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West Coast Outdoor Weather 12-10-2015

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West Coast Outdoor Weather 12-10-2015  The Washington Cascades can expect some moderate precipitation at times for this weekend with some locations in the West Cascades getting up to 3 inches (cumulative) in water equivalent. However for part of Saturday snow levels increase briefly to about 5000 to 6000 feet but slowly lower to 2500 by later on Sunday. Thus on Sunday new snow of about 20 inches in some places at 3500/4000 feet.
For much of the Northern Sierra (Lake Tahoe and north) some light snow on Saturday especially for the north with heavy snow for much of the Sierra on Sunday with over 20 inches at 4000 feet. This is from a deep trough of low pressure that moves inland (see map below).
Trough of low pressure. Source: NOAA
Trough of low pressure. Source: NOAA
How about the weather for this coming week starting 12-14-2015?   The Washington Cascades light snow on Monday and Wednesday and dry conditions on Tuesday.  For Monday and Tuesday Lake Tahoe and south will be some  snow of 6 inches at 4000 feet. Then a drying trend for Wednesday.
Don’t forget to check out on blog as we publish some interesting historical weather content. This one is on Mt Everest and the jet stream

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.

 

Please see our web sites for additional information:  West Coast Weather and Everest Weather. We provide custom forecast for all outdoor events from weddings to climbing mountains.  We also provide historic weather content used in legal proceedings. For information you can  call (toll free)  877-969-4786 or email michaelfagin than put “@” comcast.net for details.

 

Michael Fagin specializes in mountain weather forecasts in the Western US from the Washington Cascades to the Sierra. Michael also forecasts for major mountains like Denali, Mt. Everest, and K2 to name a few.. Michael can be heard on KUOW every Tuesday morning to discuss hikes in Washington and the weather. Michael is author of "Best Rain Shadow Hikes: Western Washington." Finally, Michael is also a travel writer and is covering the wine regions in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.

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