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  1. The house still stands. They let us in to check on the animals. Without the dogs there 4 of the chickens and 1 of the ducks have been killed, but the sheep and pig are doing well. We hauled fresh water up from the creek and gave everyone tons of feed.
    37 points
  2. It looks like the fact I was abstaining in protest really got some legs! I just couldn’t log in for several days after the sealed indictment was handed down. Prison really changes a man, though. I suddenly see teleconnections so much clearer now. You’ll really do just about anything to keep your mind occupied. My wife was really confused a few days ago when I put up a giant Rita Hayworth poster in our bedroom then ratcheted up the concern after I went swimming in our septic tank this morning.
    22 points
  3. Off topic but me and my girlfriend are now engaged to be married!! one of my biggest fears after loosing my wife was not ever finding another love like me and her had but this girl Trisha came into my life and everything worked out great. We acually dated way back in 1990. She has 2 girls age 9 and 13 and i really enjoy having young ones around the home again. Just wanted to share this with all you.
    22 points
  4. Been a emotional day.. First time in 27 years i went and picked a Christmas tree without my woman but me and my son made the best of it and had a good time. Its been a real test as a father dealing with all this. Dont want to sound like a wimp but life is so short. All who have a wife or significant other go give them a hug and spend every second with them like its the last!! .
    22 points
  5. The best part of a good snowstorm around here IS the disturbance of every day life. It brings out the kids in adults and most people enjoy it. It really is magic around here when it happens and you dont get that in places where it is a normal winter thing. Even now at 47 years old I was still out last night with a spot light in front of my cabin waiting for the snow to begin. My wife used to tell me when it started to snow she could see the twinkle in my eyes and for people like Tim or other people who grew up in a true winter climate will never understand what we have been through here growin
    20 points
  6. 39* Federal Way Currently at my parents place in SE Portland with some nice gusty east winds blowing at times. Had awesome celebration of life service yesterday for Dad and nice weather as well! The most emotional part was at Willamette National Cemetery where he had the Three volley solute with Taps playing. Navel personal handed over the flag to my Mom....such a powerful moment and emotions flowed. I so much wanted to thank the two gentlemen who who did the 13 folds of our Flag but they disappeared just as hero’s do.
    20 points
  7. The state of the snow now 4 days after it fell. I've never seen such staying power in our snow with sunny days as well! 2008 it stuck around a long time but it was pretty much socked in the entire time. Vancouver Lake is frozen, I've never seen that before and the trees are still coated amazingly well. The one picture of the road looks like it's from the mid-west, not SW Washington. High of 33.6 today after a low of 9.5.
    19 points
  8. I've been lurking here for years and rarely post, but let me just say this about the ridiculous Tim criticism. 1) You've all added about 100x more attention and energy to these "negative" posts than they would've had if people just read them and moved on. So now 80% of the posts are about how you don't want to hear certain posts. Seems like the whining is doing exactly the opposite of what the whiners claim they want, MAYBE they just like having something to complain about because they love being a victim. 2) We all say we love to see long range forecasts that show major events; wind, snow,
    18 points
  9. With the event getting closer and more new people joining I thought this might be a good time to share some links I've gathered over the years to help track, observe, report, etc. on various things. I know when I first started on this forum a big event would come and everyone would be sharing information that I did not have access to or did not know where to find. I hope these links help that not be the case for some of the new people (or even veterans!). I've included a bunch of links below. These are by no means everything out there (or everything I have) but they should give you a nice he
    17 points
  10. Just for you, snow wizard!! 1969 near SeaTac Airport. Found these while moving my uncle out of his house. My grandfather sent them to him when he was over seas fighting in the Vietnam War. Grandpa noted he had to shovel the roof multiple times over the duration of the event.
    17 points
  11. I know we are like Leonardo DiCaprio on one of his yachts, waiting for the newest and freshest models to come out, but I just wanted to say Hi! I'm new to this forum. Studied meteorology at UW for two years before making a huge pivot and deciding to get into Law. Got my JD at Gonzaga Law. Obsessed with weather, born and raised in Issaquah, college in Seattle, law school in Spokane, and now I live in downtown Bellevue. When I was in middle school I job shadowed Jeff Renner on King 5 News. I was so D**n excited and no one else in my class knew who he was. haha Anyway - look forward to all t
    17 points
  12. Sorry, but I had too.... Abbi on the left is 4lb 6oz, Lexi on the right is 6lb 2oz.
    17 points
  13. The purpose of this forum isn't to provide the most balanced, accurate, and tempered forecasts for the public's consumption. There is the NWS and weather apps for that. The purpose of this forum is for weather nuts to discuss exciting and interesting weather with other weather nuts. Unbridled excitement at the possibilities is part of that.
    16 points
  14. Also, with respect to the last system, I made a statement that I would donate to a charity if I got hit good (6"+ or 10"+). I posted in the storm thread, but didn't ever receive a response from anyone regarding the official storm total from Eagle River or a preferred charity, so I just made a $150 donation to St. Jude. I hope to do more of these (IF "WINTER" PERMITS!!!)
    16 points
  15. A dusting of white looking out my weather window
    16 points
  16. Good god dude. You do NOTHING but cheerlead for dry, warm and sunny weather. Every season. All the time. 50,000 posts worth. More than anyone else here cheerleads for any other type of weather. Hypocrite.
    16 points
  17. People are on your case because this has been the same shtick from you for over a decade. Whether it’s arguing with someone about snow in Seattle because a webcam in Tukwilla shows rain, arguing about how we are not in a drought, until we are, arguing that the Seahawks are bad, complaining that people sharing cold maps are unrealistic, and then whipping out the oft used cloud maps to show how that one frame showing snow isn’t going to happen. It’s just tiring.
    16 points
  18. It's been an amazing Christmas for my family but the best moment happened yesterday in fred meyer. I was in line and there was a younger couple in front of me that had there christmas gifts in the cart and the dad had a children's bicycle. When the total came up on the screen they didn't have enuff to pay for everything so they said they would return the bike. I pd for it. I've been in that mans shoes.. not fun. Made my Christmas.
    16 points
  19. Went ice skating on Cain Lake and Lake Whatcom today with Brennan and Mattias (Bainbridgekid). Cain lake was a good 5-6" thick and we skated from one end to the other with no worries. The lake is a respectable 75 acres and 75' deep. Lake Whatcom was skatable on the north end, for the first time since January 1993. For those that don't know, the lake is 13 miles long and 350' deep. We broke the ice about 50 yards out and it was 3-4" thick. Was quite an adrenaline rush to experience skating on a lake of that size. http://i.imgur.com/dtMh8zYh.jpg
    16 points
  20. Some pictures from the Fort Vancouver Historic Site today.
    16 points
  21. Well, I don't have access to everything that I'd like to look at. With that said, tonight will be tricky with the strong offshore flow. I've seen it go both ways. In one case in 2014 I believe, models showed drying and no precip. We got 2-3 inches from that in Seattle. In other cases, the dry air won. I'll see later. I'm a little concerned that outflow from the Fraser will keep the area NE of Bellingham in the cold for the foreseeable future. I'm not sure about the change to a mix or rain up there Except maybe near the water and south of the hills. Concerning the longer term...Monday is l
    16 points
  22. Very encouraging update about our area. Sounds like they made good progress on a fire line to protect our homes.
    15 points
  23. THIS IS A TEST. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE OR REPLY TO THIS POST, YOU WILL GET A WARM AND BORING WINTER.
    15 points
  24. Wanted to share that we had our little Luke born yesterday at 10:32AM. 9 lbs, 7 oz. Healthy baby, healthy momma. So happy.
    15 points
  25. Loosing people close to you is ******* hard and you never get over it but we are resilient creatures and learn how to understand it and deal with it. One amazing thing that happens is instead of crying when you think of the loved one you lost as some time goes by you will smile and laugh when you think of all those great times you had. When I think of my wife I remember how awesome of a woman she was and I just smile! I'm very sorry for the loss Phil.
    15 points
  26. With all the drama I bet most people would give the shirt off there back if a forum member needed help I know I would, even Tim lol.
    15 points
  27. 15 points
  28. Speaking of high water.... for the past 4 Falls I have done a canoe challenge ( OK it's more like a race but BWCAW ((Boundary Waters Wilderness) )regulations don't allow that) from Rainy Lake to Lake Superior. This year the water was exceptionally high along all 233 miles of the border (especially the Pigeon River) and the Grand Portage (all 9 miles of it) was so muddy it was more like a moat than a portage. oh yeah- my group finished in 94 hours and 33 minutes- a record for a group of 8. Figure we got some outdoor people on here so I thought I would I share. Start- Finish-
    15 points
  29. Happy New Year weather nerds! Was a beautiful -12F start to 2019 here this morning. http://i63.tinypic.com/24mt947.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2qvbgp2.jpg
    15 points
  30. 2.70" yesterday. 2" on sections of the ground that did not have snow after the morning amount.
    15 points
  31. I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you can find joy and happiness. Appreciate the ones you have with you during this Holiday season. http://i.imgur.com/fhWgu21.jpg
    15 points
  32. Give me a snowflake reaction if you enjoy waking up to new snow falling on top of old snow (Which is actually on top of other snow). Snow.
    14 points
  33. A lot of thoughts tonight. First the weather. Absolutely gorgeous day in NE Oklahoma today. Awoke to dissipating high clouds and a heavy frost up in Nowata County. Skies completely cleared by mid-morning and by mid-afternoon it was into the low 60s. I can feel a bit of sunburn I got taking the girls on a nature walk and then the Tulsa Zoo. Been a pretty mild winter out here too. They had some snow earlier in the week, but my daughters said it wasn't even enough to have a snow ball fight. Back home my wife says we've gotten about 1" of rain since I left Friday morning. That would put us arou
    14 points
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  35. Yep. BIG improvement in fact. Block/positive anomaly is further west in the sweet spot. The cold isn't dumping out off Alaska into the Gulf of Alaska. Heights in BC/AB dramatically lower than previous runs. No deep trough carving out over the eastern half of the country. There is some amplification noted with the block, we just need more of it and tilt. Of course a southeast ridge always helps. Interesting how the Day 11-15 EPS mean and Control run are mirroring each other. My optimism is building.
    14 points
  36. Our friends at Eagle Crest. First pic was at 8am. Second pic at noon. They measured 28" on their deck, 18f.
    14 points
  37. Managed to squeeze a hike up Angel’s rest in late this afternoon. The extra hour of daylight is definitely nice for that. The western Gorge has thawed a bit but there was still a solid 6-12” up there with deeper drifts. Temps were in the mid to upper 30s with a moderate east wind on top.
    14 points
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  39. I live by this. Earlier this year, when I lived outside of Philly, I got to experience three weeks worth of nor'easters. I took it all in, the excitement of tracking something that even within the range of warm and wet possibilities, would net a decent snow fall. The days leading up to each storm, going out for long walks and enjoying the air, the environment around me and the bustle of people preparing for snow. When the snow came, I did spend a small bit of time nowcasting, but nearly all of it was out driving, taking pictures, and just drinking a cup of hot coffee and letting the snow fal
    14 points
  40. I'm not sure I like the details in any of the models. Almost anything can happen. I think big picture instead of mesoscale - and worry about the mesoscale a few hours out. Let's keep an eye on the pressure gradients. If KOTH-KSEA remains strongly southerly, CYWL-KBLI strongly northerly, upper low comes over the area, surface and 850 mb low comes onshore near KHQM and into the south interior, I can't see that someone in W WA doesn't do rather well (2-4 with local 4-6) in the snowfall amount with this arctic front. I do tend to think big, so maybe I'm over forecasting, but I do see potentia
    14 points
  41. Thought I'd share a couple more pictures I took last night. This is from a Section 8 housing project @ NE 45th & Broadway. Its a 14 story building that creates a vortex when hit by east winds. Some pretty crazy drifting as a result, on the east side of the building:
    14 points
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