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9 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

A 1928-29 redux would really put a smile on my face. 😀

That late January event looks great. A 20/16 day at downtown PDX with 13.2" of snow that month.  And then snow stayed on the ground for more than half of February!

I would personally take 1929-1930 though. 19 consecutive days below freezing in Portland in January with 2 big snowstorms and snow in the ground for all of it! Hillsboro had 13.5" of snow in one day, 24.2" of snow total and a low temp of -14!

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One thing about these storms is they can have embedded squall lines.  Sometimes those get pretty wild, but I'm not seeing anything yet.

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Winter 2022-23 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.5"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 10

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.4"

Coldest Low = 17

Lows 32 or below = 43

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 2

Highs 40 or below = 17

 

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2 minutes ago, Doinko said:

That late January event looks great. A 20/16 day at downtown PDX with 13.2" of snow that month.  And then snow stayed on the ground for more than half of February!

I would personally take 1929-1930 though. 19 consecutive days below freezing in Portland with 2 big snowstorms and snow in the ground for all of it!

Back to back amazing winters there.  1928-29 was much better up here than 1929-30 was.

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Winter 2022-23 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.5"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 10

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.4"

Coldest Low = 17

Lows 32 or below = 43

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 2

Highs 40 or below = 17

 

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6 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

Back to back amazing winters there.  1928-29 was much better up here than 1929-30 was.

Yeah I heard the snow in January 1930 was focused further south. It's a tough call, January 1930 is pretty much the coldest month on record down here... On the other hand the rest of that winter was pretty torchy. 1929-30 did seem to have a N/S gradient with a lot of events, but was still pretty great down this way. Even had a 7.5" snow event in late December at SLE, that I'm guessing was an anafront. 

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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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2 minutes ago, MossMan said:

Major dumpage here now! 

Snowing already? 

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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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1 hour ago, snow_wizard said:

I'm noticing a huge lack of posters from OR.  I hope it didn't get TOO bad down there.

I just can't get excited about wind, no matter how hard I try.  It does absolutely no good for anyone in any way, shape, or form.

I will be back posting when another snowstorm is imminent.  Wind blows, literally.

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2 minutes ago, Ice_is_Everywhere said:

Now I'm starting to notice some wind, though not that extreme.

Yay, something is broken!!  Go wind!!!!!  Awesome!!!!

On a positive note, temp is dropping here and we should get some snow showers.  Already snowing in S. Bend and points south.

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Interesting storm-- not incredibly powerful but rather messy as far as the amount of branches and trees I see down, and power outages in the metro. Might be due to the 1-2 punch of extremely waterlogged soil, last week's ice, followed by unusually strong westerly winds. 

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Welp.... Olympia has had a 15mph gust so far...

Fox Island across from University Place near Tacoma saw a 29mph gust with sustained winds currently at 4mph. 

Des Moines' North Hill saw a 24mph gust just moments ago. 

Seattle's Queen Anne saw a 12mph gust.   Sustained at 8mph. 

Edmonds strongest gust still is at 29mph from earlier in the afternoon.  Sustained winds around 11mph.  

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1 hour ago, snow_wizard said:

I'm noticing a huge lack of posters from OR.  I hope it didn't get TOO bad down there.

My location got seriously blasted at 4 am - strongest winds in several years for sure - but the HWW period of 10 am-4pm was only mildly breezy.  Almost calm now.

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Was of course hoping that I might see this post from Juiceless Joshua in Lake Oswego, but I figured I owed it to him to mention that after the latest deluge, Portland has now fully secured a wetter than average year in 2022. PDX was at 39.04" of rain and counting as of 5pm. Flirting with the 40s pretty soon!

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Judging by radar the storm may finally be arriving. The westerlies are coming! The westerlies are coming! Raining pretty hard out there after a mostly dry day with 0.54" in the bucket so far.

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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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Wind speeds are under-performing all over the Puget Sound at the moment.  The peak/bulk of the storm for the puget Sound is supposed to begin around 7pm and end in the early morning hours.  Some gusts, but the sustained winds are pretty weak at the moment.  Watching the Strait, as that might turn into a punching fist for some.

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3 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

Was of course hoping that I might see this post from Juiceless Joshua in Lake Oswego, but I figured I owed it to him to mention that after the latest deluge, Portland has now fully secured a wetter than average year in 2022. PDX was at 39.04" of rain and counting as of 5pm. Flirting with the 40s pretty soon!

I definitely wasn't expecting the past three days to be as wet as it has but it really does remind me of our real deluges-- December 2015, November 1996, etc. 

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Top 5 Snow Events (post 2014):

 

(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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7 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

Welp.... Olympia has had a 15mph gust so far...

Fox Island across from University Place near Tacoma saw a 29mph gust with sustained winds currently at 4mph. 

Des Moines' North Hill saw a 24mph gust just moments ago. 

Seattle's Queen Anne saw a 12mph gust.   Sustained at 8mph. 

Edmonds strongest gust still is at 29mph from earlier in the afternoon.  Sustained winds around 11mph.  

SeaTac had 39, Tacoma Narrows 50, Olympia 39. Where are you getting your data?

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1 minute ago, gusky said:

SeaTac had 39, Tacoma Narrows 50, Olympia 39. Where are you getting your data?

Pretty sure we had some gusts to 60 mph last night.  Broke my Seahawks flag pole, riled the dogs up, and woke up my 2 year old.  Pretty exciting stuff!!!

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Walla Walla had a gust to around 70 earlier-- pretty impressive

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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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11 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

Welp.... Olympia has had a 15mph gust so far...

Fox Island across from University Place near Tacoma saw a 29mph gust with sustained winds currently at 4mph. 

Des Moines' North Hill saw a 24mph gust just moments ago. 

Seattle's Queen Anne saw a 12mph gust.   Sustained at 8mph. 

Edmonds strongest gust still is at 29mph from earlier in the afternoon.  Sustained winds around 11mph.  

OLM gusted to 31 at 1614, they had another gust to 38 at 1754.

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5 minutes ago, Requiem said:

I definitely wasn't expecting the past three days to be as wet as it has but it really does remind me of our real deluges-- December 2015, November 1996, etc. 

Today was one of the better rain/wind combos I can remember in quite awhile. Unusually steady rainfall for a 40+mph south wind event, which are typically accompanied by warm sector drying during the peak winds. Made it feel nice and coastal compared to most of our storms.

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2 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

Many places in no particular order.

1 2 3 4

And local news agencies from WA and OR.

Here's a good site to look for surface observations, run by NOAA NWS Weather & Hazards (noaa.gov)

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3 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

Many places in no particular order.

1 2 3 4

And local news agencies from WA and OR.

I'd suggest this site-- some good real-time observations with a variety of stations representative of a fair amount of local microclimates.

NWS Weather & Hazards (noaa.gov)

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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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6 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

Today was one of the better rain/wind combos I can remember in quite awhile. Unusually steady rainfall for a 40+mph south wind event, which are typically accompanied by warm sector drying during the peak winds. Made it feel nice and coastal compared to most of our storms.

I thought exactly the same.  Especially driving this morning.  Sheets of rain with the wind blowing.

For some reason I was expecting more sunshine because that's typical (during daytime) south wind events.

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1 minute ago, NWbyNW said:

Thank you!  So many great new sources to look at and add to my ever expanding weather-related websites.  

If you click on any station in the link I sent it will bring you to a dashboard like that one

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28 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

Was of course hoping that I might see this post from Juiceless Joshua in Lake Oswego, but I figured I owed it to him to mention that after the latest deluge, Portland has now fully secured a wetter than average year in 2022. PDX was at 39.04" of rain and counting as of 5pm. Flirting with the 40s pretty soon!

Wettest year since 2017!

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I've gotta say this has been a flop here so far.  Very little wind.  Usually with this gradient angle it blows pretty good here.  There is always so much more involved in these things than just gradients though.

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Winter 2022-23 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.5"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 10

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.4"

Coldest Low = 17

Lows 32 or below = 43

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 2

Highs 40 or below = 17

 

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36 minutes ago, 12345WeatherNerd said:

Southerlies at the same time as westerly surge looks to screw King Snohomish line out of any wind. Unless surge makes it south.

Good point.  Where I live southerlies and easterlies often cancel each other out as well.  Wind forecasting around here is TOUGH.

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Winter 2022-23 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.5"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 10

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.4"

Coldest Low = 17

Lows 32 or below = 43

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 2

Highs 40 or below = 17

 

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