ECMWF Monthly Maps

Last night’s run of the ECWMF out to one month…looks real hot next week and then above average beyond that.  This weekend MIGHT be the start of Pacific Northwest summer.





8 Responses to ECMWF Monthly Maps

  1. W7ENK says:


    I want thunderstorms when I’m out in Central Oregon over the 4th of July!!

  2. Greg Carstens says:

    Well the latest GFS models keep looking cooler the closer we get to the period of when the Western Ridge is supposed to develop. I think the really big heat will stay further south and east. As usual though the GFS has a hard time staying with a trend either hotter or cooler. So as usual I will keep my faith in the ECMWF models as always. If it makes it to only 90 in Portland I surely don’t expect that up here in Southeast Tacoma. I would expect near the mid 80’s maybe.

  3. Josh in Sherwood says:

    Bring on the 90’s!!

  4. Sifton says:

    Thank heaven, been looking forward to this since mid Nov. 2012!! (but a few tastes in spring 2013 were nice too)

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Happy day, a chance for dead grass!
      Found a couple tips that I’ll be sure to follow.
      First, avoid watering the grass.

      Tips & Warnings
      “If you decide to keep your lawn from going dormant during the heat of summer by watering it, you must continue to water it until the weather conditions improve. Infrequent watering causes stress to the grass.”

      Second, stay off the mower.

      “But many homeowners are unable to deviate from the Saturday ritual of mowing the lawn, despite lackluster growth.
      The practice could result in an eyesore far more exaggerated than an occasional patch of tall turf.”
      Kevin Frank, professor of Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University, likes to refer to it as “heat tracks.”
      “The damage occurs when the turf is starting to wilt and any traffic is put on the turf,” Frank said. “Anything you drive over the turf when it is wilting will cause heat track damage.”


    • Sifton says:

      I mowed today ahead of said rains a comin!! Noticed grass was not so lush & green however so slightly this last week or so. Now I’ll drop the mower next time to putting green highth & ‘heat track’ the *^%$# out of it, lay back in the pool & hopefully be done mowing till fall!! Oh yeah………..

  5. schmit44 says:

    Hot sunny weather makes me very happy 🙂

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