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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. July 30, 2020 vs July 26, 2021 snow pack.
    9 points
  21. Awoke at 3 am so decided to just head up to Rainer this morning. So I was already up there during that first shot you took! Smoke free !
    9 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Beautiful day for a hike at gold mountain.
    9 points
  25. Just one more week till I'm in my house and I CAN PUT UP MY WEATHER STATION!!!!!!1
    9 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. I have never hated a weather event in my life more than this one.
    9 points
  32. Would be really wonderful to get some rain at some point this summer.
    9 points
  33. 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
  34. You know exactly what you do and it makes me hesitant to ever post here. Admittedly, I don’t have much in the way of weather knowledge to add anyways. If its sunny only in town, you post the North Bend webcam and ignore our area. If it’s only sunny in our area, you post photos of our area and ignore the clouds in town. Tale as old as time.
    8 points
  35. Yeah, it's honestly gotten pretty annoying.
    8 points
  36. 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
  37. Considering I have two kids my pair are fully grown and functioning just fine, but thanks for checking in and making sure they are doing okay.
    8 points
  38. Perfection on the water today!
    8 points
  39. I just don't know what your point is with anything you've been posting. That the multi-decade trend of warming could potentially reverse itself in the future, backed with no evidence at all - a point so obvious that you could say that about literally any trend ever observed in history because of how time works (the future hasn't happened yet, therefore we can't be certain about what will occur)? Here's the facts about summers here: - They've seen an overall warming trend that goes back all the way to the beginning of observed records in the PNW starting in the 1800s - That trend has accelerated in the last 40ish years - There have been blips in that trend along the way, sometimes lasting for a decade+, see the 1950s - 2010 was a cooler and cloudier summer than 2009, then in the decade since then we've seen a bunch of even warmer and even sunnier summers - The marine layer has been much less prevalent since 2012, something clear even to casual observers living here The ad hominem is because it seems like your primary motivation with this is to try to downplay the warmth we've been seeing. If we had just seen the coldest December ever observed by Europeans that included the most intense cold snap ever recorded with subzero highs in places on the west side, followed by another week of cold but not record breaking conditions, I doubt you'd be reacting like this.
    8 points
  40. Good morning from Truman Lake. Absolutely perfect camping weather this weekend I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th. Enjoy the fireworks!
    8 points
  41. The amount of people who have no idea how to read an ensemble mean appears to be growing.
    8 points
  42. OT, but just got my driver’s license! Storm chasing and cold chasing adventures await!
    8 points
  43. Big ol' supercell in southern BC (!) due to differential heating. Anomalous surface moisture also doing its part.
    8 points
  44. Beautiful sunset tonight. You can see the wind pushing NE across commencement bay.
    8 points
  45. 8 points
  46. 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
  47. it's baking down here now. got an ac unit from the garage.... wasn't confident it would work but thankfully it did. caveat is that it goes to my mom, who needs it much more than i do. I'll roast down here yet, but i'll roast in good conscience
    8 points
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