Valentine’s Day Forecast

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
11:59 A.M.

Hi everybody! After some midterms and intense studying, I’m back to writing this blog, although I have to admit, I still have a lot of work ahead of me. But let’s worry about that another day.

I’m not sure how other people feel, but I’m not quite in love with the forecast. However, I’m definitely crushing on it, maybe I’m even spittin’ game and hitting on it. I wouldn’t like to marry this forecast, but I’d take it on a date.

Spring weather is often unpredictable in the Pacific Northwest. The upper atmosphere is very cool, but the lower atmosphere warms up due to increasing solar insolation as we move closer to the summer solstice. Today will be a preview into some of the weather we could see later on this spring.

Currently, there is a weak area of low pressure off our coast, and it is directing some unstable air into our area. The satellite picture from ~ 11:30 A.M. shows this well.

Most of the unstable air is being directed south of us, but we could still see a stray shower or two. The exciting part about the forecast today is that we could see some small hail with some of these showers, though again, most of these showers will be to our south.

Maybe I’m being a bit optimistic here, but there hasn’t been much exciting weather lately. I’m just taking this day to “like” the weather of the Pacific Northwest, and I hope you like it to.

Charlie

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