Current Outlook

1/22/2021 A couple opportunities for low elevation snow during the upcoming week

“Dry conditions under northerly flow are expected to bring mostly clear skies to the Pacific Northwest to start the weekend. Saturday afternoon, increasing clouds are likely ahead of an incoming weather system bringing lowland rain and snow levels below 1,000 ft Sunday into Monday...”

Recent Outlooks

1/15/2021 Calmer conditions expected with occasional light precipitation

“A weak shortwave trough is expected to bring some light precipitation to parts of the state Saturday night and into Sunday with another around Tuesday, otherwise the dominant feature through at least Wednesday looks to be a strong upper level ridge focused on the West Coast. This will keep temperatures relatively steady with calm conditions throughout Washington and a chance of inversion-type fog layers forming in typical spots of Eastern Washington...”

1/11/2021 Wet Weather to Continue for the Week

“A potent jet stream screaming across the North Pacific from as far as mainland Asia will remain in place for the period. Thanks to this, weather conditions look to remain active and very similar to those of last week...”

1/8/2021 Atmospheric river event to bring significant lowland rain midweek

“A strong jet stream across the north Pacific looks to keep the Pacific Northwest in a rather active weather pattern for the upcoming period...”

1/4/2021 Repeated frontal passages to keep rain and snow chances in Washington for most of the week

“The frontal passage responsible for bringing rain and mountain snow to the state during the day Monday will continue eastward overnight. Behind the front, snow levels are expected to drop below pass level as precipitation tapers off...”

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