March 20, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is the latest forecast update regarding East Coast storm, record ridge & eventual warmth here.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 9:18 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 10:50 PM

With gray skies & scattered showers, todays highs ran in the mid 40s to 50.

Rainfall amounts have been light.  0.16" or less has fallen over much of the area.  The highest total us east of Brook with 0.25" with an Iroquois River USGS Water Resources Division rain gauge. 

The historic warmth continues over western Canada & the western U.S. with some areas seeing March monthly records broken or tied for 4 days in a row.

Washington State for example:

79 Sea-Tac (old record was 69, 1986)
78 NWS Seattle (68, 2010)
74 Bellingham (67, 1986)
79 Olympia (73, 1986)
79 Hoquiam (69, 1968)
79 Quillayute (68, 1968)

Edson, Alberta hit 68, Squamish, British Columbia soared to 78, while Hope, British Columbia reached 79.  Jasper National Park area in Alberta soared to 67.  Sweetgrass Landing Airport hit 64 on the shores of icy Lake Claire, northeast Alberta near the Northwest Territories Border.

The record warmth extended into Oregon & Idaho with upper 70s around Portland & 72 at Fruitland, Idaho.

Vance, Colorado Airport at 5039' hit 65, while the high-elevation Worland, Wyoming Airport hit 61.  It was warmer in the Dakotas & Minnesota today than here.

It we could only keep the East Coast storm from forming & let the warm upper ridge east & southeastward.

Scattered showers tonight will taper to just spotty rain/snow showers Thursday morning.  Low clouds may linger right to mid afternoon before clearing.

With cool northwest winds, highs should run near 50 after lows near 36 in the morning.

After clearing Thursday night with lows near 32, low clouds will roll in Friday morning, but clear out in the afternoon.

Highs will run 48-56.  20s to 30 are likely Friday night with clearing.  Friday will be a windy day from the northwest at 20-32 mph, so it will have a cool feel to it.

With lots of sunshine Saturday, there will be less wind with highs in the 50s to lower 60s.  Sunday will feature increasing clouds with highs in the 50s & 60s.  Some showers are possible late with winds increasing from the south.

That big East Coast storm is the problem of not getting 65-70 in here & keeping the warm ridge west & northwest of our area. 

Still, Friday afternoon, Saturday to Sunday won't be bad.  They will be warmer.

Showers Monday may end as snow as temperatures fall into the 30s with gusty winds from the northwest.

Despite lots of sunshine, Tuesday's high will only run 36-41 with lows 20-25.

Big warming with strong winds arrives late next week.  Showers & storms will increase.  Severe risk will be nearby or here around March 30! 

Check out that warm southerly flow & no Nor'Easters or troughs on the East Coast to mess the warmth up!

Quick cool-down should follow behind the t'storms.

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