Autumn in the Air

7:15 AM, Temp 54° F, Dew Point 52.9° F, Barometer 30.05 in, Wind Calm, Humidity 96%

Misty Morning on Skagit Bay

Despite what the calendar says, the look and feel of fall has been in the air.  This is the result of a low pressure system sitting over south central British Columbia.  Over night it draws in cool moist air off the Pacific giving us foggy and overcast mornings.  We call this "ocean air."  Usually it will burn off by noon or so.  For the past couple of days, however, the overcast has persisted into late afternoon.  As if in a conspiracy, a high over the Pacific has colluded with the low to produce a more lingering effect.  Such can be summer in the Pacific Northwest.  Cool summers often transform seamlessly into warm falls.  There is no reason for concern.  We can look forward to many warm and sunny days well into October.

Weather Statistics for July, 2010

TemperatureHigh 81.4° FLow 48.1° FMean 57.9° F
Rainfall0.1 inch 
WindHigh 21.0 mphAverage 1.5 mphDom Dir SW

South Fidalgo Station Data (See Climate page for complete climatological data)