Cool Wx Continues

Posted by Rufus La Lone on

Monday February 27
Overall, cooler than normal weather will remain in play for the next 10 days.  It will be on/off wet, as well.  Details with your morn’n Mug.
Cold air aloft, along with plenty of moisture, will drive rain, showers and low elevation snow (around 1,000 ft) into the PNW for much of the next several days.  Snow/rain mix at the surface is possible in a few locations, as is snow in NW WA, southern BC and the Columbia Gorge.  Wednesday may be the driest day of the week.  The coming weekend wx is looking mixed, with cold showers & mountain snow, with the bulk of storm energy drifting south into CA, continuing their low snow level events.  Sunday will be a bit drier than Sat.
Next week will start out relatively dry with some sun breaks & chilly.  Possible for Fraser Gap outflow to turn back on again later on Monday Mar 6, as a Low tracks south of the coast, and a high pressure ridge builds over the interior of BC.  Not super-cold.  Showers over the PNW will be in play all of next week, as no organized Pacific storm is on the charts.  FOG could develop in the usual locations.  Temps will be below normal all week.
The weekend of Mar 11,12 previously charted as mild and Spring-like.  Well, that is trending away, as a series of warm Pacific storms is now popping up on the charts for that weekend and beyond.  Steady rain likely Sat, with an increasing WIND field on Sunday.  The second storm will usher in warmer, southern flow air, but also produce WINDY conditions.  Daylight Savings Time begins that weekend, as well.
The 'middle week' of March is trending quite WET and stormy, both for the PNW & California.  We see the chance for colder air to return to our area by the weekend of Mar 18,19.  Not valley snow type, but a pattern in which thunderstorms and hail are probable. 
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