Jump to content
The Weather Forums

September 2020 WxObs & Discussion


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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 wate

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. 

You all suck. Please give me the full assortment of emoticons. Thanks.

Posted Images

Ended up with just over 0.06" of rain here, and steady winds all day today. Air quality is still terrible in Victoria, although winds are currently out of the NE with the surface low offshore, so of the low level smoke that was pushed inland is getting sloshed back even if it's clearing above.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, rsktkr said:

I really hate to say it but by the looks of things Portland Metro could be stuck with smoke and zero rain for another week....maybe more. All opportunities for scouring¬†and precip seem to be¬†fading fast. Sad.ūüėϬ†I hope I am wrong.

This has to break the inversion... rain or no rain.

 

ecmwf-deterministic-conus-t850_anom_stream-0484400.png

  • Like 5

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites

Still horrible AQI. Got to 79F in Springfield but the smell is just awful.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 19-20 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 34 (Nov 30)
  • 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"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/CollegeBasketballvsEpilepsy

My Twitter @357jerseys4hope

24

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Phil said:

This disgusting crap is blanketing most of North America now.

image.jpeg

 

So different over there... its not at the surface.     The difference is massive. 

  • Like 3
  • Downvote 1

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites

Foliage is in early/mid-October mode all of a sudden. 

5F68E332-6A61-4A88-B908-DC573A686E6E.jpeg

  • Confused 3

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! 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Mr Marine Layer said:

I wonder how this will compare to Mt St Helens for the amount of smoke released globally. Volcanoes seem to make nice red sunsets, unlike this stuff.

St. Helens blasted stuff much higher into the atmosphere (into the stratosphere, where things tend to really linger, because weather, which happens mostly in the troposphere, doesn't wash them out). The effects of this smoke will be much shorter-lived.

  • Like 2
  • Downvote 1
It's called clown range for a reason.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

We got back home today around 4:30pm. House smells pretty terrible, but can’t complain. Smoke was not bad at all comparatively. Live look at the fading daylight. 

78B8F5AD-C5E3-4691-8261-9586997BD495.jpeg

Just for a visit, or is it safe enough to return permanently?

  • Like 1
  • Downvote 1
It's called clown range for a reason.

Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, nwsnow said:

Raining here. I know it won't fix the air quality right now but it is still D**n nice to see. 

Good to see! Not much with this system but any little bit helps.

  • Like 1
  • Downvote 1

<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>

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

We got back home today around 4:30pm. House smells pretty terrible, but can’t complain. Smoke was not bad at all comparatively. Live look at the fading daylight. 

78B8F5AD-C5E3-4691-8261-9586997BD495.jpeg

Looking good! Glad your house made it. Now hoping we can get a good soaking on Thursday.

  • Downvote 1

<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>

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

 

So different over there... its not at the surface.     The difference is massive. 

Lol, you don’t have to educate me. The Forest service did planned burns here during an inversion last winter and it all got trapped at the surface. Yeah, it’s f’ing gross.

http://theweatherforums.com/index.php?/topic/2151-2020-weather-mid-atlanticgulf-coast/&do=findComment&comment=572995

On the contrary, the stuff today resides above the boundary layer, at least for now.

 

  • Kek 1
  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Phil said:

This disgusting crap is blanketing most of North America now.

image.jpeg

With all this smoke stuff happening in the PNW, I haven't been following other weather but it looks like Sally might make landfall as a major hurricane tomorrow. Crazy weather right in the US. 

  • Downvote 1

<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>

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/why-purpleair-and-airnow-show-different-aqi-scores-during-wildfires/ar-BB18qgSc

Executive summary: different types of sensors, with different tradeoffs. PurpleAir's are less expensive, more numerous, and respond faster to current conditions, but they are less accurate than the official government ones.

Excellent article, thank you!

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Frontal Snowsquall said:

With all this smoke stuff happening in the PNW, I haven't been following other weather but it looks like Sally might make landfall as a major hurricane tomorrow. Crazy weather right in the US. 

Speaking of Sally, is this a models failure on picking up how strong this hurricane is? For days they said it’s going to be a Cat 1 and knew it was a slow mover. Then all of a sudden it just exploded to a Cat 2 today.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Phil said:

Lol, you don’t have to educate me. The Forest service did planned burns here during an inversion last winter and it all got trapped at the surface. Yeah, it’s f’ing gross.

http://theweatherforums.com/index.php?/topic/2151-2020-weather-mid-atlanticgulf-coast/&do=findComment&comment=572995

On the contrary, the stuff today resides above the boundary layer, at least for now.

 

ūüôŹūüŹĽūüôŹūüŹŅūüôŹūüŹĹ

  • Thanks 1
  • Kek 1

My preferences can beat up your preferences’ dad.

Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Just for a visit, or is it safe enough to return permanently?

Unless something unforeseen happens with the fire we will be able to stay. Back down to level 2.

  • Like 9

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! 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe some slight improvement here... I can see the ridge behind our house quite a bit more clearly than the last couple nights and noticed that it did not look so foggy in the headlights when I came back from Safeway just now.

  • Excited 1
  • Downvote 3

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ended up with 72/54 here today. Visibility stayed low but it got a lot warmer than the last three days. The sky was visible above the smokefog layer at times too. Inversion must be getting shallower.

66 currently and pretty socked in, but feels a lot more warm and humid than previous evenings.

  • Downvote 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like we made it up to 83F after a low of 48F so a 35F spread.

  • Downvote 1

Springfield, Oregon cold season 19-20 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 34 (Nov 30)
  • 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"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/CollegeBasketballvsEpilepsy

My Twitter @357jerseys4hope

24

Link to post
Share on other sites

79 here today. No improvement in air quality or visibility, but lots more sun.

Anyone know if there's a way you can change the photo associated with your display name? My photo of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, CA, is no longer relevant.

  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Smoke was a tad bit better today but still sh*t. However I can’t complain too much some of you have had it much worse.AQI has been about 200 or so today compared to 230-280 range this weekend and as high as 300 for a bit on Saturday. Visibility is a little better. 
 Still haven’t gotten any rain yet but we will see. 

  • Downvote 1

September rainfall 0.00‚ÄĚ 80+ -15 85+ -3 90+ -1 hottest day-97

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, El_Nina said:

Got a bit warmer today despite the smoke being about as thick as it's been. Hit a high of 72.

Yeah it was kind of weird to have conditions be more or less the same but temperatures randomly ten degrees warmer.

  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Eugene down into the 150s but we are still almost 300 here in Springfield, banked up against the mountains.

  • Excited 1

Springfield, Oregon cold season 19-20 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 34 (Nov 30)
  • 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"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/CollegeBasketballvsEpilepsy

My Twitter @357jerseys4hope

24

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fred, have you thought about limiting signature size?  Some are 10x longer than an average post size.  It makes it hard to read on mobile. Or maybe eliminate signatures from mobile all together?  And if possible add the location by the name? 

 

Thanks for the upgrades!

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Yeah it was kind of weird to have conditions be more or less the same but temperatures randomly ten degrees warmer.

It felt more accurate for what's going on. The really cool anomalies didn't feel right directly after multiple major wildfires just started within 50 miles.

I have to screenshot my photos otherwise they post sideways

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Timmy said:

Fred, have you thought about limiting signature size?  Some are 10x longer than an average post size.  It makes it hard to read on mobile. Or maybe eliminate signatures from mobile all together?  And if possible add the location by the name? 

 

Thanks for the upgrades!

I have all signatures hidden. It's a beautiful life.

  • Confused 1
  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, iFred said:

Seeing similar results around here. Colors just showed up on some trees.

Same here as well, except I saw a stand of trees in Burnaby that have lost half their leaves with the remaining leaves fully turned already. Looked like 1-1.5 months ahead of schedule.

  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

How was the 00z?!

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! 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

How was the 00z?!

Looks good for about an inch of orographic rain in the fire areas later in the week. Hope it holds. 

Then more or less dry and climo until the jet busts in in the long range and we get some nice fall storms starting around the 25th. But wouldn't hold my breath on that one

  • Like 1
  • Excited 1
  • Storm 1
  • Rain 1
  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...