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I’m a day late but the Puget Sound windstorm on November 24th 1983. I turned 7yrs old that day and got to enjoy that awesome storm on my Birthday! And Turkey via the BBQ since we didn’t have power.

 

I forgot about that one.  Just too much to remember!  I remember all of the interesting stories about how people had to cook their turkeys because of the power outages.

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Total Snowfall = 0.3"

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Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

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Highs 32 or below = 0

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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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I forgot about that one.  Just too much to remember!  I remember all of the interesting stories about how people had to cook their turkeys because of the power outages.

 

Here are the details on that storm...

 

http://www.climate.washington.edu/stormking/Nov1983PeakGustMapWAORCA.jpg

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1961 is a pretty strong analog this year...at least in my methodology.  

 

FWIW, that November will end up pretty much opposite of this November.

 

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Of course, that doesn't invalidate it as an analog (it was in my initial large group as well, and I still like it from a blockiness standpoint), but I do think it weakens it from a timing perspective. I think a 1961 outcome for December is unlikely at this point, but I still like it for overall winter anomalies.

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Well, 1961/62 was +QBO/Niña in a huge solar maximum, so I've never really considered it an analog (this winter is -QBO/Niña approaching solar minimum).

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I forgot about that one. Just too much to remember! I remember all of the interesting stories about how people had to cook their turkeys because of the power outages.

It was the first time I was in awe of the power of wind...we had a huge Maple tree in our backyard and half of it snapped and crashed through our fence...it was so exciting! Yeah I like the wind a little too much, even at 7yrs old!! We were without power for a week, back then it took forever for the repair crews to come and fix the lines since our population was so low back then so we were very low priority. Now we have fifteen trillion people living around here unfortunately.
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11/25/1998 storm was 19 years ago today.

 

I remember this one pretty well. Winds gusted to 100+ mph at some places on the N. Coast (Cannon Beach, etc.) and huge amounts of rain fell. 

 

Calendar day totals were:

 

9.20" at Falls City #2 (breaking the all-time record of 5.59" from 11/22/1961 - shout out to yesterday's post)

6.44" at Laurel Mountain (10.86" in 2 days)

5.56" at AST (all-time record)

2.11" at PDX

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On this day...11/26/06 in the morning the snow started to stick, by 1pm the power was off as the heavy wet snow started taking down trees and limbs. By that night it was still snowing with a foot on the ground...it continued until the evening of the 27th when the arctic front pushed through and temps plummeted to the upper teens. 18” of snow, tree destruction like I have never seen, and no power for nearly a week since the damage was so extensive. That was one hell of an event especially since the forecast called for a sloppy inch with possibly another inch with arctic passage...

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On 11/26/1919-11/27/1919, St. George Utah had its biggest snowstorm on record with 16.0 inches of snow.  Weather records date to the 1870's. St. George is in the hottest part of Utah and November snow is rare.  

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1896 - Seattle low temperature plunges to 15 degrees which is the second coldest November minimum on record for the city.  There was still 2 inches of snow on the ground left from the storm several days earlier.

 

1985 - The second major snowstorm of the month strikes the Puget Sound region hitting northern areas with very heavy totals, while the Central Sound had several inches on average.  The snowfall IMBY was 3.7" bringing the total depth to 10 inches.  Temperatures were bone chilling with a daily range of 27-17 where I was living in Bothell.

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Total Snowfall = 0.3"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

Lows 32 or below = 25

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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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 record cold set in, Victoria and Vancouver's daytime maxes were just 16 with 15 at Bellingham. Some of the coldest snow ever observed occurred in southern B.C. with Abbotsford seeing 5 degree snowfall early in the morning. The day before, northern Vancouver Island observed similar conditions with a near all time record low of -5 at Campbell River.

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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 record cold set in, Victoria and Vancouver's daytime maxes were just 16 with 15 at Bellingham. Some of the coldest snow ever observed occurred in southern B.C. with Abbotsford seeing 5 degree snowfall early in the morning. The day before, northern Vancouver Island observed similar conditions with a near all time record low of -5 at Campbell River.

 

Pretty unbelievable. 

 

That whole month is just such an anomaly. It is like the November equivalent of January 1950 or something like that. We have had other huge November cold snaps, but looking at the data it seems there were 3 separate intrusions of cold air that month? No one remembers the cold snap the first half of the month, but SLE even had back to back lows of 19 on the 13th and 14th, and the month was much more brutal further north. Is there another November that even compares? I can't think of one...

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"

 

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Pretty unbelievable. 

 

That whole month is just such an anomaly. It is like the November equivalent of January 1950 or something like that. We have had other huge November cold snaps, but looking at the data it seems there were 3 separate intrusions of cold air that month? No one remembers the cold snap the first half of the month, but SLE even had back to back lows of 19 on the 13th and 14th, and the month was much more brutal further north. Is there another November that even compares? I can't think of one...

 

1896 was certainly comparable, otherwise no.

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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 record cold set in, Victoria and Vancouver's daytime maxes were just 16 with 15 at Bellingham. Some of the coldest snow ever observed occurred in southern B.C. with Abbotsford seeing 5 degree snowfall early in the morning. The day before, northern Vancouver Island observed similar conditions with a near all time record low of -5 at Campbell River.

 

Another thing I remember about the day SEA reached 35 is the Arctic boundary was stalled about 2 or 3 miles north of Seattle.  North of the boundary it never got above freezing during that interlude which resulted in many places having 10 or more consecutive days with max temps of 32 or lower.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.3"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

Lows 32 or below = 25

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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Pretty unbelievable. 

 

That whole month is just such an anomaly. It is like the November equivalent of January 1950 or something like that. We have had other huge November cold snaps, but looking at the data it seems there were 3 separate intrusions of cold air that month? No one remembers the cold snap the first half of the month, but SLE even had back to back lows of 19 on the 13th and 14th, and the month was much more brutal further north. Is there another November that even compares? I can't think of one...

 

To this day Nov 1985 is my favorite month that I have witnessed and can clearly remember.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.3"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

Lows 32 or below = 25

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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Another thing I remember about the day SEA reached 35 is the Arctic boundary was stalled about 2 or 3 miles north of Seattle.  North of the boundary it never got above freezing during that interlude which resulted in many places having 10 or more consecutive days with max temps of 32 or lower.

 

Yeah, areas north of Seattle saw an incredible run.

 

- 13 straight days of 33 or colder highs at Monroe

- 10 straight days below freezing at Sedro Wooley

- 13 straight days below freezing for Bellingham

- 14 straight days of 30 or colder at Clearbrook

 

Those would be impressive numbers in January, even more so in November. I wasn't old enough to remember anything at all about Nov 1985...too bad.

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Yeah, areas north of Seattle saw an incredible run.

 

- 13 straight days of 33 or colder highs at Monroe

- 10 straight days below freezing at Sedro Wooley

- 13 straight days below freezing for Bellingham

- 14 straight days of 30 or colder at Clearbrook

 

Those would be impressive numbers in January, even more so in November. I wasn't old enough to remember anything at all about Nov 1985...too bad.

 

It was amazing.  I actually got used to there being snow on the ground.  The sunny days with snow on the ground was the best part of it...that and watching the snow come down on a number of different days.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.3"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

Lows 32 or below = 25

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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Yeah, areas north of Seattle saw an incredible run.

 

- 13 straight days of 33 or colder highs at Monroe

- 10 straight days below freezing at Sedro Wooley

- 13 straight days below freezing for Bellingham

- 14 straight days of 30 or colder at Clearbrook

 

Those would be impressive numbers in January, even more so in November. I wasn't old enough to remember anything at all about Nov 1985...too bad.

It was AMAZING! I was 9yrs old at the time and I remember snow up to my waist and Lake Goodwin froze solid. Also one morning My sister and I walked up to the bus stop (was running 1hr late due to previous snow) as it started snowing...and within 10min it was very heavy snow and the bus never made it...snowed all day...that was the best!!
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On this date in 1952 Silver Falls set their daily record low of 12. The fall of 1952 was probably the driest fall on record at Silver Falls and November 1952 has the lowest average low of any November on record with an average low of 23.1. Amazingly the average low of 23.1 is colder than the park's coldest average December low of 23.5 in 1972 and the record for February of 25.3 in 1989. November 1952 closed the month with 9 straight sub-20 lows. 

 

On this date more recently in 2006 Silver Falls set a daily record with 5.0" of snow. The late November 2006 event was a bust in the Willamette Valley, but about a foot of snow fell at the park over a 3-day period of the 28-30th. 

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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"

 

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On this date in 1952 Silver Falls set their daily record low of 12. The fall of 1952 was probably the driest fall on record at Silver Falls and November 1952 has the lowest average low of any November on record with an average low of 23.1. Amazingly the average low of 23.1 is colder than the park's coldest average December low of 23.5 in 1972 and the record for February of 25.3 in 1989. November 1952 closed the month with 9 straight sub-20 lows. 

 

On this date more recently in 2006 Silver Falls set a daily record with 5.0" of snow. The late November 2006 event was a bust in the Willamette Valley, but about a foot of snow fell at the park over a 3-day period of the 28-30th. 

 

Yeah...that 1952 cold snap was quite impressive.  Kind of a real cold / fake cold hybrid.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.3"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

Lows 32 or below = 25

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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Was out of town for thanksgiving but I missed this. Just two years ago on 11/24 Bend saw 14” of snow starting Tuesday afternoon before thanksgiving. Plows couldn’t keep up due to heavy snow falling with thanksgiving traffic leaving us with 2-4” ice layer on the roads through the holiday weekend.

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Elevation: 3550'

 

Snow History:

Nov: 1"

Dec: .5"

Jan: 1.9"

Feb: 12.7"

Mar: 1.0"

Total: 17.1"

 

2016/2017: 70"

2015/2016: 34"

Average: ~25"

 

2017/2018 Winter Temps

Lowest Min: 1F on 2/23

Lowest Max: 23F on 12/24, 2/22

Lows <32: 87

Highs <32: 13

 

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Was out of town for thanksgiving but I missed this. Just two years ago on 11/24 Bend saw 14” of snow starting Tuesday afternoon before thanksgiving. Plows couldn’t keep up due to heavy snow falling with thanksgiving traffic leaving us with 2-4” ice layer on the roads through the holiday weekend.

 

That airmass in late Nov 2015 had some bite to it. BNO would go on to tie its monthly record low on three straight days from the 27th-29th, hitting -15 on all three days. Alkali Lake bottomed out at -22 and Paisley hit -17. Very impressive for November. Lots of winters don't get that cold in those places.

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That airmass in late Nov 2015 had some bite to it. BNO would go on to tie its monthly record low on three straight days from the 27th-29th, hitting -15 on all three days. Alkali Lake bottomed out at -22 and Paisley hit -17. Very impressive for November. Lots of winters don't get that cold in those places.

 

It was chilly on the west side. SLE was 35/21 on the 30th and Silver Falls had a high of 32 that day. November through the first week of January that winter wasn't bad, afterwards was terrible though. We had a white Christmas here that year. 

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"

 

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It was chilly on the west side. SLE was 35/21 on the 30th and Silver Falls had a high of 32 that day. November through the first week of January that winter wasn't bad, afterwards was terrible though. We had a white Christmas here that year. 

 

Agreed. Two separate airmasses dropped eastern OR into the -20's (early Jan did as well). Not bad for a super Nino.

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Monthly record lows were set on today's date in 2006 at Burns Municipal Airport (-15) and McDermitt, NV (-17). The reading in Burns was tied in 2015, as mentioned in yesterday's post. 

 

Also, I didn't mention this a few days ago, but on the 25th - the coldest weather ever observed in Nevada in the month of November occurred in 2010, associated with the major PNW Arctic outbreak at that time. The NV state record for the month was set at Charleston with a reading of -32, with Wildhorse Reservoir close behind at -31. Monthly records were also broken in Ruth (-22) and Ely (-20). 

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3yrs ago today we had a little residual moisture as the cold air finally filtered in...had snow on the ground and below freezing for nearly a week!

 

That was probably the biggest blowtorch winter I have ever experienced in the Willamette Valley, but November 2014 did have its moments...

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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"

 

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32 years ago today I awoke after several days of my father messing with an annoying 10 year old constantly asking "are those snow clouds?????????" to a coastal snow globe Saturday. He knew it was coming but didn't tell me. 6+ inches of blowing and drifting snow with temperatures in the low-mid 20's. Ho hum considering what's about to roll out this winter but still pretty memorable.

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32 years ago today I awoke after several days of my father messing with an annoying 10 year old constantly asking "are those snow clouds?????????" to a coastal snow globe Saturday. He knew it was coming but didn't tell me. 6+ inches of blowing and drifting snow with temperatures in the low-mid 20's. Ho hum considering what's about to roll out this winter but still pretty memorable.

 

That was the snowiest day of that stretch here, as well. Coastal low!

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11-30 (approx) - 

 

1853 - The third extreme AR event of the month combined with very warm temperatures to set the stage for historic flooding in the NW.  To the best of my knowledge the only flood to top this one was 1861.  I have been able to find few details concerning the flooding from this event, but I do know from the Fort Steilacom records rainfall amounts were insane in November 1853.  The third AR event dumped 5.13" of rain at that location in 3 days.

 

This extreme event very probably set the stage for the extreme Arctic cold wave of January 1854.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.3"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

Lows 32 or below = 25

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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That was the snowiest day of that stretch here, as well. Coastal low!

 

I wasn't aware Nov 1985 had a big snow down there.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.3"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 25

Lows 32 or below = 25

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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11-30 (approx) - 

 

1853 - The third extreme AR event of the month combined with very warm temperatures to set the stage for historic flooding in the NW.  To the best of my knowledge the only flood to top this one was 1861.  I have been able to find few details concerning the flooding from this event, but I do know from the Fort Steilacom records rainfall amounts were insane in November 1853.  The third AR event dumped 5.13" of rain at that location in 3 days.

 

This extreme event very probably set the stage for the extreme Arctic cold wave of January 1854.

 

Funny, I was just digging through that really old stuff recently and was struck by how torchy that early winter period was. Fort Vancouver pulled off a 55/52 on November 29, 58/50 on December 2, and two more 58/50s for good measure on December 7 and December 8. Fort Steilacoom had a 60/46 on December 2, a 60/50 on December 4, 60/48 on December 5, and a 59/47 on December 8.

 

And Jesse thinks he has it bad today!

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I wasn't aware Nov 1985 had a big snow down there.

 

PDX itself didn't do great (big surprise), but most of NW OR and SW WA did pretty well with the 11/30-12/1 storm. Once you got a little away from the strongest gorge outflow that was a solid 4-7" event for the Portland metro area. I think we had about 6" here.

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11-30 (approx) - 

 

1853 - The third extreme AR event of the month combined with very warm temperatures to set the stage for historic flooding in the NW.  To the best of my knowledge the only flood to top this one was 1861.  I have been able to find few details concerning the flooding from this event, but I do know from the Fort Steilacom records rainfall amounts were insane in November 1853.  The third AR event dumped 5.13" of rain at that location in 3 days.

 

This extreme event very probably set the stage for the extreme Arctic cold wave of January 1854.

 

Down here on the Willamette, we had a major flood that crested on November 28, 1844. I believe it was the biggest until December 1861.

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PDX itself didn't do great (big surprise), but most of NW OR and SW WA did pretty well with the 11/30-12/1 storm. Once you got a little away from the strongest gorge outflow that was a solid 4-7" event for the Portland metro area. I think we had about 6" here.

 

Yeah, PDX got hosed in that one. Just looking at the depths to start the month, 2" at PDX but 10" out in Vernonia, 8" in Corvallis, 6" in Eugene, and 5" in both Salem and Astoria.

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Yeah, PDX got hosed in that one. Just looking at the depths to start the month, 2" at PDX but 10" out in Vernonia, 8" in Corvallis, 6" in Eugene, and 5" in both Salem and Astoria.

Of course, Vernonia is not exactly a great representative of Portland metro either. ;)

 

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PDX itself didn't do great (big surprise), but most of NW OR and SW WA did pretty well with the 11/30-12/1 storm. Once you got a little away from the strongest gorge outflow that was a solid 4-7" event for the Portland metro area. I think we had about 6" here.

 

SLE had 26/17 1.6" of snow on the 30th of November and then 24/21 with 6.1" of snow on December 1st, 1985. 

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"

 

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Interestingly the first 3 days of December represent massively low hanging fruit as far as record low temps go at Silver Falls. Today's record low is a measly 21 set in 1985. First 10 days of December look like this for record lows here...

 

21 - 1985

22 - 1985

22 - 1969

14 - 1972

 9  - 1972

12 - 1972

6   - 1972

- 9 - 1972  - Of note the 8th of December also saw a low of 8 in 2009 and 7 in 2013. 

- 4 - 1972

- 4 - 1972 

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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12 years ago today the NWS hit a WSW home run.

 

10 years ago today was 12-1-07.

 

Got buried in snow here with both events!

 

I remember the 12/1/2007 event very clearly.    We went out and cut a Christmas tree on 12/1 (which was a Saturday) as it was starting to snow that afternoon.   The cold air remained trapped here through the night as very moist SW flow arrived and it dumped snow for hours.   Around 10 p.m. one of my 6-year old sons accidentally scratched the eye of my other son.  It looked pretty bad and we had to get to the ER through a blizzard.   We went to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital which has since moved to a new location.   There was absolutely nobody there and one of the doctors was actually outside shoveling the driveway to the ER door for the ambulances.    They patched him up and we drove back home up the hill through over a foot of almost untouched snow without chains.    We had 24 inches on the ground by morning.    

 

I remember shoveling the driveway in the morning (12/2) as the warm air and wind arrived.   It was amazing how quickly it warmed up.  The neighbors were walking by as I was shoveling and I told them that I was wasting my time since it would all be gone by the next morning and they laughed at me and said there is no way that would happen.    They could barely walk down the road because it was so deep.  

 

The wind roared through the night and it was almost 60 by the next morning and there was nothing left except for a few of the snowbanks that I created the previous day.   

 

And then I-5 between Olympia and Portland was closed due to flooding.

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

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12/1 is a common day for snow here it seems.   Facebook just reminded me that we had snow on 12/1/14 as well.   Our dog broke his leg running through the woods in the snow on this night.   That was very expensive!   And I ended up totaling my car a couple weeks later after getting hit by a dump truck coming out of the veterinary office.    :unsure:

 

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**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

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Got buried in snow here with both events!

 

I remember the 12/1/2007 event very clearly. We went out and cut a Christmas tree on 12/1 (which was a Saturday) as it was starting to snow that afternoon. The cold air remained trapped here through the night as very moist SW flow arrived and it dumped snow for hours. Around 10 p.m. one of my 6-year old sons accidentally scratched the eye of my other son. It looked pretty bad and we had to get to the ER through a blizzard. We went to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital which has since moved to a new location. There was absolutely nobody there and one of the doctors was actually outside shoveling the driveway to the ER door for the ambulances. They patched him up and we drove back home up the hill through over a foot of almost untouched snow without chains. We had 24 inches on the ground by morning.

 

I remember shoveling the driveway in the morning (12/2) as the warm air and wind arrived. It was amazing how quickly it warmed up. The neighbors were walking by as I was shoveling and I told them that I was wasting my time since it would all be gone by the next morning and they laughed at me and said there is no way that would happen. They could barely walk down the road because it was so deep.

 

The wind roared through the night and it was almost 60 by the next morning and there was nothing left except for a few of the snowbanks that I created the previous day.

 

And then I-5 between Olympia and Portland was closed due to flooding.

I doubt your neighbors knew they were talking to a card carrying snow melt guru.

My preferences can beat up your preferences’ dad.

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I doubt your neighbors knew they were talking to a card carrying snow melt guru.

 

They have never questioned my predictions again after that!  

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

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12/1 is a common day for snow here it seems.   Facebook just reminded me that we had snow on 12/1/14 as well.   Our dog broke his leg running through the woods in the snow on this night.   That was very expensive!   And I ended up totaling my car a couple weeks later after getting hit by a dump truck coming out of the veterinary office.    :unsure:

 

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Poor dog...Though of course there was a much cheaper solution...

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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Got buried in snow here with both events!

 

I remember the 12/1/2007 event very clearly. We went out and cut a Christmas tree on 12/1 (which was a Saturday) as it was starting to snow that afternoon. The cold air remained trapped here through the night as very moist SW flow arrived and it dumped snow for hours. Around 10 p.m. one of my 6-year old sons accidentally scratched the eye of my other son. It looked pretty bad and we had to get to the ER through a blizzard. We went to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital which has since moved to a new location. There was absolutely nobody there and one of the doctors was actually outside shoveling the driveway to the ER door for the ambulances. They patched him up and we drove back home up the hill through over a foot of almost untouched snow without chains. We had 24 inches on the ground by morning.

 

I remember shoveling the driveway in the morning (12/2) as the warm air and wind arrived. It was amazing how quickly it warmed up. The neighbors were walking by as I was shoveling and I told them that I was wasting my time since it would all be gone by the next morning and they laughed at me and said there is no way that would happen. They could barely walk down the road because it was so deep.

 

The wind roared through the night and it was almost 60 by the next morning and there was nothing left except for a few of the snowbanks that I created the previous day.

 

And then I-5 between Olympia and Portland was closed due to flooding.

That was quite the storm here too. 20” of snow melted in the blink of an eye along with a 6” deluge of rain. A few commercial buildings had some roof failures.

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Got buried in snow here with both events!

 

I remember the 12/1/2007 event very clearly. We went out and cut a Christmas tree on 12/1 (which was a Saturday) as it was starting to snow that afternoon. The cold air remained trapped here through the night as very moist SW flow arrived and it dumped snow for hours. Around 10 p.m. one of my 6-year old sons accidentally scratched the eye of my other son. It looked pretty bad and we had to get to the ER through a blizzard. We went to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital which has since moved to a new location. There was absolutely nobody there and one of the doctors was actually outside shoveling the driveway to the ER door for the ambulances. They patched him up and we drove back home up the hill through over a foot of almost untouched snow without chains. We had 24 inches on the ground by morning.

 

I remember shoveling the driveway in the morning (12/2) as the warm air and wind arrived. It was amazing how quickly it warmed up. The neighbors were walking by as I was shoveling and I told them that I was wasting my time since it would all be gone by the next morning and they laughed at me and said there is no way that would happen. They could barely walk down the road because it was so deep.

 

The wind roared through the night and it was almost 60 by the next morning and there was nothing left except for a few of the snowbanks that I created the previous day.

 

And then I-5 between Olympia and Portland was closed due to flooding.

My memory is fuzzy. The winter of 07-08 had lots of cold rain below 1000 feet correct?

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My memory is fuzzy. The winter of 07-08 had lots of cold rain below 1000 feet correct?

 

Below 750 feet.

 

I had 150+ inches here that winter while there was very little in Seattle or even Issaquah.   

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

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