The moisture channel satellite tv for pc picture at 1 PM is beautiful and ominous (see under), with an enormous plume of water vapor distorted into the attribute construction of an intense midlatitude cyclone. I place an “L” on the place of the low stress middle and famous the intrusion of dry air (black colours) that signifies the trailing sinking of a significant storm.
One approach I do know the place the low middle is from a particular climate satellite tv for pc known as a scatterometer, that bombards the ocean floor with microwave radiation, with the quantity scattered again revealing wind velocity and route. This satellite tv for pc can see by means of rain and clouds….a miracle.
In the ensuing wind map round midday, you’ll be able to see the low middle at roughly 44N, 132W. Colors point out wind velocity.
As I converse a strong heat entrance is shifting up the coast, with winds gusting to 50-90 mph behind it.
Below is the forecast floor map at four PM. The low middle is offshore, however should you look carefully you’ll be able to see distinct change of colours alongside the northern WA coast, from cool (inexperienced) to hotter (yellow). That is the nice and cozy entrance. And when you’ve got superb eyes you’ll be able to see a significant change in wind velocity and route from easterly wind north of the entrance to sturdy southerly winds to its south.
The newest UW mannequin run brings the storm to landfall as a 968 hPa low round 1 PM tomorrow. A big stress gradient extends over western WA, so we are going to get a (lesser) style of the sturdy winds.
The European Center mannequin intensifies the storm much more, bombing all the way down to about 960 hPa round 9 AM tomorrow.
Winds? You guess. The European Center mannequin predicts massive winds (50-70 mph) off our coast at 6 AM tomorrow.
And because the low makes landfall, 70-90 mph winds hit close to the tip of Vancouver Island and in a few of the mountains of SW BC.
As the storm strikes by means of tomorrow morning it would get very windy over NW Washington, with winds gusting about 50 mph across the San Juans. Not a great morning to take a ferry experience.
I spent hours final weekend raking and blowing leaves. I feel I must do it once more very quickly….
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