Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 5:00 P.M.
It felt like October again today under the cloudy skies and temperatures running about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. Showers end by midnight and I expect a dry day Monday. The Autumnal Equinox is at 12:50am overnight. That means the sun is halfway between its highest summer position and lowest winter position in the northern hemisphere sky. It also marks the traditional start of the fall season. Weather-wise fall begins earlier and officially it starts September 1st in the USA.
Other than this coming Friday, I don’t see any sort of soaking rain showers in the lowlands. In general the weather will be quite benign through the end of September. That’s a week from tomorrow.
A chilly airmass will drop south out of Canada Friday through the weekend. If it was two months from now we’d have a tough rain/snow forecast for the lowlands Friday. But it’s not, so just expect chilly showers for all of us Friday and the first snow down to a bit below Timberline Lodge. The passes remain clear but snow will be close late this week.