Slammed in the Columbia Gorge

A strong, broad jet sliding into the Northern Plains was pressing into the Pacific Northwest over the weekend. There has been a ton of rain and snow in the Mountains, and the trough it is digging out in the Mississippi Valley will culminate in a torrential soaking over the eastern Seaboard through Christmas. As the jet moved into the west coast, it brought rain throughout the region, particularly in the Cascades, but also in the Columbia Gorge and Longview. Longview is somewhat protected from inundation because of the topography that surrounds them, but they did manage to see some showers both Sunday and Monday, with the heaviest precipitation coming on Sunday and only a spot of drizzle on Monday. Temperatures were resilient, and the anticipated cool down didn’t come. The warmest of the forecasters was The Weather Channel, who claimed the prize for Longview.
Actuals: Sunday – .25 inches of rain, High 55, Low 50
Monday – .01 inches of rain, High 53, low 42

Grade: B