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April 2017 Observations and Model Discussion for the Pacific Northwest

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#1751
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:42 PM

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Reflecting on the past cold season, we put up some great cold numbers without a major Arctic outbreak. Nice to see, it was a poor mans 92-93, even colder some places, but with less snow west of The cascades

They were pretty close both here in the Portland area and then throughout Whatcom County and Lower Mainland B.C.

1992-93 was snowier here but had less impressive cold and snowcover numbers.

I would say a lot of western WA from Kelso north to Everett even did slightly better on snow this year than 1992-93.
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:24 PM

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They were pretty close both here in the Portland area and then throughout Whatcom County and Lower Mainland B.C.

1992-93 was snowier here but had less impressive cold and snowcover numbers.

I would say a lot of western WA from Kelso north to Everett even did slightly better on snow this year than 1992-93.


Overall this winter wasn't really good at all, accentuated by the continuation of crap.

It got kinda cold, a bit snowy but not everywhere... just a blah winter.
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:56 PM

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Overall this winter wasn't really good at all, accentuated by the continuation of crap.

It got kinda cold, a bit snowy but not everywhere... just a blah winter.


You and Andrew are both such IMBY weenies. :lol:

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

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You and Andrew are both such IMBY weenies. :lol:

I'll concede that this winter was pretty good IMBY in terms of snow.



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

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Any heat will be super short lived this week; we'll probably have some clouds trapped on Wednesday with that system passing to the north. Then Thursday's heat might actually be cut-off by some developing Thunderstorms, wouldn't that be something. Hard to image we don't see clouds and showers hanging in through at least next Saturday if not Sunday. I'm liking the prospects for the start of May.



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:13 PM

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Definitely.

 

May 1, 1998 was a good one.

 

I remember that one well. Lots of lightning in the afternoon/evening. 



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:58 PM

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I remember that one well. Lots of lightning in the afternoon/evening. 

 

I mostly remember it because it ushered in an exceedingly wet/crappy May. Hit 90 on 4/30 and 84 the next day and then we didn't touch 70+ for about a month.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:06 AM

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You and Andrew are both such IMBY weenies. :lol:


The last week of February/ first week of March saved this winter imby

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 01 May 2017 - 06:09 AM

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Hit freezing this morning. Good way to start May.

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 01 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

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Hit freezing this morning. Good way to start May.

Did it hurt?  



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:44 AM

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For southern Vancouver island April ended as a wet month. 143% of normal for Shawnigan Lake and 156% at Victoria. Temperatures just slightly on either side of normal, within ~0.5F.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:03 AM

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I mostly remember it because it ushered in an exceedingly wet/crappy May. Hit 90 on 4/30 and 84 the next day and then we didn't touch 70+ for about a month.

 

No kidding. 5.55" of rain that month at PDX. 

 

Jul-Sep made up for it though.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

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Looks like PDX ended up at -1.6 for April, which is respectable.

I'd have to re-check the numbers, but just going off the top of my head I think that would make it their coolest April since 2011! Not that there's been a lot of competition the last five years.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:46 AM

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How April ended up regionally:

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:24 PM

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For southern Vancouver island April ended as a wet month. 143% of normal for Shawnigan Lake and 156% at Victoria. Temperatures just slightly on either side of normal, within ~0.5F.

 

At the airport. I'm pretty sure Victoria proper, particularly south of McKenzie was closer to average in terms of rain and above average in terms of temperature.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:51 AM

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For southern Vancouver island April ended as a wet month. 143% of normal for Shawnigan Lake and 156% at Victoria. Temperatures just slightly on either side of normal, within ~0.5F.

 

Sounds very wet... even in Victoria.    Except for some tiny area I guess.   ;)



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:12 AM

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The San Juans were pretty hott last month.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

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Dog Lake still frozen over on HWY 12 White Pass. Can't believe it. Absolutely incredible.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

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Dog Lake still frozen over on HWY 12 White Pass. Can't believe it. Absolutely incredible.

Even though I've been by that lake many times, have never driven by it in May. But I do know that many alpine lakes at that elevation are definitely frozen between snoq & stevens passes.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

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I just checked and there's still snow on the ground at Timberline Lodge. Absolutely incredible. That's got to be a record for this late.