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Lenticular Clouds over Mt Rainier mean the weather is changing!
To be a good photographer you need to understand the weather. Ansel said “Bad weather makes for good photographs”. When the forecast says “Another beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest” I usually leave the camera gear in the bag. The the forecast says “Storms coming”etc I get excited.
For my friends in the Pacific N’West, BC in Canada and No California… hold onto your hats–a real dousy is ab out to hit us again!
I am sure you know that No California is going through its wettest winter on record. The empty reservoirs are full to their banks and rivers are already at or near flood stage. You probably have seen the news on the Orville Dam. Well perhaps the worst is yet to come.
Some areas in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have received over 20″ of water content in the recent weeks which is 200-400% of normal for those areas. Luckily they are sparely populated.
Starting tomorrow ( Wed Feb 15th) the hose will be on with a real blast this time.
Here is the precipitation forecast from the US model for the next 9 days. From the Cascade Mountains down to the Sierra and Coastal Ranges of California between 5-10 inches are forecast.
Looks like the whole west coast is getting blasted. Check out the plume of moisture forecasted to come on in from Wednesday on.Even So Cali will get into the act.
The blue indicates a lot of rain. Slight deviations to the forecasts you hear on the radio & TV can change things. Please be prepared.
We (in the Pacific Northwest..Washington) will feel the effects of this storm first on Wednesday then California will get into the act from north to South. San Francisco proper could see 2″ of rain by Friday night. Yet another storm will affect the Bay Area next Monday & Tuesday into Wednesday.
Some predictions( through Sat AM): Tacoma, Seattle, to Bellingham about 3″ rain”
Washington Coast, Olympic Peninsula 4-6 (Forks to Port Angeles)–even Sequim WA, in the rain shadow will get about 2″ !
Bay Area north to Portland Or. 2-3″ heavier near the mountains and immediate coast.
Paradise on Mt Rainier at about 5400′ elevation will get about 2″ of snow out of this storm!
THESE NUMBERS ARE JUST THROUGH SATURDAY!–BE SAFE… BE VIGILANTE!