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#187128 December 2016 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by MR.SNOWMIZER on 18 December 2016 - 12:23 PM

Been a emotional day.. First time in 27 years i went and picked a Christmas tree without my woman but me and my son made the best of it and had a good time. Its been a real test as a father dealing with all this. Dont want to sound like a wimp but life is so short. All who have a wife or significant other go give them a hug and spend every second with them like its the last!!
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#206934 January 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

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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#52273 December 2014 Observations for the Pacific Northwest

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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#217689 February 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by van city on 07 February 2017 - 12:01 PM

Some incredible scenes of winter up in Northern Whatcom County. Love it!

From Chilliwack.

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#206955 January 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by Bryant on 14 January 2017 - 09:56 PM

Went ice skating on Cain Lake and Lake Whatcom today with Brennan and Mattias (Bainbridgekid). Cain lake was a good 5-6" thick and we skated from one end to the other with no worries. The lake is a respectable 75 acres and 75' deep.

Lake Whatcom was skatable on the north end, for the first time since January 1993. For those that don't know, the lake is 13 miles long and 350' deep. We broke the ice about 50 yards out and it was 3-4" thick. Was quite an adrenaline rush to experience skating on a lake of that size.

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#206228 January 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by Jesse on 12 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Some pictures from the Fort Vancouver Historic Site today.

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#190199 December 2016 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by DJ Droppin on 24 December 2016 - 10:26 AM

I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you can find joy and happiness. Appreciate the ones you have with you during this Holiday season.

 

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#178153 December 2016 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by jaya on 08 December 2016 - 11:07 AM

Could you write your own morning discussion...just for us? And not mention any change over to rain or any of that stuff! Just kidding, you guys do a great job, we are just all weenies. 

Well, I don't have access to everything that I'd like to look at.

With that said, tonight will be tricky with the strong offshore flow. I've seen it go both ways. In one case in 2014 I believe, models showed drying and no precip. We got 2-3 inches from that in Seattle. In other cases, the dry air won.  I'll see later.  I'm a little concerned that outflow from the Fraser will keep the area NE of Bellingham in the cold for the foreseeable future.  I'm not sure about the change to a mix or rain up there Except maybe near the water and south of the hills.

 

Concerning the longer term...Monday is looking potentially interesting - but the moisture leaves before the cold air comes down. Time will tell. But it is looking cold. With the very cold air over western Canada and Alaska and the high latitude block along 150W, combined with some undercutting of the flow along 40N -W Wa will be in the middle of the battle zone. I really don't know the details on how the models are handling tropical moisture and convection at this time (model changes are happening at a fast pace), but very cold air nearby and moisture from the south could make things quite interesting over the next couple of weeks. The end of next week looks interesting. 

 

Models in this pattern tend to be quite unstable. Model riding is dangerous.  It will be difficult to get things right even in the short term.


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#173790 December 2016 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by TT-SEA on 04 December 2016 - 04:40 PM

Awesome sunset tonight....

 

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#251237 August 2017 PNW Discussion Thread

Posted by Eujunga on 21 August 2017 - 01:50 PM

I could have done better with the imaging part of the deal, but the experience was amazing.  The temperature dropped 10 degrees, from 72 to 62.  Owls hooted; crickets chirped. No traffic on the way to my "secret" viewing spot (shared with about 15-20 other people), but ran into some on the way back to Eugene.

 

These are the only two usable shots I got:

 

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#216888 February 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by luvssnow_seattle on 05 February 2017 - 10:53 PM

I am up to about 7.5 inches now.

 

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#206150 January 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by wx_statman on 12 January 2017 - 04:00 PM

Thought I'd share a couple more pictures I took last night. This is from a Section 8 housing project @ NE 45th & Broadway. Its a 14 story building that creates a vortex when hit by east winds. Some pretty crazy drifting as a result, on the east side of the building:

 

 

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#218253 February 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by MossMan on 09 February 2017 - 08:56 AM

Simply stunning images from Whatcom Co, Scott Sistek did a great write up and lots of images!

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#217595 February 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by VancouverIslandSouth on 07 February 2017 - 08:39 AM

Looks like the snow is finally done here, the outflow winds are kicking in a bit more and it's cooled down a little. I estimate there's been a little over 7" since it began Sunday night. A few more pictures from this morning:

 

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#206044 January 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by BLI snowman on 12 January 2017 - 10:35 AM

Got the last of the sunrise around 7:55 today

 

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#206040 January 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by wx_statman on 12 January 2017 - 10:29 AM

I'm trying to get my head around the last time Portland had 1) multiple sunny days and 2) this much snow on the ground. 

 

Certainly not in my 20+ years watching the weather. The last time that even sticks out as a possibility is late Jan/early Feb 1956. 

 

 

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#189907 December 2016 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by ShawniganLake on 23 December 2016 - 02:48 PM

Thanks! She was loving it!!! First real snow that we could actually make a snowman with since she has been alive (she's going on 3 in Feb.

Took my wife for an ultrasound this morning. We are having a girl, due in May.
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#260880 October 2017 PNW Discussion Thread

Posted by Jesse on 08 October 2017 - 09:16 PM

Some great autumn color in the Indian Heaven wilderness today.

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#251363 August 2017 PNW Discussion Thread

Posted by Tyler Mode on 22 August 2017 - 11:58 AM

A couple of pictures from the eclipse in Antelope, Oregon yesterday.  Pictures and words can't do the experience justice.

 

Watching the last light fade and darkness envelope you, yet sunset in every direction.  Stars and planets out and cool temps as the birds and insects moved around like it was evening.

 

Chills and goosebumps thinking about it!

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#217805 February 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

Posted by VancouverIslandSouth on 07 February 2017 - 08:01 PM

Ended up with a max of 34F and sunny, though it was a bit warmer closer to the water, tonight it's completely clear but surprsingly calm. I took a few pictures on the walk in to work today and some more at lunch:

 

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Looking southwest toward downtown Victoria:

 

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Looking north toward Shawnigan:

 

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Looking northeast toward UVic/Gordon Head:

 

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Looking southeast toward Oak Bay/Seattle:

 

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Beacon Hill Park looking toward Clover Point:

 

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