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#101
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:06 PM

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January 2007 was pretty impressive at my location it looks like. A couple inches of snow heading into the cold air and then a 5" snowfall during the middle of the period. 

 

https://climate.usur...:ghcn&sidebar=0


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


#102
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:09 PM

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At this elevation obviously 2008 as a month takes the cake. Slightly colder overall and incredibly snowy. January 2013 was slightly warmer than 2007. The best cold snap with snow cover was obviously January 2007 though.

 

2008:

https://climate.usur...:ghcn&sidebar=0

 

2013:

https://climate.usur...:ghcn&sidebar=0


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


#103
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:14 PM

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47.5" in four days at that elevation. That's unbelievable. 

 

Marion Forks (2,400') had 95" in six days from Jan 28 - Feb 2. 



#104
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:47 PM

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47.5" in four days at that elevation. That's unbelievable. 

 

Marion Forks (2,400') had 95" in six days from Jan 28 - Feb 2. 

 

2007-08 was an epic winter above roughly 1200' in OR, and 1000' in WA.


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#105
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 06:10 PM

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2007-08 was an epic winter above roughly 1200' in OR, and 1000' in WA.

 

Indeed. It was easily the snowiest winter between 2000-4000 feet in the northern Oregon cascades at least in recent history. 406" at Government Camp and 277" at Marion Forks. 



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:05 PM

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47.5" in four days at that elevation. That's unbelievable. 

 

Marion Forks (2,400') had 95" in six days from Jan 28 - Feb 2. 

 

The park's weather station is at 1350', I am about 250' higher and it often does make a difference, especially during onshore flow snow events. Generally with cold onshore flow my location is 1-2F cooler. Judging by past experience in fairly similar setups it could have easily snowed 5-10" more those days here (My location gets a bit more precip too.). People I have talked to who were here then say it was the largest snow event up here in the past 20-30 years. They said snow events like January 2012 are not common, but definitely not without precedent. 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

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The park's weather station is at 1350', I am about 250' higher and it often does make a difference, especially during onshore flow snow events. Generally with cold onshore flow my location is 1-2F cooler. Judging by past experience in fairly similar setups it could have easily snowed 5-10" more those days here (My location gets a bit more precip too.). People I have talked to who were here then say it was the largest snow event up here in the past 20-30 years. They said snow events like January 2012 are not common, but definitely not without precedent. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if your location saw 5 feet in that stretch. Too bad you weren't there to take pictures!



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:47 PM

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January 2012. As I have noted before the best snow setup for me is cold on-shore flow. January 2002, Jan 08, Dec 17-19, 08', Jan 2012, March 2012 type setups. 

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Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


#109
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:52 PM

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I wouldn't be surprised if your location saw 5 feet in that stretch. Too bad you weren't there to take pictures!

 

It would have been amazing. There is not good data from the park for snowfall during 95-96, but a few of my friends who grew up in this area point to January 1996 as having about 2-3' of snow on the ground going into that arctic outbreak. One friend who grew up around 2000' a little higher up on Grade Road, says the snow knocked the power out for about a week, which is believable given I had an extended power outage with the snow in 2012. 

 

I also remember my family bringing me up to Silver Falls in late February 1996 and there was about 12-18" of snow on the ground (Literally nothing below 1000'.). 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


#110
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:55 PM

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January 2012. As I have noted before the best snow setup for me is cold on-shore flow. January 2002, Jan 08, Dec 17-19, 08', Jan 2012, March 2012 type setups. 

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The Silverton city limits are 9 miles from my house, downtown Silverton is 10-11 miles from my place. Front Ranger will appreciate this, but in January 2012 there was no sticking snow in downtown Silverton, a dusting at the city limits heading up Silver Falls Hwy (Southside Market area), about 2" in the curves above the Reservoir, about 6" by the time you got to Seminole Road (900'), and about a 8-12" at Hadley's corner (5 miles out of town and 1200'). Then 4 miles later what you see above. 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


#111
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:06 PM

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The Silverton city limits are 9 miles from my house, downtown Silverton is 10-11 miles from my place. Front Ranger will appreciate this, but in January 2012 there was no sticking snow in downtown Silverton, a dusting at the city limits heading up Silver Falls Hwy (Southside Market area), about 2" in the curves above the Reservoir, about 6" by the time you got to Seminole Road (900'), and about a 8-12" at Hadley's corner (5 miles out of town and 1200'). Then 4 miles later what you see above. 

 

That's awesome. Being a teenager with my first car, I drove many miles around those hills during the mostly lackluster 1997-99 winters, and even then remember a few times where in town would have nothing, 1000' would have a few inches, and 1400' would have over a foot. But nothing like that, obviously.


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#112
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:07 PM

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That's awesome. Being a teenager with my first car, I drove many miles around those hills during the mostly lackluster 1997-99 winters, and even then remember a few times where in town would have nothing, 1000' would have a few inches, and 1400' would have over a foot. But nothing like that, obviously.

 

Those were some lame winters. We moved here in 89' so the first 5-6 winters were pretty decent overall...Then reality set it. 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


#113
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:19 PM

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Those were some lame winters. We moved here in 89' so the first 5-6 winters were pretty decent overall...Then reality set it. 

 

Yep. I remember maybe 3-4 events with at least a few inches above 1000' in 1998-99. Only one accumulating snowfall in town.


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#114
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:40 PM

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The Silverton city limits are 9 miles from my house, downtown Silverton is 10-11 miles from my place. Front Ranger will appreciate this, but in January 2012 there was no sticking snow in downtown Silverton, a dusting at the city limits heading up Silver Falls Hwy (Southside Market area), about 2" in the curves above the Reservoir, about 6" by the time you got to Seminole Road (900'), and about a 8-12" at Hadley's corner (5 miles out of town and 1200'). Then 4 miles later what you see above. 

 

 

North Bend is 3.8 miles away from my house.   And 600 feet lower.     

 

The difference can be insane.    I have seen times when there is nothing but green grass in town and well over 2 feet of snow here.  

 

You probably remember the video I did driving up our hill a few years ago... transformation from nothing to huge snow banks in a matter of one minute of drive time.  



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:14 AM

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North Bend is 3.8 miles away from my house.   And 600 feet lower.     

 

The difference can be insane.    I have seen times when there is nothing but green grass in town and well over 2 feet of snow here.  

 

You probably remember the video I did driving up our hill a few years ago... transformation from nothing to huge snow banks in a matter of one minute of drive time.  

 

Actually I don't.  Why don't you repost it?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:15 AM

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Christmas Day, 2008 -

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:43 AM

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Picture of the snowmen is from April 20th 2008 when we had all time record late snowfall. Hard to believe this is at 312 feet elevation... Bellingham. 

 

Second picture is November 26th 2006 around 2:30pm. Same location. Me on the right :) GOOD OL DAYS. 

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:11 PM

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Nov 2006 is an event that gets underrated on here, due to it mainly impacting northern areas. Some really impressive snowfall and temp numbers north of Seattle.
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:18 PM

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Nov 2006 is an event that gets underrated on here, due to it mainly impacting northern areas. Some really impressive snowfall and temp numbers north of Seattle.


It was pretty lame down here. Borderline non-existent.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:21 PM

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It was pretty lame down here. Borderline non-existent.


Yup. And an impressive event for the Puget Sound region, especially north of Seattle.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 01:46 PM

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Nov 2006 is an event that gets underrated on here, due to it mainly impacting northern areas. Some really impressive snowfall and temp numbers north of Seattle.

Would be in my top 5 pretty easily. Likely a toss up with January 2005 for 3rd. Behind December 2008 and 1996.

There was a 4 year stretch around there that saw some pretty impressive snow storms here. January 2005, November 2006, December 2007, December 2008 all had 20"+ events. It usually serves us well when the Arctic boundaries have a hard time clearing US customs.
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 01:57 PM

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Just in how much it's discussed, considering how impressive an event it was. Pretty simple - and we know why.

 

It had a sharp, north-south gradient which has been discussed at length.  November has a tendency to produce events of that type.  

 

On a weather-enthusiast forum, the most talked about events are going to be those that have a more widespread impact.  I think this is all that is bothering you.  


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:59 PM

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Just in how much it's discussed, considering how impressive an event it was. Pretty simple - and we know why.


Do you think February 2014 is "underrated" as well?
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:05 PM

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Do you think February 2014 is "underrated" as well?

 

Good point. As most posters on this forum are from W. Washington, or at least half, that one and December 2013 do get a bit of short thrift. 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


#125
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:07 PM

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In a lot of ways I view November 2006 and January 2012 in a similar vein. Both were big snow producers at my location, but beyond frustrating for those on the valley floor in NW Oregon. As a consolation I was living in Oklahoma in November 2006 and that storm produced an epic 14" blizzard in good old Bartlesville, Oklahoma on 11/30/06. 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:12 PM

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Actually I don't.  Why don't you repost it?

 

 

I can't find it now.   



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:02 PM

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Do you think February 2014 is "underrated" as well?

 

 

Good point. As most posters on this forum are from W. Washington, or at least half, that one and December 2013 do get a bit of short thrift. 

 

I've seen both Feb 2014 and Dec 2013 referenced quite a bit more, actually. Of course, they occurred more recently as well.

 

Dec 2013 was obviously very impressive for temps for parts or OR, and that's been discussed recently. Feb 2014 was a very nice snow event, with a fairly unusual (for that late in the season) duration of cold weather, but nothing too impressive temps-wise.

 

Nov 2006 was not only a major snow event for northern WA/southern BC, it also featured some top-tier cold days.

 

- high of 16 on 11/28 at Clearbrook

- high of 17 on 11/28 at BLI (only colder high in November was 15 in 1985)

- high of 23 at Sedro Wooley

- high of 24 at Everett

- high of 27 at SEA


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:21 PM

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I've seen both Feb 2014 and Dec 2013 referenced quite a bit more, actually. Of course, they occurred more recently as well.

Dec 2013 was obviously very impressive for temps for parts or OR, and that's been discussed recently. Feb 2014 was a very nice snow event, with a fairly unusual (for that late in the season) duration of cold weather, but nothing too impressive temps-wise.

Nov 2006 was not only a major snow event for northern WA/southern BC, it also featured some top-tier cold days.

- high of 16 on 11/28 at Clearbrook
- high of 17 on 11/28 at BLI (only colder high in November was 15 in 1985)
- high of 23 at Sedro Wooley
- high of 24 at Everett
- high of 27 at SEA


I think 2006 gets mentioned (by you and others) a lot whenever the conversation of early season cold waves comes up. Probably an annual discussion. Otherwise it's not going to be thrown into the elite, cool-kid cold wave group because it wasn't quite widespread enough.

If you want to talk about NW Wa/B.C. events that don't feel the forum love, then December 1980 and late December 1984 would be better choices.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:24 PM

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I think 2006 gets mentioned (by you and others) a lot whenever the conversation of early season cold waves comes up. Probably an annual discussion. Otherwise it's not going to be thrown into the elite, cool-kid cold wave group because it wasn't quite widespread enough.

If you want to talk about NW Wa/B.C. events that don't feel the forum love, then December 1980 and late December 1984 would be better choices.

 

QFT.

 

Very underrated events in NW Interior and BC.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:48 PM

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I've seen both Feb 2014 and Dec 2013 referenced quite a bit more, actually. Of course, they occurred more recently as well.

 

Dec 2013 was obviously very impressive for temps for parts or OR, and that's been discussed recently. Feb 2014 was a very nice snow event, with a fairly unusual (for that late in the season) duration of cold weather, but nothing too impressive temps-wise.

 

Nov 2006 was not only a major snow event for northern WA/southern BC, it also featured some top-tier cold days.

 

- high of 16 on 11/28 at Clearbrook

- high of 17 on 11/28 at BLI (only colder high in November was 15 in 1985)

- high of 23 at Sedro Wooley

- high of 24 at Everett

- high of 27 at SEA

 

This is obviously subjective, but to me 23/19 at PDX on 2/6/14 is more impressive than any of those numbers you listed.

 

You left off the 19/9 at Arlington in November 2006. I believe this was the only case of single digits in the western lowlands (at least among official stations) between December 1998 and December 2008. That stat is more of an indictment against the 1998-2008 stretch, but it was still a very impressive November event.

 

Regarding December 2013 - that was a legitimate top-tier cold wave for Oregon. Neither November 2006 nor February 2014 belong in the same sentence! A peer group for December 2013 would include events like December 1972, December 1990, etc. 


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:00 PM

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This is obviously subjective, but to me 23/19 at PDX on 2/6/14 is more impressive than any of those numbers you listed.

 

You left off the 19/9 at Arlington in November 2006. I believe this was the only case of single digits in the western lowlands (at least among official stations) between December 1998 and December 2008. That stat is more of an indictment against the 1998-2008 stretch, but it was still a very impressive November event.

 

Regarding December 2013 - that was a legitimate top-tier cold wave for Oregon. Neither November 2006 nor February 2014 belong in the same sentence! A peer group for December 2013 would include events like December 1972, December 1990, etc. 

 

Duh. Obviously I wasn't saying Nov 2006 or Feb 2014 compare.

 

All these events again go to show that while January has been horrid by historical standards, November, December, and to a lesser extent February have held their own compared to most the 20th century. In fact, Nov/Dec have had more extreme cold events the past 30-40 years than the previous 40+ years.

 

This fact sometimes gets lost in all of the January lamentations.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:17 PM

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Dewey would argue they're not "underrated", they just just didn't affect enough people personally.

 

My nostrils were on FIRE and I was tearing in that Dec 2013 wave!! You kidding... you'd have to be inside 24/7 like a hermit to not be effected by that. It was difficult even just taking the garbage out or scraping the windshields ;)

 

I was -20 in K-Falls. A whopping 10 whole days below freezing - including highs.

 

That was Montana level arctic air. Except there they probably get it normally like it's nothing.

 

Edit: Oh, and... that nostalgia of having to put on a dozen layers of clothing just to do anything outside, and taking all of it off after. :P


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

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(Personal Winter Totals since 2010)

'10-'11 = 58.20" (161% of normal)

'11-'12 = 49.00" (136% of normal)

'12-'13 = 16.70" (46% of normal)

'13-'14 = 9.05" (25% of normal)

'14-'15 = 2.85" (8% of normal)

'15-'16 = 54.45" (151% of normal)

'16-'17 = 63.00" (175% of normal)

 

Nov '16: 1.20" (30% of normal)

Dec '16: 11.10" (123% of normal)

Jan '17: 29.50" (246% of normal)

Feb '17: 12.90" (161% of normal)

Mar '17: 5.60" (224% of normal)

Apr '17: 2.70"

 

Nov '15: 4.00" (100% of normal) (Avg: 4.00")

Dec '15: 33.10" (367% of normal) (Avg: 9.00")

Jan '16: 10.75" (90% of normal) (Avg: 12.00")

Feb '16: 3.50" (43% of normal) (Avg: 8.00")

Mar '16: 3.10" (124% of normal) (Avg: 2.50")

Apr '16: T

 

OTHER WEATHER DATA

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*Max 1 Day Snowfall: 12.40" (01/03/2017)*

*Max Snow Depth: 21.00" (01/07/2017)*, 18.00" (12/24/2015)

Max High (F): 101 (07/02/2013), 99 (07/02/2015)

Min High (F): 6 (12/08/2013), 7 (01/06/2017), 8 (01/05/2017)

Max Low (F): 63 (07/04/2015)

Min Low (F): -20 (12/08/2013), -19 (01/06/2017), -17 (01/05/2017)

Max Wind Gusts:

58-60 (10/15/2016), 60-65 (10/26/2016) ( 55+ MPH (09/12/2016), 67 MPH (01/19/2016), 65 MPH (02/06/2015), 63 MPH (02/05/2015), 62 MPH (02/17/2016),

56 MPH (02/08/2015), 55 MPH (12/03/2015), 58 MPH (10/25/2014), 55 MPH (12/30/2011), 58 MPH (09/04/2011), 54 MPH (03/13/2011), 58 MPH (02/15/2011), 60+ (02/14/2011)

T'storm Days: 8 (2017), 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 4 (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012)

Vicinity Severe T'storms: 9 (dates below)

09/04/2011, 09/12/2011, 08/12/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/04/2014, 08/05/2014, 06/09/2015, 07/05/2015, 07/09/2015

Earliest Warm-Core T'storm: (04/03/2016)

Latest Cold-Core T'storm (06/17/2016)

Latest <32 low (06/18/2014)

Latest "20's" low (06/11/2016) (28 degrees)


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:48 PM

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Can we just delete the last 30+ posts or however many that didn't include pictures?

 

Anyway, here's one from Anchorage in December 2009 from my room. First, the trees were covered in hoarfrost, then we had a half inch of freezing rain, and then finally a schit-ton of snow.  :wub:

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:57 PM

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Gotta keep the winter spirit up until the first wintry weather arrives...eh?

 

 

The first pic is of Denali from central Anchorage in October 2009. It looks huge from so far away. 

 

The second image is from the Cook Inlet south of Anchorage in October 2009. 

 

I have to visit Alaska again soon.  :wub:

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 12:13 AM

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Gotta keep the winter spirit up until the first wintry weather arrives...eh?

 

 

The first pic is of Denali from central Anchorage in October 2009. It looks huge from so far away. 

 

The second image is from the Cook Inlet south of Anchorage in October 2009. 

 

I have to visit Alaska again soon.  :wub:

 

Great pics!


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

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

 

 

 


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 07:05 PM

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I think 2006 gets mentioned (by you and others) a lot whenever the conversation of early season cold waves comes up. Probably an annual discussion. Otherwise it's not going to be thrown into the elite, cool-kid cold wave group because it wasn't quite widespread enough.

If you want to talk about NW Wa/B.C. events that don't feel the forum love, then December 1980 and late December 1984 would be better choices.

 

I liked Nov 2010 MUCH more.  Much colder, much snowier (at least here) and longer lasting.


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Winter 2016-17 Stats

Total snow = 9.8"
Days Min 32 or below = 61
Days Max 32 or below = 1
Days Max Below 40 = 29
Coldest Min = 16

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:22 PM

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Anyone else craving winter? I just went back and re-watched some of the blizzard videos on my phone, and I just realized the extent to which I take these storms for granted. I can't believe it's been 9 months already.

This was during the early afternoon:



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Warm season 2017
Thunderstorm days: 10
Severe days: 5
Rain total: 11.58"
Highs at/above 90*F: 16
Warmest high: 99.4*F
Warmest low: 79.7*F

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:18 AM

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What were snow totals for NW Interior and SW BC in December 1980 and 1984?

 

I use to go on the NCDC site all the time many years ago but if I remember correctly they stopped allowing the public to view the graphs and data. Does that site still exist?



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:15 AM

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What were snow totals for NW Interior and SW BC in December 1980 and 1984?

 

I use to go on the NCDC site all the time many years ago but if I remember correctly they stopped allowing the public to view the graphs and data. Does that site still exist?

 

You can use NCDC's mapping feature to access monthly snowfall totals back to 1900. I normally use the rectangle search grid to narrow down the area I want to look at. You can see it if you click the box with the tool on it. 

 

https://gis.ncdc.noa...mmaries/monthly

 

Looking at the data, some of the biggest lowland snowfalls from December 1980 are:

 

25.4" at Port Renfrew

19.5" at Chilliwack

18.5" at West Vancouver Ballantree Place

17.9" at Nanaimo

17.0" at Abbotsford

16.0" at Buckley

15.5" at BLI

13.6" at YVR

13.0" at Forks

12.7" at Blaine

 

For December 1984:

 

37.1" at Chilliwack Westview

29.6" at West Vancouver Ballantree Place

25.6" at Victoria Prospect Lake

24.8" at Chilliwack City

19.6" at Victoria Int'l

18.4" at Nanaimo

15.8" at BLI

14.0" at Blaine

13.0" at Quilcene

10.0" at Coupeville

 

And December 1996:

 

66.9" at Chilliwack

60.4" at Victoria Francis Park

48.8" at Victoria Int'l

45.8" at Surrey Kwantlen Park

43.7" at Duncan

37.5" at Nanaimo

31.8" at YVR

30.7" at Abbotsford

30.0" at Blaine

30.0" at Olga

25.0" at Sequim

 

Its too bad data for BLI is missing from the big snowstorm that month. They would definitely be on this list! 


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:47 AM

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1990 flood coverage...
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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:46 AM

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You can use NCDC's mapping feature to access monthly snowfall totals back to 1900. I normally use the rectangle search grid to narrow down the area I want to look at. You can see it if you click the box with the tool on it. 

 

https://gis.ncdc.noa...mmaries/monthly

 

Looking at the data, some of the biggest lowland snowfalls from December 1980 are:

 

25.4" at Port Renfrew

19.5" at Chilliwack

18.5" at West Vancouver Ballantree Place

17.9" at Nanaimo

17.0" at Abbotsford

16.0" at Buckley

15.5" at BLI

13.6" at YVR

13.0" at Forks

12.7" at Blaine

 

For December 1984:

 

37.1" at Chilliwack Westview

29.6" at West Vancouver Ballantree Place

25.6" at Victoria Prospect Lake

24.8" at Chilliwack City

19.6" at Victoria Int'l

18.4" at Nanaimo

15.8" at BLI

14.0" at Blaine

13.0" at Quilcene

10.0" at Coupeville

 

And December 1996:

 

66.9" at Chilliwack

60.4" at Victoria Francis Park

48.8" at Victoria Int'l

45.8" at Surrey Kwantlen Park

43.7" at Duncan

37.5" at Nanaimo

31.8" at YVR

30.7" at Abbotsford

30.0" at Blaine

30.0" at Olga

25.0" at Sequim

 

Its too bad data for BLI is missing from the big snowstorm that month. They would definitely be on this list! 

 

Thank you for all the data! It’s incredible that Chilliwack did so well. I’m guessing they had insane snowfall totals on the 30th of December after most areas had warmed up. Do you have daily snowfall totals for those locations you posted for?

 

Lower BC has so many locations that record snowfall/temperature data. It’s pretty sad that it’s hard to find a single location in Whatcom County with snowfall data. So many missing months in the last 20 years.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:12 AM

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Thank you for all the data! It’s incredible that Chilliwack did so well. I’m guessing they had insane snowfall totals on the 30th of December after most areas had warmed up. Do you have daily snowfall totals for those locations you posted for?

 

Lower BC has so many locations that record snowfall/temperature data. It’s pretty sad that it’s hard to find a single location in Whatcom County with snowfall data. So many missing months in the last 20 years.

 

No, unfortunately the NCDC removed the daily search feature for 20th century data. You used to be able to search daily data back to 1900 as well (using the same rectangle/map method), but now that feature only allows you to go back to 2006. This change just happened within the last couple years. You can still manually look up daily data for those stations for any given month, either through the NCDC or the Utah Climate Center. 



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:33 AM

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No, unfortunately the NCDC removed the daily search feature for 20th century data. You used to be able to search daily data back to 1900 as well (using the same rectangle/map method), but now that feature only allows you to go back to 2006. This change just happened within the last couple years. You can still manually look up daily data for those stations for any given month, either through the NCDC or the Utah Climate Center. 

 

You can also find daily data for the Canadian stations through Environment Canada's search feature.

 

Here is Victoria's December 1996 data

 

http://climate.weath...Month=12&Day=11

 

And Chilliwack

 

http://climate.weath...ame=2&Year=1996



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:16 PM

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You can also find daily data for the Canadian stations through Environment Canada's search feature.

 

Here is Victoria's December 1996 data

 

http://climate.weath...Month=12&Day=11

 

And Chilliwack

 

http://climate.weath...ame=2&Year=1996

 

Of course. I should have mentioned that! 



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:23 PM

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I hate looking at temps and snow in celcius/cm!!! Thank you :)

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:13 PM

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You can also find daily data for the Canadian stations through Environment Canada's search feature.

 

Here is Victoria's December 1996 data

 

http://climate.weath...Month=12&Day=11

 

And Chilliwack

 

http://climate.weath...ame=2&Year=1996

 

The Chilliwack snowfall data is very suspect. They recorded 102 cm over four days, but only measured 36 cm on the ground at the end of it. The temperature never rose above freezing during that period. Compaction and sublimation can only account for so much loss. Either one or both of those measurements is way off. The problem inherent with measuring snow in an outflow area (particularly one that is very exposed), is that the winds are often so strong that any measurement is little more than an educated guess. You're supposed to measure in several places (including drifts) then average the measurement. It's pretty obvious that protocol was not followed in this case.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:58 PM

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The Chilliwack snowfall data is very suspect. They recorded 102 cm over four days, but only measured 36 cm on the ground at the end of it. The temperature never rose above freezing during that period. Compaction and sublimation can only account for so much loss. Either one or both of those measurements is way off. The problem inherent with measuring snow in an outflow area (particularly one that is very exposed), is that the winds are often so strong that any measurement is little more than an educated guess. You're supposed to measure in several places (including drifts) then average the measurement. It's pretty obvious that protocol was not followed in this case.


It actually would make sense that they only measured 32cm.. the snow that fell probably all got blown away!

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:43 PM

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The Chilliwack snowfall data is very suspect. They recorded 102 cm over four days, but only measured 36 cm on the ground at the end of it. The temperature never rose above freezing during that period. Compaction and sublimation can only account for so much loss. Either one or both of those measurements is way off. The problem inherent with measuring snow in an outflow area (particularly one that is very exposed), is that the winds are often so strong that any measurement is little more than an educated guess. You're supposed to measure in several places (including drifts) then average the measurement. It's pretty obvious that protocol was not followed in this case.

 

36cm certainly seems like way too low of a peak depth for that event, the vast majority of the lower mainland had well over 50cm on the ground by the afternoon of December 29. Abbotsford had 69cm on the ground that day and I doubt Chilliwack's depth would have been much less, although the winds were likely a bit stronger there.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:14 PM

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It actually would make sense that they only measured 32cm.. the snow that fell probably all got blown away!

It all got blown clear across to Vancouver Island.  I know I measured a peak depth of 97cm during that event.  The official number for Shawnigan Lake was 70cm.  I know I made the mistake of measuring on the front Lawn, so my depth was probably inflated a little, but that 70cm number seemed pretty low.  I believe they only measure snow depth once per day, so it's possible the depth was much higher between measurements.

 

It was pretty unbelievable watching the road crews clear the snow with a steel track dozer around here.  A little tough on the asphalt though. 


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