Sunday, November 15, 2009
Major Windstorm Possible on Tuesday
Well, the next few days is going to bring a range of extreme weather here...and now the U.S. models are locking on a major windstorm on Tuesday. But there are hold outs...the UKMET office model...which just as skillful on average.. and the European Center Model...which is better that the top US model (a terrible embarrassment for us that should not be!)
Anyway, below is the 48-h sea level pressure and wind speed forecasts--a major event if this becomes true. I suspect we will know tonight whether the US or American models are right. Right now we will have to live with some uncertainty.
And don't forget the rain. We will see huge amounts in the Olympics and northern Cascades, some Olympic slopes getting more than 10 inches. Olympic rivers will flood and there is a strong possibility of flood downstream of the N. Cascades (e.g., Nooksack). And even the lowlands could get deluged with several inches.
Posted by Cliff Mass at 12:38 PM