Western Washington's Is In for A Stretch Of Some Warm Weather
June 15, 2018
By B. Tanner
(SEATTLE, WA.) – As the Puget Sound area slowly transitions out of Spring into early Summer, we’re going to see some nice warm temperatures coming in the next week.
The Chronicle’s celebrated weather forecaster Wallace P. Falls has been slaving over the latest computer models and here’s what he says:
“See, there’s this large high pressure system – which is totally different than a low pressure system – and it’s gonna start building along the coastline this weekend and that will bring temperatures into the upper 70’s and low 80’s (by Sunday, Father’s Day) for much of western Washington. Won't that be nice? You bet it will Spunky.
Then, this longer range model I’ve been working on has the area rolling into the 80’s and maybe some 90’s (temperatureS) on Tues-Wed-Thursday of next week which is ironic because Thursday June 21st is the official start of summer. Anyway, that’s what the computer models show but they aren't an exact science, ya know?”
Mr. Falls says NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is also calling for an “above normal temperatures average” for the month of June, coinciding with below normal rainfall for the month.
And our personal friends over at the National Weather Service office agree that the upcoming stretch of (predicted) warm weather “will be somewhat unusual for western Washington in June.”
Since records started being kept at Sea-Tac airport 73 years ago the longest streak of consecutive days with highs 80 plus in June is only 8 days ( 6/18-25/1992 ). There are only 5 streaks 6 days or longer.
The last 6 day streak occurred in the very warm summer of 2015 ( 6/25-30 ).
And it is not a “given” at all that the Seattle area gets an 80 degree plus day in June with just 18 of the 73 years on record reporting zero 80 degree plus days (in the last few years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 had zero 80 degree plus days ).
So there ya go.