Jump to content

Welcome to our forums!

Sign In or Register to gain full access to our forums. By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by the Weather Forums! Please take the time to register and join our community. Feel free to post or start new topics on anything related to the weather or the climate.


Photo

March 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply

#2301
TT-SEA

Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:05 PM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20204 posts

Yeah, but even next weekend doesn't look like the S/SW flow dominated pattern of the last couple weeks. Wouldn't be surprised if at least one day ends up fairly nice for the Seattle area.

 

Probably... hoping for more region wide nice days (like today) and not a nice day inside a tight hole in the clouds over Seattle caused by the Olympics.    ;)



#2302
Jesse

Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14584 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')
Incredibly nice day.

#2303
jcmcgaffey

Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

jcmcgaffey

    Forum Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
  • LocationNorth Seattle (Ballard/Greenwood)

No official sunny days in March with precip on 28 of 31 days (including trace days).  Not sure if February had any official sunny days either and had precip on 24 of 28 days.



#2304
BLI snowman

Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:50 PM

BLI snowman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4966 posts
  • LocationRidgefield, WA

Good chance that today is our hottest day of the year.



#2305
Front Ranger

Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:53 PM

Front Ranger

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8539 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

No official sunny days in March with precip on 28 of 31 days (including trace days).  Not sure if February had any official sunny days either and had precip on 24 of 28 days.

 

I assume you're talking about SEA's stats. Doesn't 70%+ of possible sunshine officially count as a sunny day? If so, seems like today might qualify.

 

Regardless, it was a very cloudy month for sure, especially the first half with none of the first 15 days having more than 20% sunshine at SEA. Since then, there have been 6 partly to mostly sunny days. 

 

11 days with .30"+ precip, so definitely a lot of soakers.

 

Of course, it's been a little better further north, with SEA missing out on the rain shadow most the month. Instead it's been focused from north Seattle to Arlington.


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#2306
Front Ranger

Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

Front Ranger

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8539 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

Wow, Arlington airport only measured 2.44" this month: https://www.wundergr...99999#calendar¬†

 

33% of what SEA got.


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#2307
Phil

Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11646 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.
The two most consistent analogs showing up on the CPC super ensemble aggregate are 1993 and 1983, the latter being perhaps the best SSTA match, w/ the warm EPAC/cold IO/Indo waters during the early portions of the warm season.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Warm season 2017:
Thunderstorm days: 4
Severe days: 3
Hail: 1 (pea sized)
Wind: 2 (62mph, 58mph)
Rain total: 4.54"

#2308
jcmcgaffey

Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:33 PM

jcmcgaffey

    Forum Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
  • LocationNorth Seattle (Ballard/Greenwood)

I assume you're talking about SEA's stats. Doesn't 70%+ of possible sunshine officially count as a sunny day? If so, seems like today might qualify.

Regardless, it was a very cloudy month for sure, especially the first half with none of the first 15 days having more than 20% sunshine at SEA. Since then, there have been 6 partly to mostly sunny days.

11 days with .30"+ precip, so definitely a lot of soakers.

Of course, it's been a little better further north, with SEA missing out on the rain shadow most the month. Instead it's been focused from north Seattle to Arlington.

Ya I am talking SEA. Today may count for a sunny day although it was misting until about noon today and was never really sunny but pretty cloudy the entire day. The big difference this year to last year is The heavy rains last year were larger in amounts than this years heavy rains and more partly cloudy days in between.

#2309
Jesse

Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:03 PM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14584 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')

Good chance that today is our hottest day of the year.


That 71 felt downright toasty.

#2310
Jake

Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:05 PM

Jake

    Forum Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 140 posts
  • LocationArlington, Wa

Wow, Arlington airport only measured 2.44" this month: https://www.wundergr...99999#calendar¬†
 
33% of what SEA got.

Also odd that I recorded over 11" of precip during the month and I live less than 8 miles SE of the airport. I recorded 2.2" Tuesday through Wednesday this week alone! I have standing water on my property and had a mallard duck swimming around in one puddle Wednesday morning.

#2311
ShawniganLake

Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

ShawniganLake

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2947 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft

Also odd that I recorded over 11" of precip during the month and I live less than 8 miles SE of the airport. I recorded 2.2" Tuesday through Wednesday this week alone! I have standing water on my property and had a mallard duck swimming around in one puddle Wednesday morning.

Makes me wonder how accurate that 2.4" is at Arlington airport!

#2312
BLI snowman

Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

BLI snowman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4966 posts
  • LocationRidgefield, WA

That 71 felt downright toasty.

 

Felt somewhat oppressive as the dewpoints shot up this evening. Yuck.



#2313
BLI snowman

Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:58 PM

BLI snowman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4966 posts
  • LocationRidgefield, WA

Makes me wonder how accurate that 2.4" is at Arlington airport!

 

AWO has never adequately recorded precip. Nor does the Burlington airport.



#2314
ShawniganLake

Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:06 PM

ShawniganLake

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2947 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft

Felt somewhat oppressive as the dewpoints shot up this evening. Yuck.

Want to trade? 52/34 here today. Currently 45F with rain moving in.

#2315
Jesse

Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:10 PM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14584 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')

Want to trade? 52/34 here today. Currently 45F with rain moving in.


PDX actually only hit 58. I had 57/36 here.

Almost wall to wall sunshine after noon, though. Awesome day.
  • ShawniganLake likes this

#2316
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:17 PM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10034 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR
52/31 here

Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


#2317
TT-SEA

Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:19 PM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20204 posts

Our mid-week dry spell is shrinking with each run.

 

Here was the 12Z GFS for Wednesday afternoon:

 

gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_us_22.png

 

 

And now the 00Z GFS for the same time:

gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_us_20.png



#2318
BLI snowman

Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:19 PM

BLI snowman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4966 posts
  • LocationRidgefield, WA

Want to trade? 52/34 here today. Currently 45F with rain moving in.

 

I am driving up as we speak. I'll be chasing the 540 thickness line the rest of the year.


  • stuffradio likes this

#2319
ShawniganLake

Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:30 PM

ShawniganLake

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2947 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft

I am driving up as we speak. I'll be chasing the 540 thickness line the rest of the year.

Fuel up before you hit the border. Gas hit $1.32/litre. What is that ...$5.00/ gallon.

#2320
VancouverIslandSouth

Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:55 PM

VancouverIslandSouth

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 829 posts

Our mid-week dry spell is shrinking with each run.

 

Here was the 12Z GFS for Wednesday afternoon:

 

gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_us_22.png

 

 

And now the 00Z GFS for the same time:

gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_us_20.png

 

Hopefully we can score some of that rain in the rain shadow. Wasn't a great day here, cold/cloudy/windy/rainless.



#2321
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:40 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10034 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

Final March stats

 

Avg Max: 48.5

Avg Min : 36.3

Precip:    15.79"

Snow:      13.0"

Max:         59

Min:          29

Sub-32:     8

Sub- 40 max: 2

24 rain max: 1.45"


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


#2322
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:47 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10034 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR
Alaska was historically cold in March, at least I know Anchorage and Fairbanks were. The first 30 days of March were below average at Fairbanks. Yesterday broke the streak.
  • Timmy_Supercell likes this

Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


#2323
Timmy_Supercell

Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:52 AM

Timmy_Supercell

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 993 posts
  • LocationKlamath Falls, Oregon (4,320 ft.)

5.6" inches of snow in March here, all of which fell on 3 days from the 4th to the 6th. A bunch of other days I had either wet snow or around a trace.

 

Time for thunderstorms now! ;)


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

------------------------------------------------------------

(Personal Winter Totals since 2010)

'10-'11 = 58.20" (161% of normal)

'11-'12 = 49.00" (136% of normal)

'12-'13 = 16.70" (46% of normal)

'13-'14 = 9.05" (25% of normal)

'14-'15 = 2.85" (8% of normal)

'15-'16 = 54.45" (151% of normal)

'16-'17 = 63.00" (175% of normal)

 

Nov '16: 1.20" (30% of normal)

Dec '16: 11.10" (123% of normal)

Jan '17: 29.50" (246% of normal)

Feb '17: 12.90" (161% of normal)

Mar '17: 5.60" (224% of normal)

Apr '17: 2.70"

 

Nov '15: 4.00" (100% of normal) (Avg: 4.00")

Dec '15: 33.10" (367% of normal) (Avg: 9.00")

Jan '16: 10.75" (90% of normal) (Avg: 12.00")

Feb '16: 3.50" (43% of normal) (Avg: 8.00")

Mar '16: 3.10" (124% of normal) (Avg: 2.50")

Apr '16: T

 

OTHER WEATHER DATA

-------------------------------------------------------------

*Max 1 Day Snowfall: 12.40" (01/03/2017)*

*Max Snow Depth: 21.00" (01/07/2017)*, 18.00" (12/24/2015)

Max High (F): 101 (07/02/2013), 99 (07/02/2015)

Min High (F): 6 (12/08/2013), 7 (01/06/2017), 8 (01/05/2017)

Max Low (F): 63 (07/04/2015)

Min Low (F): -20 (12/08/2013), -19 (01/06/2017), -17 (01/05/2017)

Max Wind Gusts:

58-60 (10/15/2016), 60-65 (10/26/2016) ( 55+ MPH (09/12/2016), 67 MPH (01/19/2016), 65 MPH (02/06/2015), 63 MPH (02/05/2015), 62 MPH (02/17/2016),

56 MPH (02/08/2015), 55 MPH (12/03/2015), 58 MPH (10/25/2014), 55 MPH (12/30/2011), 58 MPH (09/04/2011), 54 MPH (03/13/2011), 58 MPH (02/15/2011), 60+ (02/14/2011)

T'storm Days: 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 2 (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012)

Vicinity Severe T'storms: 9 (dates below)

09/04/2011, 09/12/2011, 08/12/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/04/2014, 08/05/2014, 06/09/2015, 07/05/2015, 07/09/2015

Earliest Warm-Core T'storm: (04/03/2016)

Latest Cold-Core T'storm (06/17/2016)

Latest <32 low (06/18/2014)

Latest "20's" low (06/11/2016) (28 degrees)


#2324
Front Ranger

Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:45 PM

Front Ranger

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8539 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

Also odd that I recorded over 11" of precip during the month and I live less than 8 miles SE of the airport. I recorded 2.2" Tuesday through Wednesday this week alone! I have standing water on my property and had a mallard duck swimming around in one puddle Wednesday morning.

 

Interesting. Well, your area has been drier relative to normal than most the region so far this year.

 

Attached File  YearPNormWRCC-NW.png   23.67KB   0 downloads


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#2325
Jake

Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

Jake

    Forum Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 140 posts
  • LocationArlington, Wa

Interesting. Well, your area has been drier relative to normal than most the region so far this year.
 
attachicon.gifYearPNormWRCC-NW.png

Yes that is true especially for January/February but March has been well above normal in the Lake Stevens, Granite Falls area. That map shows Arlington in the 110 to 130% of normal for the 3 month period. Other reports near Arlington show well above normal totals for March. I'm inclined to think that airport total is in error considering the airport shows a total of .94" precip for February and only 0.03" for January! Fire season starting early there.

#2326
VancouverIslandSouth

Posted 01 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

VancouverIslandSouth

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 829 posts

Perfect spring day today, rainy through the night then clearing up, currently partly sunny and 59F.



#2327
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 01 April 2017 - 04:09 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 831 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
People still posting in the March topic, even though it is April. It's a mild spring day here in Southern California. Most trees are in full spring bloom here, except for ours, which just has some leaves due to being pruned in late February and the one across the street, which has no leaves due to being overpruned by a different gardener. If they stay in the dead of spring for much longer, I would have to think that tree is permanently dead.

#2328
Geos

Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:46 PM

Geos

    Special Contributor

  • Mods
  • 5904 posts
  • LocationKirkland, WA (north)

March wrap-up for my location. Slightly below normal and quite wet with over 6" of rain.

 

Attached File  March2017wx.jpg   171.37KB   0 downloads

 

 


Univ. of WI Parkside Geosciences (environmental conc.), GIS - 2011

 

2016-2017 snowfall: 14.0"

Total moisture 2017: 17.44" 03/31

Elevation: 460 ft
 


#2329
ShawniganLake

Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:48 AM

ShawniganLake

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2947 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft
March ended up fairly cool here. -1.1F departure for the month.