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  1. Caught some beautiful fall colors in the Tatoosh Range south of Mt Rainier yesterday.
    19 points
  2. The worst of the smoke has dissipated. Looking towards the mountains this morning, it seemed as if the smoke was worse at lower levels, so I took a chance and drove up to Mount Seymour. I was correct: above 750 m elevation, it was much clearer. Some photos follow. Mystery Lake. People were swimming it. Swimming in an alpine lake in October. Something just seems wrong about that. Wild blueberries (Vaccinium deliciosum). They live up to their Latin name. That is a black bear just left of centre. Not the best of photos, but I did not have a telephoto lens and did not want to get any closer. Mount Seymour First Peak, aka Pump Peak Looking towards Vancouver from First Peak. Still very hazy! Second Peak, aka Mt. Seymour proper. Looking NE from First Peak. Crowded at the top.
    15 points
  3. October 2006 was super dry and then it rained over 2’ here in November.
    6 points
  4. With wavelengths rapidly increasing it’s more likely to encounter strong baroclinic setups as we get further into October. That coupled with potential typhoon remnants makes it a good breeding ground.
    5 points
  5. I'm just going to vent for a brief moment. It's been a month of smoke at my house, with US 2 being intermittently closed (which that part is fine by me, no pass traffic). I'm sick of it. Just need one decent wet system to run through and it just won't, and there's no relief in sight. This sucks and I kinda really hate it.
    5 points
  6. Nice pics. we’ve had so many bears (different ones) around in twisp relative to last two years it’s crazy. Don’t know if the extended warmth is good or bad for them. Maybe good since early alpine freeze would force them down to find more food before hibernation? Idk
    5 points
  7. @snow_wizard Definitely understand your rave reviews about the Liberty Mountains now! May have to come back and explore them at some point. I-90 from Seattle to Ellensburg is definitely one of the top stretches of interstate in the US.
    5 points
  8. Jim says it’s only +0.2 compared to a 2141-2170 baseline.
    5 points
  9. SEA ended the water year with 45.48 inches which is +6.14 compared to normal. Ending up much wetter than normal... despite setting records for the warmest and driest July - September period ever and a summer which also set a record the longest streak of 90+ degree days and the most 90+ days in total. When I was looking up the updated SEA average annual rainfall (which is higher than the long term average)... I found this chart which shows how the average temps changed by month with the 1991-2020 averages and its not correct to say that its really only summer that is has been getting warmer. Its probably more accurate to say that the January - March period has been warming more slowly. The increase in average temps was pretty consistent from April - December and not just focused on summer.
    5 points
  10. Looks like Bozeman ended up with 23.06" of precipitation for the water year which is a bit above the average of 20". Had a 51/45 day here yesterday with just 0.06" of rainfall. Already up to 0.42" on the day today though and it's still raining. currently 45F. It has been another really beneficial rainfall, especially for Central Montana.
    5 points
  11. Who in the Central Plains is ready for this dryness to end, I know I am. Signs are showing up for a wet 2nd half of the month. GFS and Euro Control are showing a wet storm moving through in the long range and I know it's the long range. This could be the first major storm of the new LRC pattern and I'm ready for anything different than what we've had! 0z Euro Control precip forecast 6z GFS
    5 points
  12. Programming alert... on tonight's new episode of Family Guy the family travels to Bend, OR to visit the last Blockbuster Video store.
    4 points
  13. 150 hours in, and the only banging going on is the kind that involves both my head and the wall to my left.
    4 points
  14. The GEFS actually had a decent number of members showing us getting clipped by a chilly airmass after the 10th.
    4 points
  15. 3 points
  16. Did you know: Mt. Stuart is roughly 100 million years old, 50 million years older than the entire Cascade range! It's made of exotic rock that's been isotopically linked to Baja, Mexico. Really interesting geology there. (there's actually a ton of really interesting geography in Washington, really underrated)
    3 points
  17. Considering you are made of it, that would not be good!
    3 points
  18. What amazes me is that what is being forecast is essentially a perma-heatwave, with high temps running 7-15F above average for days and days on end. Even with the heatwaves earlier this summer, the patterns themselves broke down within a week. There is no pattern breakdown upcoming... Every day looks to hit summertime levels into the indefinite future. Absolutely confounding, bizarre predictions for October. A complete displacement from our actual climate... A figurative jaunt 800 miles to the south for much of the region. For comparison, in July, this would mean highs above 90F for two plus weeks straight at KSEA. Only thing preventing a similar outcome now is the grace of lowering sun angles. The only even closely relevant precedent would be October 1991... And even then, there was a relatively even split between October climo and strong ridging, frequently trading between highs in the 70s and 60s. What is being forecast is 70F+ weather for....eternity?
    3 points
  19. Yeah, looks nasty on the ground from pictures I've seen. We've been very lucky in the Portland area to have only had a few days with particularly bad smoke.
    3 points
  20. Weather summary for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 12:07 a.m. PDT Sunday 2 October 2022. Discussion. A ridge of high pressure brought another warm autumn day. The following areas set a daily maximum temperature record on October 1, 2022 (temperature values given in degrees Celsius): Cache Creek Area (Ashcroft) New record of 26.6 Old record of 26.3 set in 2012 Records in this area have been kept since 1944 Clearwater Area (Clearwater Auto) New record of 24.8 Old record of 23.9 set in 1923 Records in this area have been kept since 1913 Comox Area (Comox A) New record of 23.0 Old record of 22.9 set in 1992 Records in this area have been kept since 1914 Courtenay Area (Comox A) New record of 23.0 Old record of 22.9 set in 1992 Records in this area have been kept since 1914 Hope Area (Hope Airport) New record of 28.8 Old record of 27.7 set in 1987 Records in this area have been kept since 1936 Lytton Area (Lytton RCS) New record of 27.3 Old record of 26.9 set in 2003 Records in this area have been kept since 1921 Merritt Area (Merritt) New record of 27.9 Old record of 27.8 set in 1975 Records in this area have been kept since 1918 Port Alberni Area (Port Alberni (AUT)) New record of 28.0 Old record of 26.5 set in 1987 Records in this area have been kept since 1900 Revelstoke Area (Revelstoke Airport Auto) New record of 23.1 Old record of 22.8 set in 2003 Records in this area have been kept since 1898
    3 points
  21. Happened in January and February this year. Both had very long dry stretches and would have been very dry months if not for one well-placed AR. Farther south in northern CA foothill and upslope areas that's kinda how winter precip works by default. Sometimes you get 2-3 weeks with nothing and then an AR comes and dumps 5" in two days.
    2 points
  22. Ok. I really don’t think these record warm months are due to Tonga. It’s kind of been a thing since 2014.
    2 points
  23. Still 70 degrees at nearly 6pm. And there is a sprinkler running in my yard…In October…Well okay then…
    2 points
  24. Or, there could be no rhyme or reason at all and weather just happens? Sometimes you get heads, sometimes you get tails. Sometimes you get heads 3 times in a row. You could get heads 10 times in a row even though the odds are very much stacked against you. That feels like what we’re experiencing. Last June felt like heads 20 times in a row, although I know those odds are astronomically low.
    2 points
  25. I went back and looked at my backyard stats for the summer. Ended up with 50 days at or above 90 degrees. This included 3 days above 100 degrees. Normal is 34 days.
    2 points
  26. Imagine scoring 48 and barely winning. Or scoring 45 and losing Absolutely a great high octane game. Someone said this game was the low budget version of the 2018 Rams/Chiefs game and I couldn't stop chuckling.
    2 points
  27. The Russ sucks bandwagon is easier. But I love what I see in Geno. This season might still be a throw away because of our crappy defense but definitely not because of Geno.
    2 points
  28. This year had far less smoke here than the past two. And a lot of new green shoots coming up after the rain this week. The worm will turn.
    2 points
  29. Glad we have Geno and not Russ. No joke. Geno is way better.
    2 points
  30. I have a feeling it's going to crash hard in December.
    2 points
  31. Something tells me Jim is super stoked by how weird things look right now!!!!!
    2 points
  32. Euro decides to mix things up a little and put us under a massive ridge toward day 10
    2 points
  33. Someone needs to tell the Lions’ ball throwing guy not to throw to that guy.
    2 points
  34. Looks like a hard freeze for many of us by the end of the week. Bring it!
    2 points
  35. I’m sure it will be a convenient scapegoat whatever happens
    2 points
  36. This looks like it could lead to some chilly weather. Extrapolate!
    2 points
  37. A critique on the "communism killed tens of millions" argument. I agree that requiring all new vehicle purchases having to be electric is stupid. In my view, this comes from California's wealthy elite, who are part of the US ruling class - both Democrat and Republican. My state's ruling class wants to price all of us out and make living here completely unaffordable in the decades to come, which they've already excelled at even at this time. My state already tries to make it difficult to drive the only car I can afford to drive, a 1987 Honda Accord that I've had for years, with ridiculously strict and aggressive emissions testing. They want me to replace it with an EV. I can't afford one and, economic prospects being what they are, I will very likely never be able to afford one (just like the hopes of most of my generation ever owning a home). Not that I have a problem with electric vehicles, but it remains forever far, far out of my range financially. It's elitist, not communist.
    2 points
  38. No doubt something really weird is going on. I will say this is no more messed up than the 1930s were though. All I know is the pattern will change eventually. Huge potential for something epic later on.
    2 points
  39. Hopefully that doesn't pan out. Can we have a classic fall for once?
    2 points
  40. I can't remember regarding the snowstorm but so far this early Fall has been nice and fall-like weather so I'm happy with that.
    2 points
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