Friday, January 12, 2018

Fraser Outflow Keeping Bellingham Cool

Our weather reports in western Washington tend to be Seattle-centric. Radio reports this morning indicated expected highs in the upper 40s and low 50s for western Washington. Indeed that is the case in Seattle.

60 miles to the north at Burlington/Mount Vernon it was 48.

But 15 miles further north in Bellingham the temperature was a cool 36.

This is a classic modest Fraser outflow event cooling the local area with cold interior flowing down the Fraser valley. At the mouth of the valley it is 32. Note that the wind direction at Bellingham is from the north. All in all not a particularly pleasant day with cold fog and drizzle. 

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