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
A strong southerly flow out ahead of a storm system in the Gulf of Alaska will keep high temperatures
above normal early in the week. Moisture imbedded in that flow could also fire-up an isolated thunderstorm, especially
by later on Tuesday as some cooler air once again invades the area. Temperatures will continue to be on a downward trend
for the later half of the week, with a chance that conditions may become increasingly more unsettled depending on the track of the
next storm system.
An anomalously strong system slowly moving out of the Gulf of Alaska
continues to play havoc with the extended forecast! Most models are in good agreement that temperatures will be significantly
cooler over the Labor Day weekend, but strongly disagree on precipitation chances and coverage. As of now, expect
much cooler weather by later in the week and into the holiday weekend, with an increasing chance of at least some scattered showers
and thunderstorms, especially in and near the mountains.
Boating Weather Forecast
Isolated thunderstorms are
possible at times throughout the week, but no other widespread hazardous weather is expected.
scheduled Weather Summary will be issued on Thursday, September 1, 2016
(Updates will be posted in the event
of any significant changes to the forecast and during hazardous weather events)