Current Outlook
1/13/2017 Much Warmer and Stormy Next Week; Rapid Snowmelt and Localized Flooding Possible
“With a sudden and major warm up on the way, and snow covering all of central and eastern Washington, the stage is set for a messy weather week ahead. Rapid snowmelt and potentially heavy rainfall look to conspire with frozen ground and ice-clogged drainage systems to increase the possibility of urban and small stream flooding. There is still uncertainty in the magnitude and duration of the upcoming temperature increase and potential total rainfall amounts, but confidence in the overall pattern..”

Recent Outlooks
1/6/2017 Active and Milder Weather Arrives This Weekend; Possibly Cooler Later Next Week
“The meeting of an incoming mild and moist storm system with the cold, dry air mass that presently resides over Washington should result in a variety of winter weather later this weekend. Precipitation may briefly start as light snow or a mix in western areas on Saturday before transitioning to steadier rainfall on Sunday...”

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