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#1751
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:10 PM

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The CFS is different from the CanSIPS. It's saying a normal August precip wise, and wetter than normal September and October.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:18 PM

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The CFS is different from the CanSIPS. It's saying a normal August precip wise, and wetter than normal September and October.

 

I hate to say it, but we might be "due" for a rainy month.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:29 PM

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He didn't stop by to say hi :( I would have selfie'd the s**t out of him and I lol


I'm sorry brother, I just remembered that you lived there as I was driving by. I'll be back next summer though, maybe for an entire month, so I'll definitely stop by if you're around at the time.
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Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

#1754
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:31 PM

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I thought temps in the 50s with high winds and sideways rain was your ideal summer weather?

A clear evening with a temp around 80 sounds miserable. I would rather enjoy dinner on the patio in cold rain with everything being blown away. :)


They're both great IMO.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

#1755
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

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I see blue colors west of I-5..

Flatiron fail!!!
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

#1756
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:40 PM

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So you hike the middle fork trails every year? That is basically North Bend.


I don't think Jared has hiked a day in his life, unless his definition of "hike" is a stroll into the Krispy Kreme store or weed house.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

#1757
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

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I don't think Jared has hiked a day in his life, unless his definition of "hike" is a stroll into the Krispy Kreme store or weed house.


Even while on fake vacation Phil OWNS Jared!!!

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:46 PM

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Even while on fake vacation Phil OWNS Jared!!!


YOU are fake news!
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

#1759
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:46 PM

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YOU are fake news!


And me too!!!

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#1760
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

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And me too!!!


My dad was a lawyer. I'm used to witty one-liners and effective hyperbole.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

#1761
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:53 PM

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My dad was a lawyer. I'm used to witty one-liners and effective hyperbole.


My dad was whatever fits conversations too!
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All roads lead to Walgreens.  


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:57 PM

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I don't think Jared has hiked a day in his life, unless his definition of "hike" is a stroll into the Krispy Kreme store or weed house.


No more Krispy Kremes here.

What's a weed house?
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Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#1763
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:05 PM

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No more Krispy Kremes here.

What's a weed house?

A house where I throw all my weeds in when I weed them from the garden. It's better than just throwing it on the ground, I can store them in their own house!



#1764
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:17 PM

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I'm sorry brother, I just remembered that you lived there as I was driving by. I'll be back next summer though, maybe for an entire month, so I'll definitely stop by if you're around at the time.

 

You went across the country and forgot you had a friend in the town you were driving through? That's cold!


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:19 PM

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still 79f here at 11pm... 



#1766
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:24 PM

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still 79f here at 11pm... 

63 here



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:39 PM

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You went across the country and forgot you had a friend in the town you were driving through? That's cold!


Its funny. I remember Bryant and I were discussing lake Samish on a daily basis last winter and how they'd sometimes get clocked with snow while he'd get cold rain just a few miles away. So when I drove by and I saw the lake Samish sign it all came flooding back to me. Just a little too late.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:42 PM

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No more Krispy Kremes here.

What's a weed house?


You live in Colorado right? In DC we have cannabis parties every weekend. Near infinite number of strains and flavors.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

#1769
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:20 AM

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Up early moving sprinklers around... 65 at SEA at 5 a.m. is pretty warm.    Only 55 here and calm.    Normally it would be as warm or warmer than SEA out here on a morning like this with a warm air mass overhead.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:21 AM

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Some improvement on the 00Z ECMWF for Portland...

 

KPDX_2017080100_ecmwf_min_max_10.png



#1771
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:49 AM

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Starting off August at 52 degrees, not bad at all!



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:52 AM

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Starting off August at 52 degrees, not bad at all!

66f up here at 6am!

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:02 AM

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Here comes the smoke... it looks cloudy in Bellingham on the web cams.

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:05 AM

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Live view from Vancouver BC...

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:17 AM

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Starting off August at 52 degrees, not bad at all!


Yeah it even dropped to 58 here. Dry air is great.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:24 AM

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Live view from Vancouver BC...

 

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Still not too bad on the Island yet, but the sun light does have a red haze color. We're just on the edge of it, it's visible in the distance on the Rathtrevor beach cam:

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:34 AM

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Some improvement on the 00Z ECMWF for Portland...

 

KPDX_2017080100_ecmwf_min_max_10.png

 

Already running too cool.


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:35 AM

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Pretty cool satellite picture of both the smoke in BC and the algae bloom in the Hood Canal.

 

20543573_1552931374767263_49268694270280


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:40 AM

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Pretty cool satellite picture of both the smoke in BC and the algae bloom in the Hood Canal.

 

20543573_1552931374767263_49268694270280

 

Gross to both of those.

 

When was that taken?



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:44 AM

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Gross to both of those.

 

When was that taken?

 

It was taken yesterday.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

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Air quality camera on Mt Rainier still shows good visibility... I bet this looks different tomorrow though.

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:55 AM

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Air quality camera on Mt Rainier still shows good visibility... I bet this looks different tomorrow though.

 

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Good! We are heading up there today.



#1783
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:02 AM

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August discussion is now posted everyone.


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Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
Total moisture 2017: 45.68", 12/31

2018: 3.31", 1/16, 12pm

 

Season low so far: 23°, 12/24
2017-2018 winter snowfall total: 6.4", 12/26

Weather station/wx cam: http://map.bloomsky....qBxp6apnJSnqqm2
https://www.wundergr...OTHE144#history


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:16 AM

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Departures in the western lowlands generally ended up between +.5 and +1.5, slightly cooler anomalies than June.

 

Overall, the first two months of the JJAS summer season have been warm for the PNW, but nothing extreme like 2015. Very similar to 2013, as has been mentioned.

 

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Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:49 AM

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More like -0.5 to +1.0. Assuming the provisional data is accurate and doesn't change after homogenization.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:37 AM

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Pretty cool satellite picture of both the smoke in BC and the algae bloom in the Hood Canal.

 

20543573_1552931374767263_49268694270280

What site is this from?



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:48 AM

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More like -0.5 to +1.0. Assuming the provisional data is accurate and doesn't change after homogenization.

 

BLI, SEA, Seattle WFO, OLM, PDX, and EUG all fell in the range I gave (SEA was actually slightly above at +1.6, but we know they have issues). SLE was even warmer, but they seem screwed up lately.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:49 AM

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What site is this from?

 

Not sure - pulled it from an NWS Facebook post.

 

https://www.facebook...?type=3


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

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BLI, SEA, Seattle WFO, OLM, PDX, and EUG all fell in the range I gave (SEA was actually slightly above at +1.6, but we know they have issues). SLE was even warmer, but they seem screwed up lately.


Using all the stations cited in the creation of your map, the numbers I gave are accurate. Unless you disagree with your own map? Can't have it both ways.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:10 PM

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Using all the stations cited in the creation of your map, the numbers I gave are accurate. Unless you disagree with your own map? Can't have it both ways.

 

You said up to +1, when several of the primary I-5 stations I cited were warmer than that. The map does not disagree with that.

 

Overall, it was a warmer than normal month for the PNW, no doubt about it. Not as warm as June, though.


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:13 PM

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You said up to +1, when several of the primary I-5 stations I cited were warmer than that. The map does not disagree with that.

Overall, it was a warmer than normal month for the PNW, no doubt about it. Not as warm as June, though.


Nope. I said "generally" up to +1, using the data you cited. It was essentially a normal month on the west side.

Still thinking September is cooler than average?
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...BETHE62#history

Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

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Nope. I said "generally" up to +1, using the data you cited. It was essentially a normal month on the west side.

Still thinking September is cooler than average?


Every single major I-5 station from Medford to Bellingham was above normal, with most in the +.5 to +1.5 range, and some warmer. Silly to dismiss that.

I like .5 to -1 for most places in September. Cooler than the rest of the summer for the PNW overall.

Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:14 PM

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Departures in the western lowlands generally ended up between +.5 and +1.5, slightly cooler anomalies than June.

Overall, the first two months of the JJAS summer season have been warm for the PNW, but nothing extreme like 2015. Very similar to 2013, as has been mentioned.

60dTDeptWRCC-NW.png

2/3rds of the PNW have been generally 2-4F above average for most of the summer. Nothing extreme but definitely a warm summer. A somewhat near average bubble on the west side does not contstitute a "near average" first 60 days for summer for the PNW.

Bend, OR

Elevation: 3550'

 

Snow History: 

2017/2018: 1"

Nov: 1"

Dec: .5"

Jan: .2"

 

Total: 1.7"

 

2016/2017: 70"

2015/2016: 34"

Average: ~25"

 

2017/2018 Winter temps

Lowest min: 9F on 12/9, 12/10, 12/22

Lowest max: 23F on 12/24

Lows < 32: 62

Highs < 32: 9


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:32 PM

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What site is this from?

 

Looks like NASA worldview, the smoke sure looks nasty today: https://worldview.ea....40842498319388


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

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Seems pretty likely that we will soon be getting into a smoky situation on this side of the mountains with the onshore flow cutting off. It does not take much to limit heating.


Good call.
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Cold season 2017/18
Snowfall: 6.7”
Largest Snowfall: 3.4”
Number of winter events: 7
Coldest High: 17.2*F
Coldest Low: 2.8*F
Lowest Dewpoint: -6.7*F
Highest Sustained Wind: 37mph
Highest wind gust: 54mph

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:48 PM

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Month ended up at basically straight normal for my location (+0.05), with only 0.03" of rain.


Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
Total moisture 2017: 45.68", 12/31

2018: 3.31", 1/16, 12pm

 

Season low so far: 23°, 12/24
2017-2018 winter snowfall total: 6.4", 12/26

Weather station/wx cam: http://map.bloomsky....qBxp6apnJSnqqm2
https://www.wundergr...OTHE144#history