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

Eugene had a small amount of snow going into the event from the 14-16 then warmed above freezing and it was business as usual for the rest of the winter. 13-14 and 16-17 were far better here.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Feb 24, 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 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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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-

435 AM PST THU DEC 27 2007

 

...SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS

AFTERNOON...

 

A SNOW ADVISORY FOR MUCH OF THE INTERIOR WESTERN WASHINGTON

LOWLANDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON.

 

LIGHT SNOW BEGAN FALLING IN THE HOOD CANAL AREA AROUND 3 AM...AND

IT WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS

MORNING. THE SNOW MIGHT BE MIXED WITH RAIN INITIALLY WITH MINIMAL

ACCUMULATIONS.

 

HOWEVER...THE SNOW WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON

WITH SOME SNOW ACCUMULATION LIKELY. SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE UNTIL

THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH THIS EVENING...WHEN IT WILL CHANGE TO

MIXED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AND EVENTUALLY JUST SCATTERED RAIN

SHOWERS.

 

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD GENERALLY RANGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER

MOST OF THE ADVISORY AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER THE

HILLS. THE HOOD CANAL AREA WILL RECEIVE A BIT MORE WITH 2 TO 4

INCHES EXPECTED AND AGAIN POSSIBLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER HILLTOPS.

 

A SNOW ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND

LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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It snowed at our house 15 years ago today.

 

12/29/03 was a major snow event in the Central Willamette Valley. Places west of Salem got 8-12". Salem had about 5-8" across the city. Out in Silverton we had 4.5", about 5 miles to the north the snow line cut off between Mt. Angel and Woodburn.

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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"

 

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Found this handwritten paper with the weather stats I recorded on my Dad's farm down in Silverton from December 2008. Looks like we had 15.5" with that. As you can see by the temps we were on the southern edge of the cold air/snow. Some places further north did better, but it was fun. 

 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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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Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
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Snowfall (with % of seasonal average)

2010-2011 - 60.70" (168%)
2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
 
2020-2021 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
Top 5 Daily Snows: 12.40" (01/03/2017), 8.20" (11/23/2010), 7.50" (12/13/2015), 6.60" (02/07/2017), 6.20" (03/10/2019)
Honorable Mention: 6.00" (03/20/2012), 6.00" (02/28/2012), 6.00" (01/16/2020), 5.70" (12/14/2016), 5.50" (01/18/2012)
Max Depths: 21.00" (01/07/2017), 18.00" (12/24/2015), 13.00" (01/16/2020), 11.00" (11/23/2010), 9.50" (02/27/2019), 9.00" (02/28/2012)
 
T'storm Days: 10 (2020), 14 (2019), 16 (2018), 12 (2017), 13 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011)
1980-2015 Avg = 12
Severe T'storms: 6 (08/05/2020), (08/10/2019), (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012) 
"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
(06/26/2017), (08/05/2016), (07/09/2015), (07/05/2015), (06/09/2015), (08/05/2014), (08/04/2014), (08/22/2013), (08/12/2013), (09/12/2011), (09/04/2011)

 

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Wish I could have been in Springfield when this one hit. Was in Monmouth which had only 7” or so for the winter, lowest in the valley. Haven’t experienced an event of over 4” since Feb 2014. Great pics.

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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: 36 (Most recent: Feb 24, 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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Medford picked up a single day record 8.3" of snow two years ago today. Two days later with deep snow cover they would post an impressive 28/9 day. Later in the month the cold didn't penetrate into SW Oregon, so this event was their winter highlight. 

 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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"

 

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2 years ago it was -19 degrees (with a ground pack of over 18"). That was the 5th coldest temperature at KLMT with records going back to at least around the WWII era.

 

The next day it snowed an additional 5 inches and I measured a total of 21.00" with my yard stick.

Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
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Snowfall (with % of seasonal average)

2010-2011 - 60.70" (168%)
2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
 
2020-2021 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
Top 5 Daily Snows: 12.40" (01/03/2017), 8.20" (11/23/2010), 7.50" (12/13/2015), 6.60" (02/07/2017), 6.20" (03/10/2019)
Honorable Mention: 6.00" (03/20/2012), 6.00" (02/28/2012), 6.00" (01/16/2020), 5.70" (12/14/2016), 5.50" (01/18/2012)
Max Depths: 21.00" (01/07/2017), 18.00" (12/24/2015), 13.00" (01/16/2020), 11.00" (11/23/2010), 9.50" (02/27/2019), 9.00" (02/28/2012)
 
T'storm Days: 10 (2020), 14 (2019), 16 (2018), 12 (2017), 13 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011)
1980-2015 Avg = 12
Severe T'storms: 6 (08/05/2020), (08/10/2019), (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012) 
"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
(06/26/2017), (08/05/2016), (07/09/2015), (07/05/2015), (06/09/2015), (08/05/2014), (08/04/2014), (08/22/2013), (08/12/2013), (09/12/2011), (09/04/2011)

 

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15 years ago today did not suck.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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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On this date in 2017 a very overlooked snow event hit the Willamette Valley. It was not as significant in Salem as 12/14/16 and much less interesting than 1/10/17 at PDX, but it was the most widespread event of that winter in the valley. And thankfully the major airport stations actually measured snow that day!

 

EUG: 4.5"

SLE: 3.0"

PDX: 0.4"

 

I think a lot of the south and west metro had 1-3" with the event though so the PDX number I don't think is representative of a lot of places in the metro with that. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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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On this date in 2017 a very overlooked snow event hit the Willamette Valley. It was not as significant in Salem as 12/14/16 and much less interesting than 1/10/17 at PDX, but it was the most widespread event of that winter in the valley. And thankfully the major airport stations actually measured snow that day!

 

EUG: 4.5"

SLE: 3.0"

PDX: 0.4"

 

I think a lot of the south and west metro had 1-3" with the event though so the PDX number I don't think is representative of a lot of places in the metro with that.

Was expected to be an icing event but the east winds had a good enough cold air dam to keep 850s right at freezing for that one.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Feb 24, 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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Was expected to be an icing event but the east winds had a good enough cold air dam to keep 850s right at freezing for that one.

 

Yeah I remember it was supposed to be ZR south of Albany, but was snow from Eugene north instead. Cold air was much more well established than people expected.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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"

 

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Yeah, a bit of a mischaracterization of 1949-50. The winter had already been cold and snowy before mid January and continued to be after the 20th.

 

McMillan Reservoir just east of Tacoma also saw:

 

- a 5" snowstorm in mid December, along with another minor snowfall

- a 4" snowstorm around New Years, with a couple smaller snowfalls the following week

- a 6" snowstorm the last week of the month and another smaller snowfall

 

But the 16" blizzard that brought a 15/5 day obviously blew the rest of those events away.  :)

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"Twister rips up Clark County" - The Oregonian, issued January 11 2008.  :P

 

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Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
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Snowfall (with % of seasonal average)

2010-2011 - 60.70" (168%)
2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
 
2020-2021 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
Top 5 Daily Snows: 12.40" (01/03/2017), 8.20" (11/23/2010), 7.50" (12/13/2015), 6.60" (02/07/2017), 6.20" (03/10/2019)
Honorable Mention: 6.00" (03/20/2012), 6.00" (02/28/2012), 6.00" (01/16/2020), 5.70" (12/14/2016), 5.50" (01/18/2012)
Max Depths: 21.00" (01/07/2017), 18.00" (12/24/2015), 13.00" (01/16/2020), 11.00" (11/23/2010), 9.50" (02/27/2019), 9.00" (02/28/2012)
 
T'storm Days: 10 (2020), 14 (2019), 16 (2018), 12 (2017), 13 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011)
1980-2015 Avg = 12
Severe T'storms: 6 (08/05/2020), (08/10/2019), (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012) 
"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
(06/26/2017), (08/05/2016), (07/09/2015), (07/05/2015), (06/09/2015), (08/05/2014), (08/04/2014), (08/22/2013), (08/12/2013), (09/12/2011), (09/04/2011)

 

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Severe clear out there!

 

Reminds me of two years ago but the ground cover is different. (ugh)

 

Not here. We had cold rain and it was infuriating. We had 2 sub-freezing highs out of it somehow though. Also had the event on the 7th which dropped a few inches that missed the n and c valley.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 36 (Most recent: Feb 24, 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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Not here. We had cold rain and it was infuriating. We had 2 sub-freezing highs out of it somehow though. Also had the event on the 7th which dropped a few inches that missed the n and c valley.

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3 years ago on this date one of the rarest convective events occurred at my place. A squall line thunderstorm formed off the SW Oregon coast, and instead of breaking apart around the Rogue Valley or west slopes like they normally do, the storm continued and actually strengthened over the cascades. A 67mph gust at KLMT (about 12:30pm) triggered a Severe Warning for it. I had half inch size hail with some decent thunder/lightning at my house. A few booms sounded maybe a mile or two away This was a couple weeks before I got my HD cameras, otherwise I would have gotten some good footage on that.



 



There was still snow pack on the mountains when this storm strengthened and it was only 40 degrees in Klamath Falls at the time this occurred (the outflow winds cooled it to upper 30's!). Even a little leftover snow in my yard as well during this storm, I thought that was interesting and new.



 



In the months of Dec/Jan/Feb, t'storms are almost impossible to occur in Klamath Falls. Going back to at least 1980; I find only 1 in December, 0 in January, 1 in February. However, many more can be found in locations west of the mountains in the winter season. Even in November I believe there have only been a couple of t'storm occurrences at KLMT last 40+ years. My 2nd earliest t'storm since 2010 is March 22nd in 2015. And usually my latest t'storm is in September.

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Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
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Snowfall (with % of seasonal average)

2010-2011 - 60.70" (168%)
2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
 
2020-2021 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
Top 5 Daily Snows: 12.40" (01/03/2017), 8.20" (11/23/2010), 7.50" (12/13/2015), 6.60" (02/07/2017), 6.20" (03/10/2019)
Honorable Mention: 6.00" (03/20/2012), 6.00" (02/28/2012), 6.00" (01/16/2020), 5.70" (12/14/2016), 5.50" (01/18/2012)
Max Depths: 21.00" (01/07/2017), 18.00" (12/24/2015), 13.00" (01/16/2020), 11.00" (11/23/2010), 9.50" (02/27/2019), 9.00" (02/28/2012)
 
T'storm Days: 10 (2020), 14 (2019), 16 (2018), 12 (2017), 13 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011)
1980-2015 Avg = 12
Severe T'storms: 6 (08/05/2020), (08/10/2019), (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012) 
"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
(06/26/2017), (08/05/2016), (07/09/2015), (07/05/2015), (06/09/2015), (08/05/2014), (08/04/2014), (08/22/2013), (08/12/2013), (09/12/2011), (09/04/2011)

 

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30 years ago, baseball practice was held inside the auxiliary fieldhouse because it was about 15F and about a foot of snow on the ground in Monmouth.

 

I was prepping a big write up on this event and then got distracted by the current goodies. A totally amazing event. It was the last time SLE had a sub-zero low. It amazes me this event and December 1990 happened so close together.

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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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I was prepping a big write up on this event and then got distracted by the current goodies. A totally amazing event. It was the last time SLE had a sub-zero low. It amazes me this event and December 1990 happened so close together.

Yeah, we didn't quite fall below zero in Monmouth. I think the lowest I had was 4F. We did have a high of 12F one day though.

 

Best part of that was later in March we were scheduled to play up at UW but the weekend series was cancelled at the last minute because, well, Seattle had about a foot of snow. I think we played 3 games total before we went South over spring break to play San Diego State.

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February 1936. Initial cold shot on the 7th-9th brought -34 to Newport in eastern WA, and subzero cold to Whatcom Co. Readings included -9 in Blaine and -1 in Clearbrook. The mid-month shot once again dropped eastern WA to -34 (at Republic on the 14th, and also -30 at Deer Park on the 15th). PDX stayed frozen for a week straight, including a maximum of 24 on the 17th. Readings in the mid-month airmass were actually colder in parts of the central Sound compared to the initial airmass, including 12 in Puyallup and -11 at Snoqualmie Pass. 

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Weird that no one has posted this, but yesterday and today mark the 23rd anniversary of the Willamette Valley Flood of 1996. Wicked winter weather, followed by a period of some of the strongest east winds recorded at PDX, were subsequently followed (in disastrous fashion) by a major pineapple express which brought feet of rain in some areas over a few day long period. 8 were killed, numerous buildings were damaged by the floodwaters.

"Let's mosey!"

 

--Cloud Strife

 

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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

 

Honourable Mentions: December 7th, 2018, February 9th, 2019.

 

Total since joining the Weather Forums: 3"

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It is the 26th anniversary of the big 2/19/93 snow event in the Willamette Valley. Here are some totals from that day. Many of these locations picked up another 1-3" in the days that followed. 

 

Salem 12"

Corvallis 12"

PDX Downtown 7.5"

PDX 6.1"

EUG 5.7"

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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 is the 26th anniversary of the big 2/19/93 snow event in the Willamette Valley. Here are some totals from that day. Many of these locations picked up another 1-3" in the days that followed. 

 

Salem 12"

Corvallis 12"

PDX Downtown 7.5"

PDX 6.1"

EUG 5.7"

 

I had a lot of snow that day in Canby as well. I was too little to accurately gauge the depth, but it was probably 10". Spent all day outside playing in it. 

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I had a lot of snow that day in Canby as well. I was too little to accurately gauge the depth, but it was probably 10". Spent all day outside playing in it. 

 

I remember we went into a dry cool pattern afterwards so the snow stuck around in the shade for quite a while. It was a great capstone to what was easily the best winter of my childhood in the Willamette Valley.

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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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I remember we went into a dry cool pattern afterwards so the snow stuck around in the shade for quite a while. It was a great capstone to what was easily the best winter of my childhood in the Willamette Valley.

 

For sure. That winter was great in Canby, and it was also my first in this region. Gave me an unrealistic expectation for this climate zone.  :lol:

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Today is the 60th anniversary of the Mount Shasta storm (the ending anyway). 

 

From February 13-19, 1959 a single storm dropped 189" on Mount Shasta Ski Bowl, which I believe is still a world record. The daily obs mid-month were insane (attached).

 

Also, the abstract here provides a nice overview of the synoptic setup:

 

https://works.bepress.com/stephen_underwood/31/

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