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west-richland - washington

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11th of December
High 1383
Length 1.8
Ascent 555
Low 828
Descent -1
Weather 36° Areas Dense Fog

Trail Difficulty: greenBlue

An easy trail in the Candy Mountain Preserve just outside of West Richland with sweeping 360-degree views.

Temperatures will reach 36° today, with Areas Dense Fog. Weather conditions this week are expected to range between 36° with Areas Dense Fog to 46° with Chance Showers over the next 5 days. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 36° - 46° over the next 5 days.


Weather Forecast

689 FXUS66 KPDT 090613 AAA AFDPDT Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pendleton OR 954 PM PST Sun Dec 8 2019 updated the aviation discussion .UPDATE...A dry ridge of high pressure remains in place across the two state area with low level clouds in the basin. Patchy fog across the area developed into areas of dense fog and freezing fog over the lower columbia basin and the foothills of the or/wa blue mountains. In addition the dense fog formed east toward meacham that had prompted dense fog advisories across the region through the night. Meanwhile minor changes were done to temps that are forecast to remain at or slightly above freezing and the present short term forecast appears on track. && .PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 144 PM PST Sun Dec 8 2019/ SHORT TERM...Tonight through Wednesday...Upper trough is exiting the region this afternoon and an upper level ridge is building in behind it. The ridge will be the main weather feature through the day on Tuesday. This will result in a continuation of stratus and fog in the lower valleys. Have issued a dense fog advisory for the Columbia Basin and adjacent foothills and valleys for tonight and early Monday. The fog may become even more widespread Monday night and Tuesday with the ridge overhead. Away from the fog conditions will be fair with mild temperatures and just a few clouds. By Tuesday evening a weak frontal band will cross the Cascades for a chance of showers and mountain snow showers. However QPF amounts will be rather light Tuesday night. By late Wednesday the next much stronger system may reach the Cascade east slopes near the very end of the day for a chance of rain and mountain snow. The fog could linger in the Columbia Basin into Wednesday. 78 LONG ...

Area River Conditions

USGS Gauge Streamflow Gauge Height Elevation
Yakima River At Kiona, Wa
5290 cfs 6 ft 465 ft
Umatilla River Near Umatilla, Or
664 cfs 4 ft 336 ft

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