Current Outlook

4/12/2021 A dry week ahead for Washington with breezy conditions in some areas

“Mostly sunny skies are expected across most of Washington through the week as the region lies under the influence of competing dry weather systems. East-northeasterly winds are expected statewide with breezy conditions daily and rather windy conditions in the Columbia Basin through Thursday. Otherwise, a warming trend is in the forecast, lasting Monday through Saturday west of the Cascades and Wednesday through the weekend in the eastern half of the state...”

Recent Outlooks

4/9/2021 Larger pattern change leading to sunny skies and warming temperatures

“Clouds will be on the increase Friday afternoon ahead of a cold front that will cross Washington overnight and into Saturday. Breezy conditions are likely in typical windy spots, with rain and mountain snow showers in the mountains and western half of the state. Showers taper off Saturday as the cold front progresses eastward. Sunday through Thursday, Washington looks to be placed between a closed low to the south and upper ridge to the north resulting in dry conditions under east-northeasterly ..”

4/5/2021 No Outlook Today

“Due to outstanding field obligations, no Outlook will be issued today...”

4/2/2021 Light precipitation chances for parts of the state over the next week

“There is a chance of rain and mountain snow through the weekend thanks to a generally unsettled weather pattern with onshore flow at upper-levels. Precipitation is expected to be light and limited to areas in and west of the Cascades. Heading into next week, the unsettled weather is expected to move eastward into the Rockies allowing for drier conditions Monday. Zonal flow across the region Tuesday through Thursday along with an upper feature indicated to skirt to the north is expected to bring ..”

3/29/2021 Calmer conditions to start the week, becoming mildly unsettled toward the weekend

“A ridge building over the Western United States will allow for mostly sunny skies and a warming trend for much of the Pacific Northwest through Wednesday. Thursday, a weak cold front crosses Washington to bring breezy conditions in typical windy spots, but no precipitation is expected from this disturbance. Another weak front moves through Friday, this time dropping some light rain and mountain snow in and west of the Cascades. An upper level trough pushes over the region Sunday to keep unsettle..”

3/26/2021 Active weather Sunday, followed by a mostly dry and warm week

“Ridging offshore of the Western United States will offer a dry start to the weekend. Despite this, mostly cloudy skies are expected to remain in place west of the Cascades. Saturday night, a strong cold front starts making its way onshore, moving across the state during the day Sunday. This will bring rain, mountain snow, and windy conditions Sunday, with some lingering showers and low snow levels Monday. ..”

3/22/2021 Unsettled weather giving way to drying conditions toward the weekend

“Shower activity is expected to taper off statewide with rain and mountain snow coming to an end for most locations overnight Monday night. Tuesday is expected to be mostly dry but a disturbance similar to Monday's should start spreading precipitation starting on the Olympic Peninsula by Wednesday morning reaching east of the Cascades by the afternoon hours...”

3/19/2021 Active week ahead with multiple systems from the northwest expected

“Unsettled weather is expected to last in the Pacific Northwest through the weekend with higher chances of showers in Western Washington and mountainous regions and snow levels ranging as low as 1500 feet, and up to 3000+ feet. Windy conditions are expected throughout the Columbia Basin and surrounding areas Saturday...”

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