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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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2 minutes ago, SouthHillFrosty said:

How many acres do you have?

Our lot is 3 acres... but its at least 70% in its natural forested state.

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Let's be clear. If this "pattern" change falls apart into nothing more of a whimper with clouds and some rain, it will be most definitely my fault for showing too much enthusiasm, a few too many, "C'MON!!!!'s" and yeah.

 

00z GFS in 5 hours 49 minutes

00z ECMWF in 7 hours 46 minutes

Think Clouds and RAIN! C'MON!!!!

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23 minutes ago, DJ Droppin said:

Let's be clear. If this "pattern" change falls apart into nothing more of a whimper with clouds and some rain, it will be most definitely my fault for showing too much enthusiasm, a few too many, "C'MON!!!!'s" and yeah.

 

00z GFS in 5 hours 49 minutes

00z ECMWF in 7 hours 46 minutes

Think Clouds and RAIN! C'MON!!!!

Good details about the possible pattern change from the Spokane NWS AFD.  

Thursday there are some discrepancies...but models seem to be
coming in line with a transition to a cooler and most unsettled
pattern. Ensemble guidance is suggesting a trough moving into the
Pac NW sometime next weekend. This isn`t a slam dunk yet...as 30%
of the ensembles suggest the ridge holding on through next Friday,
and then for the weekend, 10% of the ensembles keep the ridge
going. While the majority of ensembles show the trough, there is
still a small chance of the ridge remaining. This is creating a
large range of temperature possibilities for next Friday and
beyond...59 to 78 degrees for Spokane
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1 hour ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Hazy on flight simulator here too. They are pretty accurate with the weather on a large-scale.

Any continued discussion about Flight Simulator will result in a ban.

Also please share specs of your machine, maybe even of your setup.

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Just now, iFred said:

Any continued discussion about Flight Simulator will result in a ban.

Also please share specs of your machine, maybe even of your setup.

I didn’t mean that in a mean spirited way. It seems like there are a lot of enthusiasts for the game here so a thread would make sense.

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Fog burned off around 1pm and now we have haze. With the sun now back to mid march form, the northern horizon has a milky white appearance and the colortemps are low enough to give that hint of gold to everything.

Best time of the year for sun angle geeks.

All 2 of us.

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Just now, Jesse said:

I didn’t mean that in a mean spirited way. It seems like there are a lot of enthusiasts for the game here so a thread would make sense.

The only offtopic threads here are to be political in nature.

You're right though, at least this one time.

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I have a gigabyte aorus 450 motherboard

Ryzen 7 3800x CPU

GeForce 1660 GPU

32gb RAM

1 TB SSD

 

And trying to keep moisture or dust out of it is a beeyotch depending on the weather conditions as we have a tiny place with no foundation.

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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: 36 (Most recent: Feb 24, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3 (Most recent: Dec 24)
  • 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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68 and sunny. There’s a slight bit of haze in the sky still...but not really too bad. Worst day was Wednesday in terms of smoke. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-25

Coldest high-32

Freezes-15

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-32.09”

Snowfall-15.5”

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86 today and 87 yesterday at KLMT. Two consecutive days of highs the warmest since October 1996.

I maxed 85 degrees in 2015. I don't know what the daily records are for the beginning of October.. but easily this is the warmest October weather I've experienced.

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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%)
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
 
2020-2021 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
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: 10 (2020), 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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Got up to 85F. Very warm October day.

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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: 36 (Most recent: Feb 24, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3 (Most recent: Dec 24)
  • 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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5 minutes ago, Acer said:

72/51 today.  The fog hung on and helped keep the max reasonable.

75 here... and it was sunny from dawn to dusk.    

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2 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

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Hopefully the death knell to northern CA fire season?

Really want some of that to reach the Klamath Basin. Gett'n thirsty ;)

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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%)
2019-2020 - 37.00" (103%)
 
2020-2021 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
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: 10 (2020), 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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7 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

 

They actually filmed that movie in southern California during the spring. It was probably hot!

I did not know that tidbit! Though I thought I just spotted a palm tree partially hiding behind some other trees during the burglar alarm scene at the hardware store and the cop dad talking to Jamie Lee and the other actress...Also the leaves blowing about look like they were just flung into the air with a fan blowing so it’s all making sense now! 

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13 minutes ago, MossMan said:

I did not know that tidbit! Though I thought I just spotted a palm tree partially hiding behind some other trees during the burglar alarm scene at the hardware store and the cop dad talking to Jamie Lee and the other actress...Also the leaves blowing about look like they were just flung into the air with a fan blowing so it’s all making sense now! 

Yep, there's a few scenes where they can be spotted

 

A preview of what Illinois will look like in a few more decades!!

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14 minutes ago, Mr Marine Layer said:

Moon is paired up with some planet tonight.

Mars. Jupiter and Saturn also in the southern sky.

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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: 36 (Most recent: Feb 24, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3 (Most recent: Dec 24)
  • 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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79/53 here today. Foggy start giving way to a hazy afternoon skies.

There was more blue in the sky today than the last few, but it was still hazy enough where not even Mount Hood was visible. Would be nice if we had our typical beautiful clear and crisp autumn days right now like we did last year at this time.

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41 minutes ago, Brian_in_Leavenworth said:

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A quite wet Euro run and temps also nosedive well below average. One other thing we need to watch closely. As we near Friday or Saturday we have to see how Hurricane Marie off the Baja of California is handled over the next 5-6 days and how much of its remnant energy and moisture is pulled into the jet and deep trough off the southern Oregon Coast. This could evolve into a big wind storm pattern very quickly. We'll see!
 
HIGH/LOW TEMPS (Portland)
Day 1-5 (October 3rd - 7th)
[ 75/59 ][ 70/56 ][ 73/55 ][ 78/54 ][ 75/54 ]
Day 6-10 (October 8th - 12th)
[ 68/55 ][ 62/57 ][ 57/55 ][ 55/50 ][ 57/48 ]
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9 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

00Z EPS was troughy and cool for the entire 8-15 day period:

 

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Some people believe you NEVER post cold EPS maps. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-25

Coldest high-32

Freezes-15

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-32.09”

Snowfall-15.5”

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Crystal clear here this morning... no fog and looks like no smoke either.    I noticed a light east wind out there.   The clouds and fog should make it out here tomorrow morning.

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