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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UPDATE 2:15 PM//The combination of abundant sunshine, daytime heating, and influx of monsoonal moisture has primed the
atmosphere for the likelihood of some severe thunderstorms! The trigger will be a potent storm that is slowly making its
way inland. The timing of the main dynamics has been suspect, and does appear to have stalled just a bit but even so, an
active period is likely to develop in the hours ahead and last well into this evening. These strong storms will be capable
of heavy rain, hail, damaging winds, and vivid lightning. There is also a very slight risk of an isolated funnel
cloud or F1 tornado.
The models continue to favor a warming trend as a strong ridge of high pressure moves back over the Inland
Northwest. Temperatures are once again expected to climb to above season normals by early next week!