Under the weather: First significant storm of season to hit this weekend

I’m not going to lie—I’ve been waiting for this day for a while. I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to write about an actual storm. To make things even better, this storm is expected to be a trifecta of excitement, complete with copious rain, wind and even the potential for thunderstorms. Let’s get right to…

Under the weather: Mild and comfortable for first weekend of the school year

Students in the Edmonds School District went back to school on Wednesday; that really helps to solidify that summer is on its way out. Fall is coming but it is still technically astronomical summer—and weather-wise, it feels like it. We’re still seeing those sunny days! I know for me that it doesn’t truly feel like…

Under the weather: Comfortable conditions expected as we conclude August

It’s hard to believe that September is just around the corner. Next Wednesday marks the start of a new month and in the meteorological community, it marks the start of a new season. It’s been quite the summer thus far. One word predominantly describes most of our summer: dry. Below shows a graph of the…

Under the Weather: Rain expected to make a much-needed return over the weekend

The month of July is officially a wrap, and two words would adequately describe the month’s weather: dry and warm. We ended the month with a mere 0.01 inches of measurable rainfall at Paine Field, tying for second place for the lowest amount of rainfall for the month of July. First place belongs to 2017, which only…

Under the Weather: Hot temperatures return to finish out month of July

Wednesday, July 28, we officially hit an 80-plus-degree high at Paine Field for the first time since early July. This really helps show that after that miserable bout with temperatures that should never get remotely close to Western Washington, things have been quite comfortable for most of this month. It’s been very dry, as has…

Under the Weather: Dry stretch continues with no rain in sight

I’m back! A lot has happened these past couple weeks, namely one of the strongest heat waves we’ve ever seen in Western Washington. Believe me, I definitely felt the heat—and so did my husband. We had to take wedding photos outside at the beginning of the worst of the heat, donned in our full wedding…

Under the Weather: Memorial Day weekend expected to be warm and dry

May is just about wrapped up and meteorological summer is just around the corner—officially starting June 1. It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly here… and that 2021 is almost half over! In my eyes, Memorial Day oftentimes signals that summer is upon us, and here we are. The final storm of May passed…

Under the Weather: Dry spring continues despite some rain in the forecast

We are one month away from the start of summer (even less if you consider meteorological summer, which starts June 1)—time has just flown by! Some of you are probably already counting down the days. Usually, spring in this area is characterized by showers, but this year, those showers have been more sporadic and not…

Under the Weather: Showers and cooler temperatures to return

Those who have been yearning for spring finally got their wish this past week. It’s been absolutely gorgeous, hasn’t it? We’ve seen high temperatures in the 70s for multiple days—something that is not super common in the month of April. In fact, using data from Paine Field, I found out that 2021 is currently tied…

Under the Weather: Sunny and above-average temperatures expected this weekend

There’s no mistaking that spring has arrived now—it’s been absolutely gorgeous these past few days! But the best is yet to come. As I discussed in last week’s article, an upper ridge of high pressure is responsible for our nice weather. The way this ridge is positioned with adjacent troughs is known as an omega…

Under the Weather: Cooler weekend ahead before warming up next week

It kind of seems like our seasons just can’t make up their mind right now, doesn’t it? We have a couple days of sun, then the rain returns again. Temperatures get close to 60 one day before tumbling again into low 50s or upper 40s the next. Thankfully, it’s looking like we will see our…

Under the Weather: Dry start to weekend before turning stormy on Sunday

Spring has officially sprung! After daylight saving time, we’ve also added an extra hour of daylight—it’s amazing what that additional hour can do, isn’t it? It really is starting to feel like spring. Since the start of meteorological spring, we are running a little bit behind normal in terms of precipitation; as of March 24,…

Under the Weather: Showery start to spring expected

For those of you that are so ready for winter to be over, the weekend you have been looking for is just about here. Astronomical spring officially starts on Saturday! We’ve gotten a tease the past few days of what weather to expect more of in the coming weeks. It’s been a gorgeous few days,…