Monday, February 22, 2016


Monday February 22

Decent run of dry days, with some rain to look forward to as February ends.

A ridge of high pressure will hold off precipitation from the west for a few days and at the same time, set up a gusty east wind out of the Columbia River Gorge (plus, breezy through mountain passes) later today & Tue. Soils in some areas may actually dry down enough for tractor work. Don't expect rain to return until late Friday. Clearing Saturday ahead of a stronger, wet system pushes onshore from the west on Sunday.

Leap Day will be on-off damp before more steady rain, and wind, moves in Tue. It will be blustery & wet on through the end of the week and well into the first weekend of March. A short-lived rain break possible for southern 1/2 of OR on Saturday. Maybe. A blocking high pressure ridge is on the charts for Mon-early Thu, Mar 7-10; our next dry spell.


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