Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pacific Northwest Extended Outlook

New Contest
This next contest will involve forecasting the temperatures and precipitation for two cities each week over a 11 week period. One of the cites will be from the West Coast the other will be a city not in the west but will be in the United States. To assist you we will provide links with the average temperatures and precipitation and links for forecasts from other sources.
Barometric Weather Forecaster by Honeywell.

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Real-time temperature and humidity readings and minimum/maximum temperature histories at the base unit. It also features weather-trend graphics that depict 12- to 24-hour forecasts, a barometric pressure graph, programmable high/low temperature and ice alarms.

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Extended Outlook from 1-30-09 to 2-7-09
Forecast models are indicating that the strong ridge of high pressure that has been anchored over the West Coast will break down. Several forecast models are indicating above average precipitation and average to below average temperatures during this period. This forecast would be consistent with the current weak La Nina conditions that have currently formed over the equatorial Pacific. During La Nina (Below average sea surface temperatures) the Pacific Northwest normally gets above average precipitation and below average temperatures. Thus, this would be a good trend to add to the snowpack

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