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27 minutes ago, Anti Marine Layer said:

Would be nice to have another 2015-like summer here. 

I think he meant its the opposite of 2015.  

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20 minutes ago, hawkstwelve said:

Let's go Kraken!!

That was incredible... it was 2-1 when I went to clean up the kitchen.   Came back a few minutes later and see its 4-2 and thought it was a misprint on the screen.   Had to rewind and watch all 3 goals.  

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52 minutes ago, Doinko said:

Looks like Hillsboro had a random gust to 36mph this morning. How did that happen?
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Thunderstorm outflow 

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Top 5 Snow Events (post 2014):

 

(1. January 10th, 2017: 18.5 in.

(2. February 6th, 2014: 7.5 inches

(3. February 20th, 2018: 5.0 inches

(4. February 21st, 2018: 4.0 inches

(5. December 14th, 2016: 3.5 inches

 

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I was wondering why the sky has looked so hazy, brown/orange the past few days.  Finally figured it out.  It is wildfire smoke mainly from the southern US.  It isn't mixing low, but hanging along the Cascade Crest making things look gritty and hazy. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, TT-SEA said:

I think he meant its the opposite of 2015.  

Let’s hope.

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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"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 
Fighting the good fight against weather evil.

 

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28 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Recently seen off the coast of Dildo, Newfoundland (I am not making this up):

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That’s hilarious. The GODS have a sense of humor. 

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"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 
Fighting the good fight against weather evil.

 

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No tstorms today here but tomorrow will be a bit too warm.

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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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11 hours ago, TT-SEA said:

65 degrees here with barely a cloud in the sky.    Taking time to be outside and get some sun.   Our cottonwoods have taken on their summer look now with deep green, glossy leaves all filled out.    The big leaf maples are the only trees left without leaves now (always the slowest)... but they have very large buds so it shouldn't be too much longer.

Deep midsummer look here now. Thick, fully-emerged foliage on all species.

Ironically the flip to cool/wet accelerated things dramatically. The dryness was holding it back before.

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I think there's a good shot at a thunderstorm this evening into overnight in the Puget Sound region. CAMs are pretty ademant on some impressive instability and decent shear. Just need those showers off the Cascades to organize.

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Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 50.25"

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-2021-22: 8.75"

-2022-23: 5.75"

-2023-24*: 0.25"

-Most recent snowfall: 0.25”; January 17th, 2024

-Largest snowfall (single storm): 8.5"; February 12-13, 2021

-Largest snow depth: 14"; 1:30am February 12th, 2019

Temperatures:

-Warmest: 109F; June 28th, 2021

-Coldest: 13F; December 27th, 2021

-Phreeze Count 2023-24: 40

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Sunny morning here... high clouds lifted north right at sunrise.     ECMWF shows the convective activity remaining south of here tomorrow morning mainly across SW WA but the low clouds make it northward by morning for a much cooler day tomorrow and then what looks like stratiform light rain on Friday.    Heading to Pullman on Friday morning for graduation weekend. 

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51 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

Lots of fog here. Juiced atmosphere!

Sounds like a bust incoming. 😞 

Tongue in cheek of course, heh. I’m sure the rules are different out there. Out here fog/low clouds are a death omen for severe potential outside of rare cold season setups.

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Getting some PNW-style cold core hail showers this AM. Loving this pattern!

How on earth can ANY wx-enthusiast prefer dull, stagnant ridging to dynamic troughs? 🤔 I’ll never understand it. There’s simply no logic to it.

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6 minutes ago, Phil said:

Getting some PNW-style cold core hail showers this AM. Loving this pattern!

How on earth can ANY wx-enthusiast prefer dull, stagnant ridging to dynamic troughs? 🤔 I’ll never understand it. There’s simply no logic to it.

Tim doesn’t enjoy weather. He enjoys his lifestyle. 

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After struggling to hit 50 at times a lot of this spring…have struggled to get down into the 40s the past week during the overnight hours. Low of 50 this morning and up to 56 now. Beautiful day out there but where are the thunderstorms?! Models haven’t looked too promising up in western WA…but with convection models are usually meaningless anyways. 

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24 minutes ago, Phil said:

Sounds like a bust incoming. 😞 

Tongue in cheek of course, heh. I’m sure the rules are different out there. Out here fog/low clouds are a death omen for severe potential outside of rare cold season setups.

It'll burn off soon. Like most of our southerly flow setups here in the valleys west of the Cascades, this setup isn't really so much about surface based convection anyways.

That being said, convective models are a mixed bag for us. Gonna be a close shave on whether we have enough elevated instability later tonight and tomorrow morning for things to go boom. Not expecting much but the potential at least for some heavy rain is high. 12km NAM really tags us in SW WA tomorrow afternoon.

 

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12 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

Tim doesn’t enjoy weather. He enjoys his lifestyle. 

I enjoy tracking weather and love nice weather here.    When we lived in San Diego I enjoyed stormy weather way more.    I would take off work to enjoy a rainstorm down there.    But that happens so often up here that its lost its novelty.   Now nice weather is where its at for me.   Weenie tag me all you want... just being honest.  😀

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The weekend is actually looking fairly dry now on the 12Z GFS and 12Z GEM.   Seems like the models are trending much farther offshore with that next ULL coming down over the weekend.

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22 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

I enjoy tracking weather and love nice weather here.    When we lived in San Diego I enjoyed stormy weather way more.    I would take off work to enjoy a rainstorm down there.    But that happens so often up here that its lost its novelty.   Now nice weather is where its at for me.   Weenie tag me all you want... just being honest.  😀

yeah I got bored with the wx when we lived in Long Beach.  Got up to the Sierra as much as possible in the winter.  Came to EWA and while generally boring in Summer, at least I have winters to look forward to

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