Monday May 25

Light Show ?
Memorial Day 2020
Drips have arrived over western WA and NW OR.  Summer-like weather on the way, Patron, so be patient.  
A rather weak system is bringing a little rain onshore from about Salem north to BC.  The front will move past tonight, ushering in a dry and, eventually, warm period.  The hottest days of the coming week continue to chart as Thu & Fri., so expect temps to pop into the 80s or at least the upper 70s in many places.  There is an outside chance for a 90+ reading, esp over southern OR.  Maybe.
Speaking of outside chances, for Patrons that enjoy a Natural Light Show, we may have one develop this coming Saturday night.  A Low pressure cell, modeled to form west of southern CA, will move north just off the SW coast of OR by Saturday.  This will, if verified, generate THUNDERSTORM action by Saturday evening, May 30, across western OR.  Timing could be Boom-Perfect for lightning & a noisy night around the Willamette Valley and many other parts of the PNW.  Again, just an outside chance, yet one that has charted for over a week now, so it warrants the mention.  Showers, either way.  Overall, next weekend will be mild in the temp dept., even with the boomers/showers.  Sunday should be mostly dry.
Dry Mon Jun 1.  We may get more precip by Tue & Wed, Jun 2,3 around the region, with a thunderstorm or two, as well, mainly focused east of the Cascades.  Thursday afternoon and Fri, June 4,5 trend dry & pleasant on some charts; damp on others.  We’ll wait to set the forecast for that weekend.  The week of June 8-12 should start DRY, with temps popping into the lower 80s in southern OR; cooler to the north.  Late that week may turn damp & cooler.
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Rufus graduated with honors in Biology from California State University Humboldt and completed a Master’s degree in Entomology at Oregon State University.

Beginning in 1979, Rufus has focused on developing environmentally sound management programs for insects on small fruits and stored grain products.

Since the early part of his scientific career, Rufus has been an advocate for the practical application of meteorology in the life sciences. For nearly 30 years, he has prepared weather forecasts for friends and colleagues. In 1994, Rufus initiated his virtual Weather Café®.

The Weather Cafe® provides uniquely informative long-range forecasts for specific patrons in the Pacific Northwest. It is a free service for patrons from British Columbia to northern California.

In the spring of 2005, the Council of the American Meteorological Society elected Rufus as a full member of the Society – a long time personal goal.