Monday, June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

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Weather Eye: Week goes from warm to hot over next several days

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Well, that happened quickly. No sooner did summer officially hit, than our high temperature jumped. Vancouver’s high of 82 on Tuesday was only the second 80-degree day of the month. I also hate to say it was the warmest official day of the entire year. We had only one other day at 80 degrees, which was on June 2.

OK, so June is a late bloomer, harboring the warm and hot weather. That is about to rapid-fire upward. We reached 78 degrees Wednesday, and we will do it again today and retain the cooler northwest breezes. Friday we begin a mini heat wave of sorts, with highs generally in the mid- to upper 80s, setting the stage for even warmer weather.

Saturday we have our first 90-degree high of the year, and Sunday the high shoots well into the mid- to upper 90s. We won’t even mention it reaching the three-digit mark. Nope, won’t say it. Monday we begin a cooldown to 90 degrees, then seasonal highs early and midweek as another trough of cooler Canadian air pays a visit. That cool and damp air mass dominated our spring season. A short return will feel refreshing however after three days in the 90s.

I still think precipitation amounts remain where they are locally for the month, although some forecast models hint of drizzle or light showers with the cooler air from the north next week. That is only an outlier currently, but hey, it has been an abnormal spring season going into summer.

Things will really dry out the next several days. Keep the lawn watered to keep it green, and water flowers and hanging flower pots daily. Remember, lawns need 1 inch of water weekly. Use the old tuna can for accuracy.

Relief from the mini heat wave can be found at the coast, but even there over the weekend with offshore winds, it could reach 80 degrees and much higher. I expect many will migrate westward this weekend. Rivers are running fast and cold with the ongoing snowmelt. Beware.

We’ll chat on that hot day Sunday and share last month’s rainfall from your friends and neighbors.

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