|Fig 1 -- Mesoscale Discussion 2128 from the Storm Prediction Center on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.|
Right now, there's just some scattered showers moving through the region.
|Fig 2 -- 0.5 degree base reflectivity from KRTX radar at 2207Z, Dec. 14, 2010.|
|Fig 3 -- Southward view toward Mount Rainier (though you can't see it) from the roof of the UW Atmospheric Sciences building at 2:14 PM PST. From the UW Northwest Observations website.|
|Fig 4 -- 12Z sounding from Salem, OR, on Dec. 14, 2010. From the SPC website.|
Of course another thing that will help warm the surface is clear areas where sunlight can get through. Here's a look at the latest visible satellite image over Washington.
|Fig 5 -- Visible satellite image over Washington state at 2215Z, Dec. 14, 2010. From the College of DuPage website.|
So, perhaps we'll see some more destabilization this afternoon--there's still a few hours of sunlight left. And with that wind shear, we'll have to watch extra carefully to see if we spot any rotation.