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On This Day In History...Major Weather Events in the PNW or West

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:53 AM

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It appears that you guys have the PNW well covered, so I'll try to post some of the Rocky Mountain events. 

 

12/1/1995

 

A warm spell in the Rocky Mountains (and maybe other areas?) produced many monthly record highs.  Salt Lake City recorded a 69 degree reading, the warmest December reading there, while other areas in the Wasatch Front were in the 70's.  Many were the only 70 degree readings ever recorded in the December through February season.   Logan, a town usually known for cold weather hit 66, which is the warmest reading recorded anytime between 11/15 and 3/6.  Records go back to 1/1/1893.


At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:26 AM

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1861: The great Willamette Flood of 1861 began in earnest as a major pineapple express moved in following a cool and wet November. Fort Vancouver posted a 59/57 day with 2.45" of rain. The rain was likely even heavier to the south. The Willamette at Salem was reported to have risen 12 feet between 5am and 5pm on the 2nd, cresting at a level on the 3rd several feet above the next highest known crest. The damage was extreme in parts of the valley, with the most notable damage occurring in the town of Champoeg between Salem and Oregon City, which was never rebuilt after over 7' of water flooded every building.



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:31 AM

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1861: The great Willamette Flood of 1861 began in earnest as a major pineapple express moved in following a cool and wet November. Fort Vancouver posted a 59/57 day with 2.45" of rain. The rain was likely even heavier to the south. The Willamette at Salem was reported to have risen 12 feet between 5am and 5pm on the 2nd, cresting at a level on the 3rd several feet above the next highest known crest. The damage was extreme in parts of the valley, with the most notable damage occurring in the town of Champoeg between Salem and Oregon City, which was never rebuilt after over 7' of water flooded every building.

 

1861 flood line at Champoeg State Park today. You can see the plaque below the 2nd floor window. 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:20 PM

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1861 flood line at Champoeg State Park today. You can see the plaque below the 2nd floor window. 

 

Incredible.  That entire season from the summer of 1861 through early March 1862 was utterly insane.


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Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:42 PM

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The Great Coastal Gale was 10 years ago. 

 

Strongest winds along the N. Oregon coast since the Columbus Day storm. Gusts to 129 mph in Bay City. 

 

Flooding rains as well. SEA picked up 3.77" on December 3, 2007 while an incredible 7.50" fell in Bremerton (all-time record). 

 

Two day rainfalls were in excess of 14" at Hoh Ranger Station and 10" at places like Cushman Powerhouse and Carson Fish Hatchery. 

 

Further south, 6.68" fell in one day in Clatskanie (all-time record) and over 11" fell in two days at Haskins Dam, with devastating flooding in Vernonia. 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:04 PM

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The Great Coastal Gale was 10 years ago.

Strongest winds along the N. Oregon coast since the Columbus Day storm. Gusts to 129 mph in Bay City.

Flooding rains as well. SEA picked up 3.77" on December 3, 2007 while an incredible 7.50" fell in Bremerton (all-time record).

Two day rainfalls were in excess of 14" at Hoh Ranger Station and 10" at places like Cushman Powerhouse and Carson Fish Hatchery.

Further south, 6.68" fell in one day in Clatskanie (all-time record) and over 11" fell in two days at Haskins Dam, with devastating flooding in Vernonia.


I was gonna bring this up too. What a beast that was and I felt "lucky" in that early on the 2nd I went down to help my dad and uncle with some storm damage which occurred in the first wave. Things ramped up late on the 2nd and became unprecedented by any of my coastal life's standards. Rarely (on land, at least) have I ever considered any weather event to be life threatening. That was. I ended up stuck down there for a couple days and my parents were out of power for just under a week. The entire coastal strip was dark for at least two days from Lincoln to Grays Harbor county.

That storm was such an amazing hybrid with essentially a stationary, steroidal barrier jet which persisted for over 36 hours. No big pressure rises, bent back occlusion or surface low antics. It was pure gradient and incredible dynamics bringing those winds to the surface.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:20 PM

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I was gonna bring this up too. What a beast that was and I felt "lucky" in that early on the 2nd I went down to help my dad and uncle with some storm damage which occurred in the first wave. Things ramped up late on the 2nd and became unprecedented by any of my coastal life's standards. Rarely (on land, at least) have I ever considered any weather event to be life threatening. That was. I ended up stuck down there for a couple days and my parents were out of power for just under a week. The entire coastal strip was dark for at least two days from Lincoln to Grays Harbor county.

That storm was such an amazing hybrid with essentially a stationary, steroidal barrier jet which persisted for over 36 hours. No big pressure rises, bent back occlusion or surface low antics. It was pure gradient and incredible dynamics bringing those winds to the surface.

 

I remember having a hard time wrapping my mind around that storm as it was happening. Winds were so strong and for so long on the coast, while gusts barely topped 35-40 mph in many places in the Portland area. Went against everything I thought I knew about PNW windstorms up to that point. 

 

I was listing a commercial property for sale at the time in Aberdeen (during my stint in real estate). Some siding blew off the building and there was flooding all over town, but the property survived relatively unscathed. Ended up selling it too. One of 6 properties I sold before the recession forced me to reconsider my career choice.  :lol:



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:26 PM

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I remember having a hard time wrapping my mind around that storm as it was happening. Winds were so strong and for so long on the coast, while gusts barely topped 35-40 mph in many places in the Portland area. Went against everything I thought I knew about PNW windstorms up to that point. 

 

I was listing a commercial property for sale at the time in Aberdeen (during my stint in real estate). Some siding blew off the building and there was flooding all over town, but the property survived relatively unscathed. Ended up selling it too. One of 6 properties I sold before the recession forced me to reconsider my career choice.  :lol:

 

There was nothing much here either other than some moderate wind and rain... enough to melt 2 feet of snow overnight but not enough to cause any appreciable flooding.    That event was really focused on the coast and SW WA.



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:30 PM

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There was nothing much here either other than some moderate wind and rain... enough to melt 2 feet of snow overnight but not enough to cause any appreciable flooding.    That event was really focused on the coast and SW WA.

 

There was a pretty strong NW-SE gradient across the northwestern part of Oregon as well. 



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:49 PM

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I remember having a hard time wrapping my mind around that storm as it was happening. Winds were so strong and for so long on the coast, while gusts barely topped 35-40 mph in many places in the Portland area. Went against everything I thought I knew about PNW windstorms up to that point. 

 

I was listing a commercial property for sale at the time in Aberdeen (during my stint in real estate). Some siding blew off the building and there was flooding all over town, but the property survived relatively unscathed. Ended up selling it too. One of 6 properties I sold before the recession forced me to reconsider my career choice.  :lol:

 

I was fortunate to get into real estate (though not selling properties as an agent) at a very good time in 2012.


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 08:19 AM

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Good stuff, but we are trying to keep this limited to what happened on the current date in history.  For example...if something big happened on Dec 2, 1935 you would post that event on Dec 2.

 

Honorable mention and the sad reality that extraordinary weather doesn't happen often in California. NWS_SD does post daily historic events but, as you can see, heatwaves predominate

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:57 AM

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On this day in 1913, Denver was in the middle of their greatest snowstorm on record. 45.7" fell between Dec 1-5. 5-6' fell in parts of the foothills.

 

http://blogs.denverp...o-in-1913/9400/

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:10 AM

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On this day in 1913, Denver was in the middle of their greatest snowstorm on record. 45.7" fell between Dec 1-5. 5-6' fell in parts of the foothills.

 

http://blogs.denverp...o-in-1913/9400/

 

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Wow!  There is a picture of Seattle in Feb 1916 that looks almost exactly like that.  The buildings, the wires, the trolley and everything!  I think the Seattle picture has a clock though.


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Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:35 AM

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Wow!  There is a picture of Seattle in Feb 1916 that looks almost exactly like that.  The buildings, the wires, the trolley and everything!  I think the Seattle picture has a clock though.

 

Yep, I've seen that pic. That's actually a clock tower in the distance in the Denver one, too.  :)


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:31 PM

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December 3rd is a pretty pathetic day in Silver Falls weather history. Record low is a measly 22 set in 1969, record min/max 34 in 2011. Things improve quite a bit moving forward though. 

 

Record snowfall for the date is a weak 1.0" set in 1980, that actually ended up being a decent event up here with a max depth of 9" on the 5th and at least 1" snow depth through the 18th. I had never even looked at that December due to it being part of such a terrible overall winter. 


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

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12-4

 

1972 - The epic December 1972 cold wave begins on this day with brisk north winds and a high temp of 32 at Sea-Tac.  It will be 9 days before the temperature will rise above freezing again!  I remember this cold wave and it caused significant road damage and a myriad of frozen pipes in its wake.  Certainly one of the greatest early season cold waves on record.


Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:04 PM

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12-4

 

1972 - The epic December 1972 cold wave begins on this day with brisk north winds and a high temp of 32 at Sea-Tac.  It will be 9 days before the temperature will rise above freezing again!  I remember this cold wave and it caused significant road damage and a myriad of frozen pipes in its wake.  Certainly one of the greatest early season cold waves on record.

 

A lot of all-time lows were set with this one in W. Oregon. We will get to those in a couple of days. 

 

On the 4th 

 

Silver Falls 35/14

Eugene      32/20

Salem         33/18

 

Heavy snow would begin on the 5th at these locations.


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:15 PM

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Nice early season event started in Shawnigan Lake on the night of December 3rd 1956. 11”+ of snow would fall thru the next day and temps would bottom out at 25/14 on December 6th.

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A lot of all-time lows were set with this one in W. Oregon. We will get to those in a couple of days. 

 

On the 4th 

 

Silver Falls 35/14

Eugene      32/20

Salem         33/18

 

Heavy snow would begin on the 5th at these locations.

 

Seattle didn't get much snow until later in the event.  A lot of people on here would have been somewhat disappointed.


Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:27 PM

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Nice early season event started in Shawnigan Lake on the night of December 3rd 1956. 11”+ of snow would fall thru the next day and temps would bottom out at 25/14 on December 6th.

Looking at Abbotsford that was a wicked arctic front. Midnight high of 34F on the 4th. By afternoon temps had dropped to 17F with 50mph wind driven snow.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:49 PM

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Looking at Abbotsford that was a wicked arctic front. Midnight high of 34F on the 4th. By afternoon temps had dropped to 17F with 50mph wind driven snow.

 

Interestingly that blast happened in a situation where we went from a death ridge pattern like the one we are entering directly into Arctic cold.


Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Holy crap!

 

The evolution from Nov 27, 1956 to Dec 4, 1956 was epic!  From the EXACT pattern we are going to be in to a huge blast in a week.  The trigger for the retrogression was another area of high heights approached Western Alaska and then sucked the life out of the death ridge which combined the two into a mega block in the sweet spot.  I wonder how the models would have handled that.

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Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:13 AM

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This date in 1956 was 44/32 with snow starting in the evening. Ended up snowing over a foot up here. 


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Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:30 AM

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Wow. Salem had 8.2" with the December 1956 event.


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Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:39 AM

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One year ago today... the first freeze came that night.  

 

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1945: Major south windstorm strikes on December 4, 1945, probably the strongest in the 20th century pre-Columbus Day for the general Portland region.  The 978mb storm brought 60mph+ winds from near Arcata, CA northward. Wind speeds hit 70mph at Medford, 75mph at Portland, 70mph at Olympia, 62mph at Boeing Field, and 80mph at Port Townsend.

 

1909: A sizable three day snowstorm began on the 4th and spread south to north, with historic early-season totals occurring around much of the Willamette Valley. Snow depths would peak on the 6th before milder weather kicked in, but totals included 13" at Albany, 15.5" at McMinnville,  a depth of 13" at Salem on the 6th,  and 10" at Portland.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:22 AM

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1945: Major south windstorm strikes on December 4, 1945, probably the strongest in the 20th century pre-Columbus Day for the genera Portland region.  The 978mb storm brought 60moh+ winds from near Arcata, CA northward. Wind speeds hit 70mph at Medford, 75mph at Portland, 70mph at Olympia, 62mph at Boeing Field, and 80mph at Port Townsend.

 

1909: A sizable three day snowstorm began on the 4th and spread south to north, with historic early-season totals occurring around much of the Willamette Valley. Snow depths would peak on the 6th before milder weather kicked in, but totals included 13" at Albany, 15.5" at McMinnville,  a depth of 13" at Salem on the 6th,  and 10" at Portland.

 

Wow! Two impressive events I was completely unaware of! This thread is great just for this purpose! December 1909 was actually a pretty chilly month it looks like. 


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:26 AM

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Wow! Two impressive events I was completely unaware of! This thread is great just for this purpose! December 1909 was actually a pretty chilly month it looks like. 

 

1909-10 was a very nice winter. Extremely persistent cold airmasses and a strong La Nina.

 

1909 is probably one of the only calendar years to feature truly major snow events (10"+) on both ends of it for Western Oregon. 1884 is another.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:33 AM

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1909-10 was a very nice winter. Extremely persistent cold airmasses and a strong La Nina.

 

1909 is probably one of the only calendar years to feature truly major snow events (10"+) on both ends of it for Western Oregon. 1884 is another.

 

Can't wait until we get to January 1909. It is kind of a stand alone type of event. 


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:35 AM

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1909-10 was a very nice winter. Extremely persistent cold airmasses and a strong La Nina.

 

1909 is probably one of the only calendar years to feature truly major snow events (10"+) on both ends of it for Western Oregon. 1884 is another.

 

February 1910 was very snowy in this area as well.  1908 through 1911 had some really fun stuff.

 

December 1909 was the coldest December of the 20th century for the city of Seattle, but it didn't have a huge amount of snow.


Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:46 AM

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February 1910 was very snowy in this area as well.  1908 through 1911 had some really fun stuff.

 

December 1909 was the coldest December of the 20th century for the city of Seattle, but it didn't have a huge amount of snow.

 

I was pretty shocked when I read December 1909 was the coldest of the century for Seattle...But I checked the numbers and it looks like it is #6 all time for Salem. Their low for the month was only 21, so definitely just persistently cool. 


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:43 PM

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In 1934 and 1935, Fairbanks experienced two opposing temperature extremes at this time of year.

 

The greatest DJF thaw on record occurred from December 4-8, 1934, when maximums reached into the 50's on five consecutive days. The warmth peaked at an incredible 58/40 on the 5th, some 52 degrees above normal for the date. In no other year did Fairbanks even reach 50 during December; it took until 12/4/2011 to reach as warm as 47 at Fairbanks during the month.

 

On the same dates the following year, 1935, the greatest early season cold wave on record affected Fairbanks. Maximums were -52 on the 6th and 7th, the earliest such occurrences on record. Minimums were -58 and -59 on those dates, also the coldest observed so early in the winter. The departure on the 7th (-52/-59) was an incredible 53 degrees below normal. 


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Today was my first day of snow last year. Just a dusting that mainly stuck on trees.

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Today was my first day of snow last year. Just a dusting that mainly stuck on trees.

Here as well! Snowed every weekend in December! Just never accumulated much.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:09 PM

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In 1934 and 1935, Fairbanks experienced two opposing temperature extremes at this time of year.

 

The greatest DJF thaw on record occurred from December 4-8, 1934, when maximums reached into the 50's on five consecutive days. The warmth peaked at an incredible 58/40 on the 5th, some 52 degrees above normal for the date. In no other year did Fairbanks even reach 50 during December; it took until 12/4/2011 to reach as warm as 47 at Fairbanks during the month.

 

On the same dates the following year, 1935, the greatest early season cold wave on record affected Fairbanks. Maximums were -52 on the 6th and 7th, the earliest such occurrences on record. Minimums were -58 and -59 on those dates, also the coldest observed so early in the winter. The departure on the 7th (-52/-59) was an incredible 53 degrees below normal. 

 

Incredible


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:16 PM

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Here as well! Snowed every weekend in December! Just never accumulated much.

Last December 6th here

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

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12-7-

 

1922- A major cold and snowy period commenced which would bring nearly two weeks of well below normal temperatures and heavy snow cover to the Puget Sound region.  This would be the first of three rounds of significant winter weather to strike the NW in the awesome winter of 1922-23.

 

1932- A major Arctic blast strikes Western Washington, but with little snow.


Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:47 PM

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12-7-

 

1922- A major cold and snowy period commenced which would bring nearly two weeks of well below normal temperatures and heavy snow cover to the Puget Sound region.  This would be the first of three rounds of significant winter weather to strike the NW in the awesome winter of 1922-23.

 

1932- A major Arctic blast strikes Western Washington, but with little snow.

 

Shout-out to the December 1932 cold wave, and the freak snowstorm it brought to the desert SW. 

 

4.0" fell in Blythe, 3.0" in Brawley in Imperial County near the Mexican border (119 feet below sea level) and 1.5" in Yuma. 



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:03 AM

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Shout-out to the December 1932 cold wave, and the freak snowstorm it brought to the desert SW. 

 

4.0" fell in Blythe, 3.0" in Brawley in Imperial County near the Mexican border (119 feet below sea level) and 1.5" in Yuma. 

 

Wow!


Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:10 AM

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12-7-

1922- A major cold and snowy period commenced which would bring nearly two weeks of well below normal temperatures and heavy snow cover to the Puget Sound region. This would be the first of three rounds of significant winter weather to strike the NW in the awesome winter of 1922-23.

1932- A major Arctic blast strikes Western Washington, but with little snow.

The mid February event of 1923 was one for the ages across southern Vancouver Island. 40” of snow fell many places on the 14/15th.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:14 AM

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The mid February event of 1923 was one for the ages across southern Vancouver Island. 40” of snow fell many places on the 14/15th.

 

Incredible!  That event was epic in a number of ways.  Downtown Seattle had a high of 20 on the coldest day.  In my area there was also a big snow in late January which stayed on the ground until the big February event.  That was all after a long period of snow and cold in December.  The 1920s really delivered for my micro climate.


Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 26

Lows 32 or below = 13

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:24 AM

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The mid February event of 1923 was one for the ages across southern Vancouver Island. 40” of snow fell many places on the 14/15th.

 

Mid-February 1923 was insane. Even downtown Portland scored 13.2" of snow with a 25/14 day. 



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:29 AM

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Mid-February 1923 was insane. Even downtown Portland scored 13.2" of snow with a 25/14 day. 

 

The gradient was ridiculous with that, too. Eugene was 54/37 on that same day.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:32 AM

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The gradient was ridiculous with that, too. Eugene was 54/37 on that same day.

 

That's nutty. I'm sure December 2008-style tears were shed that day in Eugene. 



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:45 AM

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That's nutty. I'm sure December 2008-style tears were shed that day in Eugene. 

 

The Portland area getting clobbered like that is usually a bad sign for them.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:36 AM

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This period in December has seen quite a bit of early season cold. Here are some highlights for this date at SLE.

 

2013: 30/14

2009: 32/18

1992: 39/30 3.2" of snow

1972: 22/-4

1956: 34/20 4.2" of snow


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:26 AM

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This period in December has seen quite a bit of early season cold. Here are some highlights for this date at SLE.

2013: 30/14
2009: 32/18
1992: 30/30 3.2" of snow
1972: 22/-4
1956: 34/20 4.2" of snow


They stayed at 30 degrees all day on this date in ‘92?

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

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They stayed at 30 degrees all day on this date in ‘92?

 

I fixed it. 39/30


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:31 PM

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I fixed it. 39/30


Ah, I figured it was possible with a really persistent fog setup or something. But not probable.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

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Ah, I figured it was possible with a really persistent fog setup or something. But not probable.

 

I imagine SLE has had some 32/30 type days though with inversions. 


Snowfall

2018-19: 0.1"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill!