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  1. The ferry rides in are usually pretty awesome too. Takes about an hour and it’s beautiful.
    4 points
  2. The 6z GFS ensemble is quite remarkable. 850s are well to way below normal for almost the entire run and the mean bottoms out at -7.5. Very strong cold signal.
    4 points
  3. Leaving for orcas in 3 hours right after I get off of work. Should be up there around 10 tonight. Weather looks fairly dry while I’m up there hopefully we can manage one or two nice sunsets but not sure how cloudy it’ll be.
    3 points
  4. Finally some picture worthy snowbanks!
    3 points
  5. February stats for Shawnigan Lake mean temp. 37.2F Rain. 2.36” Snow. 22.4” 18 days with snow on the ground 4 sub freezing highs.
    3 points
  6. GFS has some really nice weather in store for early March. Starting on Saturday running through Wednesday, widespread highs well into the 50s for many and 60s for parts of NE early in the period before widespread 60s hit further east by mid-week. Fingers crossed.
    3 points
  7. Looks like February finished about two degree below average at PDX. Pretty much average precip wise, just a hair above.
    3 points
  8. Still an outside chance that DSM loses another tenth - but as of 8:35pm the avg temp for FEB for KDSM is 15.3F. That puts FEB 2021 as the 7th coldest FEB on record. Here are the top 10. FEB 2021 was also the 34th coldest month ever recorded including Jan and Dec going back to 1878. TOP 10 Coldest FEB for KDSM 1936- 8.0F (one of DSM top 5 weather/climate stats of all time imo) 1978 - 13.3F 1979 - 13.8F 1885 - 14.4F 1905 - 14.8F 1929 - 15.2F 2021- 15.3F 1989- 15.4F 1899- 15.6F 1904- 16.7F
    3 points
  9. Hey Andrew the 12z EPS definitely looks better overall than the operational from the weekend onward.
    2 points
  10. If you ever go to the island make sure you also reserve your ferry trip there and back. During this time of year there’s usually plenty of space to roll up if you haven’t reserved but it’s always good to be safe and not left on the island.
    2 points
  11. No staying at a hotel...I probably would have camped if I knew it was going to be dry the whole time. Couldn’t really tell though since the models were kind of in flux until a couple days ago regarding early this week.
    2 points
  12. I was going to say I remember a lot of sunny days the first half of December.
    2 points
  13. I never noticed those maps extend the mountains to Randy's house on the Snohomish/Skagit County line and basically right into Tacoma.
    2 points
  14. Friday still looks sort of wet... but now Saturday is looking pretty nice with dry weather and highs close to 60 per the 12Z ECMWF.
    2 points
  15. This is not a new topic, but it's crazy how much colder February has been than January in recent years. In my backyard this February with an average temperature 39.6F, was the 5th February since 2014 that was below 40F. For comparison, that's only happened once in January since 2014. In that time (2014-2021) my average temperature for February is 40.7F vs 42.4F for January and I've had 76 freezes in February since 2014 versus 59 in January. 2021 was also the third February in a row that was my coldest month of the winter. Ended up with 5.56" of rain, which was only slightly drier tha
    2 points
  16. The differences between the ponderosa subspecies are pretty interesting. The east side ponderosas start to occur a couple miles west of Hood River on 84, and Roseburg gets about the same annual precip as Hood River (31"/year). It's probably more than just precipitation that prevents the eastside ponderosas from doing well when transplanted to the west side - I think the eastside ponderosas might require colder winters to grow well, which the westside valleys do not have. Far enough south the westside pondies exist on both sides of the Cascades. The Pit River basin in NE CA has westside po
    2 points
  17. I think at that point the change in vegetation has to do less with shadowing and more with longer, warmer summers overall and typically being farther south of the mean storm track, especially during the shoulder seasons. Once you cross the Calapooyas you start to see a lot more oak and west side ponderosas for that reason. I've never noticed their roads being too bad down there. I think roads might be your second favorite thing to complain about besides weather.
    2 points
  18. BTW I am NOT getting March 2012 vibes from this month. Not saying I don't expect cold troughing at times, all models seem to indicate this. But people forget how wet that month was. It was the 2nd wettest March on record at SLE (Wettest since 1894), and 4th wettest on record at EUG. At face value precip looks around average if not a bit below through the middle of the month. Both locations had about 10" of precip that month.
    2 points
  19. Speaking of the Umpqua Basin (gorgeous country if you haven't been), it looks like Roseburg ended up -0.4 below average for February. A half inch above normal for precip.
    2 points
  20. Should be here Tuesday hopefully. Gonna have Andrew help me set it up so as to get an accurate reading.
    2 points
  21. The 12z GFS looks like it is going to be pretty good.
    2 points
  22. The period between the 10th-16th is one to watch for back-to-back Spring storms coming out of the SW/Rockies as the LRC's signature storms rolls on through the Sub. The seasons 1st Severe Wx threat could develop for the S plains/MW depending on how strong the blocking sets up. The north will likely score some late season snows and make up in that dept. "Beware of The Ides of March" will be the theme heading into the middle part of the month.
    2 points
  23. That's a wrap! This was the epitome of a "back-loaded" winter for Chicago and the most memorable comeback of Winter I've ever experienced. The numbers below say speak for itself. I was surprised to see that the avg temp ended up 0.1F BN after such a warm Dec and Jan. Interestingly, precip was BN while in the snow dept it ended up much AN! The brutal cold wasn't that much of a player over here as subzero readings at ORD were shy of the avg (12) days a typical winter season sees. Now, I'll be honest, as a winter wx fan I'm already paying attn to next winter and some simila
    2 points
  24. Boom. Timing sped up about 12 hours on this run.
    2 points
  25. I have a hard time remembering the last time our Cascade snowpack was THIS healthy this late into winter. Close to 150% snowpacks for most of the cascades, and Olympics overperforming at almost 170%. As long as Mid-March turns around the precipitation, this could be a long-lasting snowpack. Might even keep a bit below 5,000 in some parts to next fall.
    2 points
  26. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that Seattle was buried in like 3,000 feet of ice just 15,000 years ago. That is very recent.
    2 points
  27. NAM wants to leave me with one last memory of the winter past in a couple days. If it does, it will be a beautiful upper country snow day here. Just one more.
    2 points
  28. That’s awesome! Good chance with the cooler than normal conditions coming up there might be some snow up on the mountain. Best places to go are obviously in the park....top of the mountain and the lakes are awesome. Obstruction beach park is also pretty cool. Eastsound is also great the beaches on the north and south side have amazing views. Lots of hiking and cool stuff to do in Moran park overall.
    1 point
  29. Have fun! It has been on our list for a while, and how much you have been talking about it lately has made me want to see it more. We recently made reservations to camp at Moran state park the last weekend of March.
    1 point
  30. Up to 51 after a low of 39 this morning.
    1 point
  31. 12z Euro 10-day forecast for Cedar Rapids 29 42 41 47 52 50 52 57 60 62
    1 point
  32. The 12z Euro was sort of trash with the weekend system. Here’s hoping the EPS is better.
    1 point
  33. I remember the last three winters being the previous “least sunny on record”.
    1 point
  34. The GEM looks great. Already plenty of cold by day 10 and a reload looks likely. Rather interesting to note the GEFS has a few members dropping to -10 by the 8th now.
    1 point
  35. CFS shows a massive trough about every 10 days through the beginning of April.
    1 point
  36. Grass is beginning to show here in spots.... pavement edge, open areas, the path I dug through my backyard. The grass is still a bit green because we had no real cold before the snow began to pile up. When we finally got some harsh cold, deep snow protected the grass.
    1 point
  37. I was fortunate enough to go on a week-long wildfire team helping with a mobile printing service for GIS folks near Glide about 11 years ago. Indeed very beautiful and has more of a grassland feel with more shadowing and fewer fir trees. I also ride down that way whenever we visit m'lady's family in Grants Pass on the Rogue and we will typically stop to take a whiz somewhere before or after Roseburg as the road infrastructure in the busiest part of Douglas County needs work.
    1 point
  38. Hmmm... Well the other models have been improving on that feature. If the GFS was the holdout I would be more concerned.
    1 point
  39. The Euro shows it but has it splitting more and going into Cali.
    1 point
  40. Beautiful weather this week! Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 5
    1 point
  41. I felt out of breath just reading that. Did you get your weather station yet?
    1 point
  42. @FAR_Weather @Beltrami Island....LR GEFS suggesting a good possibility for late season Spring snows heading your way this month as the signal for a parade of storms coming off the PAC could very well eat away at your snowfall departures.
    1 point
  43. Welcome to met Spring! March is roaring in like a Lion for some and for others its limping in on its tippy toes compared to what a lot of us endured last month. @FAR_Weather@Beltrami Island are experiencing some brutal cold right now in subzero temps. Ouch! Once the sun comes up it'll feel a lot better I assume. Geeze, that's gotta feel a bit nippy after a brief spring teeze last week. Meantime, it's a nippy 38F over here as I'm experiencing the back end of the trough that swung through over the weekend. Warming trend the next few days before the next storm comes in mid week.
    1 point
  44. Overall this run is a bit cooler and more active in the mid-range. Long range remains cold, though maybe not quite as extreme as some previous runs.
    1 point
  45. Through day 10 the 06z GFS is pretty chilly. This system around day 10 looks like a colder version of late last week.
    1 point
  46. I am extremely allergic but I still do it. I do a nose spray, eye drops and an allergy pill everyday from March to August essentially.
    1 point
  47. Nice. That stuff absolutely fascinates me. I often think about what it would be like to travel back in time and experience different time periods.
    1 point
  48. 9" down from 9:30 to 2:30! Sun is out now! 20210228_122553_1.mp4
    1 point
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