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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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Down to 36F. Loving this crisp fall night. I think we are all going to be happy this winter. ❄️

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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: 23 (Most recent: Dec 5, 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

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  • 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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SLE hit 34 before midnight, that was nice to see. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0                         2020-21: 14.69"

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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22 minutes ago, KenfromSalem said:

Currently 33 degrees at my home in SLE.   One more degree.  Let’s go!

Always good to see people from the valley posting.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0                         2020-21: 14.69"

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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Checking out some data for downtown Portland last October. They hit freezing twice the last couple days of the month with a minimum temp of 29. Had a much drier than normal month with just 1.51", typically they'd receive 3.43." Here we had 4 nights below freezing, a minimum temp of 22 and 3.86" of rain. 

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14 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Salt of the earth, Andrew.

Absolutely 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0                         2020-21: 14.69"

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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30 degrees this morning, my first freeze.  My average is Oct. 31st so close.

192 growing days, not far from average as well.  The graph shows growing days since I started this station in Battle Ground in 2011.

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Ended up getting down to 38 degrees at about 5am...think some fog rolled in afterwards up to 40 now. Still our first 30s of the season and the coldest we’ve been since mid April. Coldest nights still coming the next few days. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-10.14”

Snowfall-0.0”

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If the gfs and euro are to be believed...tomorrow’s system will be the last rainfall of the month. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-10.14”

Snowfall-0.0”

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17 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Of course they are, it’s where I’m from. ;)

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0                         2020-21: 14.69"

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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20 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

If the gfs and euro are to be believed...tomorrow’s system will be the last rainfall of the month. 

 

And maybe longer.    The 00Z EPS was ridgy through day 15.  

5-10 day and 10-15 day maps:

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1 minute ago, TT-SEA said:

 

And maybe longer.    The 00Z EPS was ridgy through day 15.  

5-10 day and 10-15 day maps:

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Do the models have any idea what surface temperatures will be? It’s now inversion season, and this dry spell looks to start out on the cold side, yet many patterns in the past that I thought might end up inversion-y, did not.

It's called clown range for a reason.

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1 minute ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Do the models have any idea what surface temperatures will be? It’s now inversion season, and this dry spell looks to start out on the cold side, yet many patterns in the past that I thought might end up inversion-y, did not.

I have not really looked... but even if there is no inversion the nights will probably be chilly at this point in the year.

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Dropped to 31.7F this morning. More than 10 degrees colder than the previous low of the season so far. Spent a bunch of yesterday harvesting apples, pears, and squash from our garden and pretty happy I got them in before the frost.

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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"   10yr Avg Snow: 6.9"

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" 

2020-21: 0"

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Just checked the 00Z ECMWF and it showed highs in the 60s later next week so not really "inversion-y".

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No rain again. Ever. Typical Niña. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0                         2020-21: 14.69"

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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2 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

No rain again. Ever. Typical Niña. 

If we keep following the script of this fall... there will likely be a very wet 2-week period in the middle of November.   Followed by another blocky and dry period at the end of the month.  

Its been a wet fall overall up here.   But there are different ways to get to wetter than normal.

 

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5 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

No rain again. Ever. Typical Niña. 

2017-18 was a Niña and much wetter than normal at PDX. Both years since have been the driest back to back on record, neither of which were Niñas. 

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3 minutes ago, El_Nina said:

2017-18 was a Niña and much wetter than normal at PDX. Both years since have been the driest back to back on record, neither of which were Niñas. 

There are endless zonal flow Ninas like 2017-18 and very blocky Ninas like 2013-14 (although that was pretty close to neutral).

The pattern cycle so far this fall is feeling more like the latter version.     

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7 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

If we keep following the script of this fall... there will likely be a very wet 2-week period in the middle of November.   Followed by another blocky and dry period at the end of the month.  

Its been a wet fall overall up here.   But there are different ways to get to wetter than normal.

 

We’re due for a wet November. Last 2 November’s have been pretty dry especially last years 1.83” total. I’m pretty sure this November’s going to be wet. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-10.14”

Snowfall-0.0”

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28 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

 

And maybe longer.    The 00Z EPS was ridgy through day 15.  

5-10 day and 10-15 day maps:

ecmwf-ensemble-avg-namer-t850_anom_5day-4188800.png

ecmwf-ensemble-avg-namer-t850_anom_5day-4620800.png

Going to be some beautiful days coming up...probably will still be chilly in the mornings. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-42

Freezes-1

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-10.14”

Snowfall-0.0”

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4 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

We’re due for a wet November. Last 2 November’s have been pretty dry especially last years 1.83” total. I’m pretty sure this November’s going to be wet. 

Last November was the 5th driest on record in my area.    But 2018 was almost perfectly normal.     And November was much wetter than normal in each of the 4 years before that (2014-17).   

 

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23 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Just checked the 00Z ECMWF and it showed highs in the 60s later next week so not really "inversion-y".

Thanks, then I won’t expect significant inversions. Hopefully won’t be a bummer ridge with high dew points and mild nights, but we shall see. Wanna get at least some frosty mornings out of it.

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It's called clown range for a reason.

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Just now, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Thanks, then I won’t expect significant inversions. Hopefully won’t be a bummer ridge with high dew points and mild nights, but we shall see. Wanna get at least some frosty mornings out of it.

High dewpoints would likely mean an inversion.   The ECMWF shows dry air with chilly mornings and sunny, warm afternoons.

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6 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

High dewpoints would likely mean an inversion.   The ECMWF shows dry air with chilly mornings and sunny, warm afternoons.

I’ve seen ridges with dewpoints in the upper forties F that just don’t allow significant cooling overnight. And I will now stop using the r-word in my posts.

It's called clown range for a reason.

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14 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Last November was the 5th driest on record in my area.    But 2018 was almost perfectly normal.     And November was much wetter than normal in each of the 4 years before that (2014-17).   

 

5/7 have been dry in this area. And it's been 14 years since we saw a significantly wet one.

Due.

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18 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

High dewpoints would likely mean an inversion.   The ECMWF shows dry air with chilly mornings and sunny, warm afternoons.

Humidity will increase as the low level pattern stagnates.... there will 100% be an inversion. Just a question of depth and burnoff times. We are entering the true inversion season now with us approaching mid February sun angles. But all day low clouds/fog still takes a fairly unique setup on the fringe of it. Not sure we'll get there in most places but a cooler than average pattern at the surface looks very likely.

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6 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

5/7 have been dry in this area. And it's been 14 years since we saw a significantly wet one.

Due.

You might be due down there... but I have doubts that this November will be seriously wet.    Blocky theme so far this fall.   I do think there will be 2-week stretch of wet weather though. 

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I was checking out the forecast for Pullman since my son is there... that is some serious cold over there.   

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