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  1. Good timing, considering that's about when lowland snow becomes quite rare for most locations. Despite freak events like April 2022 or 2008.
  2. As someone who grew up in Tacoma and lived in Seattle, I can tell you that Tacoma definitely does not see more snow than Seattle on average. OLM is a different story, obviously. But Fife and Puyallup are definitely not OLM.
  3. Right, but that's still a CZ signature showing up Monday night.
  4. Might be best run yet for CZ from Seattle to Everett.
  5. Seattle is very similar to Tacoma in that elevation is huge. Places that are 300'+ will average twice as much as places at sea level. But Seattle sees a bit more Arctic air seepage and CZs.
  6. Agreed. 1998 is on the warmer end of the spectrum for the PNW as far as pure ENSO analogs.
  7. Yeah, I mean most locations right on the water at sea level are not great for snow in the Puget Sound region, obviously. But Seattle tends to do a little better than some areas further south like Fife and Puyallup, mainly due to occasional CZs, Arctic fronts, and Fraser Valley seepage that stalls. Outside of Dec 1990 and March 2002, see: Dec 1996, Nov 1985, Dec 1984, Nov 2006, Nov 2010, Jan 2012, Jan 2020, Feb 2021. Shadowing isn't a huge issue most of the time, because that's greatest with straight westerly or SW flow, which isn't usually ideal for snow anyway.
  8. Seattle is easily better than Fife or Puyallup. Especially north Seattle, which at least can get in on CZ action sometimes.
  9. The best ENSO analogs for this spring/summer are looking like: 2016, 2010, 1998, 1995, 1983, 1973, and 1964. Most of those years were not very hot or dry.
  10. Doesn't look like Klamath Falls even tracks snowfall?
  11. With 12.56" of rain this month, downtown LA has seen their fourth wettest February on record, and is only about an inch behind the wettest on record (Feb 1998). They have already blown past their average annual precip, after a 2023 that saw more than double average rain.
  12. Even in the -PDO phase of the 1940s - 1970s, truly wet Augusts were pretty rare. From 1945 to 1967, only two Augusts had more than 2" at SEA, and not one had 3". There have actually been two Augusts with 3" since 2000, 2004 and 2015.
  13. Almost. August 1975 barely beat it out by .01" with 4.59".
  14. Yeah, that's the only February in the 1950s-1970s that was even close to as cold as Feb 2019.
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