Friday January 20
Hard to believe it’s already Friday and we are 20 days into the New Year. Let’s take a look at the dry weather ahead. Hot java ready.
Foggy bottoms in many locations this morning, as can be expected after a wet spell followed by cool temps and no-to-low wind. This will be the pattern for the next couple of weeks, with the exception of a chance for showers, mainly Salem north to BC sometime tomorrow. Overall, though, the weekend should balance out as mostly dry, COOL. The PNW is caught between a High pressure ridge to the west and another to the east, which will keep any significant rain from coming into play until at least the last couple days of January. This pattern favors periods of air stagnation. California continue to dry out, with a NE wind, at times.
While the majority of model solutions for the end of January keep the PNW in an extended dry pattern, there have been a few scenarios of a cold air shot from the north, with minor Fraser & Columbia Gap outflows on the last 2 days of the month. Broadly, we will call for the next threat of rainfall to arrive during the week of Jan 30 - Feb 3; some solutions say rain by the 1st, others by the end of the week. We’ll see.
Early Feb is trending WET for the entire PNW and CA (north of Pt. Conception).
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