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Posted by iFred on 04 February 2019 - 05:40 PM
up vote this if you like snow
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Posted by Jginmartini on 08 January 2019 - 09:21 AM
Currently at my parents place in SE Portland with some nice gusty east winds blowing at times.
Had awesome celebration of life service yesterday for Dad and nice weather as well!
The most emotional part was at Willamette National Cemetery where he had the Three volley solute with Taps playing.
Navel personal handed over the flag to my Mom....such a powerful moment and emotions flowed. I so much wanted to thank the two gentlemen who who did the 13 folds of our Flag but they disappeared just as hero’s do.
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Posted by Tyler Mode on 14 January 2017 - 07:02 PM
The state of the snow now 4 days after it fell.
I've never seen such staying power in our snow with sunny days as well! 2008 it stuck around a long time but it was pretty much socked in the entire time.
Vancouver Lake is frozen, I've never seen that before and the trees are still coated amazingly well.
The one picture of the road looks like it's from the mid-west, not SW Washington.
High of 33.6 today after a low of 9.5.
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Posted by SeanNyberg on 05 January 2020 - 10:19 AM
I've been lurking here for years and rarely post, but let me just say this about the ridiculous Tim criticism.
1) You've all added about 100x more attention and energy to these "negative" posts than they would've had if people just read them and moved on. So now 80% of the posts are about how you don't want to hear certain posts. Seems like the whining is doing exactly the opposite of what the whiners claim they want, MAYBE they just like having something to complain about because they love being a victim.
2) We all say we love to see long range forecasts that show major events; wind, snow, etc. Most of us will add "yeah, we know this is probably a fantasy, but it's fun to look at." Why is that okay, but posting long range forecasts showing moderate trends suddenly unrealistic and inappropriate?
3) Tim can't make you feel a certain way, you choose to feel how you feel. So giving this guy as much power as you do is your own problem and it's your personal choice.
4) From what I can gather, Tim doesn't control the weather, so, he can downplay whatever he wants and it's not going to change what is actually going to happen. You might say "Well he's dumping cold water on all of the excitement!!" to that I would say, go read number 3 ... he only dumps cold water on it if you let him.
5) I don't know Tim, never met Tim, never talked to Tim, don't even know if Tim is his real name. You guys all seem to have a major crush on this dude and you really NEED his approval. Why not ignore the posts you don't like if you are on here for the hype, if you're on here for the updates know that some updates may not be what you want to see. But, by all means, get over your obsession with what Tim posts and stop droning on and on about his posts that you don't like, all it does is promote said posts.
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Posted by hawkstwelve on 08 January 2020 - 08:44 PM
With the event getting closer and more new people joining I thought this might be a good time to share some links I've gathered over the years to help track, observe, report, etc. on various things. I know when I first started on this forum a big event would come and everyone would be sharing information that I did not have access to or did not know where to find. I hope these links help that not be the case for some of the new people (or even veterans!).
I've included a bunch of links below. These are by no means everything out there (or everything I have) but they should give you a nice head start. I've pulled these mainly from the bookmarks that I've built up over the years and have sorted them to make it easier.
Satellite and Radar
UW Weather Loops - This has a bunch of satellite views with water vapor, infrared, visible, etc. for various sections of the West/PNW
NexLAB Radar and GOES Satellite - This website hosts the NexLAB radar which is one of a couple radars I use. It also has the GOES East and West satellite. These are fairly new, high-res satellites that are among the best satellite views you can get.
UW 500mb Obs and GFS Overlay - This gives a satellite view of the current 500mb pattern with an overlay of the GFS. It's nice to use when trying to pick up certain 500mb features.
NWS/SPC Mesoanalysis Page - A key page when looking at the current temps of the upper levels. This will come to be a huge help when determining how far the cold air has come in on Sunday, what the 850mb and 925mb temps are, etc. Big one here!
NWS Data Viewer - Good page to get current obs and data from sites around the PNW such as temp, wind direction, etc.
NWS Hourly Obs - Another good page to get the official obs for sites throughout WA.
UW-WRF Ensembles - Very high resolution ensembles that are great to use once we get close to an event. Includes plumes, plots, means, spread, etc.
NCEP SREF Plumes - I am not too familiar with these but they were shared by a met once. I'll check them every now and again.
EMC GEFS Plumes - Another set of ensembles I occasionally use that are tied to the GEFS.
Wetterzentrale GEFS Ensembles - The most common ensemble view that is shared here.
These don't really need explanation - Various sites to view various models.
You can put any city in here (KBLI, KSEA, KPDX, etc.) and find the gradient. Helps estimate wind speeds. The charts take a little getting used to but just take the two numbers marked by the points on the left side and subtract them to get the gradient. These are the two I use most often.
Fraser outflow: http://wxweb.meteost...hoice=KBLI CYWL
Easterly flow: http://wxweb.meteost...hoice=KEAT KSEA
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Posted by Skier B on 08 January 2020 - 01:01 AM
Just for you, snow wizard!! 1969 near SeaTac Airport.
Found these while moving my uncle out of his house. My grandfather sent them to him when he was over seas fighting in the Vietnam War.
Grandpa noted he had to shovel the roof multiple times over the duration of the event.
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Posted by SilverFallsAndrew on 17 December 2014 - 03:41 PM
Sorry, but I had too....
Abbi on the left is 4lb 6oz, Lexi on the right is 6lb 2oz.
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Posted by TT-SEA on 22 February 2019 - 09:29 PM
You really do have issues, not looking for an argument here, but d**n dude, I do not live there, nice job reading way too much in to what I said, take a xanax or something... settle the **** down!!
I am not reading anything into what you said. I said after 50 inches of snow this month... I am cheering for this one to go south. And you launched into some attack on me based on income and my yuppie neighbors and cliques. Which was of course unnecessary and completely off topic... but seems to be the main undercurrent and root source of your issues with me since it always comes up. I sense this from a few others as well.
So... I am going to tell you a little bit more about me in an effort to build a bridge.
We left Minnesota with $1,000. We do not come from wealthy families. My father-in-law was a plumber and my dad was a public school teacher. My wife paid for her entire education... and then her masters degree. When we got married we had well over $100,000 in student debt and $1,000 in the bank. And moved into a small apartment in a really bad area of downtown San Diego so my wife could be a nurse at Balboa Naval Hospital. We saved enough money to buy a tract home in a nicer suburb of San Diego and got really lucky with the San Diego real estate market. We used that equity to buy 12 acres of land in northern San Diego County and built a home there. We got lucky again and it went up in value and we used that equity to buy the lot in North Bend where we live now. We bought the smallest and cheapest lot in our development and still barely made it work. But they say its best to be the cheapest house in a nice neighborhood as opposed to the opposite. We contracted to have our home built but we spent over a year doing everything we could to keep costs down. And we still have the most basic home possible. But we did it. The lansdscaping and gardens have been a 15-year labor of love for my wife. We have no gardeners or any other help. We have done it all ourselves. I drive a old Honda Accord that is probably worth $10K. We bought a boat for $15K. My sons both drive cars under $10K and pay for them themselves with their own money they earn working. We are actually looked down upon by some of our neighbors for our "crappy" cars parked in the driveway. And we still do not have much savings other than our 401Ks through our employers... and money is a constant stress. Our vacations involve stopping at Costco first and buying all of our food there. Or they are work-related for my wife and paid for by someone else.
It does not feel real good to be labeled as some wealthy yuppie who had everything handed to him and does not relate to the common folk. Its not accurate. I am very common... and feel way more comfortable in a local bar and grill than in some overpriced restaurant in Bellevue or Seattle.
I guess knowing more about a person is probably better than making false assumptions.
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Posted by SeanNyberg on 06 February 2019 - 11:08 AM
I know we are like Leonardo DiCaprio on one of his yachts, waiting for the newest and freshest models to come out, but I just wanted to say Hi!
I'm new to this forum.
Studied meteorology at UW for two years before making a huge pivot and deciding to get into Law. Got my JD at Gonzaga Law.
Obsessed with weather, born and raised in Issaquah, college in Seattle, law school in Spokane, and now I live in downtown Bellevue.
When I was in middle school I job shadowed Jeff Renner on King 5 News. I was so d**n excited and no one else in my class knew who he was. haha
Anyway - look forward to all the posts and throwing my thoughts in occasionally.
Just wanted to say HI!
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Posted by bainbridgekid on 05 January 2020 - 03:51 PM
The purpose of this forum isn't to provide the most balanced, accurate, and tempered forecasts for the public's consumption. There is the NWS and weather apps for that.
The purpose of this forum is for weather nuts to discuss exciting and interesting weather with other weather nuts. Unbridled excitement at the possibilities is part of that.
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Posted by BrianJK on 05 January 2020 - 10:00 AM
Also, with respect to the last system, I made a statement that I would donate to a charity if I got hit good (6"+ or 10"+). I posted in the storm thread, but didn't ever receive a response from anyone regarding the official storm total from Eagle River or a preferred charity, so I just made a $150 donation to St. Jude. I hope to do more of these (IF "WINTER" PERMITS!!!)
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Posted by Jesse on 24 November 2019 - 11:27 AM
I don't participate in cheerleading... that is for sure. I think its silly.
Good god dude. You do NOTHING but cheerlead for dry, warm and sunny weather. Every season. All the time. 50,000 posts worth. More than anyone else here cheerleads for any other type of weather.
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Posted by iFred on 24 November 2019 - 11:19 AM
I would love to see some mountain snow. So yeah... not trolling.
Not everything has to be about massive arctic outbreaks and lowland snow.
People are on your case because this has been the same shtick from you for over a decade. Whether it’s arguing with someone about snow in Seattle because a webcam in Tukwilla shows rain, arguing about how we are not in a drought, until we are, arguing that the Seahawks are bad, complaining that people sharing cold maps are unrealistic, and then whipping out the oft used cloud maps to show how that one frame showing snow isn’t going to happen.
It’s just tiring.
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