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#1151
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:21 AM

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I don't care about totals nearly as much as the number of dry days. Its been insane in that regard. This is also not at my house... its a local weather station.

 

Go out and enjoy that sunshine today! :)

 

Could be 36º and rainy like it is here today.


Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 10.0"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

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Rare sunny April morning here...

 

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You might string two decent ones in a row!



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:30 AM

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Go out and enjoy that sunshine today! :)

Could be 36º and rainy like it is here today.


At the office. Timing is everything and this sucks!
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

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At the office. Timing is everything and this sucks!


Aren't you basically like self employed? Just leave. ;)

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:58 AM

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Aren't you basically like self employed? Just leave. ;)

 

Not self employed... trying to leave.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

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Just arrived at PDX. Spectacular views of the mountains flying in. I've always said, the solitary volcanic peaks here are easily more beautiful than most of the Rockies.
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Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:49 AM

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Just arrived at PDX. Spectacular views of the mountains flying in. I've always said, the solitary volcanic peaks here are easily more beautiful than most of the Rockies.

Yeah, volcanoes are special. What's your favorite? I think mine is Mt. Baker.

 

I do think it's cool how some cities in the Mountain West are so close to tall mountains, like Salt Lake City, whereas Seattle is sort of far from the Cascades in comparison.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Not self employed... trying to leave.

If you don't mind me asking, what do you do? I have never really seen you talk about work. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:02 AM

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If you don't mind me asking, what do you do? I have never really seen you talk about work. 

 

Software consulting.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:09 AM

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Software consulting.

It seems to be what the majority of us do here, sort of



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:28 AM

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It seems to be what the majority of us do here, sort of

 

One form or another.  



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:37 AM

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It seems to be what the majority of us do here, sort of


Always had you pegged as more of a vegetable consultant.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:42 AM

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Just wanted to mention that I really enjoyed some of the climate posts last night. Definitely some fascinating reading.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:47 AM

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The 12z Euro shows a ridiculously strong and persistent jet stream for this time of year, aimed right at us most of the time. I imagine the temporarily contracted Hadley Cells are playing a role?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:14 PM

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Just wanted to mention that I really enjoyed some of the climate posts last night. Definitely some fascinating reading.

 

 

It might even warrant its own topic.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:23 PM

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The 12z Euro shows a ridiculously strong and persistent jet stream for this time of year, aimed right at us most of the time. I imagine the temporarily contracted Hadley Cells are playing a role?


What happened to quiet NW flow?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:27 PM

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59 at PDX. 70 may be a stretch

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"

 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:36 PM

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East winds surfacing in Clark Co. will PDX benefit and see a temp jump?!

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"

 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:42 PM

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Always had you pegged as more of a vegetable consultant.

That's my night job. By day I'm a web developer.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:44 PM

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That's my night job. By day I'm a web developer.

 

I opened a google doc. one time. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

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Finally home. :)

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:54 PM

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I opened a google doc. one time.


I edited a shared excel spreadsheet today. I felt accomplished.
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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"

 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

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I'm currently interviewing for a couple firms out east. I'll still work remotely, but one of them will require me to travel at least a couple times a year out east to be in office for a week or so.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

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65 here and calm... but only 57 at SEA with a north wind.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:02 PM

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Looks like it will reach 70 in most places out here today. 68 in North Bend now.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:12 PM

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PDX up to 68 they are gonna do it!
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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"

 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:23 PM

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PDX up to 68 they are gonna do it!

I'm so excited to get off work and go outside. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:35 PM

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70 in North Bend.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

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70 in North Bend.


It's so nice outside today, why are you posting so much? Seems you may like to just gripe about the weather than really enjoy it. Doesn't make sense.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:07 PM

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https://m.youtube.co...h?v=XsC8zEgZEfo

All roads lead to Walgreens.  


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:16 PM

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No 70 for PDX! Wow

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"

 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:48 PM

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It's so nice outside today, why are you posting so much? Seems you may like to just gripe about the weather than really enjoy it. Doesn't make sense.

From my phone... when checking tenp anyways?

We had dinner outside in Issaquah... was 73 there.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:52 PM

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No 70 for PDX! Wow


That was our chance for the month.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

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Another mild sunny day in Victoria, tomorrow looks more interesting, hopefully we'll get enough rain to starve off the drought a bit longer.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:12 PM

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Another mild sunny day in Victoria, tomorrow looks more interesting, hopefully we'll get enough rain to starve off the drought a bit longer.

 

Just absolutely crazy that you need to be worried about rain there.   It literally does not get any wetter at this time of year over the last 3 months in the PNW.   

 

Seattle is about to break the record for the wettest rainy season (Oct-Apr) beating a record we just set last year!    This might be the wettest 2-year period in the history of Seattle.  



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:34 PM

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Today was stunning. I did lots of work on the farm today for my Vegetable consultation job.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Today was stunning. I did lots of work on the farm today for my Vegetable consultation job.

 

Today was nice... we should be getting 3 or 4 days like this per week by this point.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:22 PM

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First 70 of the year here today, got the first mowing in even though I am fighting a lung infection, couldn't pass up the opportunity.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:41 PM

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64 degrees at 9 p.m. at SEA... nice evening.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:14 PM

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Another mild sunny day in Victoria, tomorrow looks more interesting, hopefully we'll get enough rain to starve off the drought a bit longer.

Despite the drier weather down that way, most of the lawns I mow in Victoria are still a touch on the muddy side.

Only hit 62F here today but it felt great.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:31 PM

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Pretty strong east winds in east Vancouver this evening.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:10 PM

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Just absolutely crazy that you need to be worried about rain there.   It literally does not get any wetter at this time of year over the last 3 months in the PNW.   

 

Seattle is about to break the record for the wettest rainy season (Oct-Apr) beating a record we just set last year!    This might be the wettest 2-year period in the history of Seattle.  

 

Not anywhere close to a record here, pretty amazing how much of a difference there's been over a relatively small distance. Nov 2006 alone had more rain that NDJ of this year.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:10 AM

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Pleasant 60-degree morning.   

 

00Z ECMWF backed off a little bit on the craziness this coming week... that run actually showed next weekend being fairly decent.

 

It also shows multiple snow events for the Midwest over the next 10 days.  


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Pretty strong line of storms moving up north of Portland. Partly cloudy and breezy here in south Portland after some rain earlier.

Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:26 AM

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So, the 65 degree (lack of) benchmark is in the books at PDX:

 

4/21/2017

4/18/1950

4/18/1945

4/11/1975

4/11/1954

4/8/1957

 

We're in the conversation for a 70 degree (lack of) benchmark at this point:

 

5/5/1967

5/1/1970

4/28/1963

4/28/1961

4/27/1957

4/24/2001

4/23/2011

4/21/2012

4/20/1993

 

 

We're about to pass 2011 and 2001 as we approach the top-5.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:27 AM

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Pretty strong line of storms moving up north of Portland. Partly cloudy and breezy here in south Portland after some rain earlier.

 

That one gave me a nice soaking, but no thunder. It looks like its intensified though. 



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:35 AM

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Despite the drier weather down that way, most of the lawns I mow in Victoria are still a touch on the muddy side.

Only hit 62F here today but it felt great.

 

Last night ended up being pretty warm with a low around 52F, completely cloudy this morning but it still feels relatively warm. Definitely no mud to report here, there are some early signs of things starting to dry out (also way less growth compared to last year):

 

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Last year:

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:45 AM

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Last night ended up being pretty warm with a low around 52F, completely cloudy this morning but it still feels relatively warm. Definitely no mud to report here, there are some early signs of things starting to dry out (also way less growth compared to last year):

 

Last year:

 

 

 

I think the relative lack of growth has been due to cooler temperatures more than dryness. Last Spring was incredibly warm and dry....there is no way you were wetter last spring than this one. Although the conditions in the Olympic rain shadow can always be surprising relative to the rest of the west side, I suppose.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:08 AM

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Pretty strong line of storms moving up north of Portland. Partly cloudy and breezy here in south Portland after some rain earlier.

As in rain storms. Not seeing any lightning on the maps.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:13 AM

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As in rain storms. Not seeing any lightning on the maps.

 

I didn't see him mention anything about lightning.