More Sunshine On the Way

February 12, 2008

SnapshotPretty slow weather again this evening.  A fast moving cold front passed through the metro area late this afternoon.  The change in the lowlands won’t be quite as dramatic as up in the mountains.  Timberline Lodge at 6,000′ was 39 degrees today.  Tomorrow it’ll be about 15 degrees colder.  Not a lot of snow though, just a few post-frontal showers this evening and tomorrow morning.

Then high pressure builds in over the Northwest at the surface through at least Sunday.  The best offshore flow and upper-level warming is Sunday and Monday, which should push our temps up to at least 60 degrees with full sunshine…maybe a bit warmer.  Either way the mild February is going to continue through Monday.  Long range models say the cooler and wetter pattern may be coming back next week.  That would fit the pattern we’ve seen so far this winter.  Stormy periods with only brief periods of ridging inbetween…Mark Nelsen