How is climate change influencing PNW heat waves and will the PNW experience more extreme heat waves in the future?
The enormity of what the Pacific Northwest just experienced is difficult to put into words, but it is essential to at least attempt to contextualize what we just experienced and try to answer the #1 burning question on everyone’s mind — what role is climate change playing in PNW heat waves? First of all, it
An extraordinary heat wave will build over the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia this weekend, bringing some of the warmest recorded temperatures in the history of the region. The upper-level forecast for Saturday evening shows an extraordinary “heat dome” ridge centered over western North America. Temperatures under the ridge are expected to easily be above
The upcoming weekend and early next week promise to bring another period of active weather to the Pacific Northwest. The culprit is a broad trough of low pressure that will deepen and park itself off the west coast as we move into the weekend. This trough is deeper than the one that brought clouds and
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