November 25, 2009
These two images show the expected rain from now to 4 A.M. tomorrow and then that time to 4 P.M. As the title says, the weather will be fairly uneventful this Thanksgiving in terms of wind and general storminess, but we should get a good shot of light but steady rain starting tonight and lasting into early Friday. All this rain is due to a front stalling over the area. Where most fronts sweep right on through, this front will have little eastward progress (storms go from west to east in our neck of the woods). Due to that, we could see an inch of rain throughout the lowlands, and the Skokomish could see some minor flooding. Still, the mountains will not see the prodigal widespread 5-10 inch amounts they were seeing with some of the systems earlier this November because the winds in the upper atmosphere will not be that strong, which means that there will not be much orographic enhancement on the mountain peaks. Of course, that means there won’t be much of a rain shadow effect in locales like Sequim either. Everybody will be wet. And the snow levels will be high too, which is great news for travelers across the pass but bad news for us skiers.