Current Outlook

10/13/2017 Cold on Saturday Morning, Then Warmer and Drier; Becoming Active Next Week

“Temperatures should be near or below freezing for many sites east of the Cascades on Saturday morning, as building high pressure brings increasingly stable conditions back to the region. However, the main story for later this weekend will be the warmer, drier, and calmer weather. The benign respite is expected to be short lived, however, as an active jet stream could direct a couple of moist systems into the state starting around Tuesday. There may be significant rain at times in western area..”

Recent Outlooks

10/6/2017 Cooler and Unsettled Conditions This Weekend; Variable Weather Next Week

“Another transition to unsettled weather will occur this weekend. In addition to a chance of rain (outside of central Washington), wind and potential blowing dust should become the predominant short term weather concerns. The northwesterly air flow is expected to cause a decline in high temperatures..”

9/29/2017 Cool and Unsettled Conditions Through Early Next Week

“During seasonal transitions, it is not unusual to experience changeable weather patterns. We seem to be in such a period at the present time. A long, hot summer gave way to much cooler temperatures around mid-September, which then yielded to warm conditions in recent days. This variable regime should continue as we shift into October. Specifically, much cooler and somewhat unsettled weather is expected in the coming days...”

9/21/2017 Warm and Dry Weather Returns

“As promised, the recent pattern change may have marked the conclusion of extreme heat for 2017, but it certainly did not signal the permanent arrival of autumn. The all-too-familiar warmer and drier than normal conditions are poised to return next week, as high pressure rebuilds across the region. ..”

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