1 Sep 2014
Weather observations for September 1, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.
2180 meters +2, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
1835 meters +4, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the S
1550 meters No Data
660 meters +11, Valley Temperature, Max Temp yest +17.6, trace of precip yesterday
For the forecast, today we can expect unsettled conditions with mostly cloudy skies with the occasional break. There is still the possibility of isolated showers in this light Northwesterly flow aloft. The flow will change tomorrow to a strong Westerly flow as a moist low moves down the coast bringing light precipitation to our area. Wednesday should see some lingering cloud in the morning as a dry Northerly flow aloft moves into the area. The upper level ridge developing will give us sunny skies into the weekend with seasonal temperatures. There is a chance of snow in the upper elevations Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.
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29 Aug 2014
Weather observations for August 29, 2014; taken at 05:00Hrs.
2180 meters +5, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1835 meters +7, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1550 meters No Data
660 meters +13, Valley Temperature, Max Temp yesterday +23.3
For the forecast we can expect unsettled conditions with mostly cloudy skies and the occasional sunny break, as a low level onshore flow moves into our area today. The low moving down the coast should become stronger on Saturday with some light precipitation. This trend will continue into Sunday with the chance of slightly more precipitation. Monday at this time looks unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud and the slight chance of some isolated showers. Cooler temperatures can be expected over the next few days. Models are not in agreement for the long term outlook. Should have a better handle on next week Monday.
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25 Aug 2014
Weather observations for August 25, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.
2180 meters +9, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters +10, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SSW
1550 meters +12, Relative Humidity 58 %
660 meters +9, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +2
For the forecast, upper ridge will bring sunny and warm weather today through Wednesday as a dry Northerly flow influences our area. The ridge will move East as an offshore upper trough begins to push into the area bringing cloudier, unsettled conditions into the weekend. The trough will intensify on Saturday with cooler temperatures and the possibility of some precipitation into Sunday.
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22 Aug 2014
Rain clouds forming Thursday afternoon over Blackcomb.
Weather observations for August 22, 2014; taken at 05:00 Hrs.
2180 Meters +5, Winds were 25-50 KPH from the WNW
1835 Meters +6, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the ESE
1550 Meters +10, Relative Humidity 61 %
660 Meters +8, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +23, Trace of Precip Yest
For the forecast, the system bringing welcome rain to the area yesterday has been replaced by yet another high pressure aloft, with a low level Northerly flow. Sunny skies are back for as long as another week. This system will build over the Pacific Northwest through the weekend with warmer temperatures. The pattern as of now looks like it will continue into next week with gradual cooling by Thursday. There could be a change on Friday with an upper trough developing in the Pacific.
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