Temps of 60 or Higher Coming Soon to NCW
I keep staring at our Wenatchee foothills, hoping for all that snow to melt. Don't get me wrong. The snow can stay put up at Mission Ridge. I'm talking more about snow melting away on the miles and miles of singletrack, for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. As of right now "Traill glaciers" still exist on some of the trails at higher elevation.
The huge snowpack has been great for not only the skiers and snowboarders, but for the spring & summer supply of irrigation water. A great amount of winter/early spring snowpack in the mountains also gives us better protection against the late summer (August, September) fire danger. Late summer has been our infamous 5th season: The dreaded "Wildfire Season".
The National weather service is calling for a warm front to moving into North Central Washington on Tuesday.
The warmer weather starts (as a change in the weather normally does) with high wind gusts. Once we get past the breezy Tuesday afternoon, we get to enjoy nice, milder & warmer high temps. You'll notice that the advertised 60 plus degree high temps don't apply yet to Leavenworth, which sits at a higher elevation.
Here are the high temperature forecasts for this week (Tuesday March 28th to Friday March 31st)
TUE 3/28: Morning Sun & afternoon clouds (wind gusts up to 30 mph) high of 53
WED 3/29: Sun & clouds high of 57
THU 3/30: Sun & clouds high near 60
FRI 3/31: Sun & Clouds high of 55
TUE 3/28: Clouds & Sun (wind gusts up to 28 mph) high of 58
WED 3/29: Clouds & Sun high of 59
THU 3/30: Sun and clouds high of 61
FRI 3/31: Sun and clouds high of 59
TUE 3/28: Clouds & Sun (wind gusts up to 30 mph) high of 57
WED 3/29: Sun & clouds high of 59
THU 3/30: Sun & clouds high of 62
FRI 3/31: Sun & clouds high of 59
TUE 3/28: Clouds and Sun (wind gusts up to 23 mph) high near 50
WED 3/29: Sun and clouds high 57
THU 3/30: Sun and clouds high 57
FRI 3/31: 30% chance of rain in the afternoon, high 51
INFO SOURCE: Noaa.gov