Ground Hog Day - 2024
Let’s repeat that. Ground Hog Day - 2024. Quick update which will focus mainly on the added rain/showers before a mild February dry spell coming soon.
Overall, fairly dry & cool this weekend around the PNW, as the BIG storm on the charts heads to California. Yes, the Golden State will be hammered with a major winter storm, starting Sunday morning. Heavy rain, snow in the mountains and WIND. A large, deep Low center of pressure will move close to the Bay area on Sunday, then slowly move north by early next week. Localized flooding is likely in areas of CA across the entire state. As said Low moves north, wrap-around moisture will train into the PNW bringing widely scattered west side showers and east side snow Sunday night & early Monday. Snow in ID & MT, too.
After the early Monday drips, the next cold, damp system is charting for late Tue into Wed. Snow showers are likely below the passes. Generally, a chilly Feb week. The mid-week system will strengthen some and roll right down the CA coast, for more rain in that area. El Nino pattern will be brought up by the media. We do not disagree.
The weekend of Feb 10,11 may see a bit of rain or showers, esp over OR, but other than that, we should FINALLY get that extended, mild dry pattern setting up, as mentioned in our last report. Some solutions suggest a quick moving systems may skirt NW WA & BC around Tue Feb 13, but most model runs keep the PNW generally dry, with temperature building into Spring-like levels after Valentine’s Day on through Tue Feb 20. It’s not unusual for west side locations to catch a week of 60s in February. The frogs will again begin the 'Croaking Choir’ chorus, much like we heard a few days ago.
Second ☕️ Cup: Driving over to Newport from the valley revealed incredible damage to trees from the ice storm a couple of weeks ago. Deciduous trees were shattered extensively. Nature’s open sore, if you will.
Finishing up your host's 71st birthday celebration in Lincoln City,
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