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18 minutes ago, Cascadia_Wx said:

Cherry trees were in full bloom at the in-laws in Tigard last night. One of the latest blooms I’ve seen of those trees in the last decade but very pretty nonetheless.

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Looks like an ornamental pear (white) and crab apple (pink) to me.

It's called clown range for a reason.

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Today is revitalizing after the last day or two of warmth...will be short lived sadly then Texas where it will be hot and humid. Gotta enjoy this weather today while I can.

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Garfield County/Pomeroy, WA:

2023-2024 Snowfall totals: 14.3 inches

HIghest snow total (per event): 5.8 inches total 1/11/24 - 1/12/24.

Most recent accumulation (non trace): 0.20 inches on 2/26/24

Days with  trace or more snowfall: 12/01/23 (0.60), 1/8/24 (1.0), 1/10/24 (3.5), 1/11/23 (3.5 inches with Thundersnow; separate event from prior day), 1/12/24 (2.30). 1/14/24 (T), 1/17/24 (1.20 inches), 1/18/24 (1.5 inches), 1/19/24 (0.20), 2/09/24 (0.30), 2/26/24 (0.20-mainly graupel), 4/5/24 (T)

First Freeze: 10/27/2023

Last Sub freezing Day: 1/20/24 (12th) (8 days in a row from 1/12/24-1/20/24)

Coldest low: -12F (!!!!!!!!) (1/12/24)

Last White Christmas: 2022 at my location (on ground)

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EUG actually ended April exactly average. SLE had a spankin' -1.4 departure and came in with a mean of 49.9. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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14 minutes ago, Timmy said:

Must be cool and wet then. That is less than stellar for most.

Variable pattern with an active and fast-progressing MJO.   I believe the tables will turn again next week as the next warm spell comes into view.     This will be downvoted by the usual folks of course, but doesn't change what nature is doing or what will happen.  

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5 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Variable pattern with an active and fast-progressing MJO.   I believe the tables will turn again next week as the next warm spell comes into view.     This will be downvoted by the usual folks of course, but doesn't change what nature is doing or what will happen.  

Bring on the variable pattern!!  Give me an occasional sunny day or two to enjoy all the green goodness that the clouds and rain bring us. 

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Going to keep seeing cooler than normal conditions. A blessing indeed.

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Springfield, Oregon regular season 2023-24 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 25F (Jan 14, 2024)
  • Coldest low: 20F (Jan 14, 2024)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 24 (Most recent: Mar 8, 2024)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 4 (Most recent: Jan 16, 2024)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Total ice: 2.25”
  • Last accumulating snowfall on roads: Dec 27, 2021 (1.9")
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 15, 2024 (27F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall on roads: Dec 27, 2021
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 16, 2024 (32F)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 42.0"
  • Sub-freezing highs since joining TheWeatherForums: 4

 

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28 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Variable pattern with an active and fast-progressing MJO.   I believe the tables will turn again next week as the next warm spell comes into view.     This will be downvoted by the usual folks of course, but doesn't change what nature is doing or what will happen.  

Next 6 weeks will be the epitome of pattern variability under changing background tropical forcing(s), seasonal forcing(s), and an active MJO/CCKW component (often associated with the former & descending easterly shear/-QBO, which we now have).

Doubt any pattern will hold for more than a week from now until the summer solstice at least. However averaging it out CA/SW US will probably end up cooler and WA/BC/Northern Plains probably come out warmer.

Then (probably?) a relatively uneventful pattern for July/August. Relatively weak 4CH, saggy troughing/lowish heights in West/SW, and/or southern US. Meanwhile West/Central Canada & Northern Plains probably running a bit on the warm side, but anomalies running cooler in Northern Intermountain West and PNW (compared to May) but probably still on positive side.

In essence, nothing to write home about.

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17 minutes ago, Anti Marine Layer said:

As long as they stay in PNW to satisfy the thirst of our rain lovers who don't need vitamin D to thrive and like to have pale skin all the time, I am happy. 

I liked ML Loather. Fear and Loathing in the Marine Layer.  

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Sigh it wouldn't be may without concern for hail (though I also find it fascinating too). Have a probability of damaging hail/t-storms tomorrow in SE WA/ID Panhandle. debating if I want to deal with the trouble of protecting our cars again if we don't get anything...but couldn't afford to fix it if it caused any damage.

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Garfield County/Pomeroy, WA:

2023-2024 Snowfall totals: 14.3 inches

HIghest snow total (per event): 5.8 inches total 1/11/24 - 1/12/24.

Most recent accumulation (non trace): 0.20 inches on 2/26/24

Days with  trace or more snowfall: 12/01/23 (0.60), 1/8/24 (1.0), 1/10/24 (3.5), 1/11/23 (3.5 inches with Thundersnow; separate event from prior day), 1/12/24 (2.30). 1/14/24 (T), 1/17/24 (1.20 inches), 1/18/24 (1.5 inches), 1/19/24 (0.20), 2/09/24 (0.30), 2/26/24 (0.20-mainly graupel), 4/5/24 (T)

First Freeze: 10/27/2023

Last Sub freezing Day: 1/20/24 (12th) (8 days in a row from 1/12/24-1/20/24)

Coldest low: -12F (!!!!!!!!) (1/12/24)

Last White Christmas: 2022 at my location (on ground)

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59 minutes ago, LowerGarfield said:

Sigh it wouldn't be may without concern for hail (though I also find it fascinating too). Have a probability of damaging hail/t-storms tomorrow in SE WA/ID Panhandle. debating if I want to deal with the trouble of protecting our cars again if we don't get anything...but couldn't afford to fix it if it caused any damage.

We had relatives come out to visit from Minnesota a few years ago, their 1yr old Suburban was full of golf ball size dents on their roof and hood! Between the salt rust and the hail damage those Midwest vehicles do not stand a chance lol. 

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3 minutes ago, MossMan said:

We had relatives come out to visit from Minnesota a few years ago, their 1yr old Suburban was full of golf ball size dents on their roof and hood! Between the salt rust and the hail damage those Midwest vehicles do not stand a chance lol. 

My brother-in-law in Minnesota has a side business buying and selling vehicles and he always flies to the west coast to get specialty cars and then drives them back to MN since he can get a premium for them there.

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