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January Weather In The PNW 2024 (Part III) - The Warming Shot


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12 minutes ago, bainbridgekid said:

Coincidental but I was looking at old pictures and noticed how eerily similar the snow maps looked for 12/20/23.

That one ended up giving snow accumulations down to Seattle with quite a bit just North of Seattle. 
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Wow... so similar.  Trying to remember this one.   Seems like our ice storm here was 2 days later.

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31 minutes ago, Perturbed Member said:

Your area must have done incredibly well. How much snow did you end up getting in total?

I ended up around 2.5-3 inches of snow/sleet mix. 

Just a little more with around 4" of almost all snow here. Not the huge storm we had the potential for but objectively still a great event. And a little heavier just up the road, with 5-6" in the town of Ridgefield and up towards La Center where the deformation band lasted a little longer. 

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19 minutes ago, bainbridgekid said:

Coincidental but I was looking at old pictures and noticed how eerily similar the snow maps looked for 12/20/23.

That one ended up giving snow accumulations down to Seattle with quite a bit just North of Seattle. 
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I would definitely take 8.5" of snow again! This definitely seems more marginal to me though. Temps were in the low-mid 20s up here and didn't get much warmer than that as the snow came in. And I at least had the Euro giving me something while it has no more than flakes in the air over the next two days.

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Home Wx Station Stats (Since January 2008):

Max Temp: 96.3F (2009)   Min Temp: 2.0F (2008)   Max Wind Gust: 45 mph (2018, 2021)   Wettest Day: 2.34 (11/4/22)   Avg Yearly Precip: 37"   10yr Avg Snow: 8.0"

Snowfall Totals

'08-09: 30" | '09-10: 0.5" | '10-11: 21" | '11-12: 9.5" | '12-13: 0.2" | '13-14: 6.2" | '14-15: 0.0" | '15-16: 0.25"| '16-17: 8.0" | '17-18: 0.9"| '18-19: 11.5" | '19-20: 11" | '20-21: 10.5" | '21-22: 21.75" | '22-23: 10.0" 

2023-24: 5.0" (1/17: 3", 1/18: 1.5", 0.5" 2/26, Flakes: 1/11, 1/16)

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4 minutes ago, Skagit Weather said:

I would definitely take 8.5" of snow again! This definitely seems more marginal to me though. Temps were in the low-mid 20s up here and didn't get much warmer than that as the snow came in. And I at least had the Euro giving me something while it has no more than flakes in the air over the next two days.

I remember this one now here... we got 4 inches of snow at the start then very strong south wind with rain for 4 hours that melted the 4 inches of snow and then immediately got another 4 inches of snow in the backwash around departing low.    Very unique storm here.

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32 minutes ago, bainbridgekid said:

Coincidental but I was looking at old pictures and noticed how eerily similar the snow maps looked for 12/20/23.

That one ended up giving snow accumulations down to Seattle with quite a bit just North of Seattle. 
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That was a lovely day! 

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11 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

I remember this one now here... we got 4 inches of snow at the start then very strong south wind with rain for 4 hours that melted the 4 inches of snow and then immediately got another 4 inches of snow in the backwash around departing low.    Very unique storm here.

If I remember correctly it was a somewhat similar setup but with colder air in place. Overrunning at first and then the deformation band caused the rain/snow line to sag South to Seattle while they still had high precip rates. North Seattle got a couple inches and downtown got a light coating just before precip shut off. I remember because I was in Chicago and my family couldn’t understand why I was obsessing over surface detail analysis 2,000 miles away. 😅 

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Everett Snowfall (510 feet elevation)

Snow since February 2019: 91"

2023-24: 6"

2022-23: 17.5"

2021-22: 17.75"

2020-21: 14.5”

2019-20: 10.5"

2018-19: 24.75"

 

 

 

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Is February gonna be the snow month again?

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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: 20 (Most recent: Feb 13, 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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35 minutes ago, Slushy Inch said:

End of gefs

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Very definite jet retraction in progress.

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Winter 2023-24 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.2"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.2

Coldest Low = 13

Lows 32 or below = 41

Highs 32 or below = 3

Lows 20 or below = 3

Highs 40 or below = 9

 

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18 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Is February gonna be the snow month again?

I would have said Feb didn't have a chance a couple of months ago, but it's obvious this is not strong Nino as usual this winter.

In 1972-73 we had the big cold wave in December and then January had a pretty respectable, but lesser known event a few weeks later.

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Winter 2023-24 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.2"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.2

Coldest Low = 13

Lows 32 or below = 41

Highs 32 or below = 3

Lows 20 or below = 3

Highs 40 or below = 9

 

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Two runs in a row for the CFS.

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Winter 2023-24 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.2"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.2

Coldest Low = 13

Lows 32 or below = 41

Highs 32 or below = 3

Lows 20 or below = 3

Highs 40 or below = 9

 

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Control is fantastic.  Back to back good runs on that too.  IMO it's no coincidence the MJO wave is supposed to enter region 7 late this month.

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Winter 2023-24 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.2"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.2

Coldest Low = 13

Lows 32 or below = 41

Highs 32 or below = 3

Lows 20 or below = 3

Highs 40 or below = 9

 

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February 8th

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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: 31

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5 minutes ago, Hawksfan2008 said:

NAM joins the RGEM with a freezing rain to snow transition image.thumb.gif.b7fe08bcdf5e72ffb1f7c475c097109b.gif

There is quite a dramatic change on the 925mb temps for King County on this run Wednesday afternoon vs the 0z.  Might still be some hope.

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Winter 2023-24 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.2"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.2

Coldest Low = 13

Lows 32 or below = 41

Highs 32 or below = 3

Lows 20 or below = 3

Highs 40 or below = 9

 

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1 minute ago, Hawksfan2008 said:

Both the RGEM and the NAM have North Bend getting an inch of freezing rain followed by 2+ inches of snow. That’s insane…

In 2012 we had 4" of snow, a lot of ZR, and then 2 inches of snow.

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Winter 2023-24 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.2"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0

Total Ice = 0.2

Coldest Low = 13

Lows 32 or below = 41

Highs 32 or below = 3

Lows 20 or below = 3

Highs 40 or below = 9

 

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28 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

In 2012 we had 4" of snow, a lot of ZR, and then 2 inches of snow.

Was in Bonney Lake at the time and we got over a foot of snow, all topped with ZR. It was so fun to walk through, it was like walking on weak glass, the surface of the snow would shatter a bit with each step. Easily the most memorable event of my lifetime and I doubt anything will top it.

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01/11/24 CZ: 400' in south Lynnwood

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The transition event: 

 

 

Technical info: wider margin of error and higher high end totals than local TV stations is due to me showing a late rise above freezing (1 pm median estimate at PDX) The models are notoriously bad scouring out cold air too quickly. Also see description for 2nd disclaimer. 

Oh and that scenario where the east wind gradient doesn't get killed, in case it didn't get drilled in, it's unlikely, but non-zero. If it happens only small patches of freezing rain would remain since the cold pool would still retreat east of the Cascades.

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Currently 20.8 degrees.

I’m now under a WWA but they do not mention any snow as of yet. 
 

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 16 at 3:59AM PST until January 17 at 6:00AM PST by NWS Seattle WA
* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. * WHERE...East Puget Sound Lowlands from Snohomish County to Pierce County, including Arlington, Gold Bar, Duvall, Snoqualmie, Buckley, and Eatonville. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Difficult travel conditions are possible.

Instructions

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.
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Down to 15 this morning. Looks like 16 at SLE. Nice way to wrap this thing up this morning. East side we have a -10 at Baker City, the 0 at Hood River is impressive. This wasn’t really a top tier blast for much of Central and Eastern Oregon, but it was pretty impressive for the Gorge and Basin. 

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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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