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West Coast Outdoor Weather 11-19-2015  A ridge of high pressure will be in place over the West Coast for this coming weekend so the West Cascades of Washington and the Sierra in Northern California can expect dry conditions.
How about this coming week starting 11-23-2015?   A weak weather system will bring some light snow showers at 2000 feet for the Washington Cascades early in the week.  Then for the Northern Sierra a trough of low pressure (see map below) will be over the region on Tuesday and Wednesday for some snow at 4000 to 5000 feet. Totals (cumulative) for Tuesday and Wednesday in the 8 to 10 inch range but lower confidence in totals given the extended nature of the forecast.
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Trough of low pressure over the Sierra. Source: NOAA

About the author: Michael Fagin has been providing mountain forecasts for the Pacific Northwest since the mid 1980’s and is currently providing weather forecasts for many of the Seattle Mountaineers Climb and Scramble leaders.  Michael also provides weather forecasts for some government agencies on key weather events in the Puget Sound Region: wind storms, major rain events, and snow events.  Since 2003 Michael has been providing weather forecasts for Mt. Everest for many of the major expedition and for mountaineers climbing the major peaks around the world. Forecast are also provided  for outdoor events like weddings. Finally Michael and his associates are used as expert witnesses in legal proceedings that concern meteorological events..   Michael Fagin is lead forecaster for West Coast Weather LLC and its affiliate firms: Everest Weather, Alaska Mountain Weather and Washington Online Weather.

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