Wet weather and cooler temperatures in the Pacific Northwest will continue through November

Wet weather and cooler temperatures will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest of the United States well into November, meteorologists say.

The weather events are fueled by a so-called “storm train”, which has been flying over the region for several days already, halting the unusually hot and dry start to the fall season.

In the next few days there is a risk of flooding in the days and weeks to come.

The weather train is the same as the storm systems affecting the region earlier this week, based on previous forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) and was also covered by Nature World News on Wednesday October 26.

Initial weather reports indicated that precipitation associated with the storm would bring beneficial rains, especially to areas of the American West hit by drought and wildfires.

The weather forecast is released after the system cleared the smoky skies of Seattle, Washington only in the space of several hours.

Wet weather and cold temperatures in the northwest are also expected to affect surrounding regions, including the Rocky Mountains.

In reiteration, the bad weather is also expected to bring relief to river systems feeding the Mississippi River further out in the eastern United States.

The forecast also follows a recent report by the NWS last week of a major change in weather patterns affecting the northwest and western United States as a whole, resulting in inclement weather and below average temperatures. .

Such a change is expected as the country is already halfway through its journey of the fall season and ahead of the winter season in December when temperatures are expected to drop further.

Pacific Northwest Storm Train

(Photo: Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

AccuWeather Meteorologists said the storm train will allow the ongoing wet and cool pattern to persist, in which over the past week downpours and mountain snow have been brought on.

Over the coming weekend, meteorologists expect more to come as a major Pacific Ocean storm system crashes onto the shore.

The dominant storm system first arrived in the Pacific Northwest on Friday, October 21.

The rainfall it brought across the region is the first since July and also the first significant snow of the season in the Rockies, an area bombarded by wildfires and drought conditions, according to CNN.

Read also : Major change in weather pattern possible in the Pacific Northwest and western United States [NWS]

Western drought

Said rainfall would be needed in most parts of the West due to some level of drought, according to the US Weather Forecasting Society.

AccuWeather’s forecast is consistent with the recent report from the US Drought Monitor (USDM) that all of Washington State and more than 99% of Oregon are experiencing “abnormally dry conditions”.

In July, the Economic Studies Service (ERS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited the USDM report that more than 32% of land in the western United States was experiencing extreme or exceptional drought.

The USDM report was based on data from past droughts since the year 2000.

Related article: Persistent storm systems bring beneficial rains to the Pacific Northwest

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