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Yakima, Washington

As we learned in our least forecast, Yakima(see comments) is on the dry side of the Cascades. Will the forecast stay on the dry side?

At 753PM, PT Yakima was reporting a temperature of 66 degrees with clear skies and a light west wind. There was some light rain on the Puget Sound, but the west, downsloping wind dried out Yakima quite nicely.
A sharp upper level trough is developing over the eastern Pacific, with the base well south of where is seasonably normal. An area of low pressure will develop over northern California and begin to work to the northeast. This will circumvent the Cascades and bring some rain to the Yakima Valley for Monday after a fairly pleasant Sunday.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 74, Low 44
Monday – Rain likely, particularly in the afternoon, High 66, Low 50

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 76, Low 50
Monday – Showers High 67, Low 54

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy high 74, Low 47
Monday – Rain and a thunderstorm High 69, Low 51

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny (late rain), High 73, Low 45
Monday – Showers likely High 62, Low 51

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy (PM showers) High 71, Low 43
Monday – Showers likely. Cooler. High 63, Low 48

So, it looks like rain is on it’s way to Yakima. Satellite is pretty quiet right now.

Yakima doesn’t fit in

There are two ways to say that Yakima stood out from the crowd yesterday. First, the fact that it rained on Sunday meant that it was different from what almost anyone had in their forecast. Second, the fact that they only got a little splash of rain, rather than a constant, steady rain meant that they separated themselves from the rest of western Washington. Isn’t this place supposed to be rainy? The NWS had the top forecast.
Actuals: Sunday – .01 inches of rain, High 75, Low 51
Monday – Trace of rain, High 68, Low 54

Grade: B

Yakima, Washington

We are spending a lot of time out west this month, aren’t we? But this time we are in Washington, on the east side of the Cascades.

At 1053AM, PT, Yakima was already reporting a temperature of 68 degrees with clear skies. Low dew points and sunny skies seemed to suggest a warm day in Yakima today. A few clouds caused by the topography of the Cascades would be the only issue today.
Satellite shows a moister flow for Oregon, and that will filter north into Washington over the next two days as an area of low pressure develops off the Pacific Coast. The Cascades and the prevailing south-southwest flow will allay the rain fall moving into the Yakima Valley tomorrow, however as the cold front moves ashore, rain becomes much more likely on Monday.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 74, Low 45
Monday – Mostly cloudy, with rain late. High 70, Low 54

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy, High 76, Low 49
Monday – Showers, High 60, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – More clouds than sun High 76, Low 43
Monday – Considerable cloudiness with a shower in the area High 72, Low 48

NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, High 75, Low 45
Monday – A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, High 69, Low 53

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy (late rain). high 65, Low 42
Monday – Cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning…then a chance of showers in the afternoon High 64, Low 55

Wow, chilly according to Weatherbug. It’s a cool looking satellite image for Yakima, with the mountains and associated clouds easily picked out.