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22 minutes ago, Jginmartini said:

Good thing I didn’t look at the radar at 3am while I was checking the temperature.  I would of been wide awake tracking that pretty blue color! 

It was about 20 minutes of little tiny ice pellets coming down. Was interesting but still messed up what could have been a record setting night here but oh well...lots of other people set records last night so this is still a pretty noteable event. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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Here's the snow thus far

By far the most impressive October storm I've witnessed here since 2012 when I bought property. Ended up with 9 inches of powder and is currently 22 degrees down from 24 at 9am. 

Just catching up to everything this morning. I think given that the user base of the forum has been somewhat of a close knit community for 15+ years, there is a bit of leeway given when it comes to be

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Looks like the gfs is starting to lock in friday as a rainy day and Halloween and Sunday look dry. Would be very happy with this solution for going up to orcas this weekend. Euro seems to agree too. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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12Z GFS looking pretty dry and mild so far... not surprising considering what the 00Z EPS showed.

5-10 day mean... 10-15 day mean... 15-day precip anomaly:

 

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This is good because the south valley has gone a while since our last dry stretch.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 15 (Most recent: Nov 22, 2020)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 1 (Most recent: Nov 21)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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4 hours ago, TT-SEA said:

Why is it 35 and raining here?

Did not expect that this morning.    It was supposed to be clear.

 

Hahahahaha.

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4 minutes ago, Phil said:

Hahahahaha.

Was not even enough to wet the pavement.   Just some sprinkles for 10 minutes before dawn.

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Wonder if anyone else here saw this last night...was getting some sunset photos and saw this streak across the sky to the north of here. I wasn’t 100% sure what it was until I looked at this...ive never seen a meteor come flying through before. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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Still not really seeing any sort of major signs of zonal flow setting up even though you would think that would be the next logical pattern. Flow looks pretty meridional until maybe day 10+.

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Cold Season 2020/21:

Total snowfall: 22.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 12.0"

Highest snow depth: 14.0"

Coldest high: 9.0º

Coldest low: -5.1º

Number of subzero days: 2

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMTBOZEM152#history

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Bozeman Airport broke the previous daily record low for today by 31 degrees... -20F this morning, record was 11F. 😲

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Cold Season 2020/21:

Total snowfall: 22.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 12.0"

Highest snow depth: 14.0"

Coldest high: 9.0º

Coldest low: -5.1º

Number of subzero days: 2

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

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54 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

Wonder if anyone else here saw this last night...was getting some sunset photos and saw this streak across the sky to the north of here. I wasn’t 100% sure what it was until I looked at this...ive never seen a meteor come flying through before. 

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Saw one at Lava Beds Monument a couple weeks ago!  Pretty amazing sight!  Need to check my Nest cam on this one :) 

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9 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

The aftermath of last night’s devastating epic sleet storm.

 

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I'll set up a GoFundMe for you. 

We'll get through this trying time together. 

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Some really amazing records set from this pattern:

Olympia set a record cold for yesterday at 26 beating out 29 from 1978. 
 

Montana set the all time earliest/coldest reading ever in the lower 48 at -29 at Potomac!!

Spokane set the record for snowiest October day and month all in one day.

https://komonews.com/weather/scotts-weather-blog/late-october-cold-snap-by-the-numbers

 

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24 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

This upcoming stretch of weather looks incredibly boring. 
 

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A chance for everyone to prep their properties for the massive snows and colds that will be nailing us at some point! Prepare now!!! 

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3 hours ago, hawkstwelve said:

Yesterday was a picture perfect fall day. Love feeling the chill under gorgeous sunny skies. 

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Awesome photo, hope you had fun!

Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
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Snowfall (with % of seasonal average)

2010-2011 - 60.70" (168%)
2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
 
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
Nov '18 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '18 - 05.80" (58%)
Jan '19 - 09.50(80%)
Feb '19 - 27.50" (306%)
Mar '19 - 09.00" (360%)
Apr '19 - 0.30" (30%)
 
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
Nov '19 - 06.50" (163%)
Dec '19 - 06.75" (67%)
Jan '20 - 18.75" (156%)
Feb '20 - 00.00" (0%)
Mar '20 - 04.75" (190%)
Apr '20 - 00.25"
 
2019 Thunderstorms: 14
04/02, 04/19, 05/28, 05/31, 06/01
06/12, 06/28, 07/14, 08/09, 08/10
08/28, 09/05, 09/15, 09/16
Hailstorms: 05/28 (1/4")
Max Gust: 53mph (08/10)
 
2020 Thunderstorms: 10
03/17, 05/18, 06/10, 06/12, 07/22
07/27, 08/05, 08/15, 08/16, 08/25
 
Hailstorms: 07/22 (1/3"), 08/05 (3/4")
Max Gust: ~55+ (09/07), 60 (11/17)
 
Top 5 Daily Snows: 12.40" (01/03/2017), 8.20" (11/23/2010), 7.50" (12/13/2015), 6.60" (02/07/2017), 6.20" (03/10/2019)
Honorable Mention: 6.00" (03/20/2012), 6.00" (02/28/2012), 6.00" (01/16/2020), 5.70" (12/14/2016), 5.50" (01/18/2012)
Max Depths: 21.00" (01/07/2017), 18.00" (12/24/2015), 13.00" (01/16/2020), 11.00" (11/23/2010), 9.50" (02/27/2019), 9.00" (02/28/2012)
 
T'storm Days: 14 (2019), 16 (2018), 12 (2017), 13 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) / 1980-2015 Avg = 12
Severe T'storms: 6 (08/05/2020), (08/10/2019), (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012) 
"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
(06/26/2017), (08/05/2016), (07/09/2015), (07/05/2015), (06/09/2015), (08/05/2014), (08/04/2014), (08/22/2013), (08/12/2013), (09/12/2011), (09/04/2011)

 

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Hey nice! Records were made...

 

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Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
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Snowfall (with % of seasonal average)

2010-2011 - 60.70" (168%)
2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
 
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
Nov '18 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '18 - 05.80" (58%)
Jan '19 - 09.50(80%)
Feb '19 - 27.50" (306%)
Mar '19 - 09.00" (360%)
Apr '19 - 0.30" (30%)
 
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
Nov '19 - 06.50" (163%)
Dec '19 - 06.75" (67%)
Jan '20 - 18.75" (156%)
Feb '20 - 00.00" (0%)
Mar '20 - 04.75" (190%)
Apr '20 - 00.25"
 
2019 Thunderstorms: 14
04/02, 04/19, 05/28, 05/31, 06/01
06/12, 06/28, 07/14, 08/09, 08/10
08/28, 09/05, 09/15, 09/16
Hailstorms: 05/28 (1/4")
Max Gust: 53mph (08/10)
 
2020 Thunderstorms: 10
03/17, 05/18, 06/10, 06/12, 07/22
07/27, 08/05, 08/15, 08/16, 08/25
 
Hailstorms: 07/22 (1/3"), 08/05 (3/4")
Max Gust: ~55+ (09/07), 60 (11/17)
 
Top 5 Daily Snows: 12.40" (01/03/2017), 8.20" (11/23/2010), 7.50" (12/13/2015), 6.60" (02/07/2017), 6.20" (03/10/2019)
Honorable Mention: 6.00" (03/20/2012), 6.00" (02/28/2012), 6.00" (01/16/2020), 5.70" (12/14/2016), 5.50" (01/18/2012)
Max Depths: 21.00" (01/07/2017), 18.00" (12/24/2015), 13.00" (01/16/2020), 11.00" (11/23/2010), 9.50" (02/27/2019), 9.00" (02/28/2012)
 
T'storm Days: 14 (2019), 16 (2018), 12 (2017), 13 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) / 1980-2015 Avg = 12
Severe T'storms: 6 (08/05/2020), (08/10/2019), (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012) 
"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
(06/26/2017), (08/05/2016), (07/09/2015), (07/05/2015), (06/09/2015), (08/05/2014), (08/04/2014), (08/22/2013), (08/12/2013), (09/12/2011), (09/04/2011)

 

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1 minute ago, Omegaraptor said:

Roseburg got cold???

And I was expecting my record to be set last year, probably different days though. lol

Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
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Snowfall (with % of seasonal average)

2010-2011 - 60.70" (168%)
2011-2012 - 49.00" (136%)
2012-2013 - 25.10" (70%)
2013-2014 - 9.05" (25%)
2014-2015 - 2.90" (8%)
2015-2016 - 54.45" (151%)
2016-2017 - 63.00" (175%)
2017-2018 - 18.10" (50%)
 
2018-2019 - 52.30" (145%)
Nov '18 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '18 - 05.80" (58%)
Jan '19 - 09.50(80%)
Feb '19 - 27.50" (306%)
Mar '19 - 09.00" (360%)
Apr '19 - 0.30" (30%)
 
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
Nov '19 - 06.50" (163%)
Dec '19 - 06.75" (67%)
Jan '20 - 18.75" (156%)
Feb '20 - 00.00" (0%)
Mar '20 - 04.75" (190%)
Apr '20 - 00.25"
 
2019 Thunderstorms: 14
04/02, 04/19, 05/28, 05/31, 06/01
06/12, 06/28, 07/14, 08/09, 08/10
08/28, 09/05, 09/15, 09/16
Hailstorms: 05/28 (1/4")
Max Gust: 53mph (08/10)
 
2020 Thunderstorms: 10
03/17, 05/18, 06/10, 06/12, 07/22
07/27, 08/05, 08/15, 08/16, 08/25
 
Hailstorms: 07/22 (1/3"), 08/05 (3/4")
Max Gust: ~55+ (09/07), 60 (11/17)
 
Top 5 Daily Snows: 12.40" (01/03/2017), 8.20" (11/23/2010), 7.50" (12/13/2015), 6.60" (02/07/2017), 6.20" (03/10/2019)
Honorable Mention: 6.00" (03/20/2012), 6.00" (02/28/2012), 6.00" (01/16/2020), 5.70" (12/14/2016), 5.50" (01/18/2012)
Max Depths: 21.00" (01/07/2017), 18.00" (12/24/2015), 13.00" (01/16/2020), 11.00" (11/23/2010), 9.50" (02/27/2019), 9.00" (02/28/2012)
 
T'storm Days: 14 (2019), 16 (2018), 12 (2017), 13 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) / 1980-2015 Avg = 12
Severe T'storms: 6 (08/05/2020), (08/10/2019), (08/08/2017), (07/24/2017), (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012) 
"Almost" Severe: 2 (08/10/2017), (05/04/2016)
Vicinity Severe T'storms (close enough to hear, with official severe reports)
(06/26/2017), (08/05/2016), (07/09/2015), (07/05/2015), (06/09/2015), (08/05/2014), (08/04/2014), (08/22/2013), (08/12/2013), (09/12/2011), (09/04/2011)

 

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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1147 AM PDT MON OCT 26 2020

...RECORD LOWS FOR THE MORNING OF OCTOBER 26 2020...

THIS IS A PRELIMINARY LIST OF NEW RECORDS FOR THIS MORNING.
RECORDS WILL BECOME OFFICIAL AT MIDNIGHT.

LOCATION        LOW      PREVIOUS     PREVIOUS
                           LOW          YEAR

EPHRATA WA       20         23          2011
LEWISTON ID      21         23          1954
PULLMAN WA       16         19          2007
SPOKANE INTL     14         19          1978
WENATCHEE WA     26 (TIE)   26          1954
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12Z EPS 850mb temp anomaly loop... you can see a trough forming around days 13-15. 

 

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46 here at 1pm and mostly sunny. Excellent day we will see if we can hit 50 for the first time since Friday. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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Just now, TacomaWaWx said:

46 here at 1pm and mostly sunny. Excellent day we will see if we can hit 50 for the first time since Friday. 

Banana belt! It's 42°F here. I do not expect to make it to the forecast high of 49 today.

It's called clown range for a reason.

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Just now, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Banana belt! It's 42°F here. I do not expect to make it to the forecast high of 49 today.

Yeah it didn’t get nearly as cold down here. Puget sound banana belt. You go 5 miles away from the sound and it can be 5-7 degrees colder on mornings like this one. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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Just now, TacomaWaWx said:

Yeah it didn’t get nearly as cold down here. Puget sound banana belt. You go 5 miles away from the sound and it can be 5-7 degrees colder on mornings like this one. 

As someone who lived within a mile of the Salish Sea on Bainbridge Island, I understand completely.

It's called clown range for a reason.

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Got down to 23F which breaks the previous record low of 26F for the date set back in 1954.

A boring winter for the south valley ensued.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 15 (Most recent: Nov 22, 2020)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 1 (Most recent: Nov 21)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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Had a low of 28 that occurred just after midnight then the clouds rolled in.  Currently 42 and cloudy.  Had some sleet earlier but just .01”, now at 6.58” for the month.

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Is anyone comparing GFS V16 to V15?  Tropical Tidbits has both, but for V16 it only has the U.S., where for V16 it has North America.

Pivotal weather has North America for both versions, and so do the pay sites.  Wondering what version we should be using, and what version the NWS uses.

Just read that the Euro and V16 both have a major snowstirm for the Northeast.  Not that I care about the NE, but interesting that the Euro and the GFS V16 have a similar solution.  And maybe just that one time and only for the NE.  Don't know.

 

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51 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Got down to 23F which breaks the previous record low of 26F for the date set back in 1954.

A boring winter for the south valley ensued.

Andrew’s disciple. 😏 

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48 and sunny here at 2pm. Thinking we will touch 50 by 4pm. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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Chilly and sunny here with less wind than yesterday. Up to 48 after a low of 27. Will probably end up in the low 50s today which is still a solid 10 degree below average.

 

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I’m not sure what the cloud situation is looking like tonight, but if it stays clear I could see a lot of places in W Oregon overachieving on lows. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0                         2020-21: 3.38"

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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4 hours ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

The aftermath of last night’s devastating epic sleet storm.

 

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Same here....pretty bad, you should have seen what it did to my cars.  Hopefully we will get a disaster declaration.

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Sunny here... clouds have been parked just to the west all day.

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Still 48 here...hopefully we can manage another low in the mid 30s tomorrow morning as well. Don’t think we will get a freeze out of this cold snap but we still had some decently cold weather for this time of year the last few days. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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Next few days are looking pretty dry...system on Friday doesn’t look like it’ll be much...even up north where I’ll be. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-6.63”

Cold season rainfall-9.80”

Snowfall-0.0”

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