Strong spring wind and rain storm predicted Thursday

Published on June 13, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on June 13, 2017 9:56PM

University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass says a low-pressure system will drive wind and rain into the Pacific Northwest coast Thursday: “Will the weather gods relent in sending winter weather to the West Coast? The answer is no. Here is the upper level chart (500 hPa, around 18,000 ft) valid at 11 PM on Thursday. A very long Pacific jet stream (where the lines are close together) is aimed directly at the Northwest. This is a January pattern not a mid-June one.”

CLIFF MASS BLOG

University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass says a low-pressure system will drive wind and rain into the Pacific Northwest coast Thursday: “Will the weather gods relent in sending winter weather to the West Coast? The answer is no. Here is the upper level chart (500 hPa, around 18,000 ft) valid at 11 PM on Thursday. A very long Pacific jet stream (where the lines are close together) is aimed directly at the Northwest. This is a January pattern not a mid-June one.”

Considering it is mid-June, a relatively strong and wet weather pattern is predicted for Thursday.

CLIFF MASS BLOG

Considering it is mid-June, a relatively strong and wet weather pattern is predicted for Thursday.


LONG BEACH — Though it won’t amount to much by winter standards, a spring Pacific storm predicted for Thursday will be intense enough to damage hanging baskets and deck umbrellas. Residents in coastal Pacific County should take precautions Wednesday to safeguard anything the wind might wreck.

The National Weather Service in Portland predicts gusts to 50 mph in coastal communities from south of Newport to Pacific County. There also could be more than half an inch of rain.



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