Exclusive Summaries & Forecasts For
The Inland Northwest
By Climatologist Bob Lutz
Inland Northwest Summary Issued:
Long-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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Short-Term Weather Outlook for the week of July 25
High pressure will dominate the pattern through much of the work week;
however, that ridge will still be fighting a weak westerly flow off the Pacific which could result in some gusty
winds and high clouds at times. In addition, I can't totally rule out the chance of a shower or thunderstorm, especially
early in the period. The hottest weather will likely arrive later in the week as the high pressure ridge intensifies, but like
much of the season so far this year, the heat wave will be short-lived. By later in the weekend, a strong cold front
will knock the ridge back once again, and bring in more gusty winds along with cooler marine air which will persist into much
of next week.
Long-Term Extended Forecast
The roller-coaster ride in temperatures
look to continue as high pressure fights systems still trying to move inland off the Pacific. While there is not a lot of precipitation
in this pattern, it does serve to keep temperatures rather pleasant for this time of the year, and help keep us protected from
the intense summer heat plaguing much of the country right now.
Boating Weather Forecast
Other than some gusty winds at times, no widespread hazardous weather is expected this week.
scheduled Weather Summary will be issued Monday, August 1, 2016
(Updates will be posted in the event of any significant
changes to the forecast and during hazardous weather events)