Warm Weather Coming?
What’s that? Could it be? Sun and warm weather on the way? Now we are talking! But I have to stop for just a moment and ask a question first. Snow in May? That just seems wrong! See details below.
After weeks of seemingly endless rain and record cold, it finally looks like the Pacific Northwest will see a break later this week. The break will be fairly short lived, but it may just be enough to give us that “shot in the arm” we have all been looking for this spring. A ridge of high pressure will nudge its way into the region on Wednesday and hold over the area through Friday. We have been getting used to temperatures well below normal most of this spring. Rainfall records have also been falling across the Pacific Northwest. Mark Albright of the Univ of WA commented to me today that Pullman, Washington reported accumulating snow this morning. This is the latest date on record for accumulating snow in Pullman. Records in Pullman date back nearly 120 years (1893-2010). The previous latest date for accumulating snow in Pullman was May 8th, set in 2002. Now that is chilly. Another trough of low pressure will likely pay us a visit again this coming weekend, dropping temperatures back into the 50’s and lower 60’s. But until then, lets enjoy the nice weather while we can. It looks like Portland / Vancouver will see temperatures in the lower to mid 70’s on Thursday and Friday. Seattle should see temps into the 60’s. Eastern Oregon and Washington will also get in on the warm weather action as well. Enjoy it! We DEFINITELY deserve it!
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