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6 minutes ago, Cascadia_Wx said:

Pure hell. So glad to have the Gorge on days like these.

Driving to Silverton it was 62 at about 1000’. 54 in town. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 13.9"                      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! 

 

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10 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

Something like what we saw just now, but with OR getting in on the big snows and some deep cold as well would be amazing.

Here at my place we had two inches and then some really cold weather. That was awesome. Even such a relatively "small" amount was enough to whiten the landscape and make it seem wintry. It's amazing how much impact even just an inch or so has. If we got 16-30” with the Willamette getting a 20-40”  thumping, followed by everyone getting bitterly cold.... what an impeccable progression that would be!

Fixed to for you. This would be more acceptable. 

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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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100% humidity. So gross. Like a summer morning in Oklahoma.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 13.9"                      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! 

 

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6 minutes ago, Eujunga said:

EUG does it! New Xmas daily record high!

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You had to pay for the sub freezing high!

Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 13.9"                      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! 

 

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7 minutes ago, Gradient Keeper said:

IR/WV Imagery, 18z NWS/NCEP Pacific Surface Analysis

🎅 Merry Christmas 🎄
🍾🎉 New Years Eve Countdown [6 Days] 🎆🥂
12/25/22 2:14 PM
The Pacific has become very active, very quickly. Power house jet stream and multiple deep low pressure centers. This is a quite favorable pattern for wind storms. The system developing near ~40 N and ~168 W is looking particularly potent.
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AR incoming

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20 minutes ago, Mr Marine Layer said:

Record high with no sunshine.

Not really a correlation this far north at this time of year. I80 southward solar radiation kind of helps a bit in December.

Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 50" 🥳

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-2021-22: 8.75"

-2022-23: 4.75"*

-Most recent snowfall: 2”; December 20th, 2022

-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

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21 hours ago, TT-SEA said:

The main North Bend weather station is up to 52 now.   @Hawksfan2008 you can go back home! 

Just seeing this! I went back to grab a vehicle and check on the house and fence. Could not believe how many more branches fell after I left. Large branches throughout the whole yard and broke the fence in a few spots. Tree came down across the street and missed the neighbors house by a few feet. Out of town now for Christmas. Merry Christmas all! Windstorm Tuesday 🙃

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As for Rob leaving during our snow events... I respect the commitment and the dedication. Seems like he has his heart set on keeping that FB group lively. As a mod here I completely empathize. I do miss the frequent updates though!

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Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 50" 🥳

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-2021-22: 8.75"

-2022-23: 4.75"*

-Most recent snowfall: 2”; December 20th, 2022

-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

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46 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

The weather over the next two weeks looks wonderful. Suppressed jet, seasonal rainfall, cool weather, windstorms, great mountain snowpack building. Immense Sierra snowstorms. That 2010-11 analog keeps looking better and better.

The 2016-2017 analog is what I was thinking for awhile…but we’ve gone arctic this year which didn’t happen that winter. Both analog’s are good though. 2010-2011 analog starting to look better now. That year had 3 distinct windows for greatness to happen that winter. November 2010 worked out…January 2011 didn’t and February 2011 worked out. 

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22-23 cold season stats

Coldest max-25

Coldest min-19

Sub 40 highs-9

Sub 32 highs-2

Sub 32 lows-19

Total snowfall-6.0” 

Monthly rainfall-2.86”

Wet season rainfall-16.35”

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51/47 today…0.10” of rain since midnight and 4.15” MTD. Just a couple more days of mild weather then we go into a more seasonal mountain snow pattern. Nice that things are staying active so far this cold season outside of the snow events. 

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22-23 cold season stats

Coldest max-25

Coldest min-19

Sub 40 highs-9

Sub 32 highs-2

Sub 32 lows-19

Total snowfall-6.0” 

Monthly rainfall-2.86”

Wet season rainfall-16.35”

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7 minutes ago, TacomaWx said:

The 2016-2017 analog is what I was thinking for awhile…but we’ve gone arctic this year which didn’t happen that winter. Both analog’s are good though. 2010-2011 analog starting to look better now. That year had 3 distinct windows for greatness to happen that winter. November 2010 worked out…January 2011 didn’t and February 2011 worked out. 

We actually did have a decent airmass in December following the mid valley snowstorm on the 14th (850s down to -10.1 at Salem) and then another airmass in early January. I don't think 850s got that cold in early January but there was some very strong east wind and a snow/ice storm to transition out of it. Eugene had 4.5" of snow on the 7th, and we got a half inch of snow. PDX dropped to 17 degrees with the early January 2017 airmass (before the major snowstorm, they got down to 11 degrees after that)

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3 minutes ago, Doinko said:

We actually did have a decent airmass in December following the mid valley snowstorm on the 14th (850s down to -10.1 at Salem) and then another airmass in early January. I don't think 850s got that cold in early January but there was some very strong east wind and a snow/ice storm to transition out of it. Eugene had 4.5" of snow on the 7th, and we got a half inch of snow. PDX dropped to 17 degrees with the early January 2017 airmass (before the major snowstorm, they got down to 11 degrees after that)

It wasn't as impressive in the Puget Sound but SEA dropped to 20 degrees and had 3" of snow with an isolated convergence zone I think

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6 minutes ago, TacomaWx said:

The 2016-2017 analog is what I was thinking for awhile…but we’ve gone arctic this year which didn’t happen that winter. Both analog’s are good though. 2010-2011 analog starting to look better now. That year had 3 distinct windows for greatness to happen that winter. November 2010 worked out…January 2011 didn’t and February 2011 worked out. 

The great thing about both of those winters was that there seemed to be something to track all season long (more so 2016/17). Hopefully we follow those years and something starts showing up in models soon. 

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The first 17 days of January 2017 were extremely impressive here. It was actually the coldest Jan 1st to 17th on record at PDX with an average temperature of 28.5, beating out 1979, 1950 and 1949.

Hillsboro has a longer POR (1930 - Present) and it was even more impressive, averaging 26.9 degrees, beating out 1937, 1930, and 1942. They also dropped to 3 degrees on the 13th, the coldest since 1972.

The first 17 days averaged 30.0 at Eugene, 31.4 at Salem, 30.0 at Corvallis (only behind 1979) even though those places didn't have significant snow cover going into the low level cold from the 11th to the 17th. We had 14" of snow in that stretch as well, by far the snowiest month in this location probably since December 2008

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Some virga due to unseasonable midlevel convection. Wharm phloe alopht

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Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 50" 🥳

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-2021-22: 8.75"

-2022-23: 4.75"*

-Most recent snowfall: 2”; December 20th, 2022

-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

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19 minutes ago, awright-31 said:

Peak of the Tuesday wind on the 18Z Euro. 3pm Tuesday. Looks like a longer-duration event as well with gusts over 40 mph at KOLM for 10-12 hrs. 

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Ugh. Boring non event up here. 😞

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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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a little climatology note. The 
temperature at the Spokane Airport has been below freezing since 
the 12th. Which means we will have been below freezing for nearly 
2 weeks. This is the longest streak since January 2017 when we hit
18 days. fx

 

Local media last night said we've been below 40 since I believe 11/8 (sometime in early/mid November)

 

both streaks should fall this week

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2 hours ago, fubario said:

thinking about going to the coast to see the windstorm/surf...westport. maybe a bit south. any suggestions for places to stay for a night along the coast? thanks in advance!

I've never been there but I keep seeing tv ads for Quinault Beach Resort with these very tempting weekday offers that include dining vouchers.  One night stay with $50 dollar food and gaming credit (if you gamble) for $159.  That seems like a pretty decent offer.  Again, I have never been there, so I don't know.  Website 

I've also been tempted to rent a cabin at Seabrook because the town looks really neat.  I've also never stayed there, but it's a bit spendy.  

I've stayed at a few hotels/motels in Ocean Shores and Westport, as well as camped.  They are pretty decent and with off-season pricing you can find stuff around $100 bucks, maybe a bit under.  I always aim for the free breakfasts too!   The best places to have hotels facing the open ocean and getting the full brunt of the storm would be Ocean Shores over Westport.  The hotels in Westport are more protected than the open water facing hotels of Ocean Shores... though personally I find Westport more interesting a place to visit.  

Good luck!

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We got two rain bands to deal with.  The first and smaller rain band has already hit much of the populated places, and a larger, bigger rain band is right off the coast already wetting the tip of the Olympic Peninsula.  Wet tip!   Puget Sound is currently getting rained on from Marysville to Centralia.  Portland's western burbs are getting wet as we speak.  Temps are pretty warm throughout the western region, varying from 40s to low 50s. 

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Great holiday at the Nelsen house. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 13.9"                      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! 

 

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No need to pray to the weather gods any more. You can now just buy global cooling from a startup that will inject sulfate into the stratosphere on your behalf.  They claim they can produce 0.1 F of global cooling for $1 billion or 1 x 10^-9 F for $10. They literally have a page where you can buy "cooling credits". LMAO. 

https://makesunsets.com/pages/about

https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/24/1066041/a-startup-says-its-begun-releasing-particles-into-the-atmosphere-in-an-effort-to-tweak-the-climate/

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8 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

We got two rain bands to deal with.  The first and smaller rain band has already hit much of the populated places, and a larger, bigger rain band is right off the coast already wetting the tip of the Olympic Peninsula.  Wet tip!   Puget Sound is currently getting rained on from Marysville to Centralia.  Portland's western burbs are getting wet as we speak.  Temps are pretty warm throughout the western region, varying from 40s to low 50s. 

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Can confirm. It's been dumping here in that more inland band! 

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6 minutes ago, joelgombiner said:

No need to pray to the weather gods any more. You can now just buy global cooling from a startup that will inject sulfate into the stratosphere on your behalf.  They claim they can produce 0.1 F of global cooling for $1 billion or 1 x 10^-9 F for $10. They literally have a page where you can buy "cooling credits". LMAO. 

https://makesunsets.com/pages/about

https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/24/1066041/a-startup-says-its-begun-releasing-particles-into-the-atmosphere-in-an-effort-to-tweak-the-climate/

if it were that easy....

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9 minutes ago, joelgombiner said:

No need to pray to the weather gods any more. You can now just buy global cooling from a startup that will inject sulfate into the stratosphere on your behalf.  They claim they can produce 0.1 F of global cooling for $1 billion or 1 x 10^-9 F for $10. They literally have a page where you can buy "cooling credits". LMAO. 

https://makesunsets.com/pages/about

https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/24/1066041/a-startup-says-its-begun-releasing-particles-into-the-atmosphere-in-an-effort-to-tweak-the-climate/

Sounds like something from GeoStorm 

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