Friday, September 23, 2011
Hi everybody, I just moved into my dorm today. The weather system coming in for next Monday looks significantly different in the models from what it looked just a day ago. Whereas the models before showed a large front sitting over the area and giving us heavy rain, the new models show a front that would likely give us less rain but has the potential for fairly breezy conditions. There definitely isn’t anything to be worried about, and these winds will not cause damage unless the forecast changes drastically. However, locations on the north Washington coast could get fairly windy, with the windiest conditions likely being around Tattoosh Island.
Overall, this new storm is weaker. The earlier forecasts showed the Olympics getting pounded with over 6 inches of rain in spots, with the potential for up to 10 inches in isolated, orographically-favored locations. Now, they’ll be lucky to get three inches. Seattle was forecast to receive over an inch, and now we’ll be lucky if we see a half inch.
But take a look at some of the winds…