I just now got back into town from emceeing the Seaside Providence Festival of Trees. Crystal clear skies and blowing sand at the beach, really chilly! Then nice until we got down towards North Plains. It progressively got dustier and dustier looking until Troutdale where you could hardly see 10 miles to Larch Mtn. Then I remembered how the models showed strong northeast wind across eastern Washington. Looks like the very dry air and wind has brought dust right over the Cascades and through the Gorge.
I’ve looked at NOTHING else, so I’ll post my thoughts about the upcoming weather later this evening when I get a chance.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen