Annual Vancouver Sausage Festival Forecast
Yes folks, it is that time of the year again. Time for the kids to go back to school and time to get ready for the return of the fall storms. It is also time for my annual Vancouver Sausage Festival forecast. The annual event takes place this coming weekend and attracts thousands to Vancouver’s St. Joe’s Catholic School. The event raises operating capital for the school and includes an outdoor carnival, music, the infamous “fest garden” and much more. I have yet to miss a single year since I began going in 1985 as a youngster. It all benefits the kids and that is a good cause in my book. I am looking forward to seeing many of you there again this year. By the way, how about those thunderstorms last night? That was a nice treat for all of us nerds who love that kind of weather. It was dubbed by many as the best nocturnal storm outbreak over Portland / Vancouver since summer of 2009.
Now, let’s get back to the “fest forecast.” An area of low pressure off the coast will move across the Pacific Northwest later this week. The timing is still a bit up in the air. It looks like the main area of unsettled weather will move across the area on Thursday. At this point it does not look like a washout by any means. It all pushes east on Friday. It appears as though Saturday night will be the best night to attend the fest if you are looking for the best weather. By Saturday a ridge of high pressure will be building over the area with almost no chances of precipitation. Sunday looks very nice with highs near 80.
Here are my forecast high temperatures for Portland / Vancouver over the next few days:
Today – 79 (mostly sunny)
Wednesday – 77 (afternoon showers)
Thursday – 70 (showers)
Friday – 75 (a morning shower)
Saturday – 78 (mostly sunny)
Sunday – 81 (mostly sunny)
The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has just inked two great meetings slated for September and October that will be free and open to all ages of the general public. Mark your calendars now for September 25th when former Oregon State Climatologist and Meteorologist George Taylor will speak to our chapter in Portland. His complete presentation is detailed on our website. Then we will host our premier meeting of the season. The 21st annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference will be held Saturday, October 26th 2013 beginning at 10am at OMSI in Portland. This annual meeting is a blast! Weather forecasters from across the Pacific Northwest will once again converge on Portland to give their best prognostications for what this upcoming winter will bring weather-wise to Oregon and SW Washington. This meeting is also free and open to all ages of the general public. Please arrive early if you want a seat. This meeting normally attracts a capacity of 300+ attendees. To view complete details on both of these meetings please see: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/
President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Columbian Newspaper Weather Blogger
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