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Archive for February, 2015

Pattern Shift

    The ridge of high pressure that has been keeping us warm and dry this winter has started to move. The regime, which for months has been blocking most storms, will position itself far enough out over the Pacific to allow storms to circulate over the top and affect us from the northwest. Reminiscent […]

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Major AR

      A major atmospheric river (AR) is about to hit the west coast. It’s expected to hit Northern California most directly, but waves will periodically affect the Northwest tonight all the way through Tuesday, according to the latest model forecasts. Seattle’s National Weather Service office has thus far only issued a Hydrologic Outlook […]

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Shifting Patterns

    We’ve got a wet week ahead of us. The ridge of high pressure that has been dominating our weather, keeping us relatively dry all season, was knocked down over the weekend by a large low pressure system offshore. Unfortunately for mountain snowpack, freezing levels are expected to remain relatively high through the weekend. […]

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