More Sunshine On the Way

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

49 Responses to More Sunshine On the Way

  1. Christiana in Beaverton (Baseline & 163rd) says:

    Cherie–Good to see you back and you’ve got mail.
    TV: Thanks for the explanation.

  2. Tyler in NW Vancouver (Hazel Dell) says:

    BTW: Anchorage above freezing today for the first time since January 23rd.

  3. 34 here now……..
    Days will get beter i know…….but for now they suck!
    Way off topic…..
    I have heard there are games you can play online as part of a community. The only 2 I know about are Literati ( I LOVE Scrabble) & poker……….i play on
    If y’all know of any I might like……….email me
    Miss ya gang!!

  4. Tyler in NW Vancouver (Hazel Dell) says:

    Usually when a cap clouds appears there is increasing moisture at upper levels…which usually leads to increasing moisture at lower levels-rain. Of course, this doesn’t always happen. A lenticular cloud is usually indicative of the same, but more varying levels of drier/wetter air, and usually stronger winds.

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