It's been a very...different kind of year so far for Seattle and weather.
We're used to gloom and rain but this winter was the wettest in Seattle history.
Friday is yet another 80-degree day in a long line of 80 degree days in the past couple months. This one, however, shouldn't be taken for granted. According to Cliff Mass, the early summer is about to end and a whole bunch of rain is about to move in.
Why the change? The high pressure area over the West Coast is going to ridge heaven. For example, at 5 PM Saturday, an area of low pressure is over us, with the ridge pushed inland (at 500 hPa, about 18,000 ft). Cool.
Temperatures should head down to the mid-60's region for next week, which still ain't bad, but you're looking at a lot of cloud cover and a lot of rain. Now THAT'S the May we remember...
So if you were planning to visit a Seattle park or go for a swim or plant something in your garden, do it right now. RIGHT. NOW.
· Major Cooling Ahead [CM]
· It's Officially the Wettest Winter in Seattle History [CS]
· Seattle Has Never Seen an April This Hot Before [CS]
· Seattle Weather is About One Month Ahead of Schedule [CS]