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  1. This is both heartless and manages to miss the point. Some of us truly care about our native vegetation, native wildlife, our glaciers, the outdoor activities that make the PNW the PNW. You can’t just say “it is what it is” and expect people with actual attachments to our area to think that’s logical. Coastal glaciated mountain range, that’s as rare and epic as it comes in the contiguous US. Massive glaciated volcanos. Orca pods and salmon runs. Every time you post about this you act like things change and that’s that, which is true, but you ignore what will be lost and what will suffer. Will the western Toad pollywogs my kids found at our little lake today still be here in 30 years? Will the ferry captain still be calling out Orca sightings? Will we still hear the Pikas chirping in the rocks at Mt Rainier? If you say who cares, so be it. But it’s so f U c k Ed for you to combat people on this.
    18 points
  2. Got a cool gift for my 20th yesterday
    14 points
  3. Absolutely beautiful day out on Point Ruston in Tacoma. Even saw some seals poking their head out of the water!
    14 points
  4. Gonna head out to pile some of this heat in the corner of the driveway to see how long it’ll survive during our frigid July.
    14 points
  5. This heat wave is built on LIES!
    14 points
  6. Topped out at 89 today. A bit too warm for my liking but it was really good weather for my son's first birthday party at Lake Wilderness. I'd say it was a success!
    13 points
  7. I’m headed down to the Sisters, OR area as part of one of three WA state task forces being sent today
    13 points
  8. Tim isn't wrong. Your forecast has been completely opposite of reality from what you predicted since early June. I know you have a high reputation to maintain on here but just own it and move on.
    13 points
  9. After seeing the forecast for the marine layer topping out around 4,500', I decided to hike up Silver Star (4,364') I was hoping to get up here before the heat to see the bear grass in full bloom, but I wasn't able to. It was past peak in most places, but it was awesome to pop up just over the marine layer at the summit. A nice cool breeze. Even better news, the foliage up here seems to have handled the heat fine. My guess is it was the actual air temp (105 or so) that did the most damage. I saw no damage above about 1,000' so it seems the heat up there wasn't enough to burn, including the new growth.
    12 points
  10. Beautiful day on Hyalite today. Picked up about 0.5" of rainfall over the last few days and today blue skies. Heat and likely smoke return tomorrow unfortunately.
    11 points
  11. Went out to Scenic Beach St Park on Hood Canal today. Nice day and not too crowded. 70 degrees out there according to the car thermometer.
    11 points
  12. Love it how the 2 people trying to downplay how warm it’s been this summer live thousands of miles away and aren’t actually even experiencing it.
    11 points
  13. Giving water out to the homeless in Tacoma if anybody wants to join
    11 points
  14. It was so gross in Montana with all the smoke and temperature pushing 96* in locations. Caught a break Wyoming though (Devils Tower area). Got to enjoy Close Encounters in the KOA theater smoke free . Back home and currently 79*
    10 points
  15. 1 year ago NEOWISE was on full display.
    10 points
  16. Stunning day. Mostly cloudy with some morning drizzle, followed by late afternoon clearing and a high of just 73. Absolutely wonderful out.
    10 points
  17. Sitting in our pool sipping a beer and I notice this little guy perched at the top of our American flag. Awesome coloring on him. Happy Independence Day everyone!
    10 points
  18. Glorious marine layer day here. Hit a high of just 76 which was over ten degrees lower than forecast. So wonderful. Mostly cloudy and 66 currently. Really hoping we can squeeze out a little drizzle tomorrow morning.
    10 points
  19. Seattle and Portland will break their all-time records on consecutive days... how can that be a bust? And it was 112 in Portland today. Surreal.
    10 points
  20. Took advantage of this sunny morning and hiked Poo Poo Point Some distant clouds but nothing heavy. Paraglider's must be sleeping in Currently 77* and sunny
    9 points
  21. It was a nice day to buy a boat in Renton and sit in traffic all the way back north! It’s time to move on from the 1980’s Bayliner and move on up to a 1990’s Sea Ray! Luckily it also has a cassette deck in it so I can continue to rock my MC Hammer cassette on the water!
    9 points
  22. Beautiful day for a hike at gold mountain.
    9 points
  23. Just one more week till I'm in my house and I CAN PUT UP MY WEATHER STATION!!!!!!1
    9 points
  24. I didn't have to go to jury duty, so we took the kids to Sauvie Island to go pick berries. Beautiful day out.
    9 points
  25. Thanks. I’m being serious. I started working for the USFS earlier this year and they give all employees an opportunity to get their red card and serve in backup fire crews if they pass the training and a few physical tests. I figured why not.
    9 points
  26. Security camera footage of our portable basketball hoop (which I should have taken down before the storm hit) getting blown into the house during the storm last night… thankfully it missed hitting my truck as it fell. Front gutter will need to be replaced but it could have been worse. FullSizeRender.mov
    9 points
  27. I just returned from a trip to Chadron State Park and then a couple of days out in Yellowstone. Yellowstone absolutely blew me away! Just crazy to see such a different landscape up close. The Grand Tetons still had some snow at the summits. We also ran into a hailstorm that covered the roads and hillsides in pea sized hail and dropped the temps from 81 to 46 degrees!
    9 points
  28. I noticed the deer in my backyard this afternoon seemed to be panting like a dog would. I didn’t know deer did that. I brought out a big bowl of water. He seemed happier when he left.
    9 points
  29. I have never hated a weather event in my life more than this one.
    9 points
  30. Would be really wonderful to get some rain at some point this summer.
    9 points
  31. While it really sucked to see PDX smash their old all time record by five degrees, I am grateful nowhere in the metro area actually made a run at 115 as the models were suggesting. Now all we have to do is get through tomorrow and hope some high clouds or the southerly push caps things below expectations, and we can hopefully put this nightmare behind us forever.
    9 points
  32. Third day in a row of sub-70 weather. Today topped out at 65F, now down to 64F. Just wishing for some rain and moisture. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys this traditional PNW summer weather. It's lovely. I hope our friends on the eastside of our respective states are able to enjoy cooler weather too and the smoke dissipates. Wishing our firefighters the best as well.
    8 points
  33. Yep, merely been a historically warm first half of summer there. As opposed to an all time recordbreaking one with a record-shattering pace for a major historic benchmark (I mean besides the big one that both of those cities already set three weeks ago). Great point! And yeah Western OR has never felt like the PNW to me, either. And the eastside is gross and doesn't count and there's not a lot of real people out there anyways.
    8 points
  34. Went to Pamelia Lake, one of the few, as of now, unburned places in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. Nice easy hike. My 4 year old made it up and back easily.
    8 points
  35. If you take away the 7 hottest days of the summer (so far) and then only look at the coolest station relative to average in the entire region, then it's actually only been kind of reasonably warm you guys. Duh.
    8 points
  36. Perfection on the water today!
    8 points
  37. It’s July freaking 9th. How would you feel if someone was saying the calls for a cold rest of the winter were overblown on January 9th, following an all time record cold outbreak in late December and a solidly colder than average January to date with nothing but near to below average weather on the horizon.
    8 points
  38. Beautiful night out on the Anderson property.
    8 points
  39. If you're the person behind Direct Weather, I will ban you on principle.
    8 points
  40. Come on Tim, this is just nihilism with a layer of Zen makeup. If we knew for months in advance that a 6 mile diameter meteor was headed towards us, would you say we shouldn't try to deflect it or break it up because it's natural and happened before 66 million years ago? And if you think we should try to do something in that scenario, why would it be any different for climate change and environmental degradation if we thought we could do something about it? Of course the planet will recover just fine in a relative geological blink almost no matter what do, but what most people care about is maintaining conditions to continue prosperous and healthy human civilization long into the future.
    8 points
  41. Yeah... we laughed when it showed 110-115 degrees. And then it happened.
    8 points
  42. 8 points
  43. We should probably have a climate change discussion on another thread. Let’s not ruin this thread on this historic day. (I agree it’s a discussion that needs to be had and it is relevant for this event. Just don’t want to see arguments cluttering up record observations today. )
    8 points
  44. This is such linear/oversimplified thinking and we see it pop up again and again on here. Adding heat to the system doesn’t simply tack two degrees onto any given event. The affect on overall patterns and how that added heat manifests goes far deeper than that, and affects the nature and recurrence interval of the patterns themselves in a complex way. There’s a reason this pattern didn’t happen in the 1950s in the first place.
    8 points
  45. A miracle from god occurred for my area of the county this early morning. A line of slow moving storms that we’re not predicted by NWS Hastings, imagine that, dumped 3:40” at my house. North of town about 8 miles, my friend only had 0.35”. The haves and have nots of summer rainfall.
    8 points
  46. Fun fact: Salem now has the same all-time record high as Los Angeles (113F).
    8 points
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