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Riverview SD called for schools to be closed again tomorrow, with mid-winter break starting on Friday and lasting through next Tuesday.

 

That means from February 1st through February 19th, they will have gone to school for only 2.5 days. Pretty crazy.

 

Those poor kids doing online school still have to do their coursework. 

 

Back when my late mother was teaching they expected the teachers to make it in on snow days if they could to do prep work and such.

Snowfall                                  Precip

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 36.14" 

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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5” since just before 2pm.   Took some photos      

If this doesn't belong in this thread, sorry.   Some pics from a walk at my local beach today.   Near Hawley cove, on Eagle Harbor. 

Amazing out here. Still 30.5 degrees.

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So far the ony regretful thing about this month IMBY is mssing out on the last big snow by a freeking mile!  That having been said it has still been great.

 

This month will go down in the record books for sure. 

 

YVR's average high/low so far are 2.2/-4.2 (or 36.0F/24.4F). What's even more amazing to me is the warmest temp reached at YVR so far is 8.5C which of course occurred on the first of the month. This winter has definitely been redeemed! I never thought it could or would happen.

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This is sad. February 2019 has truly been a 19th century month stuck in the 21st century. I know some of us in Oregon have been upset, but it'll still stack up okay down here, and regionally and across the northern plains and Rockies it is going to go down as an all-timer.

Yeah, this has been a month for the record books in the PNW. Hopefully we will have one more round of cold and snow down to the lowest elevations before the month is over. That would put the icing on the cake.

<p><font size="3"><font color="purple"><b>Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the wrath is past.</font></b></font></font>

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Incredible duration of cold in Montana this month.

 

Cut Bank is on their 11th consecutive day with subzero maximums (currently at -7 and not likely to rise above zero today). 

 

This is about to become their 3rd longest streak all-time, breaking the current tie with Feb. 1936.

 

1) 13 days (Jan 18-30, 1969)

2) 13 days (Jan 15-27, 1954)

3) 10 days (Feb 3-12, 2019)

4) 10 days (Feb 11-20, 1936)

 

Too bad the streak looks to end tomorrow with the Arctic front being pushed just north of the border for about 24 hours before pushing back south. Gonna be close though, the staying power of these arctic air-masses are always stronger than forecasted.

Cold Season 2020/21:

Total snowfall: 1.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 0.0"

Highest snow depth: 0.0"

Coldest high: 45.0º

Coldest low: 27.1º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMTBOZEM152#history

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For SEA, today was the 10th straight day of 40-or-lower maximums.

 

This the longest on record for Seattle so late in the winter, including downtown records.

 

Previously, 1929 had a 13 day stretch that ended on 2/8. 

 

This is also the first 10 day streak at any point since December 2008.

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Too bad the streak looks to end tomorrow with the Arctic front being pushed just north of the border for about 24 hours before pushing back south. Gonna be close though, the staying power of these arctic air-masses are always stronger than forecasted.

 

Will be interesting to see if they can add any more days. So close to the all-time record...

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For SEA, today was the 10th straight day of 40-or-lower maximums.

 

This the longest on record for Seattle so late in the winter, including downtown records.

 

Previously, 1929 had a 13 day stretch that ended on 2/8. 

 

This is also the first 10 day streak at any point since December 2008.

Getting into impressive territory.

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What could they have done to protect their livestock in this situation? Not familiar with precautions farmers take to protect the herd. Sad story :(

Ironically a few more dead ( weather related ) Australia! Inconceivable

I don't think much could have been done to help protect the dairy cows. Like that guy said this is probably a 100 year event for them. It was great seeing people come together though and help each other out so more cows could be saved.

 

Wow, I just read an article about the Queensland flooding. Looks like more than 300,000 cattle died. It seems now more than ever that extreme weather from cold, snow, avalanches, floods, hurricanes, tornados, droughts, wildfires, heatwaves etc. are happening at a higher frequency.

<p><font size="3"><font color="purple"><b>Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the wrath is past.</font></b></font></font>

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So far the ony regretful thing about this month IMBY is mssing out on the last big snow by a freeking mile!  That having been said it has still been great.

I had the hung dog look as well! Frustrating, I kept trying to convince myself this is a good thing. This type of snow causes damage to the landscapes but I really did want the chaos !

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Riverview SD called for schools to be closed again tomorrow, with mid-winter break starting on Friday and lasting through next Tuesday.

 

That means from February 1st through February 19th, they will have gone to school for only 2.5 days. Pretty crazy.

 

Crazy lucky.

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Top 5 Snow Events (post 2014):

 

(1. January 10th, 2017: 18.5 in.

(2. February 6th, 2014: 7.5 inches

(3. February 20th, 2018: 5.0 inches

(4. February 21st, 2018: 4.0 inches

(5. December 14th, 2016: 3.5 inches

 

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Yeah. And the flip from mild to cold this winter is even more historic. This might be the best example of a back loaded winter we've ever seen, when contrasting the front and back ends.

I’ve been thinking the same thing. Basically the dead opposite of what conventional wisdom would suggest with a weak El Niño as well. The way this February has behaved I would almost think this was a strongish Niña, and the overall pattern looks to continue for the foreseeable future. Strange stuff.

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For SEA, today was the 10th straight day of 40-or-lower maximums.

 

This the longest on record for Seattle so late in the winter, including downtown records.

 

Previously, 1929 had a 13 day stretch that ended on 2/8. 

 

This is also the first 10 day streak at any point since December 2008.

 

Bummer that they touched 40 between hours yesterday. Would have kept their 30s streak going through today, and probably tomorrow, too.

Low. Solar.

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I’ve been thinking the same thing. Basically the dead opposite of what conventional wisdom would suggest with a weak El Niño as well. The way this February has behaved I would almost think this was a strongish Niña, and the overall pattern looks to continue for the foreseeable future. Strange stuff.

 

This winter has blown my mind. I was convinced we were heading for an ungodly torch like 1966-67/1991-92/2002-03. My first hint that something might be realistically brewing was around Jan. 20th, when the Midwest PV intrusion came into forecast view. Reminded me too much of 1985 - SSW around New Years, ridgy January here in the aftermath, then a massive Polar Vortex displacement into the Midwest later in the month. I had a feeling we would see some sort of longwave retrogression come February, like we did that winter....

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FWIW...I have a feeling it's not over for WA.

 

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It aint over until the fat lady sings!

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"

Weather station/wx cam:
http://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/gqBxp6apnJSnqqm2

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KWABOTHE144#history

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This month will go down in the record books for sure. 

 

YVR's average high/low so far are 2.2/-4.2 (or 36.0F/24.4F). What's even more amazing to me is the warmest temp reached at YVR so far is 8.5C which of course occurred on the first of the month. This winter has definitely been redeemed! I never thought it could or would happen.

 

This is really extraordinary.  We have had stand alone great Februaries before, but for combination of deep cold, snow, and duration this one is already near the top.  We have a good shot at one more good round too.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2019-20 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 3.7"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 3

Total Hail = T

Coldest Low = 20

Lows 32 or below = 60

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 1

Highs 40 or below = 10

 

 

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The fv3 was the closest of the bunch with snow depths over here. It showed like 21 inches here by Tuesday night 4 days before and i had 26 on ground but 36 fell.

Yeah it was actually not far off here either.

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"

Weather station/wx cam:
http://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/gqBxp6apnJSnqqm2

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KWABOTHE144#history

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I had the hung dog look as well! Frustrating, I kept trying to convince myself this is a good thing. This type of snow causes damage to the landscapes but I really did want the chaos !

 

I will say I find the southern branch snow events to be much less enjoyable than what we had last Friday.  The southern branch ones can get messy very easily.  My front yard is a mess from the branches that fell due to ice accumulation.  My area may have been the only place to have ice with this one.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2019-20 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 3.7"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 3

Total Hail = T

Coldest Low = 20

Lows 32 or below = 60

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 1

Highs 40 or below = 10

 

 

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I don't think much could have been done to help protect the dairy cows. Like that guy said this is probably a 100 year event for them. It was great seeing people come together though and help each other out so more cows could be saved.

 

Wow, I just read an article about the Queensland flooding. Looks like more than 300,000 cattle died. It seems now more than ever that extreme weather from cold, snow, avalanches, floods, hurricanes, tornados, droughts, wildfires, heatwaves etc. are happening at a higher frequency.

 

The lower solar cycles may be coming home to roost.  It is thought the weaker solar cycles cause a slower (more blocky) atmosphere which causes the more extreme events.  It's highly possible the last half of the 20th century and first part of this century were unrealistic compared to a norm of more severe weather.

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Winter 2019-20 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 3.7"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 3

Total Hail = T

Coldest Low = 20

Lows 32 or below = 60

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 1

Highs 40 or below = 10

 

 

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Speaking of Palmer it appears Feb 1949 with 60.5" is the last time they had insane snowfall in Feb.  Pretty nice company.

 

Too bad Palmer wasn't recording snow this month. Would have been nice to see where this month stacked up against 1936 and 1949 there.

Low. Solar.

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Wow!  The monthly average for Bellingham through yesterday was 28.8.  That is pretty crazy.  I would imagine Clearbrook has probably been a couple of degrees colder.

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Winter 2019-20 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 3.7"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 3

Total Hail = T

Coldest Low = 20

Lows 32 or below = 60

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 1

Highs 40 or below = 10

 

 

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Too bad Palmer wasn't recording snow this month. Would have been nice to see where this month stacked up against 1936 and 1949 there.

 

I'm going up there this weekend.  Should be an insane scene of very deep snow and huge snow drifts.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2019-20 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 3.7"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 3

Total Hail = T

Coldest Low = 20

Lows 32 or below = 60

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 1

Highs 40 or below = 10

 

 

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Thakfully it's going to freeze up before this brief round of rain hits.  After that it gets colder and drier again.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2019-20 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 3.7"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 3

Total Hail = T

Coldest Low = 20

Lows 32 or below = 60

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 1

Highs 40 or below = 10

 

 

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Down to freezing here. Roads are turning into ice skating rinks.

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"

Weather station/wx cam:
http://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/gqBxp6apnJSnqqm2

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KWABOTHE144#history

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Hmmm not great.

You're kidding right? Why are you even focusing on 11+ days at this point when there appears to be chances in the coming week?

 

It's like people who wait and wait for snow, and when it finally starts snowing, they want to see when it's going to snow next instead of enjoying what's happening at that current time

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You're kidding right? Why are you even focusing on 11+ days at this point when there appears to be chances in the coming week?

 

It's like people who wait and wait for snow, and when it finally starts snowing, they want to see when it's going to snow next instead of enjoying what's happening at that current time

Well since I don't think I'm going to score tomorrow I gotta turn my gaze to the future.

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Wow! The monthly average for Bellingham through yesterday was 28.8. That is pretty crazy. I would imagine Clearbrook has probably been a couple of degrees colder.

And with no torch in sight this could be one of the coldest February’s on record!
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Bring on spring!!! ☀

 

So let me get this straight... you don't start going on and on about fall starting in the middle of August?  Or if you do... then we can mock you?    :D

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So let me get this straight... you don't start going on and on about fall starting in the middle of August? Or if you do... then we can mock you? :D

Where’d all my emojis go?

 

And you mocking me and others for that would be nothing new. :D

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Where’d all my emojis go?

 

And you mocking me and others for that would be nothing new. :D

And you get all pissy about it.

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And you get all pissy about it.

Sounds like my emojis definitely made you pissy. Mossman took them in stride at least. :D

 

Although I was seriously re-thinking including the rainbow. You need rain for those. F*ck that !

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Sounds like my emojis definitely made you pissy. Mossman took them in stride at least. :D

 

Although I was seriously re-thinking including the rainbow. You need rain for those. F*ck that s**t!

I am just casually pointing out the irony of you mocking someone for looking forward to spring just 14 days before it actually starts. :)

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I am just casually pointing out the irony of you mocking someone for looking forward to spring just 16 days before it actually starts. :)

It was more the waffling I was poking fun at. Don’t you have a plane to catch?

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Spring doesn't start in 14 days silly boy....

Yes it does. We go by meteorological seasons on here.

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