Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 4cast

Today: clouds and some showers
Friday and Saturday: sunny and warm
Sunday: clouds and perhaps some showers
July 4th: major improvement

And in typical NW fashion, summer weather should officially start on July 5th.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why forecasts are wrong

Tiny differences in the offshore pressure flows can make a huge difference in NW weather.

To mitigate this, forecasters look at a lot of forecasts for one day and average them all together.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bottom line

Cooler than normal for the next week or so but then we may well enjoy a normal summer from that point on.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

What the radiation from Fukushima is and is not causing

Radiation from Fukushima is not causing an uptick in infant mortality here in the NW. It IS causing an uptick in reDONK faux-science news articles.

Friday, June 3, 2011

It was cold. It will be warm.

This was the coldest spring ever. Today it will be warm. Tomorrow it will be even warmer, through Monday maybe.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


A weak-ass tornado touched down for a weak 200 feet, in weak Southwest Washington. Weak sauce.