Our next weather system will bring another round of rain & wind to the Pacific Northwest on Friday. Expect a widespread area of moderate rain to develop over northwest OR & western WA early Friday morning, with pockets of heavy rain. Showers will linger on Saturday. #orwx #wawx
Rain is starting to spread over the Pacific Northwest, but it will remain too far north to reduce the wildfire risk across the entire western US:
Wet and Windy in Western Washington on Wednesday: There's a frontal system and strong jet stream south of the Aleutians. That system will develop and the front will advance across the northeast Pacific Monday and Tuesday.
WESTERN WILDFIRES: Calmer weather is helping firefighters get a handle on deadly wildfires spread across the Pacific Coast. Rain is expected to wash away thick smoke choking the region, but there are concerns downpours could trigger mudslides. @JonVigliotti reports
Latest Geocolor satellite image shows the extent of the wildfire smoke (brownish color), which stretches across the southern and western U.S. and the Pacific Ocean where it's getting wrapped into a low pressure system. #idwx #orwx
Unreal the smoke across the entire west coast today, with some of the smoke drawn west into the Pacific and around a swirling area of low pressure. Only modest improvement (if any) Sunday for Western Washington. #wawx
Clouds of smoke from wildfires in the western United States are billowing over the Pacific Ocean. Imagery from the joint NASA & @NOAA Suomi NPP satellite shows winds changing direction; by Sep. 10, the smoke had traveled over 1,300 miles:
There have been so many moments when a number or numbers in a game reminds us of Kobe Bryant. It happened again tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers just won Pacific Division championship No. 24 and clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
Salty DogsMarines assigned to @1stMEF conduct a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of #USSComstock . The @USNavy amphibious dock landing ship is underway in the western Pacific Ocean, conducting routine maritime operations.
Our satellites have observed on its m #TyphoonTramirch across the Western Pacific Ocean this week. As the storm now turns toward Japan, the country’s meteorological agency warned of the potential for heavy winds, rain, flooding & more. Look:
Video shows Super Typhoon Mangkhut tearing through Guam, in the western Pacific. It has caused widespread flooding and power loss, with parts of the US territory still without electricity on Thursday morning.