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  1. Silas James was born at 9:52p last night.
    37 points
  2. On a personal note, one of my dogs (My avatar pic is of her.), has been missing for about a week and a half. Her disappearance has baffled me, she's 10 years old, she never runs off, and I was unable to track her at all in the snow. I was worried she had wandered off and fallen in a creek, through the ice on a pond, been killed by the cougar that has been stalking the hill, etc... The worst part was the not knowing. Anyways, my wife suggested today that I search animal shelters, and lost dog postings. Seems obvious, but the area we live in is so remote, it seemed out of the question she would be at a shelter, we posted on the local facebook page, and no one had seen her, so I had thought the worst had happened. But today we located her at a shelter in Vancouver, not quite sure how she got there, but it is definitely her... They said she did not like kennel life, and has been fostered up in Skamania County and has been LOVING the snow. Such unexpectedly great news, we'll be picking her up this evening. My guess is she made it to the highway, and someone passing through picked her up and maybe the lived up in Clark county so they dropped her off at the shelter up there. Very strange.
    36 points
  3. Hey all, guess I really am only a winter weather poster. I'd like to introduce Cooper, who has already requested a weather station for Christmas. He came a bit early but he's doing well! Anything to look forward to in the coming weeks?
    31 points
  4. Not going to miss the swamps snowhole✌
    29 points
  5. One of the best winter pics I've taken. This is 4 Miles from my cabin.
    28 points
  6. Went on a frigid evening walk with the dog at the nearby park. 9 degrees with 9" fresh on the ground.
    27 points
  7. Had to get out to the coast for a few days with the nice weather. Amazing leaving the inversion and seeing such blue skies. Saw the biggest herd of elk I've seen in a long time, approximately 60 head, then watched them cross the Gray's River. Stuck in construction traffic on the Astoria bridge and was able to photograph Mt. St. Helens with Adams on the left through the blurry inversion. And caught sunset at Lincoln City, complete with a green flash on some of my pictures.
    25 points
  8. 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
  9. 24 points
  10. We missed the brunt if the huge storm here as expected but still 14 new since Monday. The drive lastnight was insane.
    24 points
  11. 24 points
  12. Long time lurker, first time poster. Figured it was a good time to jump in. I also bought a snow blower last week. ((live in E WA by way of CA and previously the east coast (SC,TN, GA and NH) and no not military before you ask, just a nomad by choice)) so you can blame me for the torch-y ness lately Anyway here for the mood swings, model hugging, know it alls, dry humorists, and over all wx dorkiness. Hoping to get buried (in Dec and Jan) cheers
    24 points
  13. We finally did it - we finally got a new house!! We had to pretty much sacrifice our first born child in order to get it but still, we got it! 4 bed/3 bath, 2200 sq ft for roughly $400k. Best elementary school in the city is literally right down the street around the corner. It's also open to corn fields in the back so you best believe I'm going to grab an IP camera and put it up for time lapse videos like @Jginmartini (love your videos dude!) as we don't really have anything blocking our view besides a farm house. Redfin recently notified me of a house that sold a few doors down from our old house in Maple Valley. 3 bed/2 bath, 1300 sq ft. Listed for $625k and sold for $730k. Freaking insane! So glad we made the jump over here and are able to get a house almost twice the size for only $10k more than we spent on our old home. Should be moving in by the end of May/early June. We are so excited!!
    23 points
  14. Dropped down to -16F here this morning with 5" of new snow overnight. Currently -13F. Here's our garden area. There are four garden boxes under there somewhere! Looking forward to gardening season but until then, bring on the snow and cold! And what it looked like in July this past year.
    23 points
  15. 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
  16. 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.
    23 points
  17. Gorgeous morning here as well! Blue bird skies, snow cover with green grass underneath it all. Dropped down to 22F and the mountain snowpack is actually now above average!
    22 points
  18. Ran out the door to get sunset pictures, forgot my phone and everything.
    22 points
  19. Woke up randomly at about 5:30 a.m. to clear skies and the aurora borealis visible to the north. Managed to get a few pictures before the clouds came back in and sunrise spoiled the show.
    22 points
  20. 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.
    22 points
  21. 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.
    22 points
  22. Oh my god. We got buried. 6.5. 4.5” since midnight. 15.4” on the month.
    21 points
  23. Temp went from 43 to 33 in less than 10 minutes
    21 points
  24. Beautiful Christmas scene at Silver Falls this year. When we have actual arctic air the plunge pool can freeze up, and the spray freeze along the cliffs. Also the North Falls area usually holds on to snow longer than the main South Falls day use area. South Falls is about 1300', North Falls is about 1500', so the slight elevation difference comes into play, also just the topography of the area.
    21 points
  25. 2" inches of snow here. I don't think anyone saw my new home yet (picture #5). We haven't had a 2-story house since Milwaukie in the early-mid 1990's. And don't look for the 1996 Jeep Cherokee, it's a 2013 Patriot now. Higher resolution photos - https://imgur.com/a/VL5CfG8
    21 points
  26. Holy crap I've never seen this much snow in cle elum this early in the year. EVER.
    21 points
  27. Ok here’s my once a year post! Reporting from White Salmon, WA. Always found the weather forecasting here to be really tough to pin down, as the NWS out of Portland tends to focus on Hood River and the western gorge, and the NWS out of Pendleton is always a blanket ‘East slopes of the cascades.’ I’m basically right across the Columbia River from Hood River, but higher up. I think I technically fall under the Pendleton office, but we’re right on the border of their forecasting areas. For just a quick example, we had no WWA or WSW leading up to this, and they only recently added a WWA for an additional 2” at 9am. Id guess what makes the area tough to forecast is White Salmon essentially sits on top of a cliff side along the gorge. I’m at about 900’ but the elevation quickly increases the more towards Adams you go. Most model maps really struggle to show the difference between what’s going on along the river and what’s happening a quarter mile off of it up the hill. I don’t have any temps or semi-official measurements to give you all so I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves. Been a wild 9 hours and doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. yay snow!
    21 points
  28. Some of the scenery over there was spectacular.
    21 points
  29. Too much cloud cover overhead here last night but woke up to clear skies and the lights were still going on! Just taken with my iPhone.
    21 points
  30. Picked up 3" of snow this morning and a bear apparently beat me to the office front door!
    21 points
  31. First snow of the year! Melting quick but at least a little left. Was down south picking up a new family member.
    21 points
  32. 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.
    21 points
  33. 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!! .
    21 points
  34. Got both Rainier and St Helens in the same shot when I was heading back to Sioux Falls yesterday.
    20 points
  35. Ok y’all, once again I’m 98642 near downtown ridgefield for reference. A historical and unprecedented event, and by far our largest snow event of the season (lol) IMG_2374.MOV IMG_2403.MOV
    20 points
  36. I had a great hike up through the fog at Triple Falls. It was my first time up since before the Eagle Creek Fire. Obviously huge changes, but the light was epic today. Crappy cell phone pics attached...
    20 points
  37. Made it out to Silver Falls this afternoon it was in the mid to upper 30s down in the canyon with lots of frost still around and icy trails near the falls also got a nice view of the afternoon sun lowering and Willamette valley inversion from the viewpoint at the south entrance
    20 points
  38. Just dug out... got at least a foot overnight. Reminding me more and more of February 2019.
    20 points
  39. Took this last night in the Black Hills.
    20 points
  40. No idea this was going to happen today! Mcminnville
    20 points
  41. 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
  42. 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
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