Current Outlook
6/23/2017 Heat Wave Begins This Weekend; Relief Arrives Next Week
“Even though the summer solstice and the peak annual solar radiation potential are now behind us, the summer-time heat is just beginning. A major heat wave is presently developing, and will be fully upon us in the coming days. Overall, the maximum temperatures should slowly shift from west to east through Monday. Here is an estimate for the timing and magnitude of the highest anticipated temperatures:..”

Recent Outlooks
6/16/2017 Becoming Drier and Warmer This Weekend; From Hot to Cooler Next Week
“Following a cool Saturday morning, a building ridge of high pressure will instigate a warming and drying trend this weekend. However, as the jet stream sends moisture into the British Columbia coast just to our north, high clouds should periodically pass through the region...”

6/9/2017 Cooler and Slightly Unsettled Weather Through Early Next Week
“The cooler temperatures that arrived in Washington on Thursday look to linger into early next week, as Mother Nature’s air conditioner (the Pacific Ocean) supplies a periodic influx of moderate maritime air into the region. A few clouds will maintain a slight chance of showers and breezes at times, as a strong June sun and cool air aloft combine forces to create rather unstable conditions...”

6/2/2017 Warm and Changeable Weather Continues for Early June
“Unlike the rather stable month of April, the recent meteorological theme of variable May weather looks to persist in early June. Temperatures will generally run above normal, although there is no indication of any extended intervals of oppressive heat. Conditions are expected to be dry and warmer on Saturday, before a breezy front brings cooler air and a small chance of showers back to the state on Sunday and early Monday...”

2017 Outlooks-Archive
2016 Outlooks-Archive
2015 Outlooks-Archive
2014 Outlooks-Archive
2013 Outlooks Archive
2012 Outlooks Archive
2011 Outlooks Archive
Washington State University