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21 minutes ago, HoodCanalBridge said:

Looking south toward Mount Thielsen.  Beautiful day.  Clouds struggling to build out too high so far.

such a beautiful area!

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Looking forward to being down in that area on September 11th-13th. Hopefully it’s not too Smokey thank you for being down there helping fight the fires. 

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22-23 cold season stats

Coldest max-65

Coldest min-48

Monthly rainfall-0.04”

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1 minute ago, TacomaWx said:

I expect the runs over the next few days to be all over the place with that system. 

Yeah... definitely getting to the time of year when WPAC typhoons start wreaking havoc with the models.

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1 minute ago, TT-SEA said:

SEA is +2 compared to yesterday... which would put the high at 89.   But the wind is from the WSW now compared to N yesterday so it might not keep pace today.

Yeah we had decent offshore winds off the sound at my house yesterday which kept us at a high of 83. Today could be about 5 degrees warmer with a SW wind instead of a NE one. 

22-23 cold season stats

Coldest max-65

Coldest min-48

Monthly rainfall-0.04”

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1 hour ago, Doiinko said:

I didn't realize the N/S difference in Feb 2021, that was the snowiest February on record at Government Camp!

Yeah Feb 2021 was just boring standard weather. We ended up finishing above normal for the month.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 35F (Dec 27, 2021)
  • Coldest low: 17F (Feb 23, 2022)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Apr 17, 2022)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 5 (Most recent: Jan 17, 2022)
  • Total snowfall: 10.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 30.7"

 

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1 minute ago, TacomaWx said:

Yeah we had decent offshore winds off the sound at my house yesterday which kept us at a high of 83. Today could be about 5 degrees warmer with a SW wind instead of a NE one. 

Interesting... normally a N wind at SEA is the best for maximizing warmth.    Makes sense that it would not be the same in your area since a N wind has an over-water trajectory there.  

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56 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

I don't think we need to make this personal, we all have different values and experiences. I think someone from up in the Puget Sound region is going to look at this differently at this point. They would probably feel somewhat immune to this, and they are not losing the places they have fond memories of. 

After September 2020 I will never be the same. It was by far the most traumatic experience I have ever had. You build your home and life, and then to have to literally run for your life, I can't even describe what that feels like. Being woken up by law enforcement yelling to flee, not being able to see anything because its pitch dark from smoke, not knowing where the fire is... It was terrifying. But we were lucky, our house ended up being fine, and the fire actually stopped a couple miles away. Many many people were less fortunate than us. We just had to leave our home for 8 days, with about half that time not knowing if we would have a home to go back to, but it could have been a lot worse. And you gain a new perspective from something like that, you feel for the people who didn't have a home to go back to, and you have a new sense of empathy towards people who lose their homes in fires in California, Texas, wherever, when you see it on the news it's no longer just an abstract. But you cannot expect people to haven't been through something like that to understand, there is no way they could, and that is fine, that is good, I wouldn't wish it on anyone. 

It was scary AF. The cops and firefighters all driving up and down our streets looking out for possible debris still on fire raining into the city with ash falling and having our bags packed and ready to leave. Having to wear a fuckkin’ gas mask inside the house. I hope we never have anything like that again.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 35F (Dec 27, 2021)
  • Coldest low: 17F (Feb 23, 2022)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Apr 17, 2022)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 5 (Most recent: Jan 17, 2022)
  • Total snowfall: 10.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 30.7"

 

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20 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

Just give up. This place sucks. It’s dominated by some absolutely terrible personalities and no one will do anything about it.

So... no forum meet-up party at your place???

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25 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

Just give up. This place sucks. It’s dominated by some absolutely terrible personalities and no one will do anything about it.

You are way too smart and reasonable to post here.

This forum is famous on the Canadian forum for being high-drama. But there’s lots of good analyses posted here, and I’ve been here for a number of years, so it’s worth sticking around. I just try not to feed and exacerbate the drama. Sometimes I succeed better than others.

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7 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

This forum is famous on the Canadian forum for being high-drama. But there’s lots of good analyses posted here, and I’ve been here for a number of years, so it’s worth sticking around. I just try not to feed and exacerbate the drama. Sometimes I succeed better than others.

I'm a frequent lurker on that forum. Too bad it's not more active tbh. 

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11 minutes ago, Cloud said:

I'm a frequent lurker on that forum. Too bad it's not more active tbh. 

It’s all a matter of population. Oregon has a population of 4.2 million. Washington has a population of 7.9 million. 12.1 million total. Meanwhile, BC’s population is 4.7 million, less than half of the US part of the PNW.

(And a little over half of that 4.7 million lives here in the greater Vancouver metro area. Given that BC is bigger than Texas, that means most of the rest of the province is very sparsely-populated. All that wilderness is one of the things I love about Canada.)

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3 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

It’s all a matter of population. Oregon has a population of 4.2 million. Washington has a population of 7.9 million. 12.1 million total. Meanwhile, BC’s population is 4.7 million, less than half of the US part of the PNW.

(And a little over half of that 4.7 million lives here in the greater Vancouver metro area. Given that BC is bigger than Texas, that means the rest of the province is very sparsely-populated. All that wilderness is one of the things I love about Canada.)

This sub-forum (PNW) activities are by in large dominated by only a handful of people. And unfortunately, when they don't post or slings mud at each other, it's quite dead. I'm not really complaining, active is year round is good. 🤣

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21 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

This forum is famous on the Canadian forum for being high-drama. But there’s lots of good analyses posted here, and I’ve been here for a number of years, so it’s worth sticking around. I just try not to feed and exacerbate the drama. Sometimes I succeed better than others.

Aren't Canadians known for being low drama? Have you found that perception to be true?

Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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Not really relevant to the current discussion but I was wondering if anyone knew if the reading of 23 degrees on 4/13/1968 at the Bethany COOP site was legitimate or not. If it was legitimate then a temp that cold in mid April is really impressive but I'm not sure if it was because usually this area is pretty bad for cold low temps. On that day Hillsboro dropped to 26, PDX dropped to 30, Salem dropped to 23 and Vancouver hit 24 so I'm thinking it might be legitimate. I've noticed that this area can struggle to lose the wind and Hillsboro which is usually colder was warmer that night
Here's the approximate location of where the reading was taken:
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Location: Bethany, OR at about 250'

Snowfall:

     2021/2022: 6"

     2020/2021: 4.5"

     2019/2020: 1"

     2018/2019: 3.7"

     2017/2018: 5.5"

     2016/2017: 18"

     2015/2016: 1"

     2014/2015: 0"

     2013/2014: 9"

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Just watching Michael Snyder's video for today and a comment caught my eye....Someone said that elk have started moving through their area, and the first fall storm is usually soon to follow when they show up....

Interesting observation....

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Just now, Chewbacca Defense said:

Just watching Michael Snyder's video for today and a comment caught my eye....Someone said that elk have started moving through their area, and the first fall storm is usually soon to follow when they show up....

Interesting observation....

This is gonna be a fuckkin’ fun few months.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 35F (Dec 27, 2021)
  • Coldest low: 17F (Feb 23, 2022)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Apr 17, 2022)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 5 (Most recent: Jan 17, 2022)
  • Total snowfall: 10.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 30.7"

 

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4 minutes ago, Doiinko said:

Not really relevant to the current discussion but I was wondering if anyone knew if the reading of 23 degrees on 4/13/1968 at the Bethany COOP site was legitimate or not. If it was legitimate then a temp that cold in mid April is really impressive but I'm not sure if it was because usually this area is pretty bad for cold low temps. On that day Hillsboro dropped to 26, PDX dropped to 30, Salem dropped to 23 and Vancouver hit 24 so I'm thinking it might be legitimate. I've noticed that this area can struggle to lose the wind and Hillsboro which is usually colder was warmer that night
Here's the approximate location of where the reading was taken:
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I think it is legit. Silver Falls had a low of 24 that day, and it snowed the day before. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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3 minutes ago, Doiinko said:

Not really relevant to the current discussion but I was wondering if anyone knew if the reading of 23 degrees on 4/13/1968 at the Bethany COOP site was legitimate or not. If it was legitimate then a temp that cold in mid April is really impressive but I'm not sure if it was because usually this area is pretty bad for cold low temps. On that day Hillsboro dropped to 26, PDX dropped to 30, Salem dropped to 23 and Vancouver hit 24 so I'm thinking it might be legitimate. I've noticed that this area can struggle to lose the wind and Hillsboro which is usually colder was warmer that night
Here's the approximate location of where the reading was taken:
image.png.4e6bb4307cd8f3186902dfcee600ef45.png

That month also had 10 freezes in Bethany while Hillsboro only had 6. I think the old Hillsboro COOP station might've been in a worse radiational cooling spot as well.

Location: Bethany, OR at about 250'

Snowfall:

     2021/2022: 6"

     2020/2021: 4.5"

     2019/2020: 1"

     2018/2019: 3.7"

     2017/2018: 5.5"

     2016/2017: 18"

     2015/2016: 1"

     2014/2015: 0"

     2013/2014: 9"

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1 minute ago, Doiinko said:

That month also had 10 freezes in Bethany while Hillsboro only had 6. I think the old Hillsboro COOP station might've been in a worse radiational cooling spot as well.

Silver Falls had 14 freezes and a monthly average minimum of 33.4. 1968 was a fun weather year. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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5 minutes ago, Chewbacca Defense said:

Just watching Michael Snyder's video for today and a comment caught my eye....Someone said that elk have started moving through their area, and the first fall storm is usually soon to follow when they show up....

Interesting observation....

The first fall storm will be over Labor Day weekend. It is already showing up in the models, and I know it will verify because I will be out of the area. You’re all welcome.

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1 minute ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

I think it is legit. Silver Falls had a low of 24 that day, and it snowed the day before. 

I couldn't imagine seeing a low of 23 in mid April here now at least! Seems like a cold month, average temp of 47 degrees and 10 freezes. Not too wet though, 2.37" of precip and less at PDX and Hillsboro

Location: Bethany, OR at about 250'

Snowfall:

     2021/2022: 6"

     2020/2021: 4.5"

     2019/2020: 1"

     2018/2019: 3.7"

     2017/2018: 5.5"

     2016/2017: 18"

     2015/2016: 1"

     2014/2015: 0"

     2013/2014: 9"

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Just now, ShawniganLake said:

It’ll pick up in the fall and winter. 

This forum used to be completely dead in the summer too. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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5 minutes ago, Chewbacca Defense said:

Just watching Michael Snyder's video for today and a comment caught my eye....Someone said that elk have started moving through their area, and the first fall storm is usually soon to follow when they show up....

Interesting observation....

I think there actually might be some validity to that. Nature just kind of seems to have a sense that things are changing. 

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22-23 cold season stats

Coldest max-65

Coldest min-48

Monthly rainfall-0.04”

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21 minutes ago, Cloud said:

fwiw, the Euro showed BC getting absolutely pummeled next weekend and it's still going by the end of its run. Some places over Van. Isl. getting 5" of rain. 

Climo suggests that will end up a little more north.  More likely to be a central and north coast event. 

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1 minute ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

This forum used to be completely dead in the summer too. 

It’s definitely a lot slower but there’s still usually atleast 100 pages a month for July and august which keeps it interesting. 

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22-23 cold season stats

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Coldest min-48

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54 minutes ago, TacomaWx said:

Looking forward to being down in that area on September 11th-13th. Hopefully it’s not too Smokey thank you for being down there helping fight the fires. 

I just came back from Diamond Lake on Tuesday. No smoke at all the three days I was there. Water was warm as well at 76 degrees. Beautiful out on the lake with Mt. Thielson to the east and Mt. Bailey to the west with the caldera that is Crater Lake to the south. 

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1 minute ago, ShawniganLake said:

Climo suggests that will end up a little more north.  More likely to be a central and north coast event. 

Yeah I suspect we don’t get anything big in terms of rainfall until after September 15th. Maybe some small rainfalls south of BC but not much. The last 3 Septembers the faucet started turning on about September 15th I think it’ll probably be the same. 

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Coldest max-65

Coldest min-48

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2 minutes ago, Doiinko said:

I couldn't imagine seeing a low of 23 in mid April here now at least! Seems like a cold month, average temp of 47 degrees and 10 freezes. Not too wet though, 2.37" of precip and less at PDX and Hillsboro

I once recorded a low of 7°F in April. Of course, that was in the southern Rockies, not the PNW (there was also 7" of snow on the ground). Made a lot of opening buds on trees shrivel up and turn black. Not that much fruit that year.

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2 minutes ago, High Desert Mat? said:

I just came back from Diamond Lake on Tuesday. No smoke at all the three days I was there. Water was warm as well at 76 degrees. Beautiful out on the lake with Mt. Thielson to the east and Mt. Bailey to the west with the caldera that is Crater Lake to the south. 

Wow that is warm! Did you catch any fish?!

Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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3 minutes ago, High Desert Mat? said:

I just came back from Diamond Lake on Tuesday. No smoke at all the three days I was there. Water was warm as well at 76 degrees. Beautiful out on the lake with Mt. Thielson to the east and Mt. Bailey to the west with the caldera that is Crater Lake to the south. 

I’ve been tracking the satellite imagery for wildfire smoke the last few days and based on that it’s overall been pretty clear minus a fire west of Waldo lake. I’m going down in 12 days to central Oregon based on the upcoming pattern don’t foresee any big flare ups. Fingers crossed! 

22-23 cold season stats

Coldest max-65

Coldest min-48

Monthly rainfall-0.04”

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4 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

This forum used to be completely dead in the summer too. 

Oh definitely. This place is a lot more active in the summer months now with more posters than I remembered from previous years. Like it said, it's a good thing!

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5 minutes ago, ShawniganLake said:

Climo suggests that will end up a little more north.  More likely to be a central and north coast event. 

Feels like a matter of time with as much energy continues to get dumped into the GOA. Been a constant for about five weeks now and looks to continue.

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5 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Silver Falls had 14 freezes and a monthly average minimum of 33.4. 1968 was a fun weather year. 

Does Silver Falls have snow data for December 1968 and January 1969? It seems like the first half of January would've had a lot of snow in that area, like the 36/33 day at Salem on the 9th with 1.21" of precip.

Location: Bethany, OR at about 250'

Snowfall:

     2021/2022: 6"

     2020/2021: 4.5"

     2019/2020: 1"

     2018/2019: 3.7"

     2017/2018: 5.5"

     2016/2017: 18"

     2015/2016: 1"

     2014/2015: 0"

     2013/2014: 9"

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3 minutes ago, TacomaWx said:

Yeah I suspect we don’t get anything big in terms of rainfall until after September 15th. Maybe some small rainfalls south of BC but not much. The last 3 Septembers the faucet started turning on about September 15th I think it’ll probably be the same. 

The rainy season is officially starting up around prince Rupert BC.  September can see some of there largest rain events 

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81 at SEA... on the same pace as yesterday so should fail short of 90 again.     Looks like we 2022 might end up tied for second place with 2018.  

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9 minutes ago, TacomaWx said:

Yeah I suspect we don’t get anything big in terms of rainfall until after September 15th. Maybe some small rainfalls south of BC but not much. The last 3 Septembers the faucet started turning on about September 15th I think it’ll probably be the same. 

We've technically entered the upward swing now for precipitation, but still quite low, still looking at a 10% chance. Should improved by 3rd or last week of Sept nearing 25%. We shouldn't really be surprised that it's dry right now either. 

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8 minutes ago, TacomaWx said:

Yeah I suspect we don’t get anything big in terms of rainfall until after September 15th. Maybe some small rainfalls south of BC but not much. The last 3 Septembers the faucet started turning on about September 15th I think it’ll probably be the same. 

It did turn on significantly earlier up this way last year. Started getting regular rain events in mid/late August! I remember doing some camping at Dash Point in late August and noticing how bone-dry and dusty it was down there. Then I came back north and the woods were all moist and reawakening.

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3 minutes ago, Cloud said:

We've technically entered the upward swing now for precipitation, but still quite low, still looking at a 10% chance. Should improved by 3rd or last week of Sept nearing 25%. We shouldn't really be surprised that it's dry right now either. 

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Seattle.png

What are those blue and gray colors at the bottom? Snow/ice chances?

It's called clown range for a reason.

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7 minutes ago, Doiinko said:

Does Silver Falls have snow data for December 1968 and January 1969? It seems like the first half of January would've had a lot of snow in that area, like the 36/33 day at Salem on the 9th with 1.21" of precip.

Yes. Overall snow data at Silver Falls is fairly spotty, but it was more consistent back in the day. Their precip data nowadays is absolutely horrendous, which is a shame. 

Here is December 1968, obviously their snow data is not complete for this month. Also it is interesting that their highs are so much warmer than valley locations the last two days of the month. I have always attributed that to some kind of inversion, but it could also be due to their obs being 7a-7a instead of midnight-midnight. 

https://climate.usu.edu/mapServer/reports/e15daily.php?stn=USC00357809&year=1968&month=12&unit=EN&network=direct:ghcn&sidebar=0

January 1969 is absolutely insane. Nearly 100" of recorded snow, and you can see on the 7th they recorded 5" of new snow depth, but no snow. Also my location is 300' higher than their weather station, and typically gets significantly more snow... Hard to fathom...

https://climate.usu.edu/mapServer/reports/e15daily.php?stn=USC00357809&year=1969&month=1&unit=EN&network=direct:ghcn&sidebar=0

 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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18 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

This forum used to be completely dead in the summer too. 

Really looking forward to the night shift this year. Rob should be back soon and then it's really gonna become a party.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 35F (Dec 27, 2021)
  • Coldest low: 17F (Feb 23, 2022)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Apr 17, 2022)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 5 (Most recent: Jan 17, 2022)
  • Total snowfall: 10.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 30.7"

 

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9 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Really looking forward to the night shift this year. Rob should be back soon and then it's really gonna become a party.

Speaking of someone who has taken incredible steps to better themselves and ignore the haters. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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1 minute ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Yes. Overall snow data at Silver Falls is fairly spotty, but it was more consistent back in the day. Their precip data nowadays is absolutely horrendous, which is a shame. 

Here is December 1968, obviously their snow data is not complete for this month. Also it is interesting that their highs are so much warmer than valley locations the last two days of the month. I have always attributed that to some kind of inversion, but it could also be due to their obs being 7a-7a instead of midnight-midnight. 

https://climate.usu.edu/mapServer/reports/e15daily.php?stn=USC00357809&year=1968&month=12&unit=EN&network=direct:ghcn&sidebar=0

January 1969 is absolutely insane. Nearly 100" of recorded snow, and you can see on the 7th they recorded 5" of new snow depth, but no snow. Also my location is 300' higher than their weather station, and typically gets significantly more snow... Hard to fathom...

https://climate.usu.edu/mapServer/reports/e15daily.php?stn=USC00357809&year=1969&month=1&unit=EN&network=direct:ghcn&sidebar=0

 

Wow, 100" of snow in one month! Looks like there is no data for January 1950 at Silver Falls sadly but it has a snow depth of 41 on February 1st! Also from your signature it seems like the winter of 2011/2012 was very snowy, I wouldn't have thought that that was your snowiest winter at Silver Falls.

Yeah the max temp happening at a different time period than midnight to midnight is slightly annoying but thankfully the Bethany station had hourly wind speed and temp data. On 12/30 the temp at midnight was 12 and kept dropping throughout the day but it reports 15/7 instead of the 12/7 that it should be going by the hourly data. It also had sustained east winds of 30mph for more than three hours and just as strong during the January 1969 storm at the end of the month. I think blizzard criteria is sustained or frequent gusts to 35mph for three hours with visibility less than 1/4th of a mile so I think 12/30/1968 and might have qualified locally at least, 8" of snow fell that day.

Location: Bethany, OR at about 250'

Snowfall:

     2021/2022: 6"

     2020/2021: 4.5"

     2019/2020: 1"

     2018/2019: 3.7"

     2017/2018: 5.5"

     2016/2017: 18"

     2015/2016: 1"

     2014/2015: 0"

     2013/2014: 9"

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Wow, 100" of snow in one month! Looks like there is no data for January 1950 at Silver Falls sadly but it has a snow depth of 41 on February 1st! Also from your signature it seems like the winter of 2011/2012 was very snowy, I wouldn't have thought that that was your snowiest winter at Silver Falls.

Yeah the max temp happening at a different time period than midnight to midnight is slightly annoying but thankfully the Bethany station had hourly wind speed and temp data. On 12/30 the temp at midnight was 12 and kept dropping throughout the day but it reports 15/7 instead of the 12/7 that it should be going by the hourly data. It also had sustained east winds of 30mph for more than three hours and just as strong during the January 1969 storm at the end of the month. I think blizzard criteria is sustained or frequent gusts to 35mph for three hours with visibility less than 1/4th of a mile so I think 12/30/1968 and might have qualified locally at least, 8" of snow fell that day.

We had like 3 feet of snow here. Probly the most impressive winter event here in the last 120 years.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 35F (Dec 27, 2021)
  • Coldest low: 17F (Feb 23, 2022)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Apr 17, 2022)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 5 (Most recent: Jan 17, 2022)
  • Total snowfall: 10.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 28, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 30.7"

 

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1 hour ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Yeah Feb 2021 was just boring standard weather. We ended up finishing above normal for the month.

I drove to Silver Falls in March 2021 going through Silverton and Mt Angel. Nearly every oak tree was damaged or missing limbs.

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