MARCH 3, 1997
|Partly Sunny/Cool||Showers Increasing||Showers/Sunbreaks||Mostly Cloudy/Showers||Wet/Cool||Few Showers/Mild|
Forecast: Some sunshine Tuesday as a weak high pressure gives us a break. It's only a brief break as the high moves onward, then clouds and showers increase later Tuesday and certainly, Wednesday. Then the Pacific Northwest is dominated by a broad area of low pressure through Saturday for cool showers and some sunbreaks. Sunday we may see a little warmer and dryer weather.
Washington Passes: Low snow levels through the week (1,500-3,000 ft.) All passes will get snow, with a chance of heavy snow later in the week. Drive slowly and be prepared for serious winter driving in the mountains. Updated pass information: 368-4499.
Weather Question of the Week: What is the Puget Sound convergence Zone?
Answer: The Convergence Zone is formed when moist winds are split and forced around the Olympic Mountains. A north wind is channeled down from the Straight of Juan de Fuca, while a south wind blows up from Olympia. The two opposite winds usually collide between Seattle and Marysville, which includes Woodinville and Bothell. That area of convergence is marked by rainy, gray, cool weather, while to the north and south of that zone, it may be partly sunny.