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April 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

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#101
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:46 PM

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Picking up a bit of rain here now, looking at the radar we're sitting pretty close to the edge of it.

It's pouring here. Close to 1/3" this evening. Current rain rate 0.2"/hr.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

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It's pouring here. Close to 1/3" this evening. Current rain rate 0.2"/hr.

 

Just light showers and drizzle now, but the winds have really picked up. That low shown to roll up the coast on Friday morning is pretty impressive looking for an April system. It bottoms out around 974mb on the GFS.



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

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Just light showers and drizzle now, but the winds have really picked up. That low shown to roll up the coast on Friday morning is pretty impressive looking for an April system. It bottoms out around 974mb on the GFS.

I'll be working in Victoria on Friday. That trajectory looks like a windy, hopefully mostly rain shadowed day.

#104
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:49 AM

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Friday has some potential to be fall like windy... Will be interesting to watch this one develop. NOT historic but still kinda rare for this time of season. Gripping! ;)



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:23 AM

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Warm day today in Klamath Falls. Low of only 45 and been in the 50's since 8am..

 

I see a risk of convection Thursday/Friday in the region but I wonder if I'll have anything. ;)


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

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(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 = 2.90" (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

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*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: 11 (2017), 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 4 (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (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)


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:05 AM

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Warm day today in Klamath Falls. Low of only 45 and been in the 50's since 8am..

I see a risk of convection Thursday/Friday in the region but I wonder if I'll have anything. ;)


Supercells and a 100kt low level jet moving in here tonight. :P
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Cold season 2017/18:
Snowfall: 0"
Largest snowfall: 0"
Number of winter events: 0
Coldest High 67*F
Coldest low: 44*F
Highest sustained wind: 17mph
Highest wind gust: 26mph

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:27 AM

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Weekend storm is looking stronger & stronger. Good way to end lift-resort skiing season.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

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Next week is looking more benign and pleasant per the ECMWF.

 

I notice that Sunday is looking dry and pleasant as well on the 12Z ECMWF... lets see if we can actually hold on to that.   I would love a decent weekend day.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

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Next week is looking more benign and pleasant per the ECMWF.

 

I notice that Sunday is looking dry and pleasant as well on the 12Z ECMWF... lets see if we can actually hold on to that.   I would love a decent weekend day.

Yea I really like our chances for the weekend after this one. Good storm here this weekend and then we should have a nice and sunny week. If it holds we could probably string 5 days of melt-freeze by next Saturday if it doesn't get warmer/cloudier and some really good spring snow conditions would be in store.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:06 PM

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High Wind Warnings/Advisories in April in southern Oregon. Can't say I've seen that too many times. ;)


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

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(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 = 2.90" (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

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*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: 11 (2017), 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 4 (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (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)


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

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The US is on a near record pace with tornado frequency so far.

This storm system in the south certainly won't put a damper on those numbers, either. It's not often you see 100kt low level jets anywhere, let alone a warm, tornado-friendly one with excellent deep layer shear and low-level veering, through a warm sector, in an occluding low, in April, in the most tornado-friendly climate on earth. Wouldn't surprise me if there are a few big ones tonight.
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Snowfall: 0"
Largest snowfall: 0"
Number of winter events: 0
Coldest High 67*F
Coldest low: 44*F
Highest sustained wind: 17mph
Highest wind gust: 26mph

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:25 PM

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Next week is looking more benign and pleasant per the ECMWF.

I notice that Sunday is looking dry and pleasant as well on the 12Z ECMWF... lets see if we can actually hold on to that. I would love a decent weekend day.


I wouldn't get my hopes up too much about next week. The Euro seems to be consistently digging things too far west lately, when in reality the trough ends up much closer to us. Like what happened this week.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:37 PM

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I wouldn't get my hopes up too much about next week. The Euro seems to be consistently digging things too far west lately, when in reality the trough ends up much closer to us. Like what happened this week.

 

I know.   But historically there is almost always a relaxing of the pattern at some point in April... particularly in years when February and March were very wet.   



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:59 PM

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Next week is looking more benign and pleasant per the ECMWF.

I notice that Sunday is looking dry and pleasant as well on the 12Z ECMWF... lets see if we can actually hold on to that. I would love a decent weekend day.


Saw a bunch of Seattle photos on FB from this past weekend that looked pretty decent.

Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:04 PM

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Saw a bunch of Seattle photos on FB from this past weekend that looked pretty decent.

 

Yeah... that might have been good timing.   It definitely rained both days in Seattle as well.  I was there on Saturday.   It rained out here most of the weekend of course. 

 

A nice weekend day is not unrealistic to expect even here after rain almost every day since late January.  



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:52 PM

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Yeah... that might have been good timing. It definitely rained both days in Seattle as well. I was there on Saturday. It rained out here most of the weekend of course.

A nice weekend day is not unrealistic to expect even here after rain almost every day since late January.


Tim, almost every one of your posts sounds like you are a little butt hurt. Like everyone else has said in one way or another, if you don't like your weather then move to somewhere where you will.

We all know it will eventually get sunny and this has been a wet period for the ages, but it's not unheard of so no need to repeat it. Just sayin bro

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:01 PM

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Up here, we had the least amount of sun since 1951 in March.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:12 PM

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Tim, almost every one of your posts sounds like you are a little butt hurt. Like everyone else has said in one way or another, if you don't like your weather then move to somewhere where you will.

We all know it will eventually get sunny and this has been a wet period for the ages, but it's not unheard of so no need to repeat it. Just sayin bro

 

I should move for being hopeful about a single dry day on a weekend after an extremely wet period?    :lol:



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:13 PM

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Majority of people on weather forums seem to enjoy cool/cold and rainy weather. I like to watch a good downpour too, but those are hard to come by here in Southern California and I don't understand why so many people prefer a 60-ish overcast day over a sunny day in the low 70s. I know endless sunshine can be boring, but so is cloudy weather with no rain.

I've seen many people who would enjoy a Northwest Coast like summer where the highs are in the 50s on the days the marine layer does not burn off and low to mid 60s when the sun does come out except for those rare offshore flow episodes where it can reach 80s or 90s for 1-3 days.
A cool summer (mid 70s) is nice, but upper 50s to low 60s is freezing by my standards, and I know many people would prefer it over a hot summer. I love to swim and I need my Vitamin D. San Francisco is often colder in July than January. Unacceptable summer weather to me.

My dog loves the sun also and does not want to go outside on cool, overcast days. All people are different, however. To some, 74 degrees means time to turn on the AC. To me it feels quite cool.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:35 PM

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:58 PM

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I should move for being hopeful about a single dry day on a weekend after an extremely wet period?    :lol:

I'm with you.  This has been the crappiest winter/early spring I can ever remember and I'm not that young.  it has been a bit better down here than western Washington, however.  We deserve a week or two of mild, dryish weather.  The snowfall we had this winter was great, but the lasting memory for me of this wet season will be the doom and gloom and lack of dry, mild weather, basically since early November.  As a fair weather cyclist, I've only been on my bike once this year.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:05 PM

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Interesting to see 1997 and 1972 on there, both being developing super niño regimes.

I guess it makes sense given the poleward effects from the anomalous EPAC convection.
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Number of winter events: 0
Coldest High 67*F
Coldest low: 44*F
Highest sustained wind: 17mph
Highest wind gust: 26mph

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:11 PM

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Been a beautiful past several days at my place. Brisk mornings in the upper 20's low 30's. Bright blue sunny skies temps hovering in the upper 50's low 60's. Perfect chicken coop building weather. Which is exactly what has taken place during the past several days. 13 pullet chicks are just days away from entering their new Taj Mahal of a coop complete with automatic feeding and watering systems. Spring 2017 is off to an awesome start. 👍🏻
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:35 PM

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Majority of people on weather forums seem to enjoy cool/cold and rainy weather. I like to watch a good downpour too, but those are hard to come by here in Southern California and I don't understand why so many people prefer a 60-ish overcast day over a sunny day in the low 70s. I know endless sunshine can be boring, but so is cloudy weather with no rain.

I've seen many people who would enjoy a Northwest Coast like summer where the highs are in the 50s on the days the marine layer does not burn off and low to mid 60s when the sun does come out except for those rare offshore flow episodes where it can reach 80s or 90s for 1-3 days.
A cool summer (mid 70s) is nice, but upper 50s to low 60s is freezing by my standards, and I know many people would prefer it over a hot summer. I love to swim and I need my Vitamin D. San Francisco is often colder in July than January. Unacceptable summer weather to me.

My dog loves the sun also and does not want to go outside on cool, overcast days. All people are different, however. To some, 74 degrees means time to turn on the AC. To me it feels quite cool.

 

That's f*ucked up.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:04 PM

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Pacific still holding onto the warm EPAC/cold dateline look.

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Coldest High 67*F
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Highest sustained wind: 17mph
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:46 PM

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The US is on a near record pace with tornado frequency so far.

This storm system in the south certainly won't put a damper on those numbers, either. It's not often you see 100kt low level jets anywhere, let alone a warm, tornado-friendly one with excellent deep layer shear and low-level veering, through a warm sector, in an occluding low, in April, in the most tornado-friendly climate on earth. Wouldn't surprise me if there are a few big ones tonight.

Climate change. Atmosphere is heating, oceans are dying.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:59 PM

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I'm with you. This has been the crappiest winter/early spring I can ever remember and I'm not that young. it has been a bit better down here than western Washington, however. We deserve a week or two of mild, dryish weather. The snowfall we had this winter was great, but the lasting memory for me of this wet season will be the doom and gloom and lack of dry, mild weather, basically since early November. As a fair weather cyclist, I've only been on my bike once this year.


I guess I'm missing the boat on this one. It really hasn't been that bad. We had an incredibly warm and dry first half of November, then a thoroughly enjoyable December/January with lots of cold sunny weather and snow at times. Sure February and March were wet but it's not like that is usually a stellar time of year anyway. We expect gloom then.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:03 PM

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Climate change. Atmosphere is heating, oceans are dying.

 

Even if the number of tornadoes are well ahead of time and reach a record; I'm still pretty sure certain dynamics that bring this together may have existed in the past at one point (or possibly a few points). There are clearly single events or a series of events almost 100 years ago we have yet to surpass. 


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

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(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 = 2.90" (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

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*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: 11 (2017), 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 4 (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (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)


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:14 PM

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I'm with you.  This has been the crappiest winter/early spring I can ever remember and I'm not that young.  it has been a bit better down here than western Washington, however.  We deserve a week or two of mild, dryish weather.  The snowfall we had this winter was great, but the lasting memory for me of this wet season will be the doom and gloom and lack of dry, mild weather, basically since early November.  As a fair weather cyclist, I've only been on my bike once this year.

 

In the majority of the Pacific Northwest this was a pretty dynamic and diverse winter, people with any range of preferences would rank this an A+ winter. Especially locally in certain spots would probably rank A+++.... (calling that rank for K-Falls right now) I'm not even a fan of winter either. ;)

 

Almost reached top 5 warmest Novembers, then began a stretch of 4 consecutive above normal snowfall months in a row (it's been 10-15 years since that happened), really cold January leading into a slightly warmer than normal February. From Oct-March I had both lots of wet rains and snow. Lots of things from both ends. Still fit in some sunny days, which in the winter I wish they held off until May but that's just my preference. 

 

Also, Spring barely started. In most places in the PNW this is not the time to even call Spring. April 2016 was highly anomalous in my location, not surprised to see a mirror opposite of that one here in my location. It's to be expected. In May I will report back if it's a crappy Spring.


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

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(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 = 2.90" (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

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*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: 11 (2017), 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 4 (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (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)


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:22 PM

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I guess I'm missing the boat on this one. It really hasn't been that bad. We had an incredibly warm and dry first half of November, then a thoroughly enjoyable December/January with lots of cold sunny weather and snow at times. Sure February and March were wet but it's not like that is usually a stellar time of year anyway. We expect gloom then.

 

Battle Ground had 54.58" of precip between October 1 and March 31. Their annual average is 52". It's been really wet. Been a thoroughly rainforesty last six months.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:12 AM

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I guess I'm missing the boat on this one. It really hasn't been that bad. We had an incredibly warm and dry first half of November, then a thoroughly enjoyable December/January with lots of cold sunny weather and snow at times. Sure February and March were wet but it's not like that is usually a stellar time of year anyway. We expect gloom then.

 

SEA has received 41.44 inches of rain since October 1st... normal is 28.73 inches.   

 

October/November were 7 inches above normal.    

 

Then SEA set a record for the wettest February/March period ever (almost 10 inches above normal in 2 months).    And a record it appears for the most days with precipitation in February/March.

 

I don't have stats for SEA... but Vancouver BC had the cloudiest March in history and I am pretty sure it was even cloudier in the Seattle area.  

 

There have been 3 days without rain in Seattle since February 23rd.   

 

If temps had been well above normal this entire time... you would be posting about it daily.  Even though it would have felt wet/chilly either way to the average person.  Your tolerance for wet and gloom is much higher than the average person.  I understand its not normally nice in February/March... but this has been unusually bad.   And this has been pointed out very well by Cliff Mass and Scott Sistek with statistics.

 

http://cliffmass.blo...ter-one-of.html

 

The complaints have been non-stop, with even Northwest natives mumbling about one of the most persistently wet, cool, cloudy winters they can remember.

 

But the real depressing aspect of this winter is the continuation of the clouds and rain into late February and March, when major improvement is normally observed.   Here are the number of days during the past 60 days with some rain.  OMG... large swaths have had 50-55 days of rain out of 60 days (83-92%).   This is way more than normal (typically in March in Seattle 55% days have some rain).  MUCH worse than typical.

 

http://komonews.com/...rainfall-record

 

And Mark Nelsen...

 

http://www.kptv.com/...12-weather-blog

 

Try to stay dry and don’t get too down about the rain.  Even though the natives are getting restless, I’m hoping they don’t need to sacrifice a local meteorologist…


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:43 AM

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Tragic.
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Cold season 2017/18:
Snowfall: 0"
Largest snowfall: 0"
Number of winter events: 0
Coldest High 67*F
Coldest low: 44*F
Highest sustained wind: 17mph
Highest wind gust: 26mph

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:46 AM

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Tragic.

 

No... there are much worse things in life.   But we discuss weather and weather stats on here and that is what has happened.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:35 AM

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March was pretty terrible, April has been okay so far, but today takes a much wetter turn.

Snowfall

2017-18: 0"

2016-17: 49.2"

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 06 April 2017 - 06:56 AM

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That's f*ucked up.

 

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco"


Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 56.2"
Largest snowfall: 10.2"
Coldest high: 17ºF
Coldest low: 1ºF

Sub-zero days: 0

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:59 AM

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Sorry Tim, TLDR.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:01 AM

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We had a pretty nice dry break up here yesterday afternoon. Same with the day before.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:29 AM

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We had a pretty nice dry break up here yesterday afternoon. Same with the day before.

Not up here. I'm already at ~2 inches of rain now this month. I was close to 2 inches before 5 PM yesterday, so I may have surpassed that by now already.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

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No... there are much worse things in life. But we discuss weather and weather stats on here and that is what has happened.


It's been puking rain all day here. Spring ruined. Waaah. 😭

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Cold season 2017/18:
Snowfall: 0"
Largest snowfall: 0"
Number of winter events: 0
Coldest High 67*F
Coldest low: 44*F
Highest sustained wind: 17mph
Highest wind gust: 26mph

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:57 AM

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It's been puking rain all day here. Spring ruined. Waaah.

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I doubt you've had 18" of rain like I have since March 1. :lol:



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:01 AM

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I doubt you've had 18" of rain like I have since March 1. :lol:


True, but we're on track to get 20% of that in 6hrs as of now.

Mother Nature is mean.
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Cold season 2017/18:
Snowfall: 0"
Largest snowfall: 0"
Number of winter events: 0
Coldest High 67*F
Coldest low: 44*F
Highest sustained wind: 17mph
Highest wind gust: 26mph

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

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True, but we're on track to get 20% of that in 6hrs as of now.

Mother Nature is mean.


Getting tons of rain in short periods of time is fun and entertaining.

Getting .25 to .50 per day (with almost no convection) for 2.5 months is not as entertaining.

Apples and oranges.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

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I haven't hit 70 since September 29. Gotta be approaching a record by the time all is said and done. Nothing even 65+ in sight.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:15 AM

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Friday also looks like the biggest wind event of the storm season for many places. Our first shot at 55+ gusts.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:17 AM

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I had back to back 60 degree readings this week. First 60s of the season. First 70 at my place may wait until May this year...


Snowfall

2017-18: 0"

2016-17: 49.2"

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 06 April 2017 - 08:18 AM

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I haven't hit 70 since September 29. Gotta be approaching a record by the time all is said and done. Nothing even 65+ in sight.

 

That's actually pretty remarkable. Can't think of any other low land areas in the lower 48 that can even get close to matching that steak this year.

 

Even we've already hit 70 here.


Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 56.2"
Largest snowfall: 10.2"
Coldest high: 17ºF
Coldest low: 1ºF

Sub-zero days: 0

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:20 AM

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Friday also looks like the biggest wind event of the storm season for many places. Our first shot at 55+ gusts.

 

High wind watch posted for the coast. I don't remember an April wind event...


Snowfall

2017-18: 0"

2016-17: 49.2"

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 06 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

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Getting tons of rain in short periods of time is fun and entertaining.

Getting .25 to .50 per day (with almost no convection) for 2.5 months is not as entertaining.

Apples and oranges.


What's the difference? It's just more water.
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Cold season 2017/18:
Snowfall: 0"
Largest snowfall: 0"
Number of winter events: 0
Coldest High 67*F
Coldest low: 44*F
Highest sustained wind: 17mph
Highest wind gust: 26mph

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

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What's the difference? It's just more water.


Time is the difference... obviously.

And that is everything.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

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That's actually pretty remarkable. Can't think of any other low land areas in the lower 48 that can even get close to matching that steak this year.

 

Even we've already hit 70 here.

 

Yeah, it feels like we've been living in the Aleutians this year.