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  • 58°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE 24 mph
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 48°
  • Pressure: 29.78 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Bellingham, Washington

Updated: 1:00 AM PST on November 27, 2014

Wind Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 am PST Thursday...
  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Windy. Winds from the SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 52F. Windy. Winds from the South at 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the WSW after midnight. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 46F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 19F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then clear. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 12F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 39F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 1:52 PM PST on November 26, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Washington... including the following
counties... Skagit... Whatcom... King... Lewis... Pierce...
and Snohomish.

* Through Friday afternoon

* in the short term... flooding continues on parts of the
Snoqualmie... Snohomish... and the Puyallup river near Orting.

* The next concern is a vigorous frontal system that will bring
another 3 to 5 inches of rain to the Olympics and Cascades
tonight through Thursday night. Locally higher amounts over 7
inches are possible in the north Cascades through Friday
afternoon. The snow level will be 5500 to 7000 feet... falling
Friday evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Monitor the weather and be ready to act quickly if flooding is
observed or more warnings are issued.






 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 3:20 PM PST on November 26, 2014


... Wind Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 am PST
Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 am PST
Thursday.

* Some affected locations... the north coast... Whatcom County... the
San Juan Islands... and the Admiralty Inlet area including Port
Townsend and Whidbey Island.

* Timing... winds will increase this evening... then begin
diminishing afterm midnight.

* Wind... south to southeast wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45
mph. Winds may gust to 50 mph around the San Juan Islands.

* Impacts... winds of this speed can break off tree limbs and
topple weak trees... potentially causing power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph
and/or gusts of 45 to 57 mph are likely.





 Record Report  Statement as of 6:00 PM PST on November 26, 2014


... Record high temperature set at Seattle WFO...

A record high temperature of 59 degrees was set at Seattle WA WFO
today. This breaks the old record of 54 set in 1997.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Columbia-Eldridge Marimba Palace, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:39 PM PST

Temperature: 57.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: ESE at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Lettered Streets, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:56 PM PST

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 58.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: NNE at 7.2 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Toledo Hill/West Racine St, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:57 PM PST

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Viewmont Heights, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 57.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Birchwood, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 10:36 PM PST

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Yew St Rd, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 54.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SSE at 19.6 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Alabama Hill - Illinois Lane, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Irongate, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:52 PM PST

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SE at 29.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Locust Beach, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:49 PM PST

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at 34.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest Lake Samish Park and Ride WA US WA DOT, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 10:10 PM PST

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ENE at 3 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: East of Ferndale, Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:57 PM PST

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: South at 11.4 mph Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sudden Valley/Lake Whatcom, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 53.3 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: The Old Jeffcott Place, Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SSE at 17.1 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deming, Bellingham, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Lummi Island, WA, Lummi Island, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: South at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Pacific Highlands, Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:58 PM PST

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: South at 15.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sandy Point Shores, Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 55.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ESE at 16.9 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Hunter (Chuckanut Bay), Bow, WA

Updated: 11:50 PM PST

Temperature: 58.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSE at 14.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: HADS NOOKSACK RIVER AT NORTH CEDARVIL WA US USGS, Everson, WA

Updated: 11:15 PM PST

Temperature: 58 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Swede Hill, Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:48 PM PST

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Seven Trees Farm, Everson, WA

Updated: 11:51 PM PST

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: South at 9.4 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: NE Ferndale, Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:46 PM PST

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: W.Lynden, Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:08 PM PST

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SW at 16.1 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Ferndale, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: South at 10.3 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Peapod Ln, Doebay, Orcas Island, Olga, WA

Updated: 11:48 PM PST

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: South at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Nootka Lane, Anacortes, WA

Updated: 11:48 PM PST

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Wickersham, Sedro Woolley, WA

Updated: 11:59 PM PST

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest SR539 at SR546 (Badger Rd) WA US WA DOT, Lynden, WA

Updated: 10:10 PM PST

Temperature: 57 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SSW at 10 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
930 PM PST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


Synopsis...a front will move east across western Washington tonight 
for more rain and windy conditions. Rain will continue on 
Thanksgiving day as a cold front approaches from the north then 
crosses the area on Friday. A cold upper level trough will move 
over the area Friday night and Saturday for a chance of 
showers...possibly mixed with snow. Cooler and dry northwest flow 
aloft and a surface high over British Columbia will combine for cool 
dry weather and more sunshine Sunday through early next week. 


&& 


Short term...current satellite imagery still shows impending front 
off the coast with timing on frontal passage remaining consistent...hitting 
the coast around or just before midnight and over Puget Sound sound before 
12z/4 am. Observed winds continuing to ramp up in advance of 
approaching front...though not quite hitting anticipated low end 
advisory speeds just yet. Some locations on the north coast and 
around bli are getting close. No change in expectation for winds to 
ease once the front passes late tonight. Current radar shows 
activity along the Cascades and in advance of the front...leaving 
Puget Sound sound and east Puget Sound lowlands mostly dry for now. Will expect 
that hole to fill in as front draws closer. 


Picture for Holiday weekend remains consistently wet. Following 
frontal passage tonight...may catch a slight break before second front moves 
slowly over the area Thursday and into Friday...bringing continued 
wet conditions. Rainfall amounts expected over the next 48 hours in 
a period stretching from this evening through Friday afternoon range 
from around 1 to 2 inches of rainfall in The Lowlands and 3 to 6 
inches of rainfall in the higher elevations of the Cascades and 
Olympics. The exception being up to 7 inches of rainfall around Montana. 
Baker. Needless to say...this amount of rainfall will impact rivers 
that have already hit flood stage today. Even though these rivers 
are trending downward with regard to flow/levels...this additional 
rainfall will likely bring another peak in flow/levels Friday. For 
further details...refer to the hydrology section below. 


Mild temperatures are expected to remain in place for Thanksgiving 
before conditions begin to cool. An interesting forecast conundrum 
arises Friday night into Saturday. A dipping upper level trough will 
bring colder air to western Washington Friday night...just at the 
tail end of precipitation event. GFS and European model (ecmwf) indicate that things may 
line up just enough for mixed lowland precipitation Friday night with 
lowland snow possible Saturday. However...latest run of the WRF GFS 
4km does not look as convincing as the other two models. Inherited 
forecast has included mentions of mixed precipitation and snow for this 
time frame and will allow for further reexamination with future 
model runs. Smr 


Long term...from 410 PM discussion...a strong surface high settling 
over b.C. On Friday will allow cold Fraser River valley outflow to 
develop...bringing more cold air dry S over West Washington. The air mass will 
dry out Saturday night with temperatures dropping into the 20s 
Sunday morning. Skies will be mostly sunny. The Fraser valley 
outflow will probably generate advisory level NE winds over Whatcom 
and San Juan County Friday night into Saturday morning. 


The European model (ecmwf) has leaned more consistently than the GFS in keeping a 
cool dry pattern over West Washington into early next week. The latest European model (ecmwf) 
now keeps the pattern dry through Wednesday although there are 
system that get close. The GFS had been more aggressive in bringing 
rain up over the are from the S...but has backed away from this on 
the 12z and 18z runs. It may have been premature...but I have dried 
out early next week. Confidence is shaky but hope it stays that way. 
Kam 


&& 


Hydrology...from 410 PM discussion...a warm front held heavier 
rainfall north of the Washington/British Columbia border today. This is 
allowing most rivers to slowly recede across western Washington. Rain amounts up 
to 5 inches since Monday in places like Mount Rainier and the 
Skykomish-Snoqualmie-tolt-Snohomish basin will still cause some 
residual flooding...mainly through this evening. 


Another front will bring renewed rainfall to western Washington tonight and 
Thursday...locally heavy in the mountains. The Olympics and north 
Cascades will receive the heaviest rainfall with 2 to 4 inches of 
rain expected. 1 to 2 inches may fall in the central Cascades. The 
snow level will be near 7000 feet. 


A secondary surge of moisture will arrive Thursday night into 
Friday. Models vary much more on the distribution and potential 
rainfall amounts with this second frontal system. In 
general...heavier rain amounts Thursday night and Friday should 
occur along S/SW facing slopes of the Olympics and north 
Cascades...although the central Cascades could also see heavy 
precipitation by Friday. Additional amounts of 2 to 3 inches are 
possible. This means the 36-48 hour rainfall totals for the Olympics 
and Cascades may reach 4 to 7 inches with locally higher 
amounts...especially in the north Cascades. 


These amounts will likely drive several rivers to flood...although 
widespread major flooding appears unlikely. At highest risk for 
flooding is the Skokomish River in the Olympics...the Nooksack and 
Skagit rivers in the north...and the 
stillaguamish...Snoqualmie...and tolt across central areas. If the 
heavier rain shifts far enough south then flooding could be possible 
on the Deschutes river and The Reach of the Skookumchuck river near 
Bucoda in Thurston County. 


A Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday...which includes all 
the counties with rivers flowing off the west slopes of the Cascades 
and Mason County for the possibility of a flood on the skokomish. 


Colder and drier weather is likely this weekend...so rivers should 
recede and the flood threat will end for the foreseeable future. 


Mercer 


&& 


Aviation...rain in increase in coverage across western Washington tonight 
as a cold front moves inland. The flow aloft is westerly. Ceilings are 
mainly VFR this evening but should lower into MVFR range overnight. 
Gusty south winds are also expected with the front...especially 
along the coast and north interior. Moist westerly flow will 
continue on Thursday with showers mainly affecting the coast and 
mountains. 33 


Ksea...expect rain at times tonight with ceilings lowering to MVFR 
range. Gusty south winds 20015g25kt expected at the terminal 
throughout the night. 33 


&& 


Marine...a cold front will shift inland tonight with increasing 
south winds over the waters. Gale warnings remain in effect for the 
coastal waters...entrances to the Strait of Juan Delaware fuca and the 
northern inland waters. A Gale Warning was also issued for Admiralty 
Inlet. Winds will ease overnight but will still see Small Craft 
Advisory winds across the waters. Pressure gradients will remain 
tight Thursday night through Friday as another cold front pushes south from 
b.C. Strong high pressure over interior b.C. Will bring north/NE Fraser 
River outflow winds late Friday night into Sat. Offshore flow will 
prevail sun and Monday with high pressure east of the Cascades. 33 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...flood watches and warnings in effect for portions of 
western Washington. 
Wind Advisory north coast...western Whatcom...San 
Juans...Admiralty Inlet area. 


Pz...Small Craft Advisory all waters. 
.Small Craft Advisory Grays Harbor bar for rough bar. 
.Gale Warning coastal waters...entrances Strait of Juan Delaware 
fuca...northern inland waters...Admiralty Inlet. 


&& 


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