Friday, October 23, 2009

Nice Convergence Zone


It is pouring outside my home now. Take a look at the radar and surface observations...a very nice convergence zone is apparent in both. But tomorrow should be dry--even with some sun. A frontal system moves in mid-day on Sunday...so have your outdoor fun (or work) tomorrow.

11 comments:

andycottle said...

Darn right it`s wet outside! Just did a day hike up at Mt.Dickerman with a couple buddies from work and steadily rained the whole time during the hike. So a very rainy day here in the central sound for sure! Looks like it was breezy down here as well as I had a 15mph wind gust from the southwest earlier today. Rain total wise and as of 9:17pm, I have picked up 1.00" of rain for the day so far here atop Hollywood hill. Looks like we may be headed for a rather WET October by time this month is over with.

mainstreeter said...

what happened to the earlier NWS long range forecast of above normal temps and below normal precip?

smokejumper said...

Always enjoy a good convergence zone. Quick look at tonights extended WRF-GFS run had a bombing 970mb low moving right through the central sound next week, haha. Hope thats discounted for now.

andycottle said...

That would be cool to have an early season wind storm and have it be as early as next week! :o)

RobbyRob said...

Mainstreeter : I am pretty sure that El Nino doesn't really start affecting our weather until around the beginning of January.

mainstreeter said...

Robby, it was the 30-60 day product issued by the NWS last month. It showed a map of brown for the NW indicating above average temps and normal to below normal precip

andycottle said...

I see the morning models still the possibility of windy weather next week. We`ll see.

RobbyRob said...

Anyone else look at the extended GFS? It shows a deep low moving towards our coast and it getting down to 959mb and kind of just hanging out for a while until finally dragging south along the coast line. I know there is still a lot of time for the models to change, but this sure does look interesting.

andycottle said...

Yep, Robbyrob. As usual, I have been looking at the GFS models and it appears that we might get some BREEZY to WINDY conditions as a strong cold front looks to move through later next week. And looks like the strong winds look to be along and or just behind the cold front. So we`ll have to see what models do as time comes closer.

Cliff Mass Weather Blog said...

All,
The forecast event is very strong--and would produce strong winds along the coast, in the Strait, and Georgia Strait....but it is too far out too get exited yet...particularly since it is connected with an extratropical transition event in the western Pacific...which reduces predictability greatly. If it still there on the Monday runs..then it will be serious...cliff

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