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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:49 PM

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You know the old saying, April showers bring May flowers. We will get more than showers though.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:59 AM

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Low of 30 this morning. 


Snowfall

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 01 April 2018 - 05:02 AM

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43 with light rain here... and getting windy.  

 

Looks like it will be snowing here for a couple hours this evening.  



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:49 AM

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43 with light rain here... and getting windy.  

 

Looks like it will be snowing here for a couple hours this evening.  

 

NWS going for about 1-3" of snow here overnight into the morning. I'd say 1" is a safe bet right now. How much are you guys expecting?


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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 01 April 2018 - 06:00 AM

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NWS going for about 1-3" of snow here overnight into the morning. I'd say 1" is a safe bet right now. How much are you guys expecting?

 

No idea... I never pay attention to the NWS forecast.    I would rather just look at the same models that they are using.   

 

The c-zone is probably going to slip south over my area between 6-10 p.m. but its always a wild card.   It looks very energetic with such strong flow aloft.   This is system is pretty dry but that does not matter much with very strong lift in the c-zone.    There will be a sharp cut-off on both sides.    I would not rule out 6 inches here if it parks itself over the I-90 corridor.   Or the strong SW flow could keep it just to the north but that is looking more doubtful now based on the ECMWF, WRF, and latest HRRR runs.  

 

Here is the latest HRRR for 8 p.m.  

 

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That is directly over my area.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:12 AM

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Happy Easter to everybody!

The 00z EURO shows the potential for a Sou'wester next weekend as a deep area of low pressure strengthens as it takes the classic path approaching the PNW coastline. Right now it's showing major category 3 hurricane wind gusts for the southern Oregon coast. We will need to keep a close eye on this because this could be potentially devastating.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:28 AM

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I Kandy

Snowfall

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 01 April 2018 - 06:51 AM

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Down to 43 here and overcast. Could be a pretty cool day with precip and a much colder airmass moving in in the early afternoon.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:24 AM

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It would be nice to have decent weather that lasts for more than just 1 measly day....
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Heat waves in the summer, Arctic outbreaks in the winter!


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

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It would be nice to have decent weather that lasts for more than just 1 measly day....


Is this your first PNW spring?
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:47 AM

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Sunny skies with a low of 41F here this morning.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:49 AM

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Is this your first PNW spring?


Been here my whole life. And every spring I anxiously await the rain to stop so I can go outside...

Heat waves in the summer, Arctic outbreaks in the winter!


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

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Been here my whole life. And every spring I anxiously await the rain to stop so I can go outside...


You can go outside when it’s raining.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:08 AM

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You can go outside when it’s raining.

You can also go outside when it’s 100 degrees and sunny.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:13 AM

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You can go outside when it’s raining.


I find it more enjoyable when I'm not trying to protect myself from wind chill/pneumonia/hypothermia with layers of clothing... 70 is more conducive to that than 45...
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Heat waves in the summer, Arctic outbreaks in the winter!


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:36 AM

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You can also go outside when it’s 100 degrees and sunny.


True, and I do. Even without the protection of cooled car seats!

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:55 AM

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True, and I do. Even without the protection of cooled car seats!

Gonna have to leave the car at home soon. Gas will be pushing 6 bucks a gallon soon up here.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:08 AM

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True, and I do. Even without the protection of cooled car seats!

Yeah but we sure do hear about it...

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:53 AM

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Yeah but we sure do hear about it...


Why would I complain about not having cooled car seats when I didn’t even know about them until last week? ;)

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:53 AM

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I know you have all been waiting for my March stats so here they are: ave temp = 41.8F, 17 days 32F or lower, total precipitation = 6.40”, total snow= 3.0”. Summary = a cool and wet March. I own a Subaru Outback with heated, not cooled seats but with the highly desired “puddle lights”.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:54 AM

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Gonna have to leave the car at home soon. Gas will be pushing 6 bucks a gallon soon up here.


That’s crazy. I just got it for $2.89 a gallon down here.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

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Gonna have to leave the car at home soon. Gas will be pushing 6 bucks a gallon soon up here.

 

That's one nice thing about living in the city, I walk to work and live up the street from a grocery store. The models haven't backed down on the rain events this week, looks like an impressive stretch for April. Currently 49F and sunny here, could be some convection this afternoon.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:34 AM

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Gonna have to leave the car at home soon. Gas will be pushing 6 bucks a gallon soon up here.


Why the hell is it so expensive up there?
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:38 AM

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Why the hell is it so expensive up there?

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:39 AM

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You know the old saying, April showers bring May flowers. We will get more than showers though.

 

I thought it was, April showers bring May showers, which bring June showers til the 4th of July.


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Coldest high: 54 (Oct 5)
Coldest low: 35 (Oct 15)
Total snowfall: 0"
Last accumulating snowfall: February 21-22, 2018
Last sub-freezing high: Jan 13, 2017 (31)
Last White Christmas: 1985

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:45 AM

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Free health care for all.  :)

 

Yep, I've always heard gas is $6-8 a gallon in Europe too. They tax the hell out of it. 

 

https://www.statista...ound-the-world/


Snowfall

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 01 April 2018 - 11:09 AM

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Raining it’s butt off here and 40F. Almost an inch already this morning.
Edit: it really never had a butt actually

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:18 AM

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Raining it’s butt off here and 40F. Almost an inch already this morning.
Edit: it really never had a butt actually

Radar Looks pretty stationary near you. It’s been totally dry and partly sunny here. 47F. Pretty common with strong onshore winds.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:25 AM

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Free health care for all. :)

Yep, I've always heard gas is $6-8 a gallon in Europe too. They tax the hell out of it.

https://www.statista...ound-the-world/


There has to be some way to circumvent that problem. I’ll bet you there are a slew of gov’t subsidies that could be eliminated, but they’d rather tax the crap out of the working population instead.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:29 AM

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I know you have all been waiting for my March stats so here they are: ave temp = 41.8F, 17 days 32F or lower, total precipitation = 6.40”, total snow= 3.0”. Summary = a cool and wet March. I own a Subaru Outback with heated, not cooled seats but with the highly desired “puddle lights”.

 

Your area was the exception. Was a drier than normal month most lowland locations.

 

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Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:31 AM

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Your area was the exception. Was a drier than normal month most lowland locations.

 

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Yeah... and now its going to rain for 2 weeks straight and probably more.  Which will completely nullify any dry weather in March.     



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:38 AM

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Your area was the exception. Was a drier than normal month most lowland locations.


Yeah, I see Seattle came in at about 65% of normal. A lot of Olympics shadowing this month.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:56 AM

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Your area was the exception. Was a drier than normal month most lowland locations.

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It has been crazy wet in the okanagan.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:32 PM

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:35 PM

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It has been crazy wet in the okanagan.

 

My aunt was saying they still have 2ft of snow at their place sitting on the hillside near Vernon. That area got buried this year



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

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Here comes the head fake. Or, the start of it, expedited by the Niño-esque short term tropical forcing constructively interfering with the downwelling OKW/heat release.

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Complications are afoot, though. Starting in the middle of April the tropical forcing returns to a Niña state, which depending on the amplitude/period of the wave, could significantly dampen the OKW and accelerate the heat release/backcycle.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:42 PM

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Down to 39° with moderate rain. Hoping to see some snow tonight.

Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
2018 moisture: 27.16", 10/9

Lowest Temp of Autumn 2018: 36°, 10/03

 

2017-2018 winter snowfall total: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:49 PM

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Just had a brief snow/hail shower.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:55 PM

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3-5" of snow expected in NYC. I see it is currently 27 with light snow in Kansas City, 33 with drizzle in Tulsa, 


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Snowfall

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 01 April 2018 - 02:07 PM

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3-5" of snow expected in NYC. I see it is currently 27 with light snow in Kansas City, 33 with drizzle in Tulsa,


Storm track bumped a bit north, so just a rain/snow mix expected here tonight. Sunny and 65*F currently. 😎

Next weekend could actually be a bigger snowfall threat.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:00 PM

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For those that like spring snow... Really impressive late season snow storm about to hit all of Montana.

 

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Total snowfall: 11.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

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Coldest low: 18.0º

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:11 PM

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Wide c-zone just to my north and appears to be heading east and not south for now.   That could easily change a little later... and I expect that it will.

 

Currently 43 here.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:31 PM

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Here comes the head fake. Or, the start of it, expedited by the Niño-esque short term tropical forcing constructively interfering with the downwelling OKW/heat release.

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Complications are afoot, though. Starting in the middle of April the tropical forcing returns to a Niña state, which depending on the amplitude/period of the wave, could significantly dampen the OKW and accelerate the heat release/backcycle.

Is the backcycle an electric,manual or a hybrid?


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

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Beautiful day. Mostly sunny and breezy. It did hail lightly for about 15 seconds around lunchtime.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:44 PM

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Is the backcycle an electric,manual or a hybrid?


Lol. Will probably run more like a hybrid this time.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:35 PM

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PDX missed a record MIN/MAX by just a degree today.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:41 PM

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Looks like SEA ended up with 50/43 today... although that low might drop a little.

 

38 here now with a c-zone just to the north.   It is now showing signs of moving south though.   If it arrives... it will drop to 32.5 with snow in about 5 minutes here based on past experience.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:50 PM

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37 here. Had some sleet a little bit ago.

Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
2018 moisture: 27.16", 10/9

Lowest Temp of Autumn 2018: 36°, 10/03

 

2017-2018 winter snowfall total: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

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