Monthly ECMWF Maps

I’ve been a bit behind at work (and uninspired by the weather) lately, but I come bearing gifts.  Last night’s ECMWF monthly run:  4 maps, one for each week, showing the average 500mb (upper-air) pattern.  Yellow/red areas are higher than average (usually warmer), and bluish areas are troughy or cooler than average.

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Here’s the 12z ECWMF ensemble chart too, showing the cool airmass later this week and then a rebound to average or a little above after that time:

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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

7 Responses to Monthly ECMWF Maps

  1. Ben T says:

    7th!

  2. W7ENK says:

    Why is it we’re always stuck in the middle, either wishing for the blue blobs or the red blobs, none of which come at the appropriate times? It’s so frustrating!

    I’m not particularly liking that ensemble graph, either. I see a crappy weekend on the horizon.

  3. 51/28 here in the foothills today. Absolutely gorgeous.

  4. EY (Oak Grove) says:

    It’s like a Starburst Fave-Reds pack just horked all over Northern Canada.

    …I bet it tastes delicious. ;_;

  5. oldwxwatcher says:

    The NOAA preliminary outlook for March shows a bulls-eye of colder than average temps over WA and northern OR but average precip. Hope the latter verifies so flowering plants can keep their Spring blossoms for a while and not get them rained/blown off.

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