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Longview, Washington

Longview, apparently, is the name of the primary city in this particular metro area, though the city I had heard of right next door is Kelso. Anyways, it’s northwest of Portland, and is due for a forecast.

At 935AM, PT, Longview was reporting cloudy skies with a temperature of 53 degrees. Easterly flow was feeding a cold front off the coast, but for the time being, western Washington is dry. A little bit of moisture simply found itself trapped in the Cowitz River Valley, leading to the ceilings.
The sharp upper level trough off the coast of Vancouver Island producing the front is going to recede back north up the British Columbian Coast, and the front will weaken. Instead, a trough will move into town, and only clouds and lighter rain will be an issue tomorrow. As the trough lifts north, a surface ridge will develop over the Pacific Northwest. Expect some clearer conditions in the afternoon, though morning clouds are still going to be likely.
Tomorrow – Cloudy with some light rain, High 62, Low 49
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy early, then clearing late, High 67, Low 43

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 61, Low 49
Tuesday – Partly Cloudy High 65, Low 43

AW: Tomorrow – Variable clouds with a shower High 61, Low 51
Tuesday – Partial sunshine High 69, Low 40

NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, High 61, Low 50
Tuesday – Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, High 65, Low 46

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning… Then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. High 61, Low 48
Tuesday – Partly sunny. Patchy morning fog High 66, Low 44

The look at the Longview satellite shows that there are some abundant clouds in western Washington, but they have sunk lower in the Cowitz Valley, something you can’t really tell here.

Correct on the clouds

Most forecasters for Longview tried to claim that the city would be pleasant and clear through the forecast period. One forecaster, we at Victoria-Weather, forecast the cloudy days correctly and our cooler temperature forecasts benefit. The Weather Service was cool as well, however, despite their partly sunny sky forecasts, and narrowly edged u out.
Actuals: Monday – High 73, Low 56
Tuesday – High 73, Low 53

Grade: A

Longview, Washington

This is definitely a rare occasion. A city we are forecasting for that I had literally never heard of before the forecast. It’s across the river from Portland, and closer to the Pacific, if you forget Friday’s map.

At 1155AM, PT, Longview was reporting mostly cloudy skies with a temperature of 68 degrees. There was little in the way of synoptic systems, though the marine layer was still reluctant to move out of the area, with low clouds being seen across the Pacific Coast. Longview’s position inland prevented them from being mired in low conditions still at this late hour.
A weak upper level trough will push quickly through the Pacific Northwest, mostly failoing to generate precipitation for the region, but successfully bringing cloudy skies, even east of the Cascades which usually avoids such conditions. Precipitation will stay confined to a strong low off the coast, and places like Longview will be cloudy the next couple of days.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy to overcast, High 74, Low 55
Tuesday – Increasing clouds , High 76, Low 53

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 76, Low 55
Tuesday – Mostly sunny. High 78, Low 53

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 77, Low 51
Tuesday – Mostly sunny and pleasant High 79, Low 53

NWS: Mostly sunny High 72, Low 54
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 74, Low 53

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy, High 71, Low 51
Tuesday – Partly Sunny, High 72, Low 51

A look at the satellite shows the generally clear conditions, but the low clouds are mostly just not showing up on satellite.