temperatures are equally hot.

Thanks for the explanation.  I hadn't found the time to look it up.

We've had a fairly normal summer to date.

. . . . .

Nothing dramatic. Just summer...

Nice to know that at least in one location on planet Earth the weather seems normal.

Oh well, . . . . . Edouard