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10 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. 

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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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Summer ☀️ grows while Winter ❄️  goes

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7 minutes ago, joelgombiner said:

Geo always seemed like a great, fuel-efficient brand to me. Never understood why it disappeared. 

Short answer was that no one wanted Suzuki's/Isuzu's as Suzuki's/Isuzu's, and no one wanted a Suzuki/Isuzu's with a Geo badge either.   GM's cheap attempt to capture the import craze was just not enough.  Most of the cars were too small and had odd 'Japanese-isms' that American buyers didn't care for.  Today we look back on them as neat oddities.  Sure they got great mileage, but they were pretty tight inside with pretty cheap materials... very cheap materials. 

Probably the best selling Geo's were the Tracker, which was a Suzuki Sidekick, and the Geo Prizm, which was a rebadged Toyota Corolla.  Even after GM ended Geo, they actually made a few rebadged Corolla's as the Chevy Prizm.  Very strange history for this brand indeed. Also the iconic Geo Metro!  The car of champions!

Okay, I will stop being the car nerd/historian now. 

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Check this out y'all... Incredibly weird and rare event in Anchorage!

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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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22 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

Check this out y'all... Incredibly weird and rare event in Anchorage!

What does that mean?

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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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5 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

What does that mean?

jet stream reaches to the surface

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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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2 minutes ago, Hawksfan2008 said:

NAM trended windier for Tuesday. Will be an interesting night of model riding with the potential windstorm and cold opportunities in the long range. 
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Getting better! 

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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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51 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

Short answer was that no one wanted Suzuki's/Isuzu's as Suzuki's/Isuzu's, and no one wanted a Suzuki/Isuzu's with a Geo badge either.   GM's cheap attempt to capture the import craze was just not enough.  Most of the cars were too small and had odd 'Japanese-isms' that American buyers didn't care for.  Today we look back on them as neat oddities.  Sure they got great mileage, but they were pretty tight inside with pretty cheap materials... very cheap materials. 

Probably the best selling Geo's were the Tracker, which was a Suzuki Sidekick, and the Geo Prizm, which was a rebadged Toyota Corolla.  Even after GM ended Geo, they actually made a few rebadged Corolla's as the Chevy Prizm.  Very strange history for this brand indeed. Also the iconic Geo Metro!  The car of champions!

Okay, I will stop being the car nerd/historian now. 

Isn't the old joint Toyota/GM plant in California that made all those cars the one that is now producing Teslas?

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55 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

Short answer was that no one wanted Suzuki's/Isuzu's as Suzuki's/Isuzu's, and no one wanted a Suzuki/Isuzu's with a Geo badge either.   GM's cheap attempt to capture the import craze was just not enough.  Most of the cars were too small and had odd 'Japanese-isms' that American buyers didn't care for.  Today we look back on them as neat oddities.  Sure they got great mileage, but they were pretty tight inside with pretty cheap materials... very cheap materials. 

Probably the best selling Geo's were the Tracker, which was a Suzuki Sidekick, and the Geo Prizm, which was a rebadged Toyota Corolla.  Even after GM ended Geo, they actually made a few rebadged Corolla's as the Chevy Prizm.  Very strange history for this brand indeed. Also the iconic Geo Metro!  The car of champions!

Okay, I will stop being the car nerd/historian now. 

Imagine how cheap the materials are going to be once they make all vehicles electric.  To bring the cost down they will be held together with duct tape and bailing wire, all to appease a small segment of the population.

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5 minutes ago, Terreboner said:

Imagine how cheap the materials are going to be once they make all vehicles electric.  To bring the cost down they will be held together with duct tape and bailing wire, all to appease a small segment of the population.

I love owning my EV. I never have to buy gas or oil, and energy is 3 to 4 times cheaper per mile. Only problem is it's an old Nissan Leaf and I can only go 70 miles before I need to recharge. Good city vehicle though. The materials is another question. EVs require a lot of lithium, iron, and copper. But ICEs also require materials and have high operating costs. Best solution IMO is a mix of different vehicles for different needs. 

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4 minutes ago, joelgombiner said:

I love owning my EV. I never have to buy gas or oil, and energy is 3 to 4 times cheaper per mile. Only problem is it's an old Nissan Leaf and I can only go 70 miles before I need to recharge. Good city vehicle though. The materials is another question. EVs require a lot of lithium, iron, and copper. But ICEs also require materials and have high operating costs. Best solution IMO is a mix of different vehicles for different needs. 

Last post on the subject here, happy to discuss on the off topic section.  There is very little positive about the batteries.  Snake oil.  All I will say here.

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6 minutes ago, joelgombiner said:

 

Well if we can’t get a White Christmas then I guess it may as well be historic.

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Springfield, Oregon regular season 22-23 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 31F (Dec 22, 2022)
  • Coldest low: 20F (Nov 19, 2022)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 29 (Most recent: Jan 24, 2023)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 4 (Most recent: Jan 20, 2023)
  • Total snowfall: 0.25" (graupel)
  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 1, 2022 (graupel)
  • Last sub-freezing high: Dec 22, 2022 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: December 1, 2022 (mostly graupel)
  • Last sub-freezing high: Dec 22, 2022 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 40.2"
  • Sub-freezing highs since joining TheWeatherForums: 1

 

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This is what the station near me recorded for this cold snap

12/20: 47/36

12/21: 42/23

12/22: 23/20

12/23: 29/20

12/23: 43/29

 

The high of 23 degrees was really impressive, especially considering there was basically no precip until late in the day and it was a midnight high. The temp dropped from 42 to 23 on the 21st very fast which was really impressive. No teens unfortunately but a very solid event for cold.

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1 hour ago, joelgombiner said:

I love owning my EV. I never have to buy gas or oil, and energy is 3 to 4 times cheaper per mile. Only problem is it's an old Nissan Leaf and I can only go 70 miles before I need to recharge. Good city vehicle though. The materials is another question. EVs require a lot of lithium, iron, and copper. But ICEs also require materials and have high operating costs. Best solution IMO is a mix of different vehicles for different needs. 

The best solution is one where private vehicles are seized.

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2 hours ago, Meatyorologist said:

Check this out y'all... Incredibly weird and rare event in Anchorage!

My friend got stuck all day in the Anchorage airport and had to fly back home without getting to see her parents for Christmas. Sounds like such a total freak event. 

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Everett Snowfall (510 feet elevation)

Snow since February 2019: 82.5"

2022-23: 15"

2021-22: 17.75"

2020-21: 14.5”

2019-20: 10.5"

2018-19: 24.75"

 

 

 

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This event from Monday night to Tuesday keeps getting interesting! I do dislike winds during the night. I guess it's PTSD of going through hurricanes during the night. Wind roaring and trees falling and not knowing where since the power it's gone.

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7 minutes ago, smerfylicious said:

Incredible video of US 2 at Stevens Pass earlier. Never seen anything like that. 

 

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our driveway and street look similar, absolute hockey rink

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It is just ridiculously warm outside right now. Currently only 56F, but it peaked at 58F a couple hours ago. Warmer outside at this time than a majority of the days this summer (including most of the heat wave days with highs over 80F).

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Home Wx Station Stats (Since January 2008):

Max Temp: 96.3F (2009)   Min Temp: 2.0F (2008)   Max Wind Gust: 45 mph (2018, 2021)   Wettest Day: 2.34 (11/4/22)   Avg Yearly Precip: 37"   10yr Avg Snow: 7.3"

Snowfall Totals

'08-09: 30" | '09-10: 0.5" | '10-11: 21" | '11-12: 9.5" | '12-13: 0.2" | '13-14: 6.2" | '14-15: 0.0" | '15-16: 0.25"| '16-17: 8.0" | '17-18: 0.9"| '18-19: 11.5" | '19-20: 11" | '20-21: 10.5" | '21-22: 21.75"

2022-23: 9.25" (12/18: 0.75", 12/19: 2.5", 12/20: 6"; Trace: 11/7, 12/2, 12/21; Flakes: 11/29, 11/30, 12/1)

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7 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!

Really enjoyed 24 hours of fun with this windstorm (October 24, 2021),  Stayed in Westport with plenty of local location to take in storm!  Got a bit wet that day and pummeled by the wind!  Pummeled so hard I woke up the next day feeling like I had the flu with body aches….serious on this note!  We also lost electricity at the hotel (you can rent cabins as well)  but I came equipped for a blackout and stocked with food!   Twas a great time! 

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12 minutes ago, Skagit Weather said:

It is just ridiculously warm outside right now. Currently only 56F, but it peaked at 58F a couple hours ago. Warmer outside at this time than a majority of the days this summer (including most of the heat wave days with highs over 80F).

Yeah it’s crazy warm! My driveway snow pile is hanging on though! 

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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 we might be in the bullseye of that thing. Ugh. 

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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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14 minutes ago, Skagit Weather said:

It is just ridiculously warm outside right now. Currently only 56F, but it peaked at 58F a couple hours ago. Warmer outside at this time than a majority of the days this summer (including most of the heat wave days with highs over 80F).

Our car thermometer touched 60 for a minute through Mt. Vernon around 9 p.m.   

Also hit some torrential rain around Everett.     Here at home its only 45 with no wind at all and not raining yet.   Quite a bit of snow melt today here.

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7 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Our car thermometer touched 60 for a minute through Mt. Vernon around 9 p.m.   

Also hit some torrential rain around Everett.     Here at home its only 45 with no wind at all and not raining yet.   Quite a bit of snow melt today here.

Yeah drove home from my wife’s Aunts place in Kirkland about an hour ago, it was dumping the entire way until Arlington. 

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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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