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28 minutes ago, the_convergence_zone said:

Perfect weather for the M’s game today. I took my two year old and her 11 year old cousin. They wanted to go all the way to the top so I spend like 2 hours up there. You can almost see the game from those seats, easy for the eyes to drift over the the ferries and mountains. 

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Pretty awesome game as well.

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3 minutes ago, ShawniganLake said:

You can see the haze moving in from the north over the past hour or so here.  Seems elevated and thin. 

Also can see it on the Space Needle cam to the north just after sunset.

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Ocean getting choppier as we head toward tropical activity.

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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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11 minutes ago, T-Town said:

Smoke is visible this morning. 

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Yeah...  its definitely spread south but still appears to be quite thin and elevated.

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5 hours ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Ocean getting choppier as we head toward tropical activity.

Fun little thing to know - you’re heading into the right latitudes at the right time you might be able to see Lahaina Noon. This is when the sun is at a 90 degree angle and no objects cast shadows - apparently it looks pretty surreal if you can catch it, but it only happens twice a year.

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22 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

Fun little thing to know - you’re heading into the right latitudes at the right time you might be able to see Lahaina Noon. This is when the sun is at a 90 degree angle and no objects cast shadows - apparently it looks pretty surreal if you can catch it, but it only happens twice a year.

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The tree has a shadow. 

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34 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

Fun little thing to know - you’re heading into the right latitudes at the right time you might be able to see Lahaina Noon. This is when the sun is at a 90 degree angle and no objects cast shadows - apparently it looks pretty surreal if you can catch it, but it only happens twice a year.

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I'm calling B.S. on the tree photo. In order to cast a shadow like that at noon, the tree would have to be shaped like a flat-topped cylinder, with a thin fringe of leaves along the outside edge and nothing on top.

It looks like a stylized representation of a tree like you'd get in a computer architect program.

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1 hour ago, Omegaraptor said:

Fun little thing to know - you’re heading into the right latitudes at the right time you might be able to see Lahaina Noon. This is when the sun is at a 90 degree angle and no objects cast shadows - apparently it looks pretty surreal if you can catch it, but it only happens twice a year.

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Car across the street looks like it has a flat. I have a jack if they need it. Hit me up on MySpace and let me know.

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2 hours ago, TT-SEA said:

Yeah...  its definitely spread south but still appears to be quite thin and elevated.

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HRRR-smoke has the thicker smoke farther north over BC mixing down to the surface tomorrow morning before quickly departing. Given that air quality is in the green in central BC I'm not too worried. Tomorrow night is a guaranteed bad AQI night anyway due to fireworks. 

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5 minutes ago, Deweydog said:

Smoke front just made it to Kelso!

Making good progress southward... much better progress than our arctic fronts.

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Summer weather patterns are so boring to track. Nothing moves, all stagnant. Anyone who claims to be a weather nerd should hate it. Zzzzz.

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Mosquito swarms, sweat, high electric bills, wildfire smoke. Fun!

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3 hours ago, T-Town said:

Smoke is visible this morning. 

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Cool pic. That almost looks like cirrus.

Never looked like that here, just smog.

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48 minutes ago, Phil said:

Summer weather patterns are so boring to track. Nothing moves, all stagnant. Anyone who claims to be a weather nerd should hate it. Zzzzz.

Yeah it’s boring, but we need the break after tracking all the snow and cold last winter. 

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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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Not terrible weather the past few days. Ended up with an 84/55 day here yesterday. Brief morning clouds, breezy north winds into the afternoon and evening.

Got down to 54 this morning, the overnight recoveries have been nice. Looks like 90s the next 2-3 days after today, but 100 might be a taller order for Wednesday than it was looking a few days ago.

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29 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Yeah it’s boring, but we need the break after tracking all the snow and cold last winter. 

Eh, it only snowed like 1.5” in Springfield so it was a disappointment. Felt sad and like such a loser. Was pretty depressed while tracking it TBH 😔

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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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On a much more positive note, we are approaching the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.

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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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6 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Eh, it only snowed like 1.5” in Springfield so it was a disappointment. Felt sad and like such a loser. Was pretty depressed while tracking it TBH 😔

Didn’t snow much in Corvallis either. So many teasing near misses and dustings but no direct hits. Don’t get me wrong, consistent cold is great, but “so close yet so far” over and over gets pretty annoying.

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The smoke situation up in BC looks pretty good today.   I think that system was helpful.   I doubt the smoke gets too bad down here this week with very little upstream right now.  

 

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11 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

On a much more positive note, we are approaching the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.

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Very nice!    

And I see you got past the persistent marine layer now.  

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It's true, most of the Willamette Valley didn't get much snow last winter. On the other hand, all of the valley got some snow, and it was one of the more consistently chilly winters in memory. 

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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! 
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21 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

The smoke situation up in BC looks pretty good today.   I think that system was helpful.   I doubt the smoke gets too bad down here this week with very little upstream right now.  

 

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My mom said some low level smoke has moved into the southern Cariboo this morning.  Strong smell but visibility is still pretty good

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28 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

Didn’t snow much in Corvallis either. So many teasing near misses and dustings but no direct hits. Don’t get me wrong, consistent cold is great, but “so close yet so far” over and over gets pretty annoying.

Yeah the south valley is really bad for snow. Once in a while we get a big event but it’s pretty unusual compared to northern areas. One of the big reasons that I want our family to move.

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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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4 minutes ago, ShawniganLake said:

My mom said some low level smoke has moved into the southern Cariboo this morning.  Strong smell but visibility is still pretty good

What is the closest town there?

I see its actually raining farther north around Dawson Creek closer to the area with the active fires. 

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3 minutes ago, ShawniganLake said:

Clinton or 100 mile house,  Williams Lake is probably the closest major town. 

Does look a little hazy around Williams Lake and Clinton.   That is the same area of low level smoke that models show moving down into western WA tomorrow.

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19 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Does look a little hazy around Williams Lake and Clinton.   That is the same area of low level smoke that models show moving down into western WA tomorrow.

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My mom is pretty sensitive to the smoke. (Bad asthma).  She said it’s quite strong smelling and stinging her eyes but visibility is pretty good.    I’m not really sure how smoke works. I’ve seen it where you can barely see across the lake and you can’t even hardly smell it.  I really have no idea if that means much for us down here tomorrow but I doubt it gets too bad.

This webcam at Bridge Lake is to the east of Watch lake.  Looks a little hazy but not bad.  Air quality is showing a moderate reading there  

 

 

 

 

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