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  1. Well I’ve given it some thought and Ive changed my mind and think I’ll stick around. Get a good feeling after the incident a few days ago that type of thing won’t be tolerated again so maybe it’ll be a good thing moving forward.
    12 points
  2. Okay, fine. I forgot I made an account in Dec 2021 during the snow, but have been otherwise been lurking since then. Pretty sure I was tipsy when I registered because I regret having this very generic username. As for weather forum drama - nothing will top the Fox 12 Portland FB group (now Portland Weather Uncensored) in terms of harassment, bickery, and unpleasantness. Anyway, I've been following the weather here and there (generally the cold season) for years and am excited for the potential for tstorms in the coming days!
    10 points
  3. I would say that this is the most inviting and accepting of and to new people that the forum has ever been. It was hell to even try to participate for years if you weren't one of the stars. But honestly I think the key is to contribute during summer. Winter is a tough time to join. Join now all ye Lurkers! Welcome aboard @HuskyMaestro
    9 points
  4. Welcome! @HuskyMaestro Glad to have you here, friend.
    8 points
  5. ECMWF has upped the ante for thunder in the Puget Sound region.
    7 points
  6. Our garden is a jungle now... can't even walk through the paths between the raised beds.
    6 points
  7. Ya, I'm really liking where the pattern is heading for the month of August. Those east of say, IA/MO region are going to have a wonderful week of weather. The following week is when some massive changes are brewing due to a significant spike in the +PNA signal. This could very well be a clue in the weeks and months ahead on how the models will behave in forecasting the extended range. In any case, the EPS just did something wild and traps a deep trough underneath a Canadian 500mb ridge. So much blocking showing up in and around our Continent. This could be the welcomed signal that @Andie @Iceresistanceand folks in the Plains have Long awaited. My gut feeling and personal opinion is this mid/late month cooling trend for the central US has a legit chance of verifying. 0z EPS 500mb Week 2 animation...
    6 points
  8. How legit is this thunderstorm chance for this week? I'm excited. Being from the Philippines, thunderstorms are one hell of a beast in Manila and it's probably how I initially got into weather. I was in 6th grade when I visited back home (around 2009?) and there was a freak thunderstorm that spawned waterspouts/tornadoes on the bay. The rain and wind was crazy, rattling the windows at the high-rise hotel we stayed at.
    6 points
  9. To the 23 guests observing this page, we'd love some new blood in this page. Please consider joining for real! You do not need weather knowledge, and there are no stupid questions or any questions that we mind answering! Just an interest in the weather is all!
    6 points
  10. In Tumwater for a meeting and had the honor of eating lunch a stones throw from this bastion of climate omnipotence.
    5 points
  11. Hello from the out skirts of the Great Salt Lake! We arrived just before 6:00pm local time and took us just about 11 hours from the PHX area. Gosh, it was quite the journey up here and I forgot how tiring it can get driving non stop while only stopping for gas. I drove up hwy 89 in between the mountain ranges soaking up the scenic views and driving through the small mountain towns along the valleys. It was a reminder how beautiful this country is out west and the fact that there are still people who live out in these small farm town communities. Plenty of farmers growing hay, cattle and such that live off the land. I'd love to spend some time here in the Winter when the mountains are snow capped. The Wasatch mountains to my east are impressive as they tower thousands of feet up in the air. We plan on driving up into Park City, UT for a day or two and enjoy the mountain lifestyle. Today, our plan is to spend a relaxing day at Crystal Hot Springs and soak in the mineral spa. https://www.crystalhotsprings.net/home/ It contains the highest mineral content in any hot springs in the world! In a 24 hour period, 940,000 lbs of minerals is carried to the surface with 2.3 million gallons of hot water that comes up from 8,000 ft below. Fascinating stuff right there. On another note, it appears N IL got socked by heavy rains to the SW of MBY. This morning may bring another round of heavy rains a bit farther north. Looks like a splendid week of weather once the rains pass to the south. It's going to be pretty hot out here with highs in the low 90's and clear skies through Wed before the Monsoon fires up Thu through the weekend. Have a great Monday!
    5 points
  12. Welcome! I'm also new to this forum, I only joined in May, but I've already learned a lot from everyone here and everyone has been very helpful with questions and their knowledge!
    5 points
  13. 4 points
  14. A small gift from Mother Nature last night for the Omaha metro as some of us were treated to some surprise showers and thunderstorms. Picked up 0.25" in my backyard overnight... this doubles my rainfall total over the past 4 weeks so I will definitely take it. The predicted high temperature for today is 81. It is 65 degrees currently and I will say that it feels amazing and refreshing outside, wish it would stick around for more than one day.
    4 points
  15. Been mostly a lurker for couple years have only posted a couple times during snow events. But really hoping for a good thunderstorm outbreak. I was at husky stadium in September 2019 and it was amazing. I have been fascinated by weather my whole life
    4 points
  16. Yesterday or the day before, I saw a post that went like "we don't want people to leave or scare away new people from this forum", and I said to myself "eff it, I'll join". I took that as a cue to finally make an account. I'm pretty well aware of the in's and out's of the forum just from lurking for months. It sounds kind of stalker-ish lol, but I loved lurking on here cause of the great analysis on PNW weather, while also being a good replacement away from Cliff Mass' blog. Never thought I'd join but here I am!
    4 points
  17. Hey all, I'm officially new to this forum but I've lurked around here every once in a few days since December 2021 to follow on the snow forecasts, and ever since I just generally lurked to follow the weather while learning things bit by bit. I withheld on making an account because I don't have anything to contribute, I believe, and I wasn't sure how a newbie or an outsider would be treated. I have a very vague sense on how to read GFS or ECMWF maps but have no idea how to use them to predict the near future. Decided to finally make an account and dip my feet in to try this forum out, hopefully I can ask questions and learn along the way. Was always heavily interested in weather, as a kid I would make weekly forecasts on a whiteboard and my parents were so sure I was going to be a meteorologist, haha. Weather became more of a hobby/interest growing up as I chose to study computer science at UW. The pic's from December 25, 2017 when we had that white Christmas morning and I made that puny snowman. Named him Cholito. Here's to an eventful snowy winter!
    4 points
  18. Looks like I’m off the wagon as well. My wife won’t even look at my pictures of clouds, so looks like I’ll have to continue to post them here.
    3 points
  19. Another view of the loop... looks like a Hood Canal special. I assume that is due to upslope the flow coming in from the SE around the low. offshore.
    3 points
  20. From Central OR down they are protected most of the time from the dry downsloping winds coming off the mountains. Its hard for those downsloping winds to reach those areas with the geography and just no gaps for the warm/hot air to funnel through. They have more marine influence and lots of fog as Mr. Marine Layer mentioned. But there are exceptions as Tim said with the Brookings effect.
    3 points
  21. Hawkeye, this map looks eerily similar to this past Winter’s total snowfall accumulation map - crazy how we have been stuck in this pattern for almost a full year now.
    3 points
  22. The normal high temperature in KC dropped to 88 degrees today from yesterday's 89 degrees. The slow slide into fall has begun. But it will be a while before anyone can tell.
    3 points
  23. The Freeport area got 4-8" of rain yesterday morning. This morning they got another 3-5". Sunday afternoon/night was a dud for much of Iowa. I only received 0.09" early this morning, boosting my 2-day total to 0.63". Some locations across southern Iowa have not even received 0.63" over the last thirty days.
    3 points
  24. WILDFIRE UPDATE (Zero Is Good Edition!) NEW Known Wildfires started today! 8/7/22 Washington - 0 (Third day of no new fires in Washington. Three large fires in the state; Cow Canyon Fire, Vantage Highway Fire, and Williams Lake Fire. Total fires statewide has dropped from 12 to 11, the lowest level since I've been doing this for about two weeks.) Total: 12 Oregon - 0 (No new fires in OR today for the second straight day. There are three large fires in the state. Many fires have been put out in the past 24hrs. The total amount of fires has dropped from 35 to 32.) Total: 32 Idaho - 0 (No new fires in the state for the second straight day. Two major fires still exist, the Moose Fire and Woodtick Fire in remote locations within the Bitterroot Range. The total number of fires remains at 3. ) Total: 3 British Columbia - 7 (Seven new fires in the province. There are now eight large wildfires in BC. BC fire crews have struggled all summer to contain fires. The total amount of fires in the province increases from 56 to 61.) Total: 61 SMOKE UPDATE Smoke is floating aloft over most of Oregon and eastern Washington. It may drift into Western Washington with no air quality impacts. Offshore air has taken the smoke from the east and moved it towards the west. Despite this, Jackson County OR and Klamath County OR are no longer under poor air advisories. Dangerous air quality is currently over Cave Junction OR. All the smoke aloft is purely from fires in California and British Columbia. Washington and Oregon wildfires have produced no smoke beyond their localized areas. As the offshore flow shifts to onshore on Tuesday, expect smoke to once again move eastward.
    3 points
  25. Don't get disappointed. Lol. I really think this is the ending of this ridge. I'm going to be the coolest place in Oklahoma again for August if long-range is to be believed. Hope I did well on my timing a couple of weeks ago. Old Mason Dixon line and Ozarks to E/NE through Appalachia look to cool and "backdoor" cool air in going thru probably 6 wks. Not going to be "summer-ending", but refreshing, for sure.
    3 points
  26. Could be a warming effect from Tonga volcano. I know this will be downvoted... but it is possible. It will be really interesting to see if the warmth continues beyond summer.
    2 points
  27. Looks pretty nice the rest of this week... some convection then lots of sun and pleasant temps with highs around 80. Then it appears that we might heat up again.
    2 points
  28. Looks like we’re on the western edge of it…could be a good light show even from a distance. Though I think we will probably get atleast one direct hit.
    2 points
  29. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that it's gonna snow at some point in the Pacific Northwest region between November 2022 and March 2023. Hell, I'll really stick my neck out and say it is going to snow more than once *somewhere* in the Pacific Northwest during that time period.
    2 points
  30. What a comfortable week of late summer weather ahead. No 90s all week! Woohoo!
    2 points
  31. Watch out for any lawyers on the beach with sharp knives looking for you
    2 points
  32. Interesting to note that the 00Z ECMWF did not show any marine layer days in sight for the next 10 days. It showed marine layer clouds along the coast on several days but never really getting inland too far. The lack of marine layer clouds out here in my area this summer has been quite noticeable and sort of unusual. As I mentioned earlier, there have been a few cloudy days since the middle of June but always the direct result of a genuine trough overhead. What has been missing is the usual morning low clouds when there is not a storm moving through. This is in sharp contrast to a summer like 2010 when marine layer clouds were the default unless we were under a big ridge. I also remember mid-June through mid-July in 2020 when marine layer clouds would last most of the day every day. There was only 1-2 sunny days in that entire period in the EPSL despite relatively high heights for much of the time. Not sure how to explain it... but this summer reminds more of 2015 and 2018 when marine layer days were very rare. It has been a very sunny summer overall since about June 20th.
    2 points
  33. Temps this week in my area look to be around average with some scattered rain chances.
    2 points
  34. This part isn’t true. Summer has definitely seen the most warming but there has been appreciable warming across all seasons, and a drop off in top tier cold airmasses which dovetails nicely with the meteoric rise in top tier warm airmasses
    2 points
  35. I'd say many of us, myself included, learned a lot of what we know from this forum. Stay around for a while (especially during the busy winter months) and you're bound to learn enough to start reading models, predicting patterns, developing well-guarded weather preferences, and more. Don't let our occasional spats scare you away. Lots of smart people here who intimately know PNW weather. Welcome!
    2 points
  36. Temps “tanking” and we’re now at our low of the day after hitting 97.5 earlier
    2 points
  37. We’re forecast on Tuesday for 96 and 40% chance of rain. Low of 77! They really shouldn’t tease us like this.
    2 points
  38. 12Z ECMWF gets really hot again by the middle of next week...
    1 point
  39. I ended up with .34”. Was surprised to suddenly hear thunder when I had stopped looking at the radar a couple hours earlier. I’m mowing today for the first time in 3 weeks and still probably won’t fill up much of the garbage can.
    1 point
  40. He is learning the way of Jesse, one downvote at a time
    1 point
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