Monday March 6
Let’s just get right to it, shall we?
For most of this week, the PNW will remain under the influence of that pesky Low offshore as it that literally circles round ’n round. Sure, it will move north for a bit, then drop back into position, west of the coast, before finally moving onshore to end the work week. That equates to an on/off shower pattern most of the week, although it should trend drier than the past couple of days. Temps will remain cool. By overnight Thu Mar 9, that Low will pull in moisture from the SW, so we can expect a steady RAIN to move onshore overnight Thu and last through Friday. Cooler air returns behind the front, as it moves over ID will lower the freezing level, but not to the surface.
This coming weekend has been trending dry again (good!), so we’ll forecast a decent sunny-after-some morning-fog weekend, although a tad on the cool side. Time change, too.
By Sunday evening, the next Pacific storm will arrive, bringing plenty of steady rain from the Bay area in CA all the way north over southern BC through early Tue. Snow around pass level.
Models have been inconsistent for the Wed-Fri Mar 15-17 period. The wind event on the Ides of March moved to St Patty’s Day, then dropped off the charts. Let’s just say it will be quite WET, with the chance for rather windy conditions sometime in that period. Hopefully, we can resolve the uncertainty by our next discussion on the 10th.
Looking long-term, what we hoped would be a decent Spring warm-up later in March is beginning to appear unlikely. The overall pattern charting to shift back to below normal temps after the first day of Spring. Keep the heavy coats handy.
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