I just thought I would try something different today in the way of looking at the coming weather from this weekend through next week.
Below is a simplistic look at what to expect. There are two main highlights. The first will be the storm moving into the Northwest late Saturday and Saturday night and progressing east and south. The second highlight is that much of central and Southern California and the rest of the Southwest will have seven days of dry weather ahead with the only rain in the rest of California happening early on. In fact, if our models are right Southern California will not have any chance of rain before sometime during the week of March 17.
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With approximately 1.6 million acres burned so far this is about 600,000 acres less than last year
Within the three-state area of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, there are 21 large fire incidents ongoing.
The water level on this massive reservoir had never been lower than what was reached on July 9.
It has been pretty hot of late in the interior Northwest but even hotter weather looks likely by Sunday and Monday.
It does not usually rain this time of year; when it does, this is usually how it happens.
This is the beginnings of the summer monsoon pattern that typically starts around the first week in July.