Late January Outlook: Southern California, Pacific Northwest, East Coast

  • Southern California - After an extended period of warm and dry weather, the second half of January will feature some cooler weather mixed with seasonably mild conditions. An occasional chance for a shower will pop up, but it will remain drier than average.
  • Northern California - Finally some rain! This is great news for everyone in NorCal and the Pacific Northwest. There will be a parade of storm systems bringing periods of heavy rain for the last half of this month.
  • East Coast - Mild weather will continue with a few chances for rain, which is always good news. However, it's bad news for snow lovers. Things could briefly change for early February, but don't hold your breath!
My technical discussion is embedded within the maps below (ECMWF ensemble 500 mb heights/anomalies). Be sure to click the images to enlarge so that you can read the text. Enjoy!

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