Current Outlook
8/18/2017 Pleasant on Saturday; Becoming Warmer in the East Early Next Week
“Monday Eclipse Viewing Forecast: Cautiously optimistic overall. Clouds: Generally a minor issue (except potentially at the coast). Smoke: Possibly an issue, especially near and downwind of active wildfires. (Although smoke should not be as dense or widespread across the region as it was last week, it is likely to be a local issue for some areas.) Wildcard: High fire danger continues. Any major ..”

Recent Outlooks
8/11/2017 A Welcome Pattern Change on the Horizon
“If you can hold on for one more hazy day of excessive heat and smoke, the opportunity to take a deep breath should finally arrive on Sunday. The winds of change will thankfully allow for some ventilation of this stifling air mass, as we all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Initially on Saturday, however, ..”

8/4/2017 More Hot and Smoky Weather on the Way
“A strong ridge of high pressure will be the dominant atmospheric circulation feature for the next seven days. As a result, hot, smoky, and seemingly post-apocalyptic conditions are expected to continue for much of Washington. The general trend is likely to be less hot temperatures on Saturday, but then renewed warming through about Wednesday. Weak onshore flow may keep the coast rather comfortable, and could even periodically temper the heat in interior western Washington...”

7/28/2017 Major Heat Wave Likely Next Week
“A potentially significant heat wave is likely to develop next week, as a strong ridge of high pressure builds into Washington starting on Monday. Although there is still uncertainty in the details, some manifestation of very hot weather is expected for most of the state...”

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