Kamis, 30 September 2010

Fall and Low Clouds

We are in for a stretch of beautiful fall weather, but many of our days will start off with low clouds and fog. And that is absolutely typi...

Senin, 27 September 2010

Incredible Humidity

Today the humidity has been extraordinary around western Washington and Oregon. I mean sticky. Feels like the southeast U.S. during the su...

Sabtu, 25 September 2010

The Rain Cometh

Today was as close to perfect as weather can get around here. In Seattle: no clouds, high in the mid-70s, nice breeze. The air was clean an...

Kamis, 23 September 2010

The First Atmospheric River of the Season

Some of the most important wintertime weather features of our region are the plumes of moisture that stream northeastward out of the tropics...

Minggu, 19 September 2010

Northwest Monsoon

I have been amazed by the amount of rainfall falling around here over the past two days, with a number of locations getting the equivalent o...

Sabtu, 18 September 2010

Forecasting's Achilles Heel

Today we are experiencing a noticeable forecast failure and one that in some sense is self-inflicted. Here is Puget Sound country it is goin...

Kamis, 16 September 2010

How Bad Has It Been?

Another round of rain struck today and the grumbling has increased... "The worst summer I can remember" "I thought Septembers...

Selasa, 14 September 2010

The Birds Are Back

I have mentioned before that birds can be viewed on weather radar, and we have a great example tonight. It seems like the big migrations ten...

Minggu, 12 September 2010

Go South for Sun! Wine weather.

During the fall, the jet stream and its associated weather strengthen and move southward. As a result our region gets increasingly "c...