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


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6 minutes ago, Christensen87 said:

The whole event was so disappointing for us around the Sound. It was looking to be so great. Oh well. Anyway, now back to our regularly scheduled January programming. 😩

Until the last minute (small 3.5”) miracle that happened yesterday into today it would have been a huge bummer up here. I now rank this better than the December 2009 bone dry event. If we would have gotten several inches to a foot (or more) a week ago going into this…This would have been absolutely top tier!! I now personally call this one a good (not great) event considering how Niño it is currently. 

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1 minute ago, MossMan said:

Until the last minute (small 3.5”) miracle that happened yesterday into today it would have been a huge bummer up here. I now rank this better than the December 2009 bone dry event. If we would have gotten several inches to a foot (or more) a week ago going into this…This would have been absolutely top tier!! I now personally call this one a good (not great) event considering how Niño it is currently. 

I would give this event a B+ if there had been 2” of snow at my place but my 1/3” of slop at the end brings it way down to a C.  The past two years there has been triple my snowfall in places 2 miles away in all directions and this event was no different.

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4 minutes ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

So far my season total is 4, normal would be 15-20 by now. Looking back i cant believe i had 44 inches in 2007/2008. I had a bunch of 2-4 events and one big boy on DEC 2 OF 13 INCHES.

I have to keep remembering that I was running at a 1/4” of total snowfall for the winter of 2018/19 up to 2/2/19…Then by the second week of March I was near 40” on the season lol! 

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1 hour ago, ShawniganLake said:

We’ve been on such a good roll it wouldn’t surprise me if we had a Niña that was dominated by a raging jet.  Been awhile since we’ve had a massive snowpack. 

Yeah, Mt. Baker hasn't been above 800" since 2017-18 and hasn't been above 900" since the record breaking year in 1998-99. The base depth hasn't been over 250" since 2011-12. I would love to see one of those epic mountain snowpack years again!

Down here the warm-up is on. Heavy rain and 34F.

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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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My neighbor has been there since 1980 and i asked him what years had the deepest depth. 

1st. Dec 1996 40 inch depth.

2nd. Feb 93 or 95 he couldn't remember 36 inch.

3rd Feb 19 34 inch.

4th Dec 2008 23 inch.

Feb 2021 18 inch.

I was told there was 48 inches in 1969 out there, could be true and close to the same depth in 1963.

 

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8 minutes ago, Winterdog said:

I would give this event a B+ if there had been 2” of snow at my place but my 1/3” of slop at the end brings it way down to a C.  The past two years there has been triple my snowfall in places 2 miles away in all directions and this event was no different.

I give it a B- only due to the historic cold. If this was a Nina year it would have been a C-. Even though I was really hoping for something, anything this season I honestly thought it was going to be one of those years like 2015/16 where we might see a slushy dusting at one point but nothing otherwise and no arctic blast…This has been a pleasant surprise, and in mid January no less! 

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4 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

Just hit freezing here and sure enough there are a few frozen drops forming at the end of the bushes out back. It was the slowest cooldown ever over the last 12 hours. 37 to 32 over that long length of time. 

Down to 33 here, really windy though.

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5 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

Just hit freezing here and sure enough there are a few frozen drops forming at the end of the bushes out back. It was the slowest cooldown ever over the last 12 hours. 37 to 32 over that long length of time. 

It was really wild. It was a slow but EXTREMELY steady decrease. 31.3F

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1 hour ago, SnowySeeker50 said:

Cliff will say anything to not admit he's wrong. Hard for him to say the roads were warm this time around so he went with the warm rain argument instead.

But he did! Right after he talked about how cold it's been, he talked about how warm December was and how that meant the ground (and the roads) were warm. 

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The temperature reading at pdx must be wrong. Still at 36 even though much of the Portland metro area is back down to 31-33 degrees. They are also reporting freezing rain which is tough to do at 36 degrees. 

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20 minutes ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

My neighbor has been there since 1980 and i asked him what years had the deepest depth. 

1st. Dec 1996 40 inch depth.

2nd. Feb 93 or 95 he couldn't remember 36 inch.

3rd Feb 19 34 inch.

4th Dec 2008 23 inch.

Feb 2021 18 inch.

I was told there was 48 inches in 1969 out there, could be true and close to the same depth in 1963.

 

I'm surprised you didn't have a deeper snow depth in 2008. If I remember correctly I think we had close to 24" here.

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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13 minutes ago, CliffMassYelledAtMe said:

But he did! Right after he talked about how cold it's been, he talked about how warm December was and how that meant the ground (and the roads) were warm. 

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Is he seriously saying the warm December made the roads to warm in the middle of January??

We had the same warm December and our roads were a sheet of ice within 10 minutes of the freezing rain starting.  

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

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18 minutes ago, CliffMassYelledAtMe said:

But he did! Right after he talked about how cold it's been, he talked about how warm December was and how that meant the ground (and the roads) were warm. 

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My lawn is frozen solid

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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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21 minutes ago, CliffMassYelledAtMe said:

But he did! Right after he talked about how cold it's been, he talked about how warm December was and how that meant the ground (and the roads) were warm. 

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This Guy is a liar and a P.O.S.

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3 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

My lawn is frozen solid

The dirt behind my house is frozen solid still, the water is puddled up everywhere because it cant soak into the ground. I have never seen this here. 

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Perhaps even worse than the "warm roads" was his dispute with the data from SEATAC. He says the air temp at the airport was reported as 31 degrees. He goes on to say that the airport reported an hour of freezing rain. He acknowledges that SEATAC is at a higher elevation than BFI and OLM, but then says that SEA's sensors may have been wrong. He also says that he measured the rain at HIS HOUSE and it was 35. But he doesn't live at SEA. In previous blogs he has mentioned living somewhere in Sand Point or nearby. Close enough to UW that he bikes (or used to bike) to work. Now, why would he expect that data from SEA to measure data at BFI or at OLM or at Cliff Mass's backyard? Isn't he the guy that likes to talk about how many microclimates WA has? I. Just. Cannot. 

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4 hours ago, the_convergence_zone said:

Everyone better get to work on their apologies...turns out there is a new type of weather that we didn't know about...

https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2024/01/freezing-rain-or-rain-that-freezes-they.html

This is your mom asking "did you eat the cookies in the cookie jar?" and denying it.

Then when they show you surveillance footage of you reaching into the jar and eating them writing a blog post titled "Cookies IN the jar and Cookies OUT of the jar. I did NOT eat the cookies IN the jar because I took them OUT first before I ate them."

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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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If you're bored and want to know some of what fed Cliff's big ego, you could read this from 2009: https://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-city-life/2009/09/weather-1009

The fact that Cliff doesn't get those numbers anymore and that YouTube folks like Snyder are getting some of the following Cliff had may have somehting to do with it. But as in most cases of classical tragedy, his downfall has continued to be his own hubris.

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2 hours ago, Cold Snap said:

I was literally going to say that this was a job for JAYA and Micheal Snyder, and then you posted this. Love it!

1 minute ago, Meatyorologist said:

My lawn is frozen solid

So is mine, still! There are still areas of ice/dirt crystals that popped up in the boggy parts of the yard when it froze over last week. So how on earth does a warm December play into this past week's ground temps?

This this the line that slays me, however-

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So.... PSE didn't have a ton of outages? Traffic collisions don't count anymore? All those schools that opened late or not all the next morning equals very little impact? LOL no. Are we dealing with damage or scale that Oregon is? No, we are not. But to say that it was not freezing rain and that it had very little impact is just disingenuous. The only hot air in this tri-state region to occur this week came from Cliff Mass opening his dang mouth.  

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33.9 and raining. The big Melt-A-Thon is on! However my extremely warm from December driveway is still a block of ice. 

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2 minutes ago, Timmy Supercell said:

My longest was 10 days in Dec 2013 in Klamath Falls ;)

Idk what the longest streak is here, will have to look that up.

In terms of anomalies, Feb 2015 is king in the post WWII era. Second coldest 850mb temp on record, and it happened in the 2nd half of Feb (warmer climo).

There’ve been blasts like this in January, but never in February (let alone late February!).

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12 minutes ago, CliffMassYelledAtMe said:

Perhaps even worse than the "warm roads" was his dispute with the data from SEATAC. He says the air temp at the airport was reported as 31 degrees. He goes on to say that the airport reported an hour of freezing rain. He acknowledges that SEATAC is at a higher elevation than BFI and OLM, but then says that SEA's sensors may have been wrong. He also says that he measured the rain at HIS HOUSE and it was 35. But he doesn't live at SEA. In previous blogs he has mentioned living somewhere in Sand Point or nearby. Close enough to UW that he bikes (or used to bike) to work. Now, why would he expect that data from SEA to measure data at BFI or at OLM or at Cliff Mass's backyard? Isn't he the guy that likes to talk about how many microclimates WA has? I. Just. Cannot. 

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His comment about the lack of freezing rain at Seatac and the faulty reading was a direct jab at Micheal Synder. In that spicy tweet fest from that night, CM was going on about how nothing was *actually* happening despite folks saying that it was. MS responded by pointing out that his weather station was showing ZR at his house as a WTF man... and of course, CM doubled down. 

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8 minutes ago, The Ms. Anthrop said:

His comment about the lack of freezing rain at Seatac and the faulty reading was a direct jab at Micheal Synder. In that spicy tweet fest from that night, CM was going on about how nothing was *actually* happening despite folks saying that it was. MS responded by pointing out that his weather station was showing ZR at his house as a WTF man... and of course, CM doubled down. 

And to some extent, Snyder's response of his weather station is more appropriate since it was an actual picture of his weather station (not just reported) and Snyder lives in Normandy Park or something much closer to the airport and probably near the same elevation. 

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Got home after a long day of work to still see some snow and slush on the ground which was nice to see. Also Cliff Mass getting absolutely roasted on Twitter is hilarious.

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(Previous name: MillCreekMike)

Everett, WA (elev. 180’)

2023-2024 Snowfall:

1/11: Tr.

1/18: Tr.

Go M’s

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