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  1. Meet Cyrus, a future forum admin and extreme fog chaser.
    33 points
  2. Hey all, I'm officially new to this forum but I've lurked around here every once in a few days since December 2021 to follow on the snow forecasts, and ever since I just generally lurked to follow the weather while learning things bit by bit. I withheld on making an account because I don't have anything to contribute, I believe, and I wasn't sure how a newbie or an outsider would be treated. I have a very vague sense on how to read GFS or ECMWF maps but have no idea how to use them to predict the near future. Decided to finally make an account and dip my feet in to try this forum out, hopefully I can ask questions and learn along the way. Was always heavily interested in weather, as a kid I would make weekly forecasts on a whiteboard and my parents were so sure I was going to be a meteorologist, haha. Weather became more of a hobby/interest growing up as I chose to study computer science at UW. The pic's from December 25, 2017 when we had that white Christmas morning and I made that puny snowman. Named him Cholito. Here's to an eventful snowy winter!
    22 points
  3. 7/27/22 4:30 PM Winter Countdown Who's ready? Who can picture snowflakes falling peacefully to the earth? That first cup of hot chocolate? Who can envision a gradient update? Who can almost hear the howling east winds? Tracking arctic air? YEAH! C'MON!!!!
    21 points
  4. Got a new family member yesterday! Her name is Daisy. For inquiring minds, her weather preferences are hot but not too hot and cold but not too cold. She'll need some conditioning for the extremes we get here but she'll get there eventually!
    20 points
  5. My balcony room at the Cosmo in Vegas is going off right now. so much lightning!
    19 points
  6. Mods are discussing what needs to be done about last night and where to hand down consequences. That being said, if this continues into this morning, it will be a lot easier for us - we won't be so nitpicky and will just start handing out temp bans left and right. In other words, that is absolutely enough. Don't push it.
    18 points
  7. Pretty cool hike up to Lake Serene the other day with the misty drizzly weather. The view was taken away but still cool looking. Felt like I was in the Amazon forest hiking…..crazy hardcore trail! I may attempt Comet Falls today on Rainer. Cloudy and 58* Pavement was wet earlier but nothing measurable
    17 points
  8. The best evening thunderstorm set-up I've witnessed here was July 13, 2012. A thunderstorm with a couple hundred strikes rolled overhead just about sunset and lead to some incredible strikes, some even within a couple hundred meters. These photos are all still frames from videos I took. Can we get another one of those next week?
    16 points
  9. Awesome! Congrats! We added this gal to our household about a month ago. Just got back from the vet for her 14 week check up and she is already almost 34 lbs at 14 weeks. She is definitely NOT a fan of the heat.
    16 points
  10. Got up extra early to catch the sunrise at Sunrise Park! 73/59
    16 points
  11. Cheers friends, had a great 21st (birthday, not just day of month!) today. Hope y'all are well. View at Ivar's was spectacular; and ordered my first drink. Lime basil cocktail. It was pretty good!
    16 points
  12. The biggest difference (until last year of course) hasn't really been with the extreme end of things but more with the number of modestly warm 80+ days, and conversely with the noticeable drop off in the number of cool <75 highs in July/August. At PDX, the average number of annual 80+ days per decade: 1940s: 46 1950s: 40 1960s: 47 1970s: 54 1980s: 51 1990s: 60 2000s: 58 2010s: 66 2020s (thus far): 77 And then the number of <75 highs in July/August: 1940s: 19 1950s: 21 1960s: 20 1970s: 18 1980s: 18 1990s: 14 2000s: 13 2010s: 10 2020s (so far): 9
    16 points
  13. Beautiful day for a 12 mile run up to a couple Alpine lakes to beat the heat! Hottest temps of the year with a high of 88F at my house and 94F in town today.
    16 points
  14. This past weekend was our anniversary so the hubs and I went and stayed in Ilwaco, WA. So we roam around Astoria and Long Beach too. Let's say I miss living near the water! All I can say is you can't take the caribbean out of this girl even after 11 years away from home! In Ilwaco we stayed at this hotel that is in front of the port so we had Saturday Market just outside. Long Beach we got a kite and spend the day flying it. Even though it was cloudy it felt like a perfect day. PS: It was hot as heck Monday and Tuesday here in Medford!!
    16 points
  15. Meanwhile the coast was gorgeous yesterday. Hiked Neahkahnie Mountain in the afternoon and spent the evening at Short Sands beach. Temps were in the low to mid 70s throughout.
    16 points
  16. Best monsoonal thunderstorm in a few years just moved through. I was out filming near downtown Denver but unfortunately my phone ran out of storage space after a couple videos. This is what it looked like moving in, probably 3x more intense about 5 min later. Ended up getting .47" in 30 minutes at the house! VID_20220726_222848153.mp4 VID_20220726_223054207.mp4
    15 points
  17. Well I’ve given it some thought and Ive changed my mind and think I’ll stick around. Get a good feeling after the incident a few days ago that type of thing won’t be tolerated again so maybe it’ll be a good thing moving forward.
    14 points
  18. Been mostly a lurker for couple years have only posted a couple times during snow events. But really hoping for a good thunderstorm outbreak. I was at husky stadium in September 2019 and it was amazing. I have been fascinated by weather my whole life
    14 points
  19. You are such a great addition to the forum. I just thought I would mention that again.
    14 points
  20. This storm sat over the Reno airport yesterday and gave them more rain in 1 hour than they have had since Jan 1st - Aug 3rd
    14 points
  21. Standing is this exact spot I have enough to post but leaving this spot after I post. In Bryce Canyon…storms and hike awesome and continue. constant rumbling as well
    14 points
  22. I will take another 2010-2011 please. 320" at my house. Snow over the powerlines at Donner Lake.
    14 points
  23. Just pure perfection over here. Hit the river early today. Currently 82.
    13 points
  24. One of our own #wawx members is recovering from a pretty bad bout of Covid. He's been in the community for a decade plus now, I've talked with him on Twitter since I joined the platform. If any of you guys have an acct over there, go and wish him a speedy further recovery.
    13 points
  25. Two weeks, a massive overperforming heatwave, and aside from a few pretty normal scuffles, still no dumb drama. Some more great weather discussion, recapping of snow events. Even Rob paid a visit! I'm a happy guy over here for sure, it means a lot.
    13 points
  26. Y'all. My voice is dead. What a fuccin game Last one in person until next Friday, maybe longer. My 5 day Mariners Mania© is over, with an absolutely electric finish.
    13 points
  27. Enjoyed the day up at Sparks Lake today with my dog. Water temp was around 60-65 depending on depth, sat it the water with a few drinks. It was nice to get out of the heat down in town.
    13 points
  28. 58F in Seaside. Nice to beat the heat. Been beautiful so far. First time I’ve taken a vacation since May of 2021. I have to stay at home a lot (even before COVID) because of my health so anytime I can have some sort of trip like this it’s an emotional experience. Hard to describe. I hope everyone is doing well tonight.
    13 points
  29. Day trip to the Cascade Crest to beat the heat. Still warm up there (80s at over 5,000') but lovely scenery and some fun chemtrails high cloud formations.
    13 points
  30. To the 23 guests observing this page, we'd love some new blood in this page. Please consider joining for real! You do not need weather knowledge, and there are no stupid questions or any questions that we mind answering! Just an interest in the weather is all!
    12 points
  31. Yesterday or the day before, I saw a post that went like "we don't want people to leave or scare away new people from this forum", and I said to myself "eff it, I'll join". I took that as a cue to finally make an account. I'm pretty well aware of the in's and out's of the forum just from lurking for months. It sounds kind of stalker-ish lol, but I loved lurking on here cause of the great analysis on PNW weather, while also being a good replacement away from Cliff Mass' blog. Never thought I'd join but here I am!
    12 points
  32. Fire was put out pretty quickly. At first it was spreading quite quickly though. Took my mom to the Mariner's game today since she really wanted to go, and apparently I'm now known to her as the 'Mariner's Maniac'. Go figure... I kind of deserve that. Regardless, we won 6-3 today with a hell of a slam by Winker and now I have a 4-17 attendance record and am on a 3 win streak in that regard too. Law of averages taking affect.
    12 points
  33. WILDFIRE UPDATE (Droppin' Like A Rock Edition) NEW Known Wildfires started today! 8/6/22 Washington - 0 (Two days of no new fires. Several fires including one major one has been put out. The remaining large fires are the Cow Canyon Fire, Vantage Highway Fire, and Williams Lake Fire. Total fires statewide has dropped from 19 to 12, the lowest level since I've been doing this for about two weeks. ) Total: 12 Oregon - 0 (No new fires in OR today. There are three large fires in the state. Many fires have been put out in the past 24hrs. The main concern is the spread of fires from Northern CA that are still raging and their embers are causing smaller fires. The total has dropped from 42 to 35.) Total: 42 Idaho - 0 (No new fires in the state. All the fires around the Boise metro that sparked yesterday have been put out. Two major fires still exist, the Moose Fire and Woodtick Fire in remote locations within the Bitterroot Range. The total number of fires drops from 8 to 3, the lowest amount we've seen so far. ) Total: 3 British Columbia - 6 (The least amount of new fires in BC since we've begun recording, with only six. The Keremeos Creek Fire has become extremely dangerous, requiring the evacuation of much of Keremeos, over 1,600 properties. BC mapping has admitted they are days behind at mapping and keeping up with wildfire growth, which today revealed there are now more large wildfires in the state them the previous six we expected. There are now eight large wildfires in BC. The total amount of fires in the province drops slightly from 58 to 56.) Total: 56 SMOKE UPDATE Smoke is currently blowing eastward with all smoke being produced either from fires in California or fires in British Columbia. Smoke from these fires extent into Montana and Wyoming and as far south as Nevada. Western Washington and Oregon are smoke free, except for Jackson County and Klamath County with are under smoke advisories. Unhealthy levels of smoke are flowing from Canada's Okanogan and into eastern Washington effecting communities such as Oroville and Omak. BC valleys around wildfires and socked in with smoke. For Eastern Washington and Oregon, most of the smoke is high and aloft, and not degrading air quality at the surface level.
    12 points
  34. That's something we can consider. I wasn't aware that symbol was co-opted by a racist crowd and I would strongly bet that anyone who has ever used it here never meant it with that connotation. But I could see the future troll angle so might be worth checking out removing it. Ultimately, if any member has any concerns about any other member, slinging accusations around on the forum is not the way to handle it. Either PM the member directly to try and hash it out like adults, or PM a mod/admin so we can address it if needed. We should never be losing long time members or scaring new members away because a few select individuals don't know how to handle their emotions. I know we have a long history amongst some members here but "oh he does this every now and again, he'll stop eventually" is not an excuse. This is a weather forum where people can come and share their passion for meteorology. They should be able to do that without wading through pages of long held personal beef. Keep it about the weather.
    12 points
  35. Lots of cleanup on the boards this evening. Unfounded accusations are never acceptable. Tonight could also be a good night to educate yourself about the language and symbols/emojis that we use on a public forum. Please be respectful of others because you know what, we're all not perfect.
    12 points
  36. Looks like some pretty good PWAT values with the storms Tuesday into Wednesday, not as much as the 18z though
    12 points
  37. Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Fairbanks AK 353 AM AKDT Fri Aug 5 2022 AKZ206-060100- /O.UPG.PAFG.WS.A.0011.220806T0500Z-220807T0600Z/ /O.NEW.PAFG.WS.W.0009.220806T0600Z-220807T1200Z/ Northeastern Brooks Range- Including Anaktuvuk Pass, Atigun Pass, Galbraith Lake, Sagwon, and Franklin Bluffs 353 AM AKDT Fri Aug 5 2022 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM AKDT SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 inches are possible above 3000 feet, with 2 to 4 inches from 2000 to 3000 feet. * WHERE...Northeastern Brooks Range above 2000 feet. * WHEN...10 PM today to 4 AM Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Rain will develop today and change to snow late tonight. Snow will continue through Saturday night before tapering off. Snow will be heavy at times with low visibility. This will make travel on the Dalton Highway over Atigun Pass difficult from late tonight through Saturday night. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. This will make travel very difficult or impossible. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. $$
    12 points
  38. I might as well share my new family member too! My sweet baby girl.
    12 points
  39. Spent 8 glorious hours on the Pacific Ocean yesterday fishing/crabbing. Fog was thick enough to need GPS for all navigation. Perfect mid 50's offshore. No wind and an 8' NW swell to keep you on your toes. Came back to 95f but with enough ocean bounty for a month's worth of good eats!
    12 points
  40. Wonderful evening with a temp of 71. It's not often in late July that it's to cool to get in the pool so we decided to go with a wiennie roast and movie night outside. A little Octoberish this weekend.
    12 points
  41. Hi, this is Andrew's daughter Lexi. You people are weird.
    12 points
  42. Beaver Utah action! Found a place to park under this dark mass and just enjoyed the music of thunder! Lightning was mostly in the clouds but a few strikes to ground as well. Lots of rain accompanied. The one shot almost looks like a waterfall off the storm…so cool
    12 points
  43. Nice thunderstorms with lots of lighting this morning rainfall amounts in the area have been near an inch.
    12 points
  44. I appreciate the heat wave as it helps me mentally prepare for, and continue to insist that 95 isn't 'that bad' as I prepare to move to Arizona. I don't appreciate it being 80 degrees inside at 7:30 at night. BTW, here's the progress on our house. Underground plumbing is in and it's all ready for pouring of the foundation. Roof tiles showed up yesterday. Brother in law has sent a lot of videos of distant lightning in the last week. Making me a bit jealous.
    12 points
  45. Flew into Las Vegas today. Pilot had to fly around some nasty storms for about 40 minutes before we could land. My room on the 60th floor has a balcony facing east and south so I am hoping for a good light show tonight.
    12 points
  46. Been busy….as I should be! fabulous week outside! First shot tonights storm system moving in
    12 points
  47. I'd say many of us, myself included, learned a lot of what we know from this forum. Stay around for a while (especially during the busy winter months) and you're bound to learn enough to start reading models, predicting patterns, developing well-guarded weather preferences, and more. Don't let our occasional spats scare you away. Lots of smart people here who intimately know PNW weather. Welcome!
    11 points
  48. Hiked almost to the 3rd Burrough ( if your familiar with that hike) but forgot sunglasses in car. Snow glare ( when I was in the snow field) was insane so had to turn around
    11 points
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