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Looks like Death Valley may have officially recorded 130°F. Excluding those 1913 records which are very likely illegitimate, this is the hottest temp ever recorded at Death Valley and globally.

I hear Tim is looking at real estate down there.

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Had a warm time camping, but thanks to the elevation it was a lot more pleasant than what the lowlands experienced. I will say, Cascade River and Cascade Pass area of the North Cascades National Park

Same with Victoria, I've seen some flashes and heard distant thunder but nothing has come close yet. Different story further north on the island, my brother captured these from Nanoose looking SE over

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I hear Tim is looking at real estate down there.

So much more built up than Stampede Pass though. And the Costco parking lot at Stampede Pass is a nightmare.

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Just got home... and just had a flash of lightning and crackling thunder here.

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So much more built up than Stampede Pass though. And the Costco parking lot at Stampede Pass is a nightmare.

Why do you think I left?

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Rolling thunder continuing. Something is developing just to my east.

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Great weekend in the Olympics and on the coast with my oldest.

 

Hiked up Hurricane Hill and got to see Mt. Baker, Vancouver Island, and some peaks in the Olympics. A little hazier than I was anticipating when looking towards Canada but still great views. Then went down to Salt Creek Recreation Area and explored around there and spent the day at Crescent Beach. Pretty perfect weather for it all.

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Still at 91F in town, the airport has dropped into the upper-80s. 90+ number 17.

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  • Coldest low: 20 (Nov 29)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 63 (Most recent: Apr 14)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 1 (Most recent: Nov 30, 2019) *Fewest all-time*
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
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  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
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Youch, skips over Portland only to hit Seattle  <_>

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SEA finishes with a totally fake 98 today.

 

97 at the NWS Seattle office on Lake Washington and 99 in Olympia.    But without the runways it was probably actually only 75 at SEA.

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Very interesting day today.  I think it could have easily hit 100 if the clouds hadn't thickened so much.  As it is 96 here and I saw Everett hit at least 96.  Petty crazy for them!  It felt pretty surreal being outside with temps in the mid 90s with no sunshine this afternoon.  Right now it appears some pretty significant convection is taking place around Seattle.  Sadly I haven't seen any lightning here yet.

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SEA finishes with a totally fake 98 today.

 

97 at the NWS Seattle office on Lake Washington and 99 in Olympia. But without the runways it was probably actually only 75 at SEA.

Probably legit since winds weren’t off the runway.

 

N/NE winds are the UHI winds @ SeaTac. I think.

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Probably legit since winds weren’t off the runway.

 

N/NE winds are the UHI winds @ SeaTac. I think.

A NE wind there is often a sign of downsloping offshore flow and SEA being on a hill is in a prime spot for that.

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A NE wind there is often a sign of downsloping offshore flow and SEA being on a hill is in a prime spot for that.

And enhanced by the asphalt and concrete upstream from that direction.

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Cloudy and 95°F+ is the epitome of summer here. Sometimes it’s even low level overcast that obscures the tops of radio towers if it’s really saturated.

 

 

It has not hit 95 in DC yet this month!

 

And its currently 65 there.   But I assume the dewpoint is still in the upper 80s.    :)

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Just passed the weather buoy on Lake Sammamish.

 

Water is very warm. So is the air.

 

It was an adventure getting through the launch even before 11 a.m.

 

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Have you looked into buying a lake house? Would save a lot of trouble. I'm guessing the west side lakes are pretty pricey but there must be some cheaper places to be had in the WA interior, better summer weather there too.

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Have you looked into buying a lake house? Would save a lot of trouble. I'm guessing the west side lakes are pretty pricey but there must be some cheaper places to be had in the WA interior, better summer weather there too.

 

 

We talk about it all the time.  :)

 

The east side of Lake Sammamish would be perfect since you get the sunsets over the lake.    But the homes are pretty pricey... particularly on that side of the lake.   

 

They are also very expensive on Lake Chelan.   

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Have you looked into buying a lake house? Would save a lot of trouble. I'm guessing the west side lakes are pretty pricey but there must be some cheaper places to be had in the WA interior, better summer weather there too.

 

 

$7 million for this one... on the east side of Lake Sammamish.   Too much for us!  

 

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3867-E-Lake-Sammamish-Pkwy-NE-Sammamish-WA-98074/48768221_zpid/

 

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Looks like the second round of storms never came to be.

 

Would be nice to get nocturnal t'storms. Dunno why they pick certain years to not happen here.

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2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
 
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
 
Nov '18 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '18 - 05.80" (58%)
Jan '19 - 09.50(80%)
Feb '19 - 27.50" (306%)
Mar '19 - 09.00" (360%)
Apr '19 - 0.30" (30%)
 
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
 
Nov '19 - 06.50" (163%)
Dec '19 - 06.75" (67%)
Jan '20 - 18.75" (156%)
Feb '20 - 00.00" (0%)
Mar '20 - 04.75" (190%)
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04/02, 04/19, 05/28, 05/31, 06/01
06/12, 06/28, 07/14, 08/09, 08/10
08/28, 09/05, 09/15, 09/16
Hailstorms: 05/28 (1/4")
Max Gust: 53mph (08/10)
 
2020 Thunderstorms: 10
03/17, 05/18, 06/10, 06/12, 07/22
07/27, 08/05, 08/15, 08/16, 08/25
 
Hailstorms: 07/22 (1/3"), 08/05 (3/4")
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"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
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Nice fake palm trees in those photos.

Those are very real. Lots of homes along the lake have them.

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We talk about it all the time.  :)

 

The east side of Lake Sammamish would be perfect since you get the sunsets over the lake.    But the homes are pretty pricey... particularly on that side of the lake.   

 

They are also very expensive on Lake Chelan.   

 

My parents bought a place at Sproat Lake back in 2006 and never regretted it. It's worth it if you find a place you can afford and enjoy spending time on the lake:

 

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Palm trees just loooove the PNW. Right?

Some do. We have had this discussion many times. There are palm trees in North Bend and even a month like February of 2019 did not hurt them.

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We talk about it all the time. :)

 

The east side of Lake Sammamish would be perfect since you get the sunsets over the lake. But the homes are pretty pricey... particularly on that side of the lake.

 

They are also very expensive on Lake Chelan.

The prices that places around Lake Goodwin and Shoecraft (they are connected by a small canal) are going for are absolutely insane! Not sure if you saw my FB post of the place next door at our lake house going on the market for just under one million but its just crazy for that house. And it went pending in 3 days...Which is just a repeat of so many places on the lake.
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Looks more like a hotel than a house, aren't there areas left with normal summer houses?

 

Not in King County.   Too expensive.

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