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  1. 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 water up from the creek and gave everyone tons of feed.
    34 points
  2. I promise there are tears of joy under these glasses. @MR.SNOWMIZERis arguably the most gracious person on this board. I cannot thank you enough for this. Following the weather provides a type of peace that helps my brain calm down. When @SilverFallsAndrewhas time, he is going to help set this up so it’s calibrated properly as It’s not safe for me to get up on the ladder anymore . To all of you on this board, thank you for keeping my spirits up. I hope we are all able to make one another’s days better with our shared love of atmospheric science.
    29 points
  3. I've been a part of several weather forums for the past 15 years and they more or less run the same. There is discussion among individuals with a large range in knowledge about weather and then there's also everyone's individual personality. I find the personality aspect of it brings a uniqueness that's outside just looking at weather that I feel helps to keep things light and fun.
    28 points
  4. West side of Olympia as of 7 PM is up to approximately 5 inches and still snowing steadily.
    27 points
  5. I was hoping for the trifecta with this trip to Rainier. Aurora, a great sunrise and lenticular clouds. Well, what a disappointment, no lenticular clouds. Had to settle for 4 hours+ of the aurora and a stunning sunrise. The dusting of snow was amazing for pictures. By the time I left around noon the mountain was largely hidden by clouds.
    25 points
  6. Station ordered! Got you a Acurite model 01528. I really like this station, simple and easy to read. It's been solid at my cabin. I'll pm you tracking when I get it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY when that day happen.
    24 points
  7. I just experienced the craziest day of my life. Normal, routine doctor's visit quickly spiraled into a seven hour stay in the ER for a MRI scan to check for malignant tumors or multiple sclerosis. Thankfully nothing was detected and my eye problem was resolved with a steroid prescription. Also the models look fantastic. And I'm sore from all the catheters and laying in one position for a quarter of a day. I need sleep.
    24 points
  8. Storm is starting to move out of here. 24hr snow total of 16". Lots of 3-4ft drifts around...what month is it again?? Currently 26 degrees with a windchill in the teens.
    23 points
  9. Woke up to 7" of snow already this morning. This storm is only just getting going with moderate to heavy snowfall expected through tomorrow morning. Trees are not happy.
    23 points
  10. Good morning, As you know, back in late December I decided to end my jovial "ranting" here among you soulless bastard's to focus on more personal matters. Well despite my better judgement I have chosen to share some major life news with you all, my gf has accepted an amazing offer from her employer that requires relocation. As such the offer comes with all expenses paid relocation overseas. As of August 3rd of this year, her and I will be living full time in Tampere, Finland, not only will this be a massive change but also a welcome change as she is originally from Finland and still has family there as well as in Sweden and Norway. I'm still a bit shell-shocked about the whole thing but then I realized, I'll get to see the Aurora Borealis, I'll get snow and not have to worry about the models waffling, I'll see so many things that many of us want or hope to see (in a lifetime) and how lucky we'll both be to experience that. The immersion into a culture I'm not familiar with will be a hard task to endure but the "rewards" will far outweigh any hiccups or missteps I may have. So for the time being, I may continue to lurk among you and may periodically post. Take it easy you goons.
    23 points
  11. It looks like the fact I was abstaining in protest really got some legs! I just couldn’t log in for several days after the sealed indictment was handed down. Prison really changes a man, though. I suddenly see teleconnections so much clearer now. You’ll really do just about anything to keep your mind occupied. My wife was really confused a few days ago when I put up a giant Rita Hayworth poster in our bedroom then ratcheted up the concern after I went swimming in our septic tank this morning.
    22 points
  12. Off topic but me and my girlfriend are now engaged to be married!! one of my biggest fears after loosing my wife was not ever finding another love like me and her had but this girl Trisha came into my life and everything worked out great. We acually dated way back in 1990. She has 2 girls age 9 and 13 and i really enjoy having young ones around the home again. Just wanted to share this with all you.
    22 points
  13. Been a emotional day.. First time in 27 years i went and picked a Christmas tree without my woman but me and my son made the best of it and had a good time. Its been a real test as a father dealing with all this. Dont want to sound like a wimp but life is so short. All who have a wife or significant other go give them a hug and spend every second with them like its the last!! .
    22 points
  14. Picked up 3" of snow this morning and a bear apparently beat me to the office front door!
    21 points
  15. Looking at the models last night it looked like it might be a good sunrise...yep!
    21 points
  16. Snow in the mountains, frost on the ground and a Harvest Moon. Ahhh Fall. Currently 29 degrees.
    21 points
  17. The endless sunshine, record heat and rainless weather this spring and summer has been causing a lot of background depression for me. Just kind of a nagging undercurrent of sorrow. I think the feeling has been coined "solastalgia" by some. On the flip side, this year has been great as far as my personal life goes, but the contrast between that and watching the region I love slowly wither in ever intensifying heat and drought almost made the pain more acute at times. A feeling like I am missing out on all of the good around me because I am preoccupied with the gradual death of this ecosystem and how much it has changed in my short life alone. I found that taking action actually helped helped quite a bit. Assisting with the fire effort made me feel like I am actually making a tangible difference with regard to the things I care about. I am very grateful to have had that opportunity this summer given how destructive the weather has been. It's obviously not a fix all, but taking a step outside of yourself and helping out with the world at large can go a long way toward healing with that sort of thing.
    21 points
  18. Good morning, Fresh new poster here, but I have been following these forums since Snowmageddon in '19. I work as an Emergency Manager for a city in King County, and I find a lot of the information shared here very useful-- and I've even learned a bit myself! Though NWS holds all the weight for us when making decisions that may impact City services, I can get ahead of the game coming to these forums. Some of the "pepto" maps you guys' share are pretty alarming at times though, and I do my best to refrain from sharing them with my Mayor so she doesn't lose it. It's all in good fun, though. So anyways, thanks to all of you for what you contribute here. I mean that. You never know who may be watching. And the second I see snowflake icons in my weather app, I head here first now. And great job with this current storm. Though, I am not liking the sounds of the potential ice coming tomorrow? That's when it really becomes problematic for me. So, I'll be watching close. Cheers to you all.
    21 points
  19. First snow of the year! Melting quick but at least a little left. Was down south picking up a new family member.
    21 points
  20. Thought I could walk away for an evening to get some housework done, but I guess not. Friendly reminder, politics has no place amongst the observation posts, and for the most part, no place on this forum. Don't worry, I hate most of your politics, from the weird culture warrior takes about Columbus Day that no one asked for and no one wanted, to hypothetical "back in my day" straw men, and really anything that would probably look better on your respective Facebook, Twitter, Gab, or Daily Kos Blog accounts. Now if you're worried that I hate old white men and their America loving opinions, you're partially right, I hate their political opinions on our forum, you know, that forum that is more about weather, climate, and other related odds and ends, and nothing to do with politics. Maybe you're saying to yourself "but iFred, are you just like other big tech, trying to censor America loving patriots like myself", and I would say to you good sir and/or ma'am, that I would also curb stomp any random leftist garbage posted, should it ever happen. The matter of the fact is, there was like one communist guy, but he quit a while ago, and the one leftist that I know here, I occasionally troll but they know the rules and don't babble on about how "anyone saying Columbus Day is committing a hate crime". So I guess I'll sum it up like this; I don't care and most people certainly don't care about your political opinions. I could give two shits where you stand politically, I could care less if you have been posting since 2001 or if you hide behind a weird video game obsession. I don't care if you play dumb, or if you think you are being censored. I just don't care about your politics. So knock it the fuck off.
    20 points
  21. Took this last night in the Black Hills.
    20 points
  22. 52F and beautiful in downtown Springfield. If someone needs a badass to install a weather station, then call up @SilverFallsAndrew because I can’t thank him enough for helping me with this. And @MR.SNOWMIZER is the most gracious person on this board! Again, thank you so much for making this happen!! Brings tears to my eyes looking at this. Mother Nature...always hard at work.
    20 points
  23. Wow thanks guy's. I've been very fortunate the last few years and business has been incredible. I really enjoy helping and it really is a family on here. No other forum is like this place, I consider everyone on here a friend.
    20 points
  24. I will make sure to post it when I get it set up!! Did you do to college? If so, then I will post a pic of the jersey with it if I have the jersey. Thank you so much. This brings tears to my eyes.
    20 points
  25. Pm me your address and I'll send you a weather station brother. I'm dead serious.
    20 points
  26. Snow stopped a couple hours ago, but it lasted long enough to him give me 24 hours of snow, 9” of accumulation, and a high that topped out at 31F. In the afternoon I went out to Deception Pass where there was 12-14” of snow all the way down to the beach. I don’t know when they would have gotten more snow there. It was stunningly beautiful with seals and eagles enjoying the snow. Also kind of scary walking around as trees and branches were falling left and right. Oh, and I used Christmas lights to write “snow” in cursive back in December. It appears the calling card worked although it was a bit delayed.
    20 points
  27. My front door in Troutdale this morning. Last night was incredible with 45-55 mph gusts for many hours. I'm on a hill around 300' directly facing east.
    20 points
  28. Real quick before the show starts Just wanted to see it's been a blast this past week with riding all these models. I feel like we've hardly slept. One thing I appreciate is how you guys bring up the possibilities. Sure it may be fantasy a week out, but it's something to look out for cause you never know. Hate it when mets don't do that, but that's understandable. Appreciate all your passion guys! I feel like a kid on Christmas morning LETS GET IT!!!
    20 points
  29. No one asked for a photo but I'm out here snow blowing for the umpteenth time over the last few days so why not! It's quite gorgeous out.
    20 points
  30. No idea this was going to happen today! Mcminnville
    20 points
  31. By far the most impressive October storm I've witnessed here since 2012 when I bought property. Ended up with 9 inches of powder and is currently 22 degrees down from 24 at 9am.
    20 points
  32. The best part of a good snowstorm around here IS the disturbance of every day life. It brings out the kids in adults and most people enjoy it. It really is magic around here when it happens and you dont get that in places where it is a normal winter thing. Even now at 47 years old I was still out last night with a spot light in front of my cabin waiting for the snow to begin. My wife used to tell me when it started to snow she could see the twinkle in my eyes and for people like Tim or other people who grew up in a true winter climate will never understand what we have been through here growing up waiting for that first winter snow flake.
    20 points
  33. 39* Federal Way Currently at my parents place in SE Portland with some nice gusty east winds blowing at times. Had awesome celebration of life service yesterday for Dad and nice weather as well! The most emotional part was at Willamette National Cemetery where he had the Three volley solute with Taps playing. Navel personal handed over the flag to my Mom....such a powerful moment and emotions flowed. I so much wanted to thank the two gentlemen who who did the 13 folds of our Flag but they disappeared just as hero’s do.
    20 points
  34. Spent the last week up in Alaska, from Fairbanks up to Galbriath Lake. The state is so huge, you can see the fall color progression just driving up the Dalton. Fairbanks was green but turning too, peak around Yukon River, past peak at Coldfoot and snowing at Atigun Pass. The north side of the pass was past peak but still somewhat colorful. Aurora were okay on a couple nights, but missed a big show thanks to cloud cover. Photos in order: Atigun Pass Just north of Atigun Pass Aurora from Fairbanks Just south of Galbriath Lake Flying into Fairbanks
    19 points
  35. Got my mother in law from the hospital. The doctors were able to save her and she is on blood thinners now. She will be a lot slower and I’m trying to convince her to retire.
    19 points
  36. Hey all. Been lurking for a few years. Thanks to all of you that are regularly posting maps. I grew up in the Kirkland/Bothell area but am now living in White Salmon, WA. Definitely a lot more exciting winters down here. Looking like we might be in for a bit of a cluster! Nice model riding with all of you. I was silent here, but dying on the inside. Hope everyone scores.
    19 points
  37. I feel like this doesn’t have to said (or maybe it does)... enjoy these next few days! We wait for this kind of cold and potential snow for years. Especially us west siders. We are entering the time where we are going through what we dream of all year. Some of us will get pounded, some of us will get bent. Regardless the last week or 2 have been awesome model riding with you all. Rob is the MVP of this forum BTW. Homie puts in work for everyone’s viewing pleasure. I hope he gets a snow hurricane for his service
    19 points
  38. Some pics on the way up to my property. The ones on the road are 1/4 mile down the road and the gate is the beginning of my 120 acre land.
    19 points
  39. Beautiful morning in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. It was 12F when I took these pics around 8:30am. Gotta get our winter fix somehow.
    19 points
  40. The state of the snow now 4 days after it fell. I've never seen such staying power in our snow with sunny days as well! 2008 it stuck around a long time but it was pretty much socked in the entire time. Vancouver Lake is frozen, I've never seen that before and the trees are still coated amazingly well. The one picture of the road looks like it's from the mid-west, not SW Washington. High of 33.6 today after a low of 9.5.
    19 points
  41. 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
  42. Here's a little fella I found on my deck, and a few of his friends
    18 points
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