The temperature difference between the passes and Sound can vary widely-why the big difference?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM

The temperature difference between the passes and Sound can vary widely-why the big difference?

It's usually related to wind direction. Easterly winds draw cold air from eastern Washington into the pass, resulting in much colder air there...compared to the Puget Sound area. Westerly winds draw relatively warm and moist air from the ocean into the passes as well as the Sound, and as a result, the temperature differences between sea level and the passes are much smaller.

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