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Friend of mine in Sunnyslope, east of you at 550' said he has 3" of new.  Not sure how accurate but he said it's really been coming down.

He's inflating numbers. I used to live there and it snows pretty good there. Almost 2.5 inches here and the radar has been much more solid here than in sunnyslope.

We come from the land of the ice and snow.

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Any recent long range model goodies? Lookin' at you dj. You single handedly gave us some wa lowland snow with all your enthusiasm. You gotta do it again but include pdx this time! :)

Long range talk has been prohibited until the last flake has fallen.

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Pretty amazing to see the stuff over at Kitsap on the radar, it literally turns straight north as it wraps around the mountains.

We are already in the "warm sector". Such as it is tonight. It's not going to move solidly into Seattle. It's all lifting north.

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

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For those of you in Bellingham, have you noticed that tonight’s snow squeaks a little bit when you step on it? That’s because of the cold; it is very rare to get such snow on the West Coast. If it were colder, it would squeak louder.

 

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxwise/squeak.html

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It's called clown range for a reason.

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Cold air really taking a beating in the Puget Sound. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 65.58"

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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Decided to hang with the family and watch AGT instead of staring at the radar waiting for the inevitable realization I'm just a little too far south/north/east of the precip. Although I'm really happy for the other members who are getting hammered tonight. Always good to see someone get nuked.

 

I'm looking forward to a good little windstorm tomorrow evening. Hopefully that will materialize like the Euro indicates.

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Weather station: https://maplevalleywx.com

 

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Cold air really taking a beating in the Puget Sound. 

 

 

It never really got much past Seattle anyways.   It limped in very slowly and spent about 12 hours before retreating.

 

SEA was 37 yesterday and 36 today... and should be around 38 tomorrow.   

 

Coldest temp for this event so far has been 28 and that might stand... coldest temp in November was 26.

 

Snowfall total at SEA has been 0.7 but places just to the north and easy did much better obviously.   And then you compare Seattle numbers to Bellingham and its pretty incredible.  I guess nothing is ever a sure thing.until it happens.

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

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It never really got much past Seattle anyways.   It limped in very slowly and spent about 12 hours before retreating.

 

SEA was 37 yesterday and 36 today... and should be around 38 tomorrow.   

 

Coldest temp for this event so far has been 28 and that might stand... coldest temp in November was 26.

 

Snowfall total at SEA has been 0.7 but places just to the north and easy did much better obviously.   And then you compare Seattle number to Bellingham and its pretty incredible.  I guess nothing is ever a sure thing.until it happens.

 

Kind of interesting to see the different airmasses at play. Gradients down here are pretty flat so we're sitting in the mid-20s right now. Beautiful night. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 65.58"

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 never really got much past Seattle anyways. It limped in very slowly and spent about 12 hours before retreating.

 

SEA was 37 yesterday and 36 today... and should be around 38 tomorrow.

 

Coldest temp for this event so far has been 28 and that might stand... coldest temp in November was 26.

 

Snowfall total at SEA has been 0.7 but places just to the north and easy did much better obviously. And then you compare Seattle numbers to Bellingham and its pretty incredible. I guess nothing is ever a sure thing.until it happens.

I mean the cold is there and it’s quite impressive. Just couldn’t dig enough.

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It’s been going between light and heavy snow showers but hasn’t amounted to much. Very windy though. It’s been snowing almost nonstop since Sunday but just enough to keep replenishing what is on the ground. Don’t think I have ever experienced something like this before. Wish it could have accumulated more but was fun to have all the snow in the air and the slightly wintry scenes.

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Kind of interesting to see the different airmasses at play. Gradients down here are pretty flat so we're sitting in the mid-20s right now. Beautiful night. 

 

We are normally fairly protected from the south wind... but tonight the wind is roaring.   I can hear it inside the house.   All the snow has been knocked of the trees.   North Bend is up to 34 now.

 

And yet all of King County could be down into the 20s by morning.  

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

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It never really got much past Seattle anyways. It limped in very slowly and spent about 12 hours before retreating.

 

SEA was 37 yesterday and 36 today... and should be around 38 tomorrow.

 

Coldest temp for this event so far has been 28 and that might stand... coldest temp in November was 26.

 

Snowfall total at SEA has been 0.7 but places just to the north and easy did much better obviously. And then you compare Seattle numbers to Bellingham and its pretty incredible. I guess nothing is ever a sure thing.until it happens.

had a low of 28 and a high of 29 until an hour or so ago when this storm came in which was kind of interesting.
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The band is actually tightening up... shrinking from the north as well.    The models showed that happening this evening.   That should help focus the heavy snow right over Randy for a few hours tonight.   And that would be nice... poor guy.

 

Then it really starts shifting north and has cleared even Victoria and Vancouver by dawn.   

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

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BTW, hate to say this but if you see something on the radar and nothing is falling, this is just a preview for tomorrow as the offshore system rolls in. If that east wind is as advertised on the Euro, any precip. will be shredded.

The GFS shows a much weaker east wind and still doesn't paint good totals for the EPSL.

 

If the east winds are going to cause us to not get snow, which they are, then might as well make something out of them and get a good windstorm out of it. That's my view anyway.

Weather station: https://maplevalleywx.com

 

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It never really got much past Seattle anyways.   It limped in very slowly and spent about 12 hours before retreating.

 

SEA was 37 yesterday and 36 today... and should be around 38 tomorrow.   

 

Coldest temp for this event so far has been 28 and that might stand... coldest temp in November was 26.

 

Snowfall total at SEA has been 0.7 but places just to the north and easy did much better obviously.   And then you compare Seattle numbers to Bellingham and its pretty incredible.  I guess nothing is ever a sure thing.until it happens.

It is pretty amazing. My high here today was 30. A little bit of elevation made a big difference today, over here anyway.

We come from the land of the ice and snow.

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The band is actually tightening up... shrinking from the north as well. The models showed that happening this evening. That should help focus the heavy snow right over Randy for a few hours tonight. And that would be nice... poor guy.

 

Then it really starts shifting north and has cleared even Victoria and Vancouver by dawn.

Yeah the snow has been lacking for sure here today!

Currently spewing snow still and 28.0 degrees.

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Very light snow here since early evening but only added 1/2" to my totall.  A little too far south for the moisture coming down the straits and a little too far north for the wrap around.  Not complaining just observing.  31F now which is the high for the day so far.  I suspect I'll be above freezing by morning.  Always sad, the end of a snow event.

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