Don’t worry, this time code red is a good thing.
Below is the latest high-resolution surface temperature forecast for Saturday at 4 PM. Red colors are temperatures above 60F along the Oregon coast! The kind of code red I like. And near Brookings, just north of the Oregon/CA border temperatures surge into the mid-to-upper 60s.
On Sunday, the code red temperatures are even more extensive along the coast as well as extending along the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades,
The highly skillful European Center model is going for 66F in Brookings, Oregon on Saturday….and 62F on Tuesday. Brookings is well known for being the warmest location in the southern Oregon “banana belt.” And there is a reason (more later).
Our “code red” temperatures are associated with a high-amplitude upper-level (500 hPa) ridge over the northeast Pacific, with two “bookend” troughs on both sides…