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Up to 59F. Another gorgeous day. Kiddos will have plenty of time outside this weekend!!

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 57F (Oct 22)
  • Coldest low: 30F (Oct 23)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 2 (Most recent: Oct 23, 2020)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 0 (Most recent: Nov 30, 2019) *Fewest all-time*
  • 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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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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16 minutes ago, Deweydog said:

Progressive?

Well not to the extent that the ridge never takes hold with the westerlies breaking through, but the ridge never sets up shop and just lingers near the Coast. In other words, very boring. Perhaps some chilly mornings though.

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5 minutes ago, MossMan said:

The Daily Laser Sharp Focus looks to shoot positive rather quickly. 

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Well that sure stinks. Maybe if you 'blurried' it up some that could turn the tide for us.

 

00z NAM in 6 hours 24 minutes

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11 hours ago, snow_wizard said:

We need a really hard core winter to take them out.  I remember in 1990 a lot of non native stuff got wiped out.  Time for another purge!

I think it was Feb 1989 you are thinking about. That was colder than Dec 1990. Feb 1989 killed a lot of non-native stuff. I had just moved to Seattle the following spring and the carnage at the Washington Park Arboretum was quite evident.

There are no palms in my neighborhood. It gets blasted by Fraser outflow too much for them.

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It's called clown range for a reason.

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1 hour ago, TT-SEA said:

Thrilling discussion about palm trees!  

Palm trees used to thrive in WA state during warmer periods of our climate history.    The Earth is ever-changing.  

I have found bauxite in the hills west of Portland. It’s a mineral that only forms in tropical to warm subtropical conditions. Therefore, its presence indicates that the climate must have been warmer at some point in the past.

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11 hours ago, North_County said:

I had a full week with lows below 20°, including one in single digits, and a couple days where the high failed to crack 20. High of only 15° on the 14th, with a low that morning of 11° and 9° the following morning. Seemed like the outflow was ripping for a week-and-a-half straight with no let-up. I don't know what qualifies as top-tier cold, but it was plenty chilly on the border.  I do seem to recall that there was a dramatic north-south temperature gradient, though.

I had a 19/13 day last winter.

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23 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

I think it was Feb 1989 you are thinking about. That was colder than Dec 1990. Feb 1989 killed a lot of non-native stuff. I had just moved to Seattle the following spring and the carnage at the Washington Park Arboretum was quite evident.

There are no palms in my neighborhood. It gets blasted by Fraser outflow too much for them.

I was an idiot 12yr old in February 1989 and my fellow idiot friend and I rode our bikes across a frozen Lake Goodwin when our parents were not watching...The ice never even cracked! However the person that  attempted to drive their Suzuki Samurai onto the ice was not so successful.  

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12 minutes ago, MossMan said:

Heavy drizzle and 54 currently. 

 

Same, although I would struggle to call this drizzle. It certainly looks like it, but we've picked almost 0.5" in the last hour. Definitely looks like October outside.

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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)   Wettest Day: 2.43 (2012)   Avg Yearly Precip: 37"

Snowfall Totals

2008-09: 30" | 2009-10: 0.5" | 2010-11: 21" | 2011-12: 9.5" | 2012-13: 0.2" | 2013-14: 6.2" | 2014-15: 0.0" | 2015-16: 0.25"| 2016-17: 8.0" | 2017-18: 0.9"| 2018-19: 11.5"

2019-20: 11"

[1/9: Flakes, 1/12: Trace, 1/13: 0.25", 1/14: 8.5", 1/15: 2.0", 1/16: Flakes, 1/17: 0.25"]

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8 minutes ago, Deweydog said:

 

I had the pleasure of meeting this brilliant man when he came to UofO in 2005.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 57F (Oct 22)
  • Coldest low: 30F (Oct 23)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 2 (Most recent: Oct 23, 2020)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 0 (Most recent: Nov 30, 2019) *Fewest all-time*
  • 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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31 minutes ago, DJ Droppin said:

Not a fan of drizzle.... To me it's worse than a steady rain. Thoughts?

 

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I would much rather have moderate to heavy rain. 

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Delightful day with the wind and decided to of course get out in it. As I was walking along the Sound I ran into this properly placed Palm tree next to Redondo. 
Top gust in this area 38 mph and still blowing 
63*

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Have had some gusts close to 40mph today...has been pretty gusty all day. No rainfall yet today and 64 degrees. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-38

Coldest high-51

Freezes-0

Monthly rainfall-2.85”

Cold season rainfall-2.85”

Snowfall-0.0”

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The forum wasn’t hacked. I just haven’t setup the new registration CAPTCHA and was relying on the spam service to catch these users. It didn’t do the job.

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1 hour ago, Omegaraptor said:

I had a 41/32 day last winter.

I had a 36/28 day last winter! We both should be able to beat those numbers this time around. Should get colder lows too...coldest here was 25 degrees on 11/30. Only 4 sub 30 lows last winter. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-38

Coldest high-51

Freezes-0

Monthly rainfall-2.85”

Cold season rainfall-2.85”

Snowfall-0.0”

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19 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

I had a 36/28 day last winter! We both should be able to beat those numbers this time around. Should get colder lows too...coldest here was 25 degrees on 11/30. Only 4 sub 30 lows last winter. 

Ik last year was bad....but did not know it was that bad.... Makes sense tho...Model riding made it a lot better than it was

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Our meteorological winter was even worse.

We had a monumental 40/32 on Dec 4

That was the coldest high in met winter. If we don't do better than that from Dec-Feb this next winter then there will never be any top-tier Arctic events here ever again in our lifetimes.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 57F (Oct 22)
  • Coldest low: 30F (Oct 23)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 2 (Most recent: Oct 23, 2020)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 0 (Most recent: Nov 30, 2019) *Fewest all-time*
  • 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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37 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

I had a 36/28 day last winter! We both should be able to beat those numbers this time around. Should get colder lows too...coldest here was 25 degrees on 11/30. Only 4 sub 30 lows last winter. 

I cannot remember for sure but I think my coldest day last winter was 27/19. 

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What's really sad is my calendar year low...24.7 degrees.  The previous warmest was 21.7 in 2012.  Every other year has at least been into the 10's or single digits.  Hopefully November/December can make it happen.

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2 minutes ago, Tyler Mode said:

What's really sad is my calendar year low...24.7 degrees.  The previous warmest was 21.7 in 2012.  Every other year has at least been into the 10's or single digits.  Hopefully November/December can make it happen.

Weird.  I recently read we got VERY cold last March.🤔

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5 minutes ago, Tyler Mode said:

What's really sad is my calendar year low...24.7 degrees.  The previous warmest was 21.7 in 2012.  Every other year has at least been into the 10's or single digits.  Hopefully November/December can make it happen.

I think 1999 and 2001 were also pretty similarly pathetic. Both years bottomed out around 21-22 here.

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For what it's worth, I had the coldest November low since 2010 last year. And coolest Black Friday low/high in even longer than that. Folks in K-Falls will line up outside of a Walmart in 0 or below weather apparently. 🤪

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)
 
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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Looking back at January threads. Had -3 on 01/15/2020, matching a 103 year old record.

That goes to show in the 2nd half of January, December and I think February sees less arctic air than the first half?

Also, impressive week from Jan 9th - 16th nearly 20" snow fell. Unfortunately things died down quite a bit after those mid January storms. 2 weeks later almost no evidence it ever snowed, and I ended up with one of the driest Februaries on record. There was not a single flake the whole month. 

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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)
 
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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Gorgeous afternoon. Found an open campground on the Linn County side of the Santiam. 

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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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5 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Gorgeous afternoon. Found an open campground on the Linn County side of the Santiam. 

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After all the pictures I found of that area, didn't think they'd have a section left of Santiam that isn't an apocalyptic wasteland. 

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)
 
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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