Exclusive Summaries & Forecasts For
The Inland Northwest
By Climatologist Bob Lutz
Inland Northwest Summary Issued:
Short-Term Weather Model Agreement for the Pacific Northwest is:
(POOR= Forecast Changes are Likely * GOOD= Fair Agreement, but Changes are Possible * EXCELLENT= Changes Unlikely)
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Dry and unseasonably warm weather will continue through mid week as strong high pressure remains over the area. There
is some moisture that is moving northward in the warm southerly flow which could fire-up a shower or thunderstorm late Monday &
The long range models remain in fair agreement
on the eventual demise of the strong high pressure ridge that has been over the area since early in the month; however, the timing
of the pattern change is still a bit uncertain. Right now, it appears conditions will begin to deteriorate after mid-week,
but the system will be very slow to move through the Northwest, so the timing of the cooler marine air and precipitation
will be subject to change. Once the ridge departs, we'll see a major change to more fall-like weather with a much
cooler and wetter pattern which may very well last into early October.