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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

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It's  no longer an active station, but Fremont 5 NW in Oregon actually has a wider range:

 

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Tujunga, CA (15 miles N of Downtown L.A.) - Elev. 1,860 ft.

 

Eugene, OR (5 miles SSW) - Elev. 850 ft.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:20 PM

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Impressive, but that is not it. Boca is below 40ºN.

 

Another hint: It's in the Klamath Mountains.


2018 in Portland had 27.30" rainfall, which is the 8th driest year on record and 8.73" below normal

 

Current rainfall for PDX in 2019 is 13.08”, which is 5.21” below normal as of June 12


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:12 PM

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Interesting.

The largest range I know of is 50.5 degrees at Thistle Utah (35.9 to 86.4 degrees), but that station is no longer operating. Thistle was wiped out in 1983 when a mudslide dammed the Spanish Fork River creating a lake 200 feet deep and three miles long. It completely destroyed the entire town:

https://en.wikipedia...i/Thistle,_Utah

Of note, WRCC gives a slightly lower diurnal range than the weather almanac I have, but I'm not sure why. It's still near 50 degrees.

Thistle does have a shorter period of record than Fremont though. The record at Thistle is only five years, so it may or may not count

I can't think of anywhere in Oregon or California that could beat Fremont, so I don't know.


At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 02:18 PM

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Impressive, but that is not it. Boca is below 40ºN.

 

Another hint: It's in the Klamath Mountains.

 

So, what's the answer?   We're waiting to hear.   :)


At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:55 PM

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So, what's the answer?   We're waiting to hear.   :)

 

Hayfork, CA.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ifornia#Climate

 

49.4ºF of variation in August.


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2018 in Portland had 27.30" rainfall, which is the 8th driest year on record and 8.73" below normal

 

Current rainfall for PDX in 2019 is 13.08”, which is 5.21” below normal as of June 12


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:33 PM

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Hayfork, CA.

https://en.wikipedia...ifornia#Climate

49.4ºF of variation in August.


It is interesting that the difference in night temperatures between August and January is only 16.7 degrees; while the difference in highs between those months is much greater.
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At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:18 PM

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Regarding the Aleutians - I see no reason to doubt the late-season record lows. Their ability to see extremely cold minimums is usually dependent on the amount of Bering Sea icing, which peaks in early spring. 

 

The -15F at Attu in November 1986 is obviously bogus. Probably a data input error. You'll see those pop up once in a while in the WRCC database. 

 

Do you have a source for the -26F reading at St. Paul in January 1919? I can't find it anywhere. The COOP data for St. Paul @ the NCDC cuts off at 1916 and doesn't resume until the 1940's. The thing is though, that reading is not out of the realm of possibility. There actually was a verifiable, major cold wave occuring in SW Alaska in late January 1919. Nome bottomed out at -47F on 1/25 and then hit -46F on both the 28th and 29th. The -47F on 1/25/1919 stood as the all-time record low for Nome until they hit -54F in January 1989. You can also cross-reference the -19F reading @ St. Paul on 3/14/1971, as Nome hit -46F on the 11th and -44F on the 13th. 

 

If you are interested, scroll down on the following PDF which has records from St Paul Island dating back to 1917:

https://www1.ncdc.no...E1BB9F077C6.pdf


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At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:24 AM

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2017 had such a well-defined seasonality curve at PDX. It's interesting looking back on it. 

 

33.5 in January

73.6 in August

39.8 in December

 

About the only other years that compare are 1972, 1985, and 2009, at least by comparing the curve of monthly averages. 



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 11:30 PM

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Interesting nugget: Dawson Creek, BC (2,147 feet) has its all-time greatest single day snowfall in August! 35.3 cm fell on August 17, 1973 which is just shy of 14". 

 

This was a very cold trough which also brought monthly record lows to the PNW, including 33 at Olympia. 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:56 PM

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Interesting nugget: Dawson Creek, BC (2,147 feet) has its all-time greatest single day snowfall in August! 35.3 cm fell on August 17, 1973 which is just shy of 14". 

 

This was a very cold trough which also brought monthly record lows to the PNW, including 33 at Olympia. 

 

Nice.

Barrow, Alaska has its 6th greatest daily total in July. 

 

15.0 on 10/26/1926

7.3 on 1/8/2001

7.0 on 3/25/1963

6.5 on 12/4/2011

6.4 on 11/17/2010

6.0 on 7/29/1922

Prudhoe Bay had its snowiest day on 6/10/1987.

 

That part of Alaska is pretty cool year round though.

 

In the Lower 48, Montana has its 24 hour record snowfall in late May.   The record was 48" on 5/28 to 5/29/1982 at Snonkin.

 


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At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:24 PM

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Daily temperature max/min, departure from normal, and daily precipitation graphs for Downtown Los Angeles 1921-present: https://www.climates...los-angeles-ca/

 

Along with highlighted years with interesting notes attached (e.g. 1965 - "October heat wave, but more than 15” rain in November and December.")

 

Available for multiple major cities across US spanning different time periods (New York City, NY 1876-present; Minneapolis, MN 1820-present; Chicago, IL 1871-present; Miami, FL 1949-present; Seattle, WA 1945-present; Portland, OR 1875-present; San Francisco, CA 1921-present; San Diego, CA 1875-present; Las Vegas, NV 1949-present). May take you days to go through if you're interested.


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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84" (as of 6/23/19)


2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.