Showing posts from October, 2020

Short Term Pattern Change to aid Fire Fighters

 A low pressure system will drop out of the Gulf of Alaska and into the Pacific NW and and extreme Northern California. This system will produce cooler, more humid air along with some much needed precip: The timing remains around the 10th of October. Unfortunately, high pressure will move in on the heels of this system and dominate our weather for at least another week. We are seeing what could be a major pattern change starting around the 21st of October, especially for the Pacific NW as storms are growing in size as we move into the rainy season: The beauty of La Nina is that it can produce much stronger storms. We will need that to push out our blocking ridge. Stay Tuned ...

Will Ma Nature Help with the Fires? La Nina Winter

 As our extremely dry pattern continues, there is some relief in sight, especially for Oregon, Washington and Northern California. We are tracking the season's first decent storm, which is prepared to come ashore around the 9th-11th of October. I know, that is a very long time from now, but this is the first sign that perhaps winter will start and fire season will wind up. Here is a look at the forecast from the 10th of October: With a ridge of high pressure to south blocking any sub-tropical moisture tap, we will not see copious amounts of precip. However, this storm is born in the north and will usher in much cooler and more humid air, which should give our heroic fire fighters a much better chance at containment. We do see 1-2 inches of liquid precip for areas of Northern California, Oregon and Washington. Cross your fingers that they are the right areas as heavy precip will be scattered. La Nina - It is a Certainty We will officially be in a La Nina winter this year. La Nina me