The National Weather Service has issued a “Special Weather Statement”, forecasting the first in a series of cold pacific storms headed this way. Temperatures are set to plummet this week, and a nice pattern is setting up in the Pacific, bringing arctic air along with ocean moisture to the Pacific Northwest and especially the Cascades.
Around our house, when we speak in reverent tones of The Pattern, this is what we’re talking about. Notice how the off-shore high pressure both blocks the warm air from the tropics and ushers the arctic moisture towards the Cascades. This is what we like to see.
Any predictions? When do you think we’ll be skiing at Crystal this season?