Back at the Helm

April 23, 2007

SnapshotA brand new week and a milder weather pattern for the next few days.  A weakening cold front moves inland tomorrow for a very gray day, but not a whole lot of rain involved.  Interesting to note models show a nice wave on the front bringing significant rain to Central and NE Oregon on Wednesday.  That all moves east for Thursday, leading to the first strong ridge of the season over the Western USA.  That ridge is going to be centered over Nevada and Utah, not ON the West Coast.  So we turn warmer, but we will be vulnerable to systems brushing the Northwest.  Highs near 70 or so are likely in this pattern, as opposed to a ridge directly overhead with offshore flow.  That pattern could push us well above 80 degrees this time of year…Mark