Wet Weekend & Vacation Time

March 9, 2007

Snapshot_34Well, winter must finally be over because it’s time to take a week off.  I pushed it off a bit later this year after last year’s snowfall in early March while I was on vacation.  Won’t make that mistake again, especially after the snowstorm in January.  In fact the weather looks somewhat non-eventful the next week or so.  Just a very wet Pineapple Express aimed at Washington this weekend with Oregon on the southern fringes before the cold front finally sags south over us Sunday night and early Monday.  Tough call on forecast temps Sunday.  If the rain completely stops here through early Sunday afternoon, we could easily hit 65 degrees or so.  I’m confident that Olympia will be rainy all day and 55 degrees Sunday, and Eugene may hit 65-70 with partly sunny skies and a breezy south wind, but we’ll be right in the middle here.  After that some sort of ridging arrives midweek.  The GFS has been flatter than the ECMWF with that ridging.  If the ECMWF is correct, we may go above 70 degrees by Thursday, if the GFS is correct, maybe not above 65 before next weekend.
Since there will be no one here to watch the blog comments and the weather is somewhat slow, I’m turning off comments until at least next Wednesday, when I’ll have access to a computer again.  So everyone take a break and do something else for a few days.  Or, notice that you can go back and read 15 months worth of posts if you’re really bored…over to the right…Mark