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I just want to say thank you to Demitri, Justin, Jim, and all others who are contributing to this thread. I’m learning a ton of fascinating information.

Incredible low level Fraser River push on this day in 1985. SEA had a midnight high of 35 and temps quickly tumbled as the front moved in, with a daytime high of just 21. To the north, near all time r

An even more impressive PNW severe event occurred on June 2-3, 1894, also during the midst of the most severe flood event on record in Portland.   As with our other severe events, a strong marine push

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The 2008 event was wrapping up around this time in the S valley.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 28 (Most recent: Jan 20, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3 (Most recent: Dec 24)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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Forgot to post these over the weekend so resuming for today!

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

943 PM PST WED DEC 17 2008

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-

943 PM PST WED DEC 17 2008

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST PUGET

SOUND LOWLANDS...EVERETT AND VICINITY...AND THE ADMIRALTY

INLET AREA UNTIL 10 AM PST THURSDAY...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM

PST THURSDAY. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW CONTINUED OVER THE NORTHERN

HALF OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY WHERE SOME LOCALES HAVE RECEIVED 1 TO

2 FEET OF SNOW SO FAR. ANOTHER 4 TO 7 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IS

LIKELY OVER NORTHERN SNOHOMISH COUNTY BY LATE THURSDAY MORNING.

ELSEWHERE...EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 4 INCHES BY THE SAME TIME

FRAME.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL

IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW WILL MAKE

TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

 

IF YOU PLAN TO USE AN ALTERNATE SOURCE OF HEAT OR ELECTRICITY...

OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE

POISONING...ELECTROCUTION...OR A FIRE. PORTABLE GENERATORS SHOULD

ONLY BE USED OUTDOORS IN A DRY AND WELL VENTILATED AREA. DO NOT

USE A BARBECUE GRILL TO HEAT YOUR HOME AS IT CAN LEAD TO CARBON

MONOXIDE POISONING OR A FIRE.

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Forgot to post these over the weekend so resuming for today!

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

943 PM PST WED DEC 17 2008

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-

943 PM PST WED DEC 17 2008

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST PUGET

SOUND LOWLANDS...EVERETT AND VICINITY...AND THE ADMIRALTY

INLET AREA UNTIL 10 AM PST THURSDAY...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM

PST THURSDAY. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW CONTINUED OVER THE NORTHERN

HALF OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY WHERE SOME LOCALES HAVE RECEIVED 1 TO

2 FEET OF SNOW SO FAR. ANOTHER 4 TO 7 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IS

LIKELY OVER NORTHERN SNOHOMISH COUNTY BY LATE THURSDAY MORNING.

ELSEWHERE...EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 4 INCHES BY THE SAME TIME

FRAME.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL

IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW WILL MAKE

TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

 

IF YOU PLAN TO USE AN ALTERNATE SOURCE OF HEAT OR ELECTRICITY...

OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE

POISONING...ELECTROCUTION...OR A FIRE. PORTABLE GENERATORS SHOULD

ONLY BE USED OUTDOORS IN A DRY AND WELL VENTILATED AREA. DO NOT

USE A BARBECUE GRILL TO HEAT YOUR HOME AS IT CAN LEAD TO CARBON

MONOXIDE POISONING OR A FIRE.

Think I was sitting at around 20” at this point with so much more to come...Oh the memories.
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The next few days were some of the best of my life as I lived in the north/central Willamette valley in the cold air dam that was all snow except for about 12 hrs of freezing rain, then back to snow for days...amazing.

 

My heart breaks for the folks down here that missed out by 30 miles.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 28 (Most recent: Jan 20, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3 (Most recent: Dec 24)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

447 PM PST THU DEC 18 2008

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-

HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-OLYMPICS-

EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-

NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-

WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-

458 PM PST THU DEC 18 2008...CORRECTED TYPO

 

...MAJOR WINTER STORM SHOULD IMPACT WESTERN WASHINGTON FROM LATE

SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY...

 

AFTER THE CURRENT ROUND OF SNOW SHOWERS IS GONE...THE NEXT WEATHER

SYSTEM TO IMPACT WESTERN WASHINGTON WILL ARRIVE ON THE COAST ON

SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SPREAD INLAND ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS

SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN A LOT OF MOISTURE AND SHOULD BRING A WIDE

VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS TO ALL OF WESTERN WASHINGTON.

 

PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT WILL BE POTENTIALLY

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN THE CASCADES AND THE EAST PUGET SOUND

LOWLANDS. SEE THE HIGH WIND WATCH ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

 

THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN A LOT OF MOISTURE AS IT SPREADS OVER THE

COLD AIR MASS IN PLACE. PRECIPITATION SHOULD FIRST START IN THE

FORM OF SNOW AS IT SPREADS INLAND. HEAVIEST SNOW AMOUNTS SHOULD

TAKE PLACE ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST...IN THE LOWER CHEHALIS

VALLEY...OVER THE KITSAP PENINSULA AND THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.

SNOWFALL TOTALS COULD EXCEED 6 INCHES FOR MANY LOCATIONS WITH A

FEW LOCATIONS REACHING A FOOT IN A FEW PLACES. STRONG EAST WINDS

COULD THEN CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

 

ELSEWHERE...INCLUDING THE SEATTLE-TACOMA-EVERETT CORRIDOR...SNOW

ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED BUT AMOUNTS WILL BE LESS.

 

LATER SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING...A LAYER OF WARM AIR

ALOFT WILL OVERSPREAD SUB-FREEZING AIR AT THE SURFACE. THIS COULD

CAUSE SNOW TO MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND FREEZING

RAIN...MAINLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM OCEAN SHORES TO EVERETT. IF

MORE PRECIPITATION FALLS IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN AS OPPOSED

TO SNOW...THEN SIGNIFICANT ICING IN EXCESS OF ONE-QUARTER INCH

WOULD BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF THIS

MAGNITUDE CAN CAUSE POWER LINES TO SNAP...BRING DOWN LARGE TREE

BRANCHES... AND CAUSE WIDESPREAD TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS.

 

TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON ARE FORECAST TO RISE A LITTLE

ABOVE FREEZING FOR MOST OF THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS...SO

THE THREAT OF FREEZING RAIN WOULD END AT THAT TIME.

 

THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR MUCH

OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. MANY OF THE EXACT DETAILS REMAIN

UNCERTAIN...SO CHECK BACK FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS...WATCHES AND

WARNINGS AS THE DETAILS OF THIS EVENT BECOME MORE SOLID.

REGARDLESS OF THE DETAILS...BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER AND

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER-RELATED DISRUPTIONS THIS WEEKEND STARTING

SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

HANER

 

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

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28 years ago today it was getting pretty chilly.

 

I was in 4th grade and we had a Christmas concert at school that night, right before going into winter break. The snow started falling in the middle of the concert. I still remember looking out the windows and seeing the swirling flakes in the streetlight, and thinking how perfect it was.

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28 years ago today it was getting pretty chilly.

 

When I was 6 and had just moved to Oregon, that event made me think it would happen every year and was a normal occurrence.  I became disappointed in the subsequent years.  :lol:

Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 28 (Most recent: Jan 20, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3 (Most recent: Dec 24)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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I was in 4th grade and we had a Christmas concert at school that night, right before going into winter break. The snow started falling in the middle of the concert. I still remember looking out the windows and seeing the swirling flakes in the streetlight, and thinking how perfect it was.

Funny. I was drumming in an Xmas concert tonight as well. The drive home was a little dicey.

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

447 PM PST THU DEC 18 2008

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-

HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-OLYMPICS-

EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-

NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-

WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-

458 PM PST THU DEC 18 2008...CORRECTED TYPO

 

...MAJOR WINTER STORM SHOULD IMPACT WESTERN WASHINGTON FROM LATE

SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY...

 

AFTER THE CURRENT ROUND OF SNOW SHOWERS IS GONE...THE NEXT WEATHER

SYSTEM TO IMPACT WESTERN WASHINGTON WILL ARRIVE ON THE COAST ON

SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SPREAD INLAND ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS

SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN A LOT OF MOISTURE AND SHOULD BRING A WIDE

VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS TO ALL OF WESTERN WASHINGTON.

 

PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT WILL BE POTENTIALLY

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN THE CASCADES AND THE EAST PUGET SOUND

LOWLANDS. SEE THE HIGH WIND WATCH ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

 

THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN A LOT OF MOISTURE AS IT SPREADS OVER THE

COLD AIR MASS IN PLACE. PRECIPITATION SHOULD FIRST START IN THE

FORM OF SNOW AS IT SPREADS INLAND. HEAVIEST SNOW AMOUNTS SHOULD

TAKE PLACE ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST...IN THE LOWER CHEHALIS

VALLEY...OVER THE KITSAP PENINSULA AND THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.

SNOWFALL TOTALS COULD EXCEED 6 INCHES FOR MANY LOCATIONS WITH A

FEW LOCATIONS REACHING A FOOT IN A FEW PLACES. STRONG EAST WINDS

COULD THEN CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

 

ELSEWHERE...INCLUDING THE SEATTLE-TACOMA-EVERETT CORRIDOR...SNOW

ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED BUT AMOUNTS WILL BE LESS.

 

LATER SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING...A LAYER OF WARM AIR

ALOFT WILL OVERSPREAD SUB-FREEZING AIR AT THE SURFACE. THIS COULD

CAUSE SNOW TO MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND FREEZING

RAIN...MAINLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM OCEAN SHORES TO EVERETT. IF

MORE PRECIPITATION FALLS IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN AS OPPOSED

TO SNOW...THEN SIGNIFICANT ICING IN EXCESS OF ONE-QUARTER INCH

WOULD BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF THIS

MAGNITUDE CAN CAUSE POWER LINES TO SNAP...BRING DOWN LARGE TREE

BRANCHES... AND CAUSE WIDESPREAD TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS.

 

TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON ARE FORECAST TO RISE A LITTLE

ABOVE FREEZING FOR MOST OF THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS...SO

THE THREAT OF FREEZING RAIN WOULD END AT THAT TIME.

 

THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR MUCH

OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. MANY OF THE EXACT DETAILS REMAIN

UNCERTAIN...SO CHECK BACK FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS...WATCHES AND

WARNINGS AS THE DETAILS OF THIS EVENT BECOME MORE SOLID.

REGARDLESS OF THE DETAILS...BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER AND

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER-RELATED DISRUPTIONS THIS WEEKEND STARTING

SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

HANER

 

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

I am interested in how they will articulate the AFD nowadays when a major Arctic air intrusion is about to take place. Compare the two.

 

I remember this. It was before I became a weather enthusiast. Do you have the Seattle AFD for the November 2010 event?

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I am interested in how they will articulate the AFD nowadays when a major Arctic air intrusion is about to take place. Compare the two.

 

I remember this. It was before I became a weather enthusiast. Do you have the Seattle AFD for the November 2010 event?

No unfortunately I quit saving them in the spring of 2009.
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

337 PM PST THU DEC 18 2008

EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-

HOOD CANAL AREA-

337 PM PST THU DEC 18 2008

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR EVERETT AND

VICINITY...THE SEATTLE AND BREMERTON AREAS...AND THE ADMIRALTY

INLET AREAS UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

 

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM

PST THIS EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL PERSIST THROUGH EARLY THIS

EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO

2 INCHES ARE LIKELY...WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OCCURRING FROM

EVERETT SOUTHWARD.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL

CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED

ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...CALL 511 OR 800-695-ROAD...OR

VISIT THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WEB SITE

AT WWW.WSDOT.WA.GOV.

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No unfortunately I quit saving them in the spring of 2009.

 

FYI, you can pull up AFD's all the way back to 1996. No need to screen shot them.  ;)

 

http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/#

 

049

FXUS66 KSEW 202224

AFDSEW

 

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

225 PM PST SAT NOV 20 2010

 

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE REGION MAY TRIGGER SCATTERED

FLURRIES THROUGH SUNDAY. A REINFORCING SHOT OF COLDER AIR WILL

ARRIVE MONDAY AND TUESDAY. A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL LIKELY

DEVELOP AND TRACK INTO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON OR WESTERN OREGON ON

MONDAY...AND THIS SHOULD GIVE SOME SNOW SOUTH OF OLYMPIA ON MONDAY.

FRASER OUTFLOW WILL DECREASE THROUGH SUNDAY...THEN INCREASE MONDAY.

 

&&

 

.SHORT TERM...STRONG OFFSHORE PRES GRADIENTS AND EXCEPT FOR A FEW

SNOW SHOWERS OVER THE OLYMPICS WRN WA SHOULD NOT SEE ANYTHING MORE

THAN A STRAY FLURRY TONIGHT. FOR SUN AND SUN NITE I HAVE CHANCE

POPS...I DO NOT EXPECT MORE THAN A FEW FLURRIES IN THE LOWLANDS BUT

DID PUT SO QPF IN THE CASCADES AND HAVE A FCST FOR AN INCH OR TWO

SUNDAY. UPPER LEVEL HEIGHTS FALL OFF A BIT...IT COOLS IN THE MID

LEVELS...THE NAM HAS A LITTLE SOMETHING FORMING OVER THE CASCADES

MIDDAY...AND THE 18Z NAM MATCHED THE PREVIOUS RUN GVG UP TO A

QUARTER INCH OF WATER IN THE CASCADES WITH A FEW SNOW SHOWERS FOR

THE OLYMPICS. TEMPS WILL KEEP COOLING DOWN GRADUALLY...AND THE

FRASER OUTFLOW WILL EASE OVERNIGHT THRU SUN. MONDAY CONTINUES TO BE

THE TRICKY FCST...BUT THE MODELS ARE IN GOOD GENERAL AGREEMENT THAT

IT WILL BE ANOTHER ROUND OF COLD AIR SURGING SOUTH FROM B.C. WITH

THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE FOR THE SOUTHWEST...I HAVE

1-3 INCHES IN THE FCST SOUTH OF OLYMPIA ON MONDAY. THE GFS HAS SO

FAR KEPT THE SHORTWAVE DROPPING DOWN THRU THE AREA ON MONDAY A QUICK

MOVER WITH LITTLE TIME TO SPIN UP A DECENT SURFACE LOW...LITTLE

THREAT. THE ECMWF AND NAM BOTH HAVE A MORE DEVELOPED UPPER LOW

FORMING AS THE SHORTWAVE REACHES WA...SOMETHING ON THE ORDER OF A

516DAM CENTER...BUT THEY ARE PROGRESSIVE AS WELL AND THE LOW/TROF

ARE INTO ERN ORE BY 12Z TUE. BOTH THE ECMWF AND NAM GIVE SOME SNOW

SOUTH OF SEATTLE. THE 18Z NAM MATCHED THE PREVIOUS RUN WITH THE SFC

LOW CENTER TRACKING FROM THE COASTAL WATERS DOWN TO THE PDX AREA

AFTERNOON...THAT LEAVES MOST OF WRN WA IN DRY NLY GRADIENTS AND THE

MOIST ONSHORE COMPONENT TO THE WINDS AIMED AT THE SOUTH COAST. 19

 

.LONG TERM...SKIES SHOULD CLEAR WITH COLD NLY WIND MONDAY NIGHT AND

TUESDAY. MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE A HARD FREEZE FOR WRN WA...BUT TUESDAY

NIGHT WILL HAVE LIGHTER WINDS AND IF IT STAYS CLEAR WILL BE THE

COLDEST NIGHT. IN GENERAL 15-25 DEGREES IS A GOOD BET FOR WRN WA

BOTH NITES...MAYBE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE NORTH CASCADES. HIGHS WILL

STRUGGLE TO HIT FREEZING TUESDAY IN THE LOWLANDS...WITH TEENS FOR

HIGHS IN THE PASSES. THERE COULD BE A LITTLE PRECIP BY WEDNESDAY

WITH A WARM FRONT...TRANSITIONS FROM COLD TO WARMER WEATHER GO

QUICKLY AND EASILY 90PCT OF THE TIME IN WRN WA AS COLD AIR SCOURS

FAST. AFTER THAT I HAVE CLIMO POPS AND TEMPS...WHICH IS TO SAY RAIN

LIKELY AND 40S FOR HIGHS. I HAVE SPENT VERY LITTLE TIME CHASING

DOWN THE PROGS IN THE EXTENDED...THE GFS WAS WETTER TODAY THEN YDY

AND THE EURO WAS SIMILAR WITH A NEW UPPER TROF DROPPING INTO THE

EAST PAC BUT UPPER LEVEL HEIGHTS MUCH LOWER THAN EARLIER RUNS. 

Cold Season 2020/21:

Total snowfall: 56.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 12.0"

Highest snow depth: 14.0"

Coldest high: 9.0º

Coldest low: -5.1º

Number of subzero days: 2

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

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

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FYI, you can pull up AFD's all the way back to 1996. No need to screen shot them. ;)

 

http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/#

 

049

FXUS66 KSEW 202224

AFDSEW

 

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

225 PM PST SAT NOV 20 2010

 

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE REGION MAY TRIGGER SCATTERED

FLURRIES THROUGH SUNDAY. A REINFORCING SHOT OF COLDER AIR WILL

ARRIVE MONDAY AND TUESDAY. A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL LIKELY

DEVELOP AND TRACK INTO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON OR WESTERN OREGON ON

MONDAY...AND THIS SHOULD GIVE SOME SNOW SOUTH OF OLYMPIA ON MONDAY.

FRASER OUTFLOW WILL DECREASE THROUGH SUNDAY...THEN INCREASE MONDAY.

 

&&

 

.SHORT TERM...STRONG OFFSHORE PRES GRADIENTS AND EXCEPT FOR A FEW

SNOW SHOWERS OVER THE OLYMPICS WRN WA SHOULD NOT SEE ANYTHING MORE

THAN A STRAY FLURRY TONIGHT. FOR SUN AND SUN NITE I HAVE CHANCE

POPS...I DO NOT EXPECT MORE THAN A FEW FLURRIES IN THE LOWLANDS BUT

DID PUT SO QPF IN THE CASCADES AND HAVE A FCST FOR AN INCH OR TWO

SUNDAY. UPPER LEVEL HEIGHTS FALL OFF A BIT...IT COOLS IN THE MID

LEVELS...THE NAM HAS A LITTLE SOMETHING FORMING OVER THE CASCADES

MIDDAY...AND THE 18Z NAM MATCHED THE PREVIOUS RUN GVG UP TO A

QUARTER INCH OF WATER IN THE CASCADES WITH A FEW SNOW SHOWERS FOR

THE OLYMPICS. TEMPS WILL KEEP COOLING DOWN GRADUALLY...AND THE

FRASER OUTFLOW WILL EASE OVERNIGHT THRU SUN. MONDAY CONTINUES TO BE

THE TRICKY FCST...BUT THE MODELS ARE IN GOOD GENERAL AGREEMENT THAT

IT WILL BE ANOTHER ROUND OF COLD AIR SURGING SOUTH FROM B.C. WITH

THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE FOR THE SOUTHWEST...I HAVE

1-3 INCHES IN THE FCST SOUTH OF OLYMPIA ON MONDAY. THE GFS HAS SO

FAR KEPT THE SHORTWAVE DROPPING DOWN THRU THE AREA ON MONDAY A QUICK

MOVER WITH LITTLE TIME TO SPIN UP A DECENT SURFACE LOW...LITTLE

THREAT. THE ECMWF AND NAM BOTH HAVE A MORE DEVELOPED UPPER LOW

FORMING AS THE SHORTWAVE REACHES WA...SOMETHING ON THE ORDER OF A

516DAM CENTER...BUT THEY ARE PROGRESSIVE AS WELL AND THE LOW/TROF

ARE INTO ERN ORE BY 12Z TUE. BOTH THE ECMWF AND NAM GIVE SOME SNOW

SOUTH OF SEATTLE. THE 18Z NAM MATCHED THE PREVIOUS RUN WITH THE SFC

LOW CENTER TRACKING FROM THE COASTAL WATERS DOWN TO THE PDX AREA

AFTERNOON...THAT LEAVES MOST OF WRN WA IN DRY NLY GRADIENTS AND THE

MOIST ONSHORE COMPONENT TO THE WINDS AIMED AT THE SOUTH COAST. 19

 

.LONG TERM...SKIES SHOULD CLEAR WITH COLD NLY WIND MONDAY NIGHT AND

TUESDAY. MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE A HARD FREEZE FOR WRN WA...BUT TUESDAY

NIGHT WILL HAVE LIGHTER WINDS AND IF IT STAYS CLEAR WILL BE THE

COLDEST NIGHT. IN GENERAL 15-25 DEGREES IS A GOOD BET FOR WRN WA

BOTH NITES...MAYBE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE NORTH CASCADES. HIGHS WILL

STRUGGLE TO HIT FREEZING TUESDAY IN THE LOWLANDS...WITH TEENS FOR

HIGHS IN THE PASSES. THERE COULD BE A LITTLE PRECIP BY WEDNESDAY

WITH A WARM FRONT...TRANSITIONS FROM COLD TO WARMER WEATHER GO

QUICKLY AND EASILY 90PCT OF THE TIME IN WRN WA AS COLD AIR SCOURS

FAST. AFTER THAT I HAVE CLIMO POPS AND TEMPS...WHICH IS TO SAY RAIN

LIKELY AND 40S FOR HIGHS. I HAVE SPENT VERY LITTLE TIME CHASING

DOWN THE PROGS IN THE EXTENDED...THE GFS WAS WETTER TODAY THEN YDY

AND THE EURO WAS SIMILAR WITH A NEW UPPER TROF DROPPING INTO THE

EAST PAC BUT UPPER LEVEL HEIGHTS MUCH LOWER THAN EARLIER RUNS.

These are the SWS that I saved, not the AFD’s.
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WSW...10yrs ago today...Not that anyone cares...

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

1020 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2008

 

...A MAJOR DISRUPTIVE WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT MOST OF WESTERN

WASHINGTON LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY...

 

.A STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SPREAD PRECIPITATION INLAND OVER

WESTERN WASHINGTON STARTING SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING

THROUGH MUCH OF SUNDAY. A COMBINATION OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...

HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND ICE BUILDUPS ARE EXPECTED.

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-

TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-

LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-CENTRAL COAST-

1020 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2008

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SAN JUAN...WESTERN

WHATCOM...AND WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTIES...EVERETT AND VICINITY...

SEATTLE...BREMERTON...TACOMA...ADMIRALTY INLET...HOOD CANAL...

AND LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREAS...AND THE CENTRAL COAST FROM 4 PM

SATURDAY TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO

4 PM PST SUNDAY.

 

A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS ON TAP THIS WEEKEND. HEAVY SNOW IS

EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE COAST ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND

THEN SPREAD INTO THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON EARLY

SATURDAY EVENING. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR ON THE KITSAP

PENINSULA...ALONG HOOD CANAL...AND FROM OLYMPIA AND CHEHALIS WEST

TO THE CENTRAL COAST NEAR OCEAN SHORES. 10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW

IS EXPECTED CLOSE TO THE HOOD CANAL. OTHER LOCATIONS WITHIN THIS

AREA SHOULD GET 5 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

 

ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR NORTH OF TACOMA...INCLUDING SEATTLE AND

EVERETT...STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

WESTERN SKAGIT AND WHATCOM COUNTIES SHOULD RECEIVE ABOUT 3 TO 5

INCHES OF SNOW. IN GENERAL...LIGHTER AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR NEAR THE

CASCADE FOOTHILLS WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS FARTHER WEST ALONG THE

SHORES OF PUGET SOUND. SOME PARTS OF EASTERN KING COUNTY...WHERE

WIND IS A BIG THREAT...WILL RECEIVE 1 INCH OR LESS OF SNOWFALL.

 

LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING...LOCATIONS FROM TACOMA ON

SOUTH THROUGH LEWIS COUNTY AND WEST TO THE COAST ARE EXPECTED TO

MIX WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. FREEZING RAIN IS MOST LIKELY IN

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY AND THE LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY. IF MORE

PRECIPITATION OCCURS IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN THAN SNOW...

THEN AN ICE STORM WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS IN

EXCESS OF ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. THIS IS NOT A CERTAINTY BUT

SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND. ICE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF CAUSING POWER

LINES AND LARGE TREE BRANCHES TO SNAP AND CAUSE MAJOR TRAVEL

DISRUPTIONS.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...

SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO

POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

500 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2008

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-

TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-

LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-CENTRAL COAST-

500 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2008

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST

SUNDAY...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY.

 

ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY

MORNING. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR ON THE KITSAP PENINSULA...ALONG

HOOD CANAL...AND FROM OLYMPIA AND CHEHALIS WEST TO THE CENTRAL

COAST NEAR OCEAN SHORES. 10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED CLOSE

TO THE HOOD CANAL. OTHER LOCATIONS WITHIN THIS AREA SHOULD GET 5

TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

 

ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR NORTH OF TACOMA...INCLUDING SEATTLE AND

EVERETT...STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS EXPECTED. IN

GENERAL...LIGHTER AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR NEAR THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS

WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS FARTHER WEST ALONG THE SHORES OF PUGET

SOUND. SOME PARTS OF EASTERN KING COUNTY...WHERE WIND IS A BIG

THREAT...WILL RECEIVE 1 INCH OR LESS OF SNOWFALL.

 

LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY AND THE LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY. IF MORE

PRECIPITATION OCCURS IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN THAN SNOW...

THEN AN ICE STORM WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS IN

EXCESS OF ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. ICE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF

CAUSING POWER LINES AND LARGE TREE BRANCHES TO SNAP AND CAUSE

MAJOR TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...

SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO

POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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10 years ago the south valley was  :(

 

Good thing I lived in the N valley then  :)

Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 28 (Most recent: Jan 20, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3 (Most recent: Dec 24)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

240 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2008

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-

240 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2008

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

 

AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT IN

THE PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS AND THE LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY. A FEW

ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES. SNOWFALL

AMOUNTS WILL BE VARIABLE FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL

IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. SNOWFALL INTENSITIES WILL BE HEAVY

ENOUGH TO REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

HANER

 

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

415 PM PST MON DEC 22 2008

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-

HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-OLYMPICS-

EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-

NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-

WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-

415 PM PST MON DEC 22 2008

 

...NEXT WINTER STORM SET TO REACH WESTERN WASHINGTON LATE TUESDAY

NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH MORE LOWLAND SNOW POSSIBLE...

 

THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER SYSTEM WILL REACH WESTERN WASHINGTON

LATE TUESDAY NIGHT OR EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. AS PRECIPITATION

FIRST OVERSPREADS WESTERN WASHINGTON...THE ATMOSPHERE WILL STILL

BE COOL ENOUGH TO SUPPORT SNOW. SNOW WILL THEN CHANGE TO RAIN

ALONG THE COAST ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. OVER THE INTERIOR...SNOW

SHOULD CHANGE TO RAIN BELOW ABOUT 500 TO 1000 FEET DURING THE

AFTERNOON WITH THE NORTH INTERIOR BEING THE LAST PLACE TO MIX WITH

OR CHANGE TO RAIN.

 

LOWLAND LOCATIONS FROM EVERETT SOUTH ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR AND

THEN WEST TO THE COAST COULD SEE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF ABOUT 1 TO 3

INCHES. IN LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE TROUBLE CHANGING TO RAIN...SUCH AS

THE NORTH INTERIOR...HOOD CANAL...AND HILLS EAST OF LAKE

WASHINGTON...SNOWFALL AMOUNTS COULD REACH 2 TO 5 INCHES.

 

PRECIPITATION OVER THE MOUNTAINS WILL REMAIN SNOW THROUGHOUT THIS

EVENT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS THERE COULD REACH 6 TO 12 INCHES FROM LATE

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

 

THIS SYSTEM WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A COOLER AIR MASS ON CHRISTMAS

DAY. SNOW SHOWERS WTIH SOME RAIN MIXED IN NEAR SEA LEVEL ARE

EXPECTED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. LOCALIZED SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE

POSSIBLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

HANER

 

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

300 PM PST TUE DEC 23 2008

WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-

WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-HOOD CANAL AREA-

300 PM PST TUE DEC 23 2008

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 AM

PST THURSDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY. THIS IS AN UPGRADE TO THE WINTER STORM WATCH

WHICH HAD BEEN IN EFFECT. THE WARNING INCLUDES WESTERN WHATCOM AND

SKAGIT COUNTIES...THE EVERETT AREA...HOOD CANAL...AND THE EAST

PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS.

 

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND CONTINUE

THROUGH MUCH OF WEDNESDAY. THE SNOW WILL BE LIGHT AT FIRST BUT

THEN INCREASE ITS INTENSITY ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. ON WEDNESDAY

AFTERNOON...LOWER ELEVATIONS BELOW ABOUT 400 FEET AND CLOSE TO

WATER COULD MIX WITH A COLD RAIN.

 

SNOWFALL TOTALS SHOULD REACH 3 TO 6 INCHES IN MOST PLACES WITH 4

TO 7 INCHES ALONG HOOD CANAL. HIGHEST AMOUNTS WITHIN THESE RANGES

WILL BE ON HILLS AND AWAY FROM WATER.

 

SNOW SHOWERS COULD BRING ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ON CHRISTMAS

DAY.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

THOSE IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD PREPARE FOR HAZARDOUS...WINTER

DRIVING CONDITIONS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...DRIVE WITH EXTRA CAUTION

AS ROADS WILL BE ICY OR SNOWPACKED.

HANER

 

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0.5"                        2020-21: 27.38"

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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<p><font size="3"><font color="purple"><b>Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the wrath is past.</font></b></font></font>

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

539 AM PST WED DEC 24 2008

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-

HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-

EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-

NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-

539 AM PST WED DEC 24 2008

 

...TRANSITION BACK TO NORMAL WARMER AND WETTER WEATHER LIKELY TO

BE MESSY...

 

OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS WESTERN WASHINGTON WILL MAKE A SLOW

TRANSITION BACK TO OUR NORMAL WEATHER FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR...RAIN

WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. THIS PROCESS WILL BE A MESSY

ONE WITH SEVERAL UNUSUAL HAZARDS FOR THIS AREA CROPPING UP.

 

TODAY THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE OVER TO RAIN LATER IN THE

DAY. TONIGHT TEMPERATURES WILL ONCE AGAIN DROP TO NEAR OR BELOW

FREEZING. THIS IS A BAD COMBINATION FOR ANYONE WITH A FLAT ROOF.

SNOW ALREADY PRESENT WILL SOAK UP THE PRECIPITATION TODAY THEN

FREEZE TONIGHT ADDING WEIGHT AND PUTTING ADDITIONAL STRESS ON THE

STRUCTURE. THIS PROCESS COULD REPEAT ON CHRISTMAS DAY WITH SNOW

SHOWERS IN THE FORECAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON CHRISTMAS WILL BE A

COUPLE OF DEGREES ABOVE FREEZING SO THE MELT FREEZE PROCESS WILL

HAPPEN AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT.

 

ON FRIDAY TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB ABOVE FREEZING WITH RAIN IN THE

FORECAST LATER IN THE DAY. THIS COMBINED WITH ALL THE SNOW ON THE

GROUND COULD RESULT IN SOME URBAN FLOODING PROBLEMS.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

758 AM PST THU DEC 25 2008

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-

SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-

758 AM PST THU DEC 25 2008

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WARNING FOR WESTERN SNOHOMISH COUNTY...NORTH SEATTLE...AND THE

NORTH PART OF THE EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS NORTH OF BELLEVUE...WHICH IS

IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON. THE WINTER WEATHER

ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

 

A PERSISTENT BAND OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL AFFECT THE NORTH PUGET

SOUND AREA THROUGH ABOUT 1 PM TODAY. AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES

OF WET SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED IN THIS AREA. THE WARNING AREA EXTENDS

FROM ABOUT ARLINGTON SOUTHWARD TO NORTH SEATTLE...INCLUDING

EVERETT...AND EASTWARD TO THE CASCADES...INCLUDING THE NORTH

BELLEVUE TO REDMOND AREA...UP THROUGH SNOHOMISH AND BACK TO

ARLINGTON.

 

ABOUT 2 INCHES OF WET SNOW HAD FALLEN IN THE BOTHELL TO LAKE CITY

CORRIDOR AS OF 7 AM. THERE WILL BE LULLS IN THE SNOW SHOWERS AS THE

INDIVIDUAL SNOW BANDS WEAKEN AND ARE THEN REPLACED WITH A NEW BAND

OF SHOWERS. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF AFTER 1 PM.

 

SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THE REST OF TODAY...BUT ARE

NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS INTENSE OR PERSISTENT. RAIN MAY BRIEFLY MIX

WITH SOME OF THE SHOWERS...BUT THE HEAVIER SHOWERS WILL BE ALL SNOW.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

THE HEAVY WET SNOW FALLING ON ALREADY SLOWLY MELTING SNOW WILL

MAKE SLUSHY MIX THAT CAN BE ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS FOR DRIVERS. THIS

IS A RECIPE FOR HYDROPLANING EVEN FOR MORE SNOW CAPABLE VEHICLES

IF YOU ARE DRIVING TOO FAST. WATER WILL TEND TO ACCUMULATE IN

RUTS ALREADY CARVED OUT BY PREVIOUS DRIVERS...SO UP TO TWO INCHES

OF STANDING WATER CAN MAKE HYDROPLANING MUCH MORE LIKELY. DRIVE

SLOWER AND MORE CAUTIOUSLY...AND BE PATIENT WITH DRIVERS OF LESS

CAPABLE VEHICLES.

 

IN ADDITION...THE WET SNOW WILL ADD MORE WEIGHT TO LARGE AMOUNTS

OF SNOW THAT HAVE ALREADY ACCUMULATED ON ROOFS. FLAT ROOF

ESPECIALLY MAY BE AT RISK TO SUFFER DAMAGE FROM THE WEIGHT OF

HEAVY DENSE SNOW.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

222 PM PST FRI DEC 26 2008

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-HOOD CANAL AREA-

222 PM PST FRI DEC 26 2008

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS

EVENING...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS

EVENING.

 

A WARM FRONT OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS AFTERNOON WILL PRODUCE 1

TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW BEFORE IT CHANGES TO RAIN. ACCUMULATION WILL

MAINLY OCCUR ON THE HIGHER HILLS AWAY FROM THE WATER.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

MOTORISTS CAN EXPECT LOCALLY SLICK ROADWAYS AND SNOWFALL THIS

AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING. ONCE THE SNOW BEGINS THE CHANGE

TO RAIN THE PROCESS SHOULD OCCUR RAPIDLY AS STRONG ONSHORE FLOW

DEVELOPS AND SWEEPS THE LAST OF THE COLD AIR FROM WESTERN

WASHINGTON LATER THIS EVENING.

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That we view December 2008 as the high water mark of our modern climate is pretty sad.

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0.5"                        2020-21: 27.38"

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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It was nice but it was certainly a long ways from the 20th century's best events. Which were generally a long ways from the 19th century's best. And on it goes. We won't be approaching 1861-62 or 1892-93 any time soon, there's really no question about that. 1915-16, 1949-50, or 1968-69 are about equally unlikely at this point.

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FLOOD ADVISORY

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

448 PM PST SAT DEC 27 2008

 

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 2

THURSTON-GRAYS HARBOR-PIERCE-MASON-KING-KITSAP-JEFFERSON-CLALLAM-

SNOHOMISH-ISLAND-SKAGIT-SAN JUAN-WHATCOM-LEWIS-

448 PM PST SAT DEC 27 2008

 

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAIN AND MELTING

SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM PST SUNDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING

WESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES...

CLALLAM COUNTY...

ISLAND COUNTY...

JEFFERSON COUNTY...

SAN JUAN COUNTY...

SKAGIT COUNTY...

WHATCOM COUNTY...

KING COUNTY...

KITSAP COUNTY...

LEWIS COUNTY...

MASON COUNTY...

PIERCE COUNTY...

SNOHOMISH COUNTY...

THURSTON COUNTY...

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY...

 

 

* RAIN WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT BECOMING LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES OVER

PARTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES

ARE EXPECTED ON THE COAST AND IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR. RAINFALL

AMOUNTS FROM SEATTLE NORTHWARD ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTER...HOWEVER

BREEZY CONDITIONS WITH TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE FREEZING WILL

CONTINUE TO MELT THE SNOW. THE RAIN COMBINED WITH MELTING LOW

ELEVATION SNOW MAY RESULT IN SOME URBAN OR SMALL STREAM

FLOODING...PARTICULARLY IN POORLY DRAINED LOW LYING AREAS.

 

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLEAR ANY BLOCKAGES OF STORMS DRAINS

BEFORE FLOODING PROBLEMS OCCUR.

 

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM RAIN AND SNOW MELT WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER

ON HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES. IT WILL ALSO CAUSE INCREASED

FLOWS IN SMALL STREAMS.

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It was pretty amazing up here with both duration and snowfall as well as temps...no so much down there?

 

Temps weren't as exciting down here. I think SLE hit 14 and EUG hit 10 on 12/16/08, but aside from that first cold shot temps, especially low temps were especially underwhelming. PDX never got below 20. 

 

There was quite a bit of snow Salem north, If you count Dec 14-25th as one sort of big event, it was the best continuous stretch for snow of my lifetime in the valley. Though in the Salem area 1992-93 and 2016-17 were probably better overall winters. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0.5"                        2020-21: 27.38"

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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