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Good evening everyone! Christmas is exactly one week away and it’s looking like the weather will be ramping up quite a bit before we get there.
We’ll start off the weekend excessively wet. A few frontal systems will bring widespread rain and Saturday’s system will bring noticeably heavier rain to the foothills and some areas in the Puget Sound. In short, expect a wet weekend.
As is usual for this time of year, the wet weather will also be accompanied by some breezy winds. High wind is possible for the North Interior and Coastal areas, yet winds aren’t expected to top 45mph along the central and south Puget Sound. A pretty unremarkable wind event, so not really much to worry about.
Now for the big question…will it snow on Christmas? Short answer is probably not, seeing as historically, we have a 7% chance of seeing a white Christmas. However, the models are starting to show some interesting things that might give some hopes for those of you looking for snow on the ground Christmas morning.
A pool of much colder air will drop down from Canada into the Pacific Northwest starting around Christmas eve, but how much moisture there will be in the atmosphere and the chance of snow is unsure.
I’ll be taking a vacation out of the country on the 22nd and I’ll be back January 3rd, so there will be an absence of posts. I’ll be sure to update the snow possibility before I leave!
Have a good holiday season!
UPDATED December 11th 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds are already starting to howl to over 50mph! Continue reading
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