JUNE 30, 1997
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Forecast: Tricky forecast includes showers. A broad area of low pressure will be near or over the Pacific Northwest in the days ahead. It's not organized enough to produce widespread showers, but a few will pop up, mainly in the Cascade foothills. Overall, the pattern will produce temperatures cooler than normal weather with partly sunny skies. It's a tough forecast, because this pattern can easily mean a nice day or a cloudy wet day. I'll lean generally nice for now, but be cautiously optimistic for the Fourth.
What determines the timberline? The timberline is the elevation above which no trees grow. That is set by the temperature, a function of latitude and elevation. It turns out that at least one month a year must have an average warmth of 50 degrees or greater to grow trees, given an adequate rainfall, of course. As you go farther to the colder northern latitudes, the timberline drops. Here in the Northwest, the timberline is about 6,000 ft.; in Colorado, about 11,000 ft.; and in the chilly tundra of Alaska, it's at sea level--there are no trees.
|Weekly Woodinville Rainfall|
|Year to Date: 44.99|
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