Our minor lowland snow event is nearly over, with only some wet snow near sea level and modest snow above 500-700 ft. As noted in my previous blog, the problem was temperature: too warm at low levels. But plenty of snow in the mountains.
The only real snow during the next few hours will be around Port Angeles and the NE Olympics, where Fraser Valley flow will be forced to rise (see forecast for 3-h snow ending 4 AM).
But there is a lot of weather fun that will occur over the next few days over the Northwest, including:
- The coldest low temperatures over the western lowlands since last January (down to the mid-20s!)
- Strong Fraser River outflow winds during the next day or so.
- Strong easterly winds along the eastern slopes of the Cascades
- Strong easterly winds in the Columbia Gorge
- Lowland snow on Thursday
- Strong winds along the NW WA coast on Thursday.
More in future blogs.