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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. A dusting of white looking out my weather window
    16 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Very encouraging update about our area. Sounds like they made good progress on a fire line to protect our homes.
    15 points
  13. THIS IS A TEST. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE OR REPLY TO THIS POST, YOU WILL GET A WARM AND BORING WINTER.
    15 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
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  18. 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
  19. Thanks guys for the kind words. It's been said here many other times, but cancer sucks. The crazy thing is that my friend is the one cheering me up as he turns this awful diagnosis into a series of funny stories. Like going to the dentist 2 days before his diagnosis and then going back to the dentist 2 weeks after, and being asked "has there been any changes to your medical history since you're last visit?" He spun that into a hilarious story....incredibly nice, humble, amazing person...not a mean bone in his body....nobody should get cancer, but him getting this diagnosis is a screaming re
    14 points
  20. 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
  21. 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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  23. Some views of the cabin we’ve been staying at. About 12 miles west of Bend. Definitely getting my snow and cold fix out here.
    14 points
  24. I really would pay an unhealthy proportion of my money to see this run verify.
    14 points
  25. It is this time of year that I start to miss the colors out here as well. We stay quite green here as well throughout summer. This was from this past August. Then same spot in February. About 4ft snow base at that time.
    14 points
  26. Just going off this webcam image I'm pretty jealous of anyone on Mt. Hood right now.
    14 points
  27. 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
  28. I bet Tim sits around just praying that Jesse replies to his post and when it finally happens he screams for his wife. “Honey, come in here! I’m about to get this mother******!” She slowly enters, trying to hide her tears. “Who is Jesse and why do you spend more time thinking about him than you do about me.” “You don’t understand. He likes rain.”
    13 points
  29. Hi guys, I hope everyone is doing well. Wanted to share with you all my first published paper, out this month in AMS Journal of Climate. I looked at 30 years of lightning data for the western US and associated it with driving weather patterns/meteorological variables (large scale stuff anyway, not derived parameters like CAPE or lifted index or whatnot). Give it a glance if you want! https://twitter.com/wx_statman/status/1256296265907728385
    13 points
  30. You’re a troll. I’d rather have you moan about rain that play the role of “self important realist who need to act as a balance to the other forces that exist on the internet.” You try to paint yourself as a martyr for “the truth” as you think you’re being censored for your maps, but that’s not the case. It is the same , year in, year out. Sure, someone posts a cold CFS with a 1% chance of verifying, but it isn’t done in response to someone else hoping for some warmth. You’ve consistently pulled the warmest frames, used the wrong charts, and praised the accuracy of a mode suite only to ditch
    13 points
  31. Obviously I'm far from happy with the models pulling back on the cold, but ignoring what could have been we still have potential for a solid cold and snow event. The Sunday night / Monday snow potential for King County appears to be in trouble, but now the low that swings across NW OR Monday evening appears to be in play for bringing snowfal to this area. Probably the biggest story on the good side of the coin is the mid week low now appears it will move inland somewhere between Olympia and Mount Vernon or so. Anyone north of that low could get dumped on big time. Let's hope future runs co
    13 points
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  33. No not really. He adds content and you add garbage and crap. And that is a ******* fact.
    13 points
  34. As the storm wraps up here, the sun emerges.
    13 points
  35. Came home for lunch and this buddy was hanging out enjoying the snow. He came right up to me to say hi. He knows he’s safe in the city limits that’s for sure.
    13 points
  36. I spent 4 days at my cabin adding a 10x10 addition on the back and I have never done anything like this before but it turned out pretty good. I'm used to working with tools to work on cars not wood working. It was enjoyable to do something different with my hands that is not greasy and dirty! Still need to trim the corners and do flooring.
    13 points
  37. Off topic and not exactly the hardest thing in the world to do but I have been accepted to Montana State University. They sent me an early application with no essay required and I filled it out.
    12 points
  38. Looks like nuclear winter outside here in W. Eugene. After work yesterday we drove out to Florence, it’s only an hour from where we are staying, and the smoke was not quite as bad over there. It was ridiculously cold, I believe the high was 54. My daughter didn’t care about the cold though and played in the lake until the sun went down, my wife read a book, and I caught a limit of trout. It was nice to feel normal.
    12 points
  39. Drizzle sunset paid off .01 in the bucket and this beautiful rainbow tonight
    12 points
  40. 1 year ago. This is the night we had thunder snow and about 4 inches in 1 hour. Very cool moment with my son as we were standing outside watching the lightning light up the snow flakes. I really made a point to explain what a rare event it was and for us to see it together was priceless.
    12 points
  41. We have a pretty good snowpack at this point.
    12 points
  42. I'm convinced snow forecasts here are among the most difficult forecasts in the world for several reasons. 1. Temperatures are almost always extremely borderline, so even being off by a degree or two makes the difference between 33 degree rain and 31 degree snow. 2. Small scale features like CZ's, rain shadows, downslope drying/warming, upslope enhancements, and outflow winds almost always combine with our snow events and change conditions dramatically over just a few miles. 3. The storms often form basically right over us (like when a low forms off the Coast from cold air pouring out over t
    12 points
  43. Oh my goodness! I got stuck in the snow! After all the hype regarding the snow we were supposed to get the last few days, I figured any snow that came our way this afternoon (if it even came at all) would pass quickly, not stick, and/or turn to rain. I drove north from downtown Seattle at 1:30 in a flurry of snow (the kind that makes me feel like I'm flying in hyperdrive ). Got to Lynnwood around 2 and decided to do a little grocery shopping. Came out at 2:30 and the parking lot was covered with a good inch of snow and accumulating FAST. (I think we ended up with an additional 2 inches this a
    12 points
  44. The orchardists and farmers are totally dependent on irrigation water. If we truly had a mountain snow drought, it would be a huge economic disaster for the state and especially for my area. Washington exports fruit all over the world. We are by far the #1 producer of apples in the U.S. (60% of all apples eaten in the U.S. are from Washington) and by far the #1 producer of pears, also 60% of all pears eaten in the U.S. Agriculture accounts for $51 billion – or 13 percent - of Washington’s yearly economic activity 160,000 Washington jobs are tied to agriculture – more than Microsoft an
    12 points
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