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Favorite and least favorite summers!

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:40 AM

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For those of you who do stick around for the rest of the year, what are your favorite and least favorite summers?

My favorite would take some thought but I’d have to go with 2016. Not a complete scorcher but still very nice and warm and there was a decent heat wave in August.

Least favorites:

1954 - There was no summer that year.
1993 - There was no summer that year. Thanks, Mt Pinatubo.
2018 - Smokefest. 2017 had raining ash but dodged the list for that impressive August heatwave. 2018 had nothing of the sort, just incessant heat for a month, followed by smoke. Especially awful in Southern Oregon and far north California.

2018 in Portland had 27.30" rainfall, which is the 8th driest year on record and 8.73" below normal

 

Current rainfall for PDX in 2019 is 11.74”, which is 4.53” below normal as of May 17


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

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My least favorite was probably 2011. So much heat and humidity (heat index topped 120*F), not to mention an anemic severe thunderstorm season. Everything went around me. And a warm/humid autumn that led to my least favorite winter of all time.

My favorite was probably 2010, due to the frequent severe weather, even though it was oppressively humid. The severe storm on July 25th produced a 127mph wind gust here, which is the strongest I’ve experienced to this point. Lost power for 4 days with lots of damage to trees and homes too.

Lacrosse ball sized hail also fell in early June. Have never seen that before, and have never seen it since.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:51 PM

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My least favorite was probably 2011. So much heat and humidity (heat index topped 120*F), not to mention an anemic severe thunderstorm action. Everything went around me. And a warm/humid autumn that led to my least favorite winter of all time.
My favorite was probably 2010, due to the frequent severe weather, even though it was oppressively humid. The severe storm on July 25th produced a 127mph wind gust here, which is the strongest I’ve experienced to this point. Lost power for 4 days with lots of damage to trees and homes too.
Lacrosse ball sized hail also fell in early June. Have never seen that before, and have never seen it since.

yeah the thunderstorms of 2010 were quite insane for sure and agreed about the winter of 2011-2012 that winter sucked Donkey balls for sure.the thunderstorms the last few years summer wise have been pretty sucky to say the least we need the action back.
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

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Every summer since 2013 in Eugene has been a blowtorch.  Coincidentally (or perhaps not???), that's when I first started spending the bulk of my summers there.  They all get a failing grade from me.

 

The last decent summer in L.A. was in 2011.  2000-2002 was a nice run of old-school normal summers in my neighborhood, with the monthly average highs all staying below 90 degrees.  There haven't been any truly cool summers for a very long time.  1944 maybe?


Tujunga, CA (15 miles N of Downtown L.A.) - Elev. 1,860 ft.

 

Eugene, OR (5 miles SSW) - Elev. 850 ft.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:10 PM

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2 yrs ago was the worst. Non-stop blast furnace and Silent Hill ashfall in August-Sept.


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Coldest high: 34 (Feb 25)
Coldest low: 20 (Mar 4)
Days with below freezing temps: 46
Total snowfall: 20.2"

Last accumulating snowfall (grass): February 27, 2019
Last accumulating snowfall (roads): February 27, 2019
Last sub-freezing high: Jan 13, 2017 (31)
Last White Christmas: 1990

Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

 

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Last sub-freezing high: Jan 13, 2017 (31)
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:45 AM

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My ideal warm season here would be a May-June like 1958, a July like 1983, an August like 1968, and a September like 2013.

 

Some heat with lots of rain and convective opportunities. And sticky.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:54 AM

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It's hard to answer that since we don't get any thunderstorms or exciting weather here like most places get. Usually we'll get at least one day when some monsoon activity reaches the coast.

 

My favorite would probably be 2015 since we got a lot more monsoon activity than normal. A few remnants of hurricanes hit us. One was in July, bringing some rain, but with temperatures still really warm and tropical-like, which pretty much never happens here. San Diego got record rainfall for July. In September, Hurricane Linda's remnants hit us and brought more than an inch of rain to some areas, but once again it was a warm rain with temperatures reaching about 80 degrees. There were also some strong thunderstorms a few days before that, but I was in Puerto Vallarta for a week at that time. Linda caused some big waves and thunderstorms there as well, but stayed out far over the ocean.

 

My least favorite would probably be 2010. We had a few cold, rainy days in early July and the ocean never got warm. The coldest day was only 65 degrees inland and dark and gloomy all day long. The beaches were cold and foggy almost all summer long with Oceanside having record cold highs almost every day in July and August, but not far inland it was sunny and in the 70s most days. That's pretty comfortable, but it felt more like spring than summer. Also it would have been nice to be able to enjoy the beach more.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:20 AM

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Summers of 14 and 15 were both amazing for thunderstorms in northern Utah. July of 2014 had 3.5" of rain where I lived, including one day with quarter sized hail for 30 minutes (off and on) and another day with a rain rate of 12.5"/hr briefly. 


Winter 2018/2019

Nov 24: 3.3", 30: 1" (4.3") ::: Dec 2: 4.6", 3: .8", 5: .3", 12: 2.3", 21: .6", 24: 1.4", 25: 1.5", 26: 2.7", 27: 1.5", 30: .8" (16.5") ::: Jan 6: 2.7", 16: 1.1", 18: 1", 21: 5.6", 23: .4" (10.8") ::: Feb 5: 3.7", 6: 4.3", 7: 2.0", 10: 4.5", 15: 3.4", 19: 2.8" (20.7") ::: Mar 2: 3.0", 3: 2.3", 8: 3.2", 13: 6.0", 14: 1.1", 28: 1.2", 29: 3.9" (20.7") ::: April 10: .3", 12: 3" (3.3")

Total: 76.3"

 

Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6" (12.3") ::: Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5" (13.8") ::: Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5" (18.6") ::: Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2" (24.3") ::: April 12: 1", 17: 1.3" (2.3")

Total: 69.3"

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14) ::: Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16) ::: Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5)  ::: Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5) ::: Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5) ::: Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8) ::: May 17: 1" (1)

Total: 96.3"