09/17/14: Inching our way towards Fall…

We’ve been seeing a little bit more change in the weather, even if it has been in spurts. But the change is starting to happen. We have at least one more batch of hot weather for this weekend it looks like (more details in the next post), but hopefully things will start turning towards fall soon. It’s probably too much to ask for that to happen by the official beginning of fall next Tuesday, but we’ll see how that goes.

 

Recap

Tuesday – High 75°F, Low 62°F; Mostly cloudy in the morning, but that cleared up some by the afternoon, which helped warm things up. Winds were pretty breezy as well throughout the day.

Wednesday – High 73°F; Scattered showers throughout the day, and pretty overcast all day as well with few sun breaks. Winds were calm for the most part, but started to pick up some in the afternoon at times.

 

WARNINGS – At this point there are no watches or warnings.

FIRESFire report as of 09/17/14 10:29am. There is only one fire right now, and it isn’t a bad one. It’s the Fork Peak fire near Centralia, spanning 117 acres and is 30% contained. For more info on the fires, see here, and for a map of the locations, see here.

 

The trough that has been knocking on our door will actually make its transit overnight and into Thursday. It will move pretty quickly, as by Thursday afternoon the warmer air of a new ridge will already be moving into the area. That may be too little too late for Thursday at least to warm things up, but it should help things on Friday. The ridge will continue to build through Friday, and it looks like it will stick around for at least a few days, but that’s a different forecast.

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The trough will make a quick transit, with a ridge following right behind it. SOURCE: UW Models; 36km 500mb; Temps, winds, heights

The low pressure system we saw moving up the coast last time appears to have stalled its northward movement, and will just continue rotating by the north coast of California. By Thursday evening, it will start to weaken and move south, so it shouldn’t affect us too much more. But it did leave a little bit of a disturbance up in our area in conjunction with the weak low that hit us. As the new ridge continues to build on Friday, and new high pressure system will start to move in, clearing away some of that disturbance.

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A couple low pressures will leave some disturbance over us, but some high pressure will move in on Friday to help clear things out. SOURCE: UW Models; 12km Surface; SLP, 10 m winds, and temp

More rain will be moving in tonight and into tomorrow morning. Everyone will get a pretty decent amount, plenty of it to go around. The rest of Thursday look to be mostly clear of rain, with some scattered showers in the mountains, and showers moving into central Sound for the evening. More showers will move in from the northwest on Friday, but by the time it hits the Olympics and northern Islands, that system starts to dissipate. After that, the showers will stick to the mountains, but a lot less than Thursday. The CAPE model is pulling a blank, so no thunderstorms.

Clouds will start to increase overnight, and Thursday is looking to be cloudy all day. Things will try to start to clear up again overnight on Thursday, but more clouds will start to move in from the north for the morning. But if you remember the high pressure from the earlier model, that will be moving in around this time, so it will push away some of these clouds. Friday afternoon will see a bit of sun breaks, but there will still be some clouds here and there.

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A number of showers will be moving into the area, mainly on Thursday. By Friday things will start to clear up for the most part. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 3-hour precipitation; WA 3-hour precipitation

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Mostly cloudy over the next couple of days, but by Friday the clouds will start to clear towards the afternoon. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Cloud; Column-integrated cloud water

Here are the 24hr precipitation totals.

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24hr precipitation totals as of Thursday evening. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 24-hour precipitation; WA 24-hour precipitation

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24hr precipitation totals as of Friday evening. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 24-hour precipitation; WA 24-hour precipitation

Winds will be mostly calm through Thursday, with higher speeds in the Strait. By Friday, the winds will start to increase a little bit in the Sound area due to the clashing of pressures. Winds over the Sound waters with be a little higher, along with in the mountain passes. This will be the case for the majority of the day for Friday.

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Winds will stay fairly calm for the most part on Thursday, but will increase a little bit on Friday as the high pressure starts to clash with the lower pressure. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Surface; 10m Wind Speed; Western WA 10m Wind Speed

As I hinted at above, our little cool spell will be coming to an end. Thursday will be cooler only because it doesn’t have enough time for the ridge forming above it to heat up, and with the increase in clouds. Highs will be in the highs 60s for the entire Sound, with the possibility of hitting 70 in the larger metro areas. Lows will be in the high 50s. Friday will see the warm up since the high pressure will push the clouds away and bring in the Sun. Highs will be in the low 70s, with warmer temperatures in south Sound. Lows will be in the high 50s.

 

TL;DR: A little bit more rain moving in, but Friday will start to see another little heat up. If you don’t mind a few showers, go to the Washington State Fair when there probably won’t be too many people!

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09/15/14: Hit a record yesterday, will it continue?

Yesterday marked the 40th  80°F+ day we had this year, and it looks like we have a few more on the way. With it being mid September, hopefully the weather will start to take note from the leaves and start changing.

 

Recap

Saturday – High 83°F, Low 52°F; Clear skies all day, with breezy conditions in the afternoon/evening.

Sunday – High 83°F, Low 56°F; Once again, clear skies all day with breezy conditions in the afternoon as well.

Monday – High 87°F; Same as the past couple days. Like, almost exactly the same, just a little warmer.

 

WARNINGS – At this point, there are no warnings out. For more info, please see here.

FIRESFire report as of 09/15/14 3:05pm. A couple of fires have popped up over the weekend, both of which aren’t big at all and don’t have any of the major incident management teams on them. We have the Fork Peak fire near Centralia (117 acres, 30% contained), and the Trinidad fire near Quincy (211 acres, 100%). For more info on the fires, see here, and for a map of the locations, see here.

 

It looks like the jet stream layout changed drastically over the course of one day that I don’t forecast. We are now on the trailing edge of a ridge, and although it looks like it’s going to finally cool down, the warm air will still be sticking around. With the approach of the trough, thing will cool some at least, but not by much.

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We’ll be on the trailing edge of a ridge for the next couple of days, keeping things warm, but cooler than they have been. SOURCE: UW Models; 36km 500mb; Temps, winds, heights

As I expected in the last forecast, the low that was moving north off the coast has definitely weakened. Along with that low, it looks like there might be a weak front associated with it as well, and that should be hitting us late Tuesday evening. After that, the low definitely breaks up, but there is a much larger and stronger low moving in with the trough down by California. It definitely won’t affect us in the immediate future, but it’s definitely something we’ll be keeping an eye on.

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A weakening low pressure will toss some moisture and clouds our way over the next couple of days. There is a much larger low towards the end of the forecast, but we’ll keep an eye on it. SOURCE: UW Models; 12km Surface; SLP, 10 m winds, and temp

We’ll start the forecast period dry, but as that low and front starts to move in, we can expect a little moisture to move in as well. Most of Tuesday will still be dry, but we’ll have a few showers in the mountains. There will still be some scattered showers in the mountains for Wednesday, but it looks like the main showers with the front will be a little late and hit Wednesday afternoon. By the end of the forecast, we will definitely have some rain throughout the Sound, mainly over the Olympics. The CAPE model doesn’t show anything, so there will be no thunderstorms. I will be skipping the CAPE model.

We’ll have some clouds moving in overnight, so expect a partly cloudy commute Tuesday morning. By the afternoon, more clouds will be moving in, and by Wednesday morning we can expect mostly cloudy skies. There will be a brief break from mid morning to early afternoon from the clouds, but by mid afternoon the clouds will roll back in.

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Thursday will be mostly dry with a few showers in the mountains. More rain will be moving in by Wednesday afternoon, and look to continue for at least a little bit after that. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 3-hour precipitation; WA 3-hour precipitation

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Cloud cover will be existent on Tuesday, but we’ll still have some sun every now and then. Wednesday looks to be mostly cloudy for the entire day. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Cloud; Column-integrated cloud water

Here are the 24hr precipitation totals.

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24hr precipitation totals as of Tuesday evening. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 24-hour precipitation; WA 24-hour precipitation

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24hr precipitation totals as of Wednesday evening. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 24-hour precipitation; WA 24-hour precipitation

Winds will start out calm for Tuesday, but will pick up a little by the afternoon. Strongest winds for Tuesday will be over Kitsap, the Sound, and the Strait. Winds will calm again overnight, and then look to stay that way through Wednesday.

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Winds will continue to be breezy for Tuesday, while Wednesday will have calmer winds. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Surface; 10m Wind Speed; Western WA 10m Wind Speed

With the clouds moving in, we can expect the temperatures to drop a little. This cooldown will start on Tuesday, with highs in the mid 70s, with cooler temperatures over Kitsap. Lows will be in the high 50s. Wednesday will see about the same as Tuesday, just a little cooler, with highs in the low to mid 70s. Lows will be in the mid to high 50s.

 

TL;DR: Slight cool down in the future, along with a little rain. If you don’t mind that, make sure you get to the fair!

 

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09/12/14: Want to see something cool tonight?

Special Announcement – If you follow my page on Facebook, you would have seen some of my posts about the recent solar flare. Well, with large solar flares like the one that occurred on September 10th, there is usually a coronal mass ejection associated with it, where the Sun ejects very large quantities of mass and electromagnetic radiation. When these “solar winds” hit the Earths magnetic field, we get the Aurora Borealis/Australis (Northern/Southern Lights respectively). This happens all the time, but with the mass ejections like the one that occurred, the lights tend to move further south/north. Well, this weekend is our lucky weekend because the skies are clear and the lights will be south enough where we can see them! Best chance to see them: you will need to make sure you are far enough from major metro areas so there will be minimal light pollution, face north, and make sure you have a clear line of sight towards the horizon (I heard rumblings the lights will be closer to the horizon). Being higher in elevation will help as well. I also heard that the optimal time to view is around midnight, so you may want to start drinking coffee. If you see them, let me know!

 

If you want to learn more about these events, or more about space weather, take a look at the NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center’s Facebook page.

 

Definitely has been feeling like summer for the past few days, and it looks like it will be that way for at least a few more days. I do see an end to all of this (or at least the start of it), but that’s not for a while. For now, we’ll just deal with the weekend.

 

Recap

Thursday – High 78°F, Low 56°F; Mostly clear skies all day, with a few scattered clouds in the morning. Winds were a little breezy in the afternoon, but other than that, relatively calm.

Friday – High 76°F; Clear skies all day, with pretty windy conditions in the afternoon. Gusts were measured up to 20mph at one point.

 

WARNINGS – There are currently 2 warnings out. The first is a Small Craft Advisory for the interior waters of the Sound, including Hood Canal. The second is the Red Flag Warning for high fire danger, just like the last forecast. This will expire tonight, but even with the expired warning, it’s still best to be careful. For more info, please see here.

FIRES – I thought I heard that a small fire broke out this morning, but the fire map isn’t showing anything. Must have been small and easy to take care off.

 

Washington Huskies vs Illinois Fighting Illini (Kickoff 1:00pm) – Looks like we’re going to have another hot sunny football game. Make sure to remember the sunglasses and sunscreen, and drink plenty of water. Kickoff temperatures will be in the low 70s, and will get warmer as the game continues, probably in the high 70s to low 80s by the end of the game. No rain once again, so just make sure you remember the sun screen and drink plenty of water! Go Dawgs!

 

The ridge that as been keeping the warm air here will continue to stay put, and may possibly build a little, bringing in hotter air. This shift in the air will happen overnight tonight, so expect both Saturday and Sunday to be pretty warm, like temperature we saw a few weeks ago.

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The ridge will be sticking around for the weekend, keeping things hot. SOURCE: UW Models; 36km 500mb; Temps, winds, heights

High pressure will continue to stick around for the weekend, keeping things relatively clear. However, I do see a low pressure system slowly moving up the coast of California on Sunday. It’s a relatively week low, but if it continues to move north, it may bring in some weather, especially if it strengthens. So we’ll have to see how that one goes.

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Sea level pressure will stay high, keeping things mostly clear. There is a low pressure center developing off the coast of California on Sunday that may continue north, but that won’t happen until next week, if it does at all. SOURCE: UW Models; 12km Surface; SLP, 10 m winds, and temp

Once again, we can expect a dry couple of days, and since it’s the weekend, go do something! Huskies are playing at home on Saturday, and the Washington State Fair is still going strong. If you’re concerned about missing the Seahawks game, I heard they will have some screens around that will be playing the game. CAPE model is looking blank as well, so no thunderstorms once again.

As expected with the lack of rain, and it not being winter yet, we can expect clear skies for the weekend as well.There may be a few clouds rolling in Saturday morning, but that’s about it. The one thing to note on this model is in conjunction with the sea level pressure model. Overnight Saturday and into Sunday, you can see a bank of clouds start to form and move north in association with the low pressure system. Will this affect us? Obviously not this weekend, but if that low pressure continues north…

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Skies will be clear, with the exception of a few that will roll in Saturday morning. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Cloud; Column-integrated cloud water

Since there is no rain in the forecast, I will be skipping the 24hr totals.

Winds will continue to be breezy throughout the night, but look to calm some by Saturday afternoon. Even though the winds will be calming for the most part, expect breezy winds and possible gusts over the Sound around this time. The winds will start to calm overnight, then stay that way for the most part by Sunday, with the exception of higher winds over waterways.

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Winds will continue to stay breezy through Saturday, but should start to calm by Sunday. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Surface; 10m Wind Speeds; Western WA 10m Wind Speed

As I hinted at above, this weekend is definitely going to be hot. It looks like summer is going to make (hopefully) one last push. Highs on Saturday will reach the very high 70s to low 80s, with higher temperatures in the metro areas, cooler temperatures over Kitsap. Lows will be in the mid 50s. Sunday will be even warmer, with highs in the low 80s for Kitsap and south Sound, and mid 80s for central and north Sound, and some pockets in south Sound, mainly the metro areas. Lows will be in the mid to high 50s.

 

TL;DR: Clear skies and hot temperatures for Husky football and the State Fair. Make sure you stay hydrated!

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09/10/14: Better start enjoying these days while they last…

As we all know, the weather here can change pretty quick. So while we have these sunny days (a little bit of foreshadowing?), make sure you go out and enjoy them, especially down at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup! I’m hoping I can make time in my schedule to get down there, and so should you.

 

Recap

Tuesday – High 74°F, Low 57°F; The day started out pretty cloudy, but as we moved to the afternoon the clouds started to clear some, which gave the temperatures a chance to jump up. Winds were pretty windy in the morning with a few gusts here and there, but that calmed down some by the afternoon as well. Other than a couple showers in the morning, things were pretty dry.

Wednesday – High 72°F; The morning started out pretty cloudy and cool, but as soon as those clouds broke around noon, the temperature started to jump. Winds have been calmer than they were yesterday, but have started to pick up in the afternoon.

 

WARNINGS – There are two warnings out right now. There is a Small Craft Advisory for the northern waterways, but I expect them to extend this down into the Sound a little with the wind forecast. More importantly, we have a Red Flag Warning out for basically the entire area of Western Washington. This is due to the increase in dry fuels with the hot temperatures we’ve been seeing in conjunction with wind and low humidity. For more info, please see here.

FIRES – At this point there are no new fires to report on. Unless something happens in the future, Friday will probably be the last time I put this in the posts until next season.

 

As we saw in the last forecast, the jet stream is parked a little to the northeast of us, and it doesn’t show much sign of moving. A ridge is building behind it, which will be keeping things warm here. This will be the case through the forecast, and at this point it looks like it will be this way through at least part of the weekend as well, but we’ll have to see how that goes in a couple days.

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The jet stream will stick around and keep the cool air away, but keep the hot air here. SOURCE: UW Models; 36km 500mb; Temps, winds, heights

There isn’t really anything going on with the sea level pressure map. The high pressure is still parked off of the coast, and that is leaving our pressure a little higher than the average atmospheric pressure.  I won’t be posting this model.

With the ridge and the high pressure sticking around, the precipitation model looks completely bare. I don’t even see any rain in the mountains at this time. The CAPE model is showing a big blank as well, so no thunderstorms this round either.

As expected with the lack of rain and high pressure combination, the skies are looking pretty clear as well. There will be a few clouds overnight tonight, but that’s it. I’m not seeing any signs of morning clouds or fog, but sometimes the models have a hard time of catching that. Looking at another model that specifically looks for low clouds, it is looking bare as well, so I expect clear mornings as well.

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Clear skies for the next couple of days with the exception of a few clouds overnight tonight.SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Cloud; Column-integrated cloud water

Since there isn’t any rain, I won’t be posting the 24hr totals.

Winds will surprisingly continue to stay breezy through Friday afternoon, mainly for south Sound, Kitsap, and over the actual Sound. By Friday evening those winds will finally start to calm down. As expected, with the higher wind speeds throughout the forecast period, we can expect some strong gusts throughout the forecast in those areas as well, so make sure you don’t have too many loose things lying around.

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Winds will continue to stay breezy through the next couple of days. Expect gusty conditions at times as well.SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Surface; 10m Wind Speed; Western WA 10m Wind Speed

With that ridge forming behind the jet stream, and as I hinted at in the title, expect the warm temperatures to stick around for at least another couple of days. Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 70s for most of the Sound, with cooler temperatures over Kitsap and north Sound. Lows will be in the low 50s. Friday will see a slight increase throughout the Sound, but highs will still max out in the mid 70s, with a possibility of higher temperatures in the metro areas. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s.

 

TL;DR: It’s still warm out! Go to outside things!

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09/08/14: It’s September! Is summer not over yet?

Technically, no, summer isn’t over yet. The official date for fall is September 23, but we should start the transition soon. Just not in the immediate future.

 

Recap

Saturday – High 88°F, Low 57°F; A beautiful day for Husky football, even if I got a little sunburn. Clear skies all day, with some breezy conditions in the afternoon.

Sunday – High 87°F, Low 60°F; Clear skies once again, breezy for most of the day.

Monday – High 72°F; Pretty overcast for the majority of the day. There were a few sun breaks later in the day, but the clouds kept things cool, and there were a few scattered showers here and there in the afternoon.

 

WARNINGS – There is a Small Craft Advisory in effect for the northern waterways. For more info, please see here.

FIRES – At this point, there are no fires to report on. I’ll keep reporting on this for a little bit, but it looks likes things are wrapping up for the season.

 

It looks like the jet stream only gave us a taste of the fall transition, as it will slowly start to move east overnight. This will bring in warmer temperatures once again as a ridge moves into place. The jet stream does stall a little though, so it definitely won’t be as bad as it can be.

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The jet stream will be keeping the hot air away, but it will also be keeping the cool air away. SOURCE: UW Models; 36km 500mb; Temps, winds, heights

We’ll have some slightly lower pressure over us for tomorrow, but the high pressure off the coast will push that away by Wednesday, hopefully clearing things up. Since there isn’t really anything on this model, I will be skipping that.

Scattered showers will continue overnight, with what looks like a convergence zone over central Sound. The showers will stick around for Tuesday morning, but by afternoon they will stick to the mountains, mainly the Olympics. By Wednesday things will dry out for the most part, with a few showers developing in the Olympics in the afternoon. The CAPE model is looking blank, so no thunderstorms for this round.

Tuesday will start out pretty cloudy for the entire Sound. By the afternoon, those will clear up for the most part, with the Olympics and Kitsap keeping some of those clouds. Wednesday morning may see some morning clouds for mainly south/north Sound and Kitsap, but those will clear up by the afternoon.

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Showers will continue overnight and into Tuesday morning, but things should dry out by Wednesday. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 3-hour precipitation; WA 3-hour precipitation

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Along with the rain, the cloud will stick around till tomorrow morning, but should clear up by the afternoon. Wednesday will see some morning clouds, but not much. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Cloud; Column-integrated cloud water

Here are the 24hr precipitation totals.

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24hr precipitation totals as of Tuesday evening. Most of this will be in the morning. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 24-hour precipitation; WA 24-hour precipitation

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24hr precipitation totals as of Wednesday evening. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Precip; 24-hour precipitation; WA 24-hour precipitation

Winds will start to calm down overnight, and stay relatively calm through Tuesday. The Strait will see some increased wind speeds in the afternoon, as will over the Sound. The winds will calm once again overnight, but it won’t be the same story for Wednesday. By the afternoon, winds will pick up for everyone, especially north Sound and Kitsap. The entire coastal area of the Sound will see increased winds as well.

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Winds will stay relatively calm for Tuesday, but by Wednesday we can expect fairly breezy conditions for the entire Sound. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Surface; 10m Wind Speed; Western WA 10m Wind Speed

As I hinted at above, we aren’t quite done with summer yet, and we’ll see a slight increase in temperatures in preparation for the very warm end of the week. Tuesday will see highs in the low 70s for the entire Sound, with cooler temperatures over water and the western part of Kitsap. Lows will be in the mid 50s. Wednesday will see a slight increase in temperature, with highs in the low 70s once again, but warmer this time. Lows will be in the mid 50s once again.

 

TL;DR: Tuesday will start out cloudy, but we’ll be moving back to summer over the next couple of days. At least it will be nice for the fair!

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09/05/14: How will it look for the Husky home opener and State fair?

Sorry I missed Wednesday’s post, I had an emergency that needed my attention. At least the weather was great, right? I was going to introduce a new portion for the forecast, but since I missed it last time I’ll do it for the weekend! Since football season is finally upon us, I will start to do a game time forecast for the Seahawk and Husky home games. I’ll place them towards the top, but as always a more detailed forecast will follow.

 

Since I have missed so many days (again, sorry about that), I will be skipping the recap.

 

WARNINGS – We have 2 warnings out right now. The first is a Small Craft Advisory in effect for Puget Sound. Things are going to be a little breezy overnight and into tomorrow, so be aware if you find yourself out on the water. The other is a little surprising: a Red Flag Warning for the western slopes of the Olympics. It looks to be a short warning, but it was released because of high temperatures, low humidity, and gusty conditions. For more info, please see here.

FIRES – There are currently no wildfires to report on.

 

Washington Huskies vs. Eastern Washington Eagles (Kickoff 12:05pm) – If you’re going to the game, make sure you remember the sunglasses, hat, and sun screen. Skies are going to be clear, and temperatures are going to be hot. Kickoff will see temperatures in the mid to high 70s, and it’s only going to get warmer from there, getting into the mid 80s before the game is over. Other than that, there won’t be any rain so shorts and your best purple shirt will be all you need. Go Dawgs!

 

We’ll be under some pretty warm air for the weekend, so don’t expect this weather to depart any time soon. However, it looks like an isolated low will start to get a little stronger and try to reach up into the cooler air. It doesn’t look like it will affect us too much, but this could be a sign of things changing again in the near future.

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The warm weather will be sticking around as the jet stream continues to stay north. An isolated low will start to build into a trough, and that may cool things down next week. SOURCE: UW Models; 36km 500mb; Temps, winds, heights

It looks like there will be a little bit of clashing with the sea level pressures, trying to fight for the area over us. It looks like it will be predominately high pressure, and the low pressure system to the south of us is too far away to do anything. Since there isn’t anything important for this batch, I’ll be skipping this model.

Things are looking completely dry this weekend. I don’t see any showers popping up anywhere, including up in the mountains. There is a little bit of a bloom of CAPE Sunday evening in the Olympics, but with the lack of precipitation, there obviously won’t be a thunderstorm this weekend. There may be a slight chance for some dry lightning, but the way the forecast is looking, I doubt it. Since there isn’t really anything on either of these models, I will be skipping them, and the 24hr precipitation totals.

The cloud model is looking pretty bare for this weekend as well. It looks like some high clouds may move into parts of south Sound Saturday evening, but other than that, things look good. Given what I’ve been seeing on my morning commute for the past couple of days, there may be some patchy fog here and there as well.

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Skies will stay clear all weekend, with the exception of a few high clouds that may roll in to south Sound Saturday evening. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Cloud; Column-integrated cloud water

Winds will continue to stay fairly breezy overnight, then start to calm some by Saturday evening. During this time, the strongest winds (other than in the mountains) will be in the Sound and over Kitsap. Winds will calm significantly overnight on Saturday, then proceed to pick up some everywhere as Sunday progresses. The winds won’t be nearly as breezy as we’ve been seeing at least.

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Winds will continue to stay breezy for much of the Sound through Saturday evening. After that, things will calm overnight, then pick up again in the afternoon. SOURCE: UW Models; 4km Surface; 10m Wind Speed; Western WA 10m Wind Speed

As you probably figured out with the different variables throughout the forecast, it’s going to be hot this weekend. Highs on Saturday look to climb into the high 80s for most of the Sound. Cooler areas will be south Sound and Kitsap, but not by much. Lows will be in the high 50s for the entire Sound. Sunday will see a bit of a cool down, with highs only reaching the low 80s for southern and central Sound, cooling to the north. Lows will be in the high 50s once again.

 

TL;DR: Great weekend for the home opener of Husky football, and for the start of the Washington State Fair!

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No post today

I’m taking a day off with the holiday, so I won’t be posting today. Be back on Wednesday!

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