Weather Blog

Eh, what's 700 miles in forecasting a storm?

To say two weather forecasting models have a slight disagreement in how Sunday's storm is going to play out is to say the Hatfields were slightly irritated with the McCoys.

Take a look at these two high-resolution forecast models showing the predicted storm center at 2 a.m Monday morning:





Yes, one has it well off the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The second has it near Forks, but much weaker. The Vancouver Island one has been the more consistent scenario depicted this week, and while the second one looks alarming, the pressure gradients are not as intense as you might think with a 976 mb low that close.

So we are still not foreseeing a major wind storm this weekend, but it is interesting to see just how far off the models differ.