A Very Warm Week Approaches

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday brought in light and isolated showers to the region. Moisture coming off the Pacific was in the form of puffy cumulus clouds. Orographic (mountain) uplift and weak instability caused most of the showers to occur in the foothills of the Cascades and in the high country. Snow levels started at 4,000′ and … Continue reading »

Rain Showers Not Lasting Long

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very well defined storm is moving through the area. The bad news is that it’s a quick-mover and will not stick around very long. The coast and the northern areas of the forecast area are already seeing a clearing from the rain. Reports from these areas have only seen a few tenths … Continue reading »

Clouds Moving in, Showers to Follow

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weeks weather pattern is starting to look more impressive as we chug along. Just last weekend is seemed as if we were only going to get cloud coverage but the pesky high pressure has broken down and now the jet stream can usher these storms in a little further south than expected. … Continue reading »

Cloudy Week Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION This week will see a few unimpressive storm systems move in starting on Monday afternoon. Unfortunately clouds will be the big story for these systems. High pressure built in over the area will continue to break down these storms as they move in keeping the majority of precipitation to the north of us. … Continue reading »

Clouds Moving in During the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION This Sunday will be the last of the sunny and warm days that we’ve been having. The jet stream is moving to a zonal flow and will start to bring a series of storms to create an active weather pattern this week. Clouds will begin moving in on Monday afternoon. Along with the … Continue reading »

Dry and Warm to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the high pressure ridge has pushed its way in and with it comes the dry and warmer weather. This morning was the last of the shower activity. Spotty showers continued in the area until around 2 p.m. Clouds are disappearing from the area and will be replaced by sunshine as we … Continue reading »

Early Morning Showers on Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The last round of precipitation to hit our area will arrive very early Sunday morning. A weak system is pushing a cold front in that will fizzle out as soon as it hits the coast. A pronounced rain shadow will occur and the heaviest amounts of rain will fall in the Cascades and … Continue reading »

Rain, Wind, and Snow to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Short Term: This week will start off with another pesky storm system that will move through and bring rain, wind, and snow to our forecast area. The good news is that this active weather pattern is bringing much needed rain and snow to the dry areas; but with this change in weather conditions … Continue reading »

Spotty Showers Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION The much needed active weather pattern is long underway and we will continue to see rain and snow with it. This weekend will be a relative break, however, with only isolated showers activity. Spotty clusters of showers are all that’s left of the cold front that pushed through our area on Friday. These … Continue reading »

Impressive Storm on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday will be the end of the long dry period we’ve seen over the last week. Clouds will start to build in as a very impressive, well defined storm system works its way in. A series of cold front will pass with this storm and will bring much needed rain and even snow … Continue reading »

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