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PNW December 2022 - Part II


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Snow is blowing off the trees like crazy now. Usually we do not get much of the east winds here but we are right now. Can’t tell if it’s easterly or northeasterly. Anyway the dusting on my back window was all from the trees and blowing around the yard. And the drive to work I was driving through tree snowfall tunnels lol! 
16.2 degrees when I left the house a few minutes ago. Feels like I am in Omak and not east Stanwood right now lol

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Elevation 580’ Location a few miles east of I-5 on the Snohomish Co side of the Snohomish/Skagit border. I love snow/cold AND sun/warmth! 

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Looks like Silver Falls hit 20 on their 8:30 ob. The highway sensor at the viewpoint, not the official obs for the park. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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! 
Fighting the good fight against weather evil.

 

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31 minutes ago, Kayla said:

Did the thing on this -40 degree bluebird sky morning!

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That is so awesome!! Always wanted to go somewhere cold enough just to try that! 

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Elevation 580’ Location a few miles east of I-5 on the Snohomish Co side of the Snohomish/Skagit border. I love snow/cold AND sun/warmth! 

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Pretty intense easterly gradient at the moment with a whopping 14.4 PDX-DLS. Definitely think this established cold air is sticking around for longer than models think 

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(1. January 10th, 2017: 18.5 in.

(2. February 6th, 2014: 7.5 inches

(3. February 20th, 2018: 5.0 inches

(4. February 21st, 2018: 4.0 inches

(5. December 14th, 2016: 3.5 inches

 

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18 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

No doubt... and shows 6 inches of snow in Bellingham through day 10.

 

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My guess would be most of that is phantom snow, but if it’s cold enough for the GooFuS to predict 36-degree phantom snow, it’s cold enough for real snow in the mountains.

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Pretty awesome thread from the Missoula NWS. The tech of GOES17 is amazing! Looks like several areas were darn near close to -60!

 

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Cold Season 2023/24:

Total snowfall: 26"

Highest daily snowfall: 5"

Deepest snow depth: 12"

Coldest daily high: -20ºF

Coldest daily low: -42ºF

Number of subzero days: 5

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMTBOZEM152#history

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37 minutes ago, Kayla said:

Did the thing on this -40 degree bluebird sky morning!

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Bucket list item!! But as someone who has never been in subzero weather (0F in the Gorge in Dec 2008 is my record) I could not imagine tolerating -40F weather. But I'll try one day for sure!

Also good on uploading the video correctly, it's an embedded media artifact, not just an attached file 👍

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Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 50.25"

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-2021-22: 8.75"

-2022-23: 5.75"

-2023-24*: 0.25"

-Most recent snowfall: 0.25”; January 17th, 2024

-Largest snowfall (single storm): 8.5"; February 12-13, 2021

-Largest snow depth: 14"; 1:30am February 12th, 2019

Temperatures:

-Warmest: 109F; June 28th, 2021

-Coldest: 13F; December 27th, 2021

-Phreeze Count 2023-24: 31

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2 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

My guess would be most of that is phantom snow, but if it’s cold enough for the GooFuS to predict 36-degree phantom snow, it’s cold enough for real snow in the mountains.

I was thinking the same thing.  

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Just now, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

Hmmmm

 

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That feels legit actually.

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Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 50.25"

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-2021-22: 8.75"

-2022-23: 5.75"

-2023-24*: 0.25"

-Most recent snowfall: 0.25”; January 17th, 2024

-Largest snowfall (single storm): 8.5"; February 12-13, 2021

-Largest snow depth: 14"; 1:30am February 12th, 2019

Temperatures:

-Warmest: 109F; June 28th, 2021

-Coldest: 13F; December 27th, 2021

-Phreeze Count 2023-24: 31

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45 minutes ago, Blizzard777 said:

Anyone willing to take this on…..your thoughts with this current pattern??? 
 

 

1 hour ago, Blizzard777 said:

Just pondering past storms especially in PDX.   So many times these storms fell apart as they approached PDX.  Moisture was never able to reach the ground because of the dry air mass.   Is their a chance this one might do the same?  I don’t remember the variable involved back in the day but it seemed to happen a lot.  

 

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Chris's comment that I pinned is actually coming in pretty handy this morning.

Since it's a copied and pasted image, it is constantly being updated to what it shows on the NWS mesoanalysis website. It's essentially a live tracker as Chris intended, great idea.

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Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 50.25"

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-2021-22: 8.75"

-2022-23: 5.75"

-2023-24*: 0.25"

-Most recent snowfall: 0.25”; January 17th, 2024

-Largest snowfall (single storm): 8.5"; February 12-13, 2021

-Largest snow depth: 14"; 1:30am February 12th, 2019

Temperatures:

-Warmest: 109F; June 28th, 2021

-Coldest: 13F; December 27th, 2021

-Phreeze Count 2023-24: 31

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Just now, Meatyorologist said:

That feels legit actually.

I have been thinking this for days.

I remember a snowfall 20 years ago that was a warm front coming into a strong offshore flow like this only it was not even cold but it cooled the layer and dumped 10 inches of snow. Forecast was rain and 40 degrees.

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We come from the land of the ice and snow.

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4 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

 

Bucket list item!! But as someone who has never been in subzero weather (0F in the Gorge in Dec 2008 is my record) I could not imagine tolerating -40F weather. But I'll try one day for sure!

Also good on uploading the video correctly, it's an embedded media artifact, not just an attached file 👍

I always struggle with the best way to upload videos here so I'm glad to hear this way is the best way!

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Cold Season 2023/24:

Total snowfall: 26"

Highest daily snowfall: 5"

Deepest snow depth: 12"

Coldest daily high: -20ºF

Coldest daily low: -42ºF

Number of subzero days: 5

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMTBOZEM152#history

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1 minute ago, Brian_in_Leavenworth said:

She once showed a picture of her house from the outside.  Beautiful home.   I warned her, though, to not share that picture too much or Hallmark will come knocking at her door wanting to film a Christmas movie there.

I’ll play the single guy in the movie 😱 and get to enjoy that beautiful area! 

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Wow this is crazy! Very cold breezy east winds in sumner. 20 degrees in Tacoma. All of our lines are frozen at all of my job sites. 

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2023-2024 cold season stats

Lowest Max-24

Lowest Min-13

Sub 40 Highs-8

Sub 32 Highs-3

Freezes-21

Rainfall MTD-0.11”

Rainfall (Since 10/1)- 25.29”

Total snowfall-TR.

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1 minute ago, TT-SEA said:

12Z GEM looks more snowy as well.  

 

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This is proof the models are now catching onto the idea the layer will be colder. This sleet could be snow instead pretty easy. I still think north of Olympia is looking at a light to moderate snow event. 2-4 inches if that. Most of the moisture will be ate up.

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1 minute ago, SimplySmoothWX said:

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Somebody save this image somewhere because this is insane

Poor Nevada, not a single advisory or warning. 🤢🤮

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Elevation 580’ Location a few miles east of I-5 on the Snohomish Co side of the Snohomish/Skagit border. I love snow/cold AND sun/warmth! 

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12 minutes ago, Brian_in_Leavenworth said:

She once showed a picture of her house from the outside.  Beautiful home.   I warned her, though, to not share that picture too much or Hallmark will come knocking at her door wanting to film a Christmas movie there.

Appreciate that and we feel extremely fortunate. Our house does really seem to come to life over the winter and holidays. We can thank some smart real estate investments in Portland that allowed us to build such a house when building costs were actually affordable here! 

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Cold Season 2023/24:

Total snowfall: 26"

Highest daily snowfall: 5"

Deepest snow depth: 12"

Coldest daily high: -20ºF

Coldest daily low: -42ºF

Number of subzero days: 5

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMTBOZEM152#history

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15 minutes ago, Doinko said:

Just tried the boiling water thing. Doesn't work as well as in -40 degrees but it was really cool! Around -10f with 2.5" of snow on the ground right now

Yeah you really need at least -20F to get it to work properly. Glad to hear that you gave it a shot though!

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Cold Season 2023/24:

Total snowfall: 26"

Highest daily snowfall: 5"

Deepest snow depth: 12"

Coldest daily high: -20ºF

Coldest daily low: -42ºF

Number of subzero days: 5

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMTBOZEM152#history

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1 minute ago, Kayla said:

Appreciate that and we feel extremely fortunate. Our house does really seem to come to life over the winter and holidays. We can thank some smart real estate investments in Portland that allowed us to build such a house when building costs were actually affordable here! 

I can't wait to build my home on my 120 acres in north east washington. We got a killer deal on the land and since then property there has tripled in price. Our property is bordered by national forest also. 

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1 minute ago, FroYoBro said:

Walking dogs and it is brutally cold out here with that gusty east wind. If I don’t post later this afternoon, the cold took me into the great abyss. 

Can you imagine taking the dog for a walk in denver yesterday? you leave in a hoodie at 46 degrees and 1.5 hrs later you get back home and it is zero!! lol

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