Feature Wha: Weather

Aug 14 2012

It has always been, and will always be, but lately the weather has been even more of an attention hog around these parts. Two years ago Igor blew everything to bits, last summer was one of the worst ever (as in coldest, wettest, grossest), and this summer has been one of the best (as in warmest). WTF weather? Pick a setting and stick with it will ya?

To help us get to the bottom of what is going on and what to look forward to as we melt on towards hurricane season Rodney Barney, a Meteorologist at Environment Canada’s Newfoundland & Labrador Weather Office in Gander and weather blogger/tweeter extraordinaire is our guest weather guru this month.

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  1. As a meteorologist working in town I can sum it quickly by saying that weather is all about patterns. Many times the pattern do not shift much in a given season. The jet stream controls much of the weather. Not surprisingly the jet stream has been at a higher latitude this summer over the island and have developed a persistent ridge. If a series of trough knocks it back down by the start of winter we could be in for a long one. Long range almanac forecasts need to be taken with a grain of salt. It’s still up in the air as to what we will get this winter but enjoy this summer. With ocean temps above normal we should have several nice weather weeks left.