Jump to content

Welcome to our forums!

Sign In or Register to gain full access to our forums. By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by the Weather Forums! Please take the time to register and join our community. Feel free to post or start new topics on anything related to the weather or the climate.


Photo

October 2018 Weather in the Pacific Northwest

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply

#1
Tyler Mode

Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:29 AM

Tyler Mode

    Forum Contributor

  • Photographer
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 969 posts
  • LocationBattle Ground, Washington

Let's get this party started!


  • iFred likes this

#2
Geos

Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:57 AM

Geos

    Special Contributor

  • Mods
  • 7998 posts
  • LocationKirkland/Kenmore line

Yep lets get it started. Looking like below normal temps for awhile into the month.

 

gfs-ens_T2maMean_namer_2.png

 

gfs-ens_T2maMean_namer_4.png

 

gfs-ens_T2maMean_namer_6.png


  • iFred likes this

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"

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


#3
Phil

Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:41 AM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21100 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.
Looks like I’ll be living vicariously through you guys for the next several weeks at least.

Funny how, during the autumn, a poleward displaced ITCZ/Hadley Cell network in a niño forcing regime can emulate a niña in the extratropics. It’s one of those bizarre overlaps in the spatial nature of the seasonal cycle. Recall we saw something similar the late autumn/early winter during the super niño of 2015/16.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#4
Jesse

Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:47 AM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25495 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')

Looks like I’ll be living vicariously through you guys for the next several weeks at least.

Funny how, during the autumn, a poleward displaced ITCZ/Hadley Cell network in a niño forcing regime can emulate a niña in the extratropics. It’s one of those bizarre overlaps in the spatial nature of the seasonal cycle. Recall we saw something similar the late autumn/early winter during the super niño of 2015/16.


2015 was a near record warm October for many parts of the west. Like 2014.

#5
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:52 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

Ended up with 1.18" of rain in September. About 50% of average...


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! 

 


#6
TT-SEA

Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:56 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34285 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA
Just over 7 inches of rain here in September... about 175% of normal. And measurable rain on 19 out of 30 days... about double the normal for September.

#7
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:01 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

Just over 7 inches of rain here in September... about 175% of normal. And measurable rain on 19 out of 30 days... about double the normal for September.

 

7" in September would be good for #3 all time here I think. The old record was about 7.5" until September 2013 came along and blew it away with 13" of rain. 


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! 

 


#8
Jesse

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:02 AM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25495 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')
PDX was pretty close to normal both temp and precip wise.

Attached File  FEC100F3-1C10-4EB2-9062-A30A01EBFAD4.png   154.86KB   0 downloads

#9
TT-SEA

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:03 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34285 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

Here is the updated daily rainfall chart for down in the Snoqualmie Valley.    Lots of days with measureable rain in September with only 11 dry days... but only about 125% of normal for total rain.  

 

(note... this is not my data)

 

2018_Rain.png


  • SilverFallsAndrew likes this

#10
Phil

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:08 AM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21100 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.

2015 was a near record warm October for many parts of the west. Like 2014.


The pattern I’m referring to occurred in Nov/Dec 2015, when the subseasonal cyclicality of AAM was more structurally analogous to today. The structure will almost never match perfectly, though.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#11
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:17 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

Hmmmm....Phil is going all in on a hideous PNW winter. 


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! 

 


#12
Phil

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:24 AM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21100 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.

Hmmmm....Phil is going all in on a hideous PNW winter.


Huh? No I’m not.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#13
Jesse

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:24 AM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25495 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')

Hmmmm....Phil is going all in on a hideous PNW winter.


I for one am intrigued.

#14
Phil

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:30 AM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21100 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.
CWOP needs to improve its QC program.

I’m peeved. My station got a poor QC grade for humidity because the ignorant dorks around have crappy and/or deteriorated sensors. I throughly cross calibrate all of my sensors every month, but, alas, it doesn’t matter.

My station is in blue, while the analysis based on surrounding stations is in red. I’m getting punished for other people’s bad data. 😂

6zzKtxk.jpg
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#15
Geos

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:37 AM

Geos

    Special Contributor

  • Mods
  • 7998 posts
  • LocationKirkland/Kenmore line

A moderate drizzle here right now.

 

Looks like widespread 30s for lows on Wednesday. Particularly north of Seattle.

 

gfs_T2m_nwus_9.png


  • iFred and Jesse like this

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"

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


#16
TigerWoodsLibido

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:45 AM

TigerWoodsLibido

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2245 posts
  • LocationSpringfield, OR 502'

Ended up with 1.18" of rain in September. About 50% of average...


Just .5" in Monmouth. Not sure about Springfield but it's been bad.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 18-19 Stats:

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

Personal Stats:

Last accumulating snowfall : March 6, 2017
Last sub-freezing high: Jan 13, 2017 (31)
Last White Christmas: 2008

My Twitter @353jerseys4hope


#17
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:10 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

Huh? No I’m not.

 

Then why do you keep bringing up 2014-15 and 2015-16. Back to back duds.


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! 

 


#18
TT-SEA

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:14 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34285 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

Then why do you keep bringing up 2014-15 and 2015-16. Back to back duds.

 

Up here those years were VERY different in the mountains.

 

2014-15 was one of the worst ski seasons ever... Snoqualmie Summit was open for about one week.     

 

But 2015-16 was one of the best ski seasons ever.     



#19
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

Up here those years were VERY different in the mountains.

 

2014-15 was one of the worst ski seasons ever... Snoqualmie Summit was open for about one week.     

 

But 2015-16 was one of the best ski seasons ever.     

 

2014-15 was MUCH worse. I only had 3.5" of snow that winter, which is by far the least I have received in a winter. 


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! 

 


#20
ShawniganLake

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:25 AM

ShawniganLake

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5742 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft

CWOP needs to improve its QC program.

I’m peeved. My station got a poor QC grade for humidity because the ignorant dorks around have crappy and/or deteriorated sensors. I throughly cross calibrate all of my sensors every month, but, alas, it doesn’t matter.

My station is in blue, while the analysis based on surrounding stations is in red. I’m getting punished for other people’s bad data. 😂

6zzKtxk.jpg

Dew points below about 75 are impossible there this time of year. The red line is clearly wrong.
  • Phil likes this

#21
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:25 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

Interestingly I recorded lows in the teens every November in the 2013-2015 time period. 


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! 

 


#22
Phil

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:26 AM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21100 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.

Then why do you keep bringing up 2014-15 and 2015-16. Back to back duds.


I’ve seldom discussed 2015/16 in the context of winter analogs..and there was an Arctic blast in Nov 2014.

Just because I “talk” about certain years doesn’t mean that I’m relying on them as analogs. No two analogs are alike...you can’t use analogs to predict the weather on a week to week basis. You use analogs to isolate homogenous low frequency tendencies, from which you can (possibly) extract the likelihood of particular weather/climate events occurring in a particular region, or timeframe.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#23
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:29 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

I’ve seldom discussed 2015/16 in the context of winter analogs..and there was an Arctic blast in Nov 2014.

Just because I “talk” about certain years doesn’t mean that I’m relying on them as analogs. No two analogs are alike...you can’t use analogs to predict the weather on a week to week basis. You use analogs to isolate homogenous low frequency tendencies, from which you can (possibly) extract the likelihood of particular weather/climate events occurring in a particular region, or timeframe.

 

Okay. And yes there were a couple of cold pushes in November 2014, including one that brought record lows to much of E. Oregon. Which was amazing as it was timed around the same time as the 1955 blast. 


  • Phil likes this

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! 

 


#24
Phil

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:30 AM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21100 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.

Dew points below about 75 are impossible there this time of year. The red line is clearly wrong.


Lol.

In all honesty, it’s amazing to me they’d run such a crappy QC algorithm (with such wild dewpoint gyrations like that). Do they really believe dewpoints are jumping up/down by 30+ degrees every minute? 😒
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#25
TT-SEA

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:43 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34285 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

2014-15 was MUCH worse. I only had 3.5" of snow that winter, which is by far the least I have received in a winter. 

 

This made me look up Christmas Day since 2014.    2014 was definitely the least snowy.  :)

 

Christmas Day in 2017...

 

26023840_1543641699037366_41886968617351

 

Christmas Day in 2016...

 

15697581_1189594527775420_37694496720667

 

Christmas Day in 2015...

 

921196_914209548647254_23945547770267168

 

 

Christmas Day in 2014 was not as snowy... but looks like we had lots of snow before Christmas that year.  

 

10830911_744455228956021_123314131133041



#26
Front Ranger

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:44 AM

Front Ranger

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15228 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

Attached File  30dPNormWRCC-NW.png   108.84KB   0 downloads


  • Geos likes this

Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#27
TT-SEA

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:55 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34285 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

 

 

Surprise!   Its wetter than normal to the north and east of Seattle.

 

This matches well with the rain data from the Snoqualmie Valley which was about 125% of normal.   In reality... there should probably be some other small areas of purple in elevated spots out here like my area with orographic enhancement with the persistent c-zones.    This shows up well on that map just to my north where even lowland stations like Monroe had almost 200% of normal rain.  



#28
Front Ranger

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:58 AM

Front Ranger

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15228 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

Okay. And yes there were a couple of cold pushes in November 2014, including one that brought record lows to much of E. Oregon. Which was amazing as it was timed around the same time as the 1955 blast. 

 

The November 2014 blast was one of the greatest early season cold waves on record for parts of the West.

 

- Boise saw three straight lows below 6 degrees, the earliest they've ever seen that.

- Casper, WY had their earliest single digit highs on record and set their all-time coldest temperature for November with -27.

- Cheyenne, WY had a high of 1, by far the earliest they've had a day that cold and their second coldest high on record for November.

- Boulder saw a low of -11, by far their coldest that early and second coldest temp ever in November

- DEN's high of 5 and low of -10 were both the coldest on record for November

 

Overall that month, though, the main cold was centered in the Upper Midwest.


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#29
Front Ranger

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:01 AM

Front Ranger

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15228 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

Surprise!   Its wetter than normal to the north and east of Seattle.

 

This matches well with the rain data from the Snoqualmie Valley which was about 125% of normal.   In reality... there should probably be some other small areas of purple in elevated spots out here like my area with orographic enhancement with the persistent c-zones.    This shows up well on that map just to my north where even lowland stations like Monroe had almost 200% of normal rain.  

 

The Arlington to Monroe area was the wettest relative to normal of any area in the western lowlands, and that's reflected well on the map.

 

It's never going to take into account every little micro-climate like yours. Plus, the September average rainfall for your exact location could easily be over 5".


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#30
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:03 AM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

It actually snowed 2" on 12/24/14 here, and there was about 6" on the ground on Christmas day 2015. 


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! 

 


#31
Front Ranger

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:21 AM

Front Ranger

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15228 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

Going back to the question of whether seeing cold patterns now is a good or bad thing...I think history would indicate it's more of a good thing, especially with weak ENSO.

 

A lot of winters that went on to be good to great for the PNW/West had significant cold events in the mid Sep to mid October period, with all different ENSO backgrounds. But many non-Nina years that ended up peaking early or just being terrible had very little cold early in the fall (1991, 2002, 2014, 1993, 1952, 1980, 1987, 1957).


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#32
Jesse

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:43 AM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25495 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')
A real start to the rainy season not looking too good on the models. Chilly but very spotty precip the next 7-10 days. Right now consensus seems to be we go back to ridging sometime during week 2.

#33
MossMan

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:49 AM

MossMan

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7780 posts
  • LocationArlington, Wa
Rain and a good breeze since early morning. Was windy but dry all night.

#34
ShawniganLake

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:55 AM

ShawniganLake

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5742 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft

A real start to the rainy season not looking too good on the models. Chilly but very spotty precip the next 7-10 days. Right now consensus seems to be we go back to ridging sometime during week 2.

The euro is relatively wet on Friday and some light rain Monday.

#35
ShawniganLake

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:57 AM

ShawniganLake

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5742 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft
Attached File  97662CEC-2043-4C03-8F6F-BB8FDD7552CC.png   198.93KB   0 downloads
  • Jesse likes this

#36
Front Ranger

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:58 AM

Front Ranger

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15228 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

12z Euro keeps the western trough party going strong through day 10.


  • Geos likes this

Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#37
Geos

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:01 AM

Geos

    Special Contributor

  • Mods
  • 7998 posts
  • LocationKirkland/Kenmore line

 

Was just thinking this morning that it was below normal here - I guess not. 

 

1.46" this September and 0.94" in 2017.


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"

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


#38
Geos

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:04 AM

Geos

    Special Contributor

  • Mods
  • 7998 posts
  • LocationKirkland/Kenmore line

Trough just sits and sits...

We need this in winter.

 

ecmwf_z500aMean_namer_2.png

 

ecmwf_z500aMean_namer_4.png

 

ecmwf_z500aMean_namer_6.png


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"

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


#39
Phil

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:20 AM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21100 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.

Trough just sits and sits...
We need this in winter.

ecmwf_z500aMean_namer_2.png

ecmwf_z500aMean_namer_4.png

ecmwf_z500aMean_namer_6.png


Well, the wavenumber would never be this high during the winter (Aleutian Low + GOA ridge + western trough can only occur during the summer and autumn). So technically speaking “this” particular pattern is unlikely to repeat itself.
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#40
Front Ranger

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:23 AM

Front Ranger

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15228 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

Was just thinking this morning that it was below normal here - I guess not. 

 

1.46" this September and 0.94" in 2017.

 

You were probably very close to normal, even if that map technically show you a little above. Sandpoint had 1.41", which is slightly below normal for them.


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#41
Farmboy

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:29 AM

Farmboy

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1208 posts
  • LocationQuartzsite, AZ

Well, the wavenumber would never be this high during the winter (Aleutian Low + GOA ridge + western trough can only occur during the summer and autumn). So technically speaking “this” particular pattern is unlikely to repeat itself.


Winter cancel.

I'm driving through southern Oregon at the moment, I'm actually surprised how far along the fall colors are for October 1...

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


#42
MR.SNOWMIZER

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:46 AM

MR.SNOWMIZER

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3665 posts
  • Locationwest kitsap. 640ft.
Snowed at my property sunday morning.

Attached Files


  • iFred, Geos, Jesse and 4 others like this

We come from the land of the ice and snow.


#43
iFred

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

iFred

    The Weather Forums

  • (° ͟ʖ°)
  • 2483 posts
  • LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania.

Well, the wavenumber would never be this high during the winter (Aleutian Low + GOA ridge + western trough can only occur during the summer and autumn). So technically speaking “this” particular pattern is unlikely to repeat itself.


Narrator: This pattern repeated through the spring.
  • Phil likes this

#44
Geos

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

Geos

    Special Contributor

  • Mods
  • 7998 posts
  • LocationKirkland/Kenmore line

You were probably very close to normal, even if that map technically show you a little above. Sandpoint had 1.41", which is slightly below normal for them.

 

Yeah they're 3.5 miles SW of here. Nearer to the county line they were above normal. Bothell got hit repeatedly by the CZ, while there was just scraps out it here as they fell apart.


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"

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


#45
Farmboy

Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:57 AM

Farmboy

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1208 posts
  • LocationQuartzsite, AZ
I found this kind of interesting. This shrub had the look of many arid-land desert plants I've seen in New Mexico and Texas. This is just off I-5 in Sutherlin, OR... Desertification of southwest Oregon in progress?

Attached Files


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


#46
Chewbacca Defense

Posted 01 October 2018 - 12:31 PM

Chewbacca Defense

    Forum Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 167 posts
  • LocationBellingham WA - 325ft

My son texted us yesterday that *news flash* it snowed on campus.  No S*** Sherlock you moved to Montana. One thing that is a bit unusual, my Mother in law said it has snowed somewhere in Montana every month this year (I don't know if any of the mountain peaks see snow in the summer so that statistic might have an asterisk next to it for snowfall in "populated" areas.)

 

 

Looks like they start getting some cold weather starting next weekend.  My son is being a pretty typical teenager over the whole thing...he is ready for it....his grandma (native Montanian) saw his (Bellingham winter) coat this past weekend, called us and told us that was not going to cut it in Bozeman come November.  His girlfriend (also a native Montanian, but with far fewer winters under her belt) says its fine.  Being a typical teenage boy, guess who he is listening to....

 

 

I'm thinking of starting a pool as to how long it takes my son to call me asking if he can buy a real winter coat...


  • TT-SEA likes this

#47
ShawniganLake

Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:16 PM

ShawniganLake

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5742 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft

My son texted us yesterday that *news flash* it snowed on campus. No S*** Sherlock you moved to Montana. One thing that is a bit unusual, my Mother in law said it has snowed somewhere in Montana every month this year (I don't know if any of the mountain peaks see snow in the summer so that statistic might have an asterisk next to it for snowfall in "populated" areas.)


Looks like they start getting some cold weather starting next weekend. My son is being a pretty typical teenager over the whole thing...he is ready for it....his grandma (native Montanian) saw his (Bellingham winter) coat this past weekend, called us and told us that was not going to cut it in Bozeman come November. His girlfriend (also a native Montanian, but with far fewer winters under her belt) says its fine. Being a typical teenage boy, guess who he is listening to....


I'm thinking of starting a pool as to how long it takes my son to call me asking if he can buy a real winter coat...

It’s a dry cold. I have friends whose parents visit from Saskatchewan every winter and they complain about how cold it feels here, on a damp night with temps in the upper 20’s and a breeze off the ocean. It really is hard to compare the two, but I’m sure others will disagree.

#48
ShawniganLake

Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:20 PM

ShawniganLake

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5742 posts
  • LocationShawnigan Lake, BC. Southern Vancouver Island, 500ft
Sounds like anywhere from about 2” to 11” of snow fell across south central BC last night. Likely record snowfall in some locations for this time of the year. Another 2-6” forecast tonight as a strong upper trough slides south.
  • Jesse likes this

#49
SilverFallsAndrew

Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:24 PM

SilverFallsAndrew

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15091 posts
  • LocationSilverton, OR

I found this kind of interesting. This shrub had the look of many arid-land desert plants I've seen in New Mexico and Texas. This is just off I-5 in Sutherlin, OR... Desertification of southwest Oregon in progress?

 

Many of those inland valleys in SW OR are semi-arid. Medford only averages about 20" of precip a year.

 

Roseburg - 33"

Grants Pass - 30"

Ashland - 20"

Medford - 19"


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! 

 


#50
Geos

Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:42 PM

Geos

    Special Contributor

  • Mods
  • 7998 posts
  • LocationKirkland/Kenmore line

Steady light rain falling here now. Turning out to be a pretty wet day.


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"

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