Pacific Ocean is…Empty?!

Pretty odd to characterize the Pacific Ocean as “empty”, but meteorologically speaking…it is! Take a look at this satellite photo:


Typically by now, we should be seeing MUCH more action sputtering around in the big mass of water to our west, but this certainly supports my prediction of a continued dry and warm September weather pattern. You can also clearly see the ridge of high pressure building in the Northwest. The moisture that IS in the Pacific is curving north as it hits against the big wall of “ridgyness”.

So here’s what that means for your weather: more steamy weather tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 80s, possibly breaking some records, but Sunday should be a *little* cooler with highs cooling into the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Partly to mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 70s looks likely all week with periods of cooling, but at this time it appears El Nino is living up to its name, at least this month, as long range models continue to show warm and dry weather continuing.

*Yawn*…wake me up when action returns to the Pacific! 😉

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap