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#2551
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:46 PM

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Definitely less haze this evening...

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What filter are you using? It never is sunny at the end of May in Warshington. Just a blip between the atmospheric river events or something. Just let me know what phone and app you are using so I can invest please.
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:07 PM

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I think we need more posts referring to other posts.
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:12 PM

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Day trip on back roads in the Cascades southwest of Santiam Pass.  Perfect weather in the upper 60s to low 70s with some afternoon convective buildup and a light shower to close the outing.

 

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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 31 May 2019 - 07:45 PM

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The pilot flying from SEA to PDX gave us a mini-tour of the Mt. St. Helens area on the way down. Really cool. A nice welcome back to the Pacific Northwest. :wub:

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Was really surprised how smoky and hazy the west side looked from the flight. We couldn’t even see the Olympics while taking off from Sea-Tac. Looks more like recent Augusts than late May.
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:52 PM

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The pilot flying from SEA to PDX gave us a mini-tour of the Mt. St. Helens area on the way down. Really cool. A nice welcome back to the Pacific Northwest. :wub:

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Was really surprised how smoky and hazy the west side looked from the flight. We couldn’t even see the Olympics while taking off from Sea-Tac. Looks more like recent Augusts than late May.

Alberta fires.

As soon as the snow melts... that area up there bursts into flames and burns until it snows again. And then I guess burns even through the snow based on previous discussions here.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:01 PM

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Glad to see we may get some rain next week, although it looks pretty shortlived.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:06 PM

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Wunderground's radar is very glitchy, want to zoom in and it takes me to the far upper right corner of the radar instead of focusing onto a t'storm just to my east. GR refuses to work on my new laptop and been trying to find a good interactive radar.


Thought I was the only one to have issues with Wunderground’s radar! Frustrating!!!
Layman’s terms please 😁

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:34 PM

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Wow. I hope its good. The way Jesse talks about you I assumed you vacationed all the time and lived a life of perpetual adolescence. ;)

Jesse doesn’t have a clue...but that’s fine. He thinks that I am a rich foothill yuppie now that I live east of I-5! 😂

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:37 PM

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77 here today... also seemed like less smoke in the air. The Cascades looked more defined.

yes definitely a more clear day with less haze in the air. There will probably be more days like this even if there’s no fires in WA. However it was all aloft smoke so no real effect on anyone. It always amazes me how it goes from snow to straight up raging fires up in Canada.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:44 PM

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I freaking hate Poa!! I start from scratch on my front grass every 4-5 years because that stuff just takes over down here. I mow at about 5/8" so the clumps of Poa are easy to spot and hand pull at first but the little bastards can easily produce seed heads at that height (and lower). Seems to happen overnight.

Yep...that’s why all of the older courses are Poa greens unless they completely redo the greens...Poa always wins eventually.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:47 PM

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Looking like more cloud cover for both Saturday and Sunday? 

 

The June gloom is real.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 09:04 PM

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Looking like more cloud cover for both Saturday and Sunday?

The June gloom is real.


There won't be much gloom this weekend.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 09:11 PM

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 09:13 PM

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yes definitely a more clear day with less haze in the air. There will probably be more days like this even if there’s no fires in WA. However it was all aloft smoke so no real effect on anyone. It always amazes me how it goes from snow to straight up raging fires up in Canada.

Pretty significant drought up in northern B.C. and Alberta.

And a link to an info page on a forest fire that survived the winter and continues to be actioned by crews this summer.
http://bcfireinfo.fo...Fire.asp?ID=719

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 09:28 PM

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GFS definitely trending a little wetter for the next trough. Moving toward the Euro.
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 10:23 PM

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Pretty significant drought up in northern B.C. and Alberta.

And a link to an info page on a forest fire that survived the winter and continues to be actioned by crews this summer.
http://bcfireinfo.fo...Fire.asp?ID=719

 

Some decent rain in northern Alberta over just the next 4 days... that has to help.

 

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But if the fires can last through temperatures of -40 and deep snow then they could probably keep burning through even a flood.   



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 10:35 PM

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I would think this pattern on the ECMWF would be wetter than what its showing...

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 05:12 AM

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Interesting comparing this May to last one nationally. As has been mentioned before, similar net result for us but drastically different pattern overall.

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:15 AM

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In my back yard, May's drastically different pattern resulted in monthly average highs and lows within two tenths of a degree of May 2018:

 

2018:  69.7  /  48.4

 

2019:  69.6  /  48.2


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 01 June 2019 - 06:32 AM

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In my back yard, May's drastically different pattern resulted in monthly average highs and lows within two tenths of a degree of May 2018:

2018: 69.7 / 48.4

2019: 69.6 / 48.2


Yeah, similar net result up here as I said.

How different did the months end up in your other back yard?

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 07:07 AM

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Yeah, similar net result up here as I said.

How different did the months end up in your other back yard?

 

You'd never know it from the dearth of comments on the topic in the CA sub-forum ;) , but it was a top-20 cool May down there.  My weather station isn't online, so I won't have stats for May 21-31 until I can bribe my neighbor who is house-sitting to retrieve the numbers off the console for me.  May 2018 was cool also, but not in this league.  I'm guessing on about a -6.0º monthly departure from normal, or about 3º cooler than May 2018.


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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 01 June 2019 - 09:43 AM

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Interesting comparing this May to last one nationally. As has been mentioned before, similar net result for us but drastically different pattern overall.

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Yeah, same story here. If anything more humid and gross than last May..multiple days with 75 degree dews is just stupid for this early. Much more southerly flow (as opposed to the westerly flow in 2018).

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:21 AM

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The pilot flying from SEA to PDX gave us a mini-tour of the Mt. St. Helens area on the way down. Really cool. A nice welcome back to the Pacific Northwest. :wub:

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Was really surprised how smoky and hazy the west side looked from the flight. We couldn’t even see the Olympics while taking off from Sea-Tac. Looks more like recent Augusts than late May.

 

I've noticed that too. Can't hardly see the Olympics from Seattle. 


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2018 moisture: 41.76", 2019: 23.62", 9/23

 

2018-2019 winter snowfall total: 29.5"

2017-2018: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:38 AM

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Looks like May here was +3.6*, with 1.89" of rain. Extremes: 85/38


Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
2018 moisture: 41.76", 2019: 23.62", 9/23

 

2018-2019 winter snowfall total: 29.5"

2017-2018: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:51 AM

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Looks like May here was +3.6*, with 1.89" of rain. Extremes: 85/38


More rain there than in North Bend.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:19 AM

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:17 PM

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So BC has one of its warmest Mays ever (1st place in some areas) while California and the Desert Southwest have one of their coolest Mays on record.