Turning colder by the end of January + La Niña weakens

The first two-thirds of January 2023 featured mild temperatures and relatively benign weather in the PNW. The storm track, along with any significant, impactful weather, has been focused over California. Meanwhile, the PNW has settled for light rain and temperatures in the 40s – low 50s. From a synoptic meteorology perspective, the culprit for the…

iPhone weather app falsely predicts single digit temperatures in Seattle next week

For anyone looking for a quick glance at the weather forecast, smartphone weather apps have become an indispensable tool. The default iPhone weather app has historically been a reliable source of quick and accurate weather forecasts, so I was shocked when this morning I saw a forecast low of 4°F for Seattle next Thursday. For…

How much lowland snow will fall this Tuesday-Wednesday?

As advertised, another cold snap is about to take hold in the PNW. Cold air will filter into the region Sunday night into Monday and stick around for about a week. Scattered snow showers will be possible on Monday and Tuesday, but the most interesting period will be from Tuesday night into Wednesday when a…

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