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Return from Storm Chasing / Rainy to Sunny in the Forecast

I have returned from Arizona and will be resuming updates as usual on Puget Sound Wx Geek. I will be working on releasing a compilation video of footage and photographs from storm chasing over the last two weeks and will publish it here.

I flew into a very rainy and cloudy Seattle yesterday. The showers were caused by strong westerly winds in the upper atmosphere steering moisture and low pressure systems near the region.

Light, spotty showers will continue Today (Sunday). Labor Day (Monday) will be dry for the majority of the day, however there is a chance of light spotty showers later in the evening around 9:00PM.

We can expect to see rainfall chances to dwindle over the start of the week as a high pressure ridge shifts over from the Pacific. Temperatures are also expected to rise into the 70s and even the 80s as the week progresses.

We are quickly approaching rain/windstorm season here in the Pacific Northwest, so stay tuned to Puget Sound Wx Geek for updates and insights into the long range forecasts of active or potential storm systems.

 

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My Storm Chasing Adventure…

I have limited access to a computer with internet here in Arizona, so I apologize that the blog and live stream have been more or less neglected over the past few days. Continue reading

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Southern Washington!

Scattered Thunderstorms are expected in the area once again this afternoon and evening. They will be similar to yesterday’s storms that produce frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes due to the massively unstable atmosphere. Continue reading

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An Exciting Night of Storms and More to Come

Temperatures reached the mid 90s in the Western Washington lowlands on Monday while an upper level low pressure system surged into the Northwest region bringing colder upper levels and swaths of mid level moisture. These ingredients came together to produce strong, frequent lightning producing thunderstorms that tracked across the Lowlands and the Cascades.

Rain showers are expected to continue throughout this morning and storms will start becoming more likely by around 3PM this afternoon.

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August 12th-13th Thunderstorm Event / Monsoon Season Storm Chasing

With the Northwest summer giving us plentiful heat and sunshine, we’ve been lacking interesting weather content to feature and talk about on PSWxG. However, things are about to get interesting as a few changes occur during the next few days. Continue reading

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Surprise Thunderstorms!

I awoke early this morning to see giant rain droplets (probably hail that had melted on the way down) falling from brightly colored tall bubbling cumulonimbus clouds. I wish I had my live stream cam on record! Continue reading

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July Rain Day

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A Return to Reality in Seattle.

The Puget Sound Region has been blessed with a streak of sunny hot days making us remember why we love summer in the Northwest so much. Alas, a return to reality is in order as rain and cooler temperatures are forecast for this weekend. Continue reading

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A Hot Weekend Ahead!

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What are Upper Level Lows?

One of the biggest weather trends for the past couple months has been the occurrence and effects of upper level low pressure systems. These tough to forecast systems bring a mixture of sun, rain, storms to the lowlands and even late spring snow to the higher mountains. Continue reading

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