Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekly Update Friday 2-27-09

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Friday Update Issued Friday 2-27-09 6:30 am
Extended Outlook For Period Monday March 2 to March 7, 2009

Many locations in the West Cascades (at 4500 feet and above) received from 10 to 20 inches of new snow this past Wednesday and Thursday. Will this trend continue? The 10to 15 day forecast models continue the trend of below average temperatures and above average snowfall for the mountains. More lowland snow in March for the Puget Sound? That is possible.

If the map (18,000 feet) above, which is forecast for Tuesday March 3, verifies than the West Cascades should get above average snow. The red arrow shows the storm track that is set up for the week, storms will drop down from the Gulf of Alaska

Mountain Weather Seminar March 31, 7 PM
At the Seattle Mountaineers Clubhouse, No registration necessary. No fee. Members and non-members welcome. Weather is the biggest limiting factor for outdoor recreation in our marine climate. Understanding and -- more important -- predicting our mountain weather is a critical skill. Come learn from an expert. Mike Fagin is founder of Washington Online Weather (, a Mountaineers Alpine Scramble grad and a professional weather forecaster. Mike will give us an overview of "machinery" of western Washington weather - what forces give us wet or dry conditions? He will share his favorite sources of accurate mountain forecasts to check before leaving home. Then he will talk about forecasting in the field. What do various cloud formations portend? Does that shift of wind direction mean anything? Is that gray sky OK or is it time to turn tail and scat? If it's wet here, will it be better east of the passes? Mike Fagin forecasts not only in our area but also for major Himalayan expeditions. Reduce your mountain misery quotient. Learn skills to help you keep dry and happy.
Location: The Mountaineers
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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