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Finally a bit of moderate rain. I appear to be getting a few more shadows compared to other seasons.

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 - 07.50"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 02.90"
 
2021 Thunderstorms
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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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Beautiful morning in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. It was 12F when I took these pics around 8:30am. Gotta get our winter fix somehow.

First snow of the year! Melting quick but at least a little left. Was down south picking up a new family member. 

Major shift on the 12z EPS to lower heights over the West with rising heights in the SE compared to the 00z last night. Looking like a really fun mid month on through the Holidays. Perfect timing IMO!

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31 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

What’s a fella gotta do to get some decent cold onshore flow?

I forgot u only like snow when it screws everyone below 1000ft elevation. 😉

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3 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

It's crazy what a GFS run and some boredom can do to an entire forum. I'm gone for 12 hours and I come back to accusations and apology letters.

It’s crazy to think how crazy this place must seem for someone who has no knowledge of the 10-15 years of history between some of us.

It goes way beyond a crappy GFS run ;)

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Just now, Jesse said:

It’s crazy to think how crazy this place must seem for someone who has no knowledge of the 10-15 years of history between some of us.

It goes way beyond a crappy GFS run ;)

I'm not trying to elevate myself above anyone here, including you. You are absolutely right that I have no idea about the history here.

But you must be able to extend a little bit of understanding that an outsider like me would be a tad confused as to why we can't just share our knowledge of weather, while sharing some healthy banter.

Though maybe I should just keep my mouth shut. I obviously have no say in this and your opinions, and perhaps my ideal view of this forum is a tad "utopianistic".

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Just now, Meatyorologist said:

I'm not trying to elevate myself above anyone here, including you. You are absolutely right that I have no idea about the history here.

But you must be able to extend a little bit of understanding that an outsider like me would be a tad confused as to why we can't just share our knowledge of weather, while sharing some healthy banter.

Though maybe I should just keep my mouth shut. I obviously have no say in this and your opinions, and perhaps my ideal view of this forum is a tad "utopianistic".

I absolutely understand. That was the point of my response.

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If you would rather watch snowfall from around here instead of the East, Leavenworth has a live streaming cam.  And it is snowing pretty hard now.  I have picked up a few inches since about 3PM, and it will probably snow all night.

The NWS is calling for less than in inch of snow for us this afternoon and overnight.  Surprised that they haven't upgraded that.

Celebrate from Home with the Village of Lights Live Stream - YouTube

 

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25 minutes ago, Phil said:

I forgot u only like snow when it screws everyone below 1000ft elevation. 😉

I think most people on here would prefer cold onshore flow to the utter garbage we’ve seen so far. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0.5"                        2020-21: 27.38"

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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7 minutes ago, Brian_in_Leavenworth said:

If you would rather watch snowfall from around here instead of the East, Leavenworth has a live streaming cam.  And it is snowing pretty hard now.  I have picked up a few inches since about 3PM, and it will probably snow all night.

The NWS is calling for less than in inch of snow for us this afternoon and overnight.  Surprised that they haven't upgraded that.

Celebrate from Home with the Village of Lights Live Stream - YouTube

 

Oh my lord. That is amazing. I must go here. I need to live here. image.png

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23 minutes ago, Brian_in_Leavenworth said:

If you would rather watch snowfall from around here instead of the East, Leavenworth has a live streaming cam.  And it is snowing pretty hard now.  I have picked up a few inches since about 3PM, and it will probably snow all night.

The NWS is calling for less than in inch of snow for us this afternoon and overnight.  Surprised that they haven't upgraded that.

Celebrate from Home with the Village of Lights Live Stream - YouTube

 

Gorgeous. We were last there over Valentines Day. Thinking back on it is like thinking of a different world, in the pre-Covid times.

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21 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

Anyways, I need 15 liters of this injected directly into my veins, please.

Fred probably beamed himself back to Doylestown already.

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14 minutes ago, Brian_in_Leavenworth said:

If you would rather watch snowfall from around here instead of the East, Leavenworth has a live streaming cam.  And it is snowing pretty hard now.  I have picked up a few inches since about 3PM, and it will probably snow all night.

The NWS is calling for less than in inch of snow for us this afternoon and overnight.  Surprised that they haven't upgraded that.

Celebrate from Home with the Village of Lights Live Stream - YouTube

 

We had a crazy band here before we flipped to ZR/sleet. Dropped 1” in 10mins. Painful to watch the carnage just 50 miles N/W.

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16 minutes ago, Brian_in_Leavenworth said:

If you would rather watch snowfall from around here instead of the East, Leavenworth has a live streaming cam.  And it is snowing pretty hard now.  I have picked up a few inches since about 3PM, and it will probably snow all night.

The NWS is calling for less than in inch of snow for us this afternoon and overnight.  Surprised that they haven't upgraded that.

Celebrate from Home with the Village of Lights Live Stream - YouTube

 

I want to pack up the family right now and head there RIGHT NOW!! Looks amazing! 

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2 minutes ago, Deweydog said:

Looks like the Arctic front is somewheres between Leavenworth and LaCamas Lake.

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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 - 07.50"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 02.90"
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
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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3 minutes ago, MossMan said:

Here is another shot of Skykomish right before heading back to work...Noticed the cool low cloud formation so I had to get a shot! 

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Awesome place. ;)

 

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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 - 07.50"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 02.90"
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
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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1 hour ago, Front Ranger said:

Low Arctic ice and background climate warming or not, the 18z sends a pretty impressive blast of cold air into the lower 48 in the semi-believable range. The first of many to come this winter...

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Well, if anything that looks about normal to me. Cold air dumping where it’s supposed to dump 

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12 minutes ago, Phil said:

We had a crazy band here before we flipped to ZR/sleet. Dropped 1” in 10mins. Painful to watch the carnage just 50 miles N/W.

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I cant imagine one inch in ten minutes.  Would love to see something like that.  Most I have seen is about a rate of 2-3 inches per hour, we had that last year, but it was a relatively warm and wet snow, so not as nice as it sounds like.

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Being in Oklahoma feels like pre-Covid times. More people are wearing masks than in August or October, but everything is pretty much open. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0.5"                        2020-21: 27.38"

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:

Being in Oklahoma feels like pre-Covid times. More people are wearing masks than in August or October, but everything is pretty much open. 

That's how it felt when we were in Florida.

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24 minutes ago, Jesse said:

That's how it felt when we were in Florida.

I find it a mix of refreshing and unsettling. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0.5"                        2020-21: 27.38"

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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1 hour ago, Jesse said:

To provide contrast to Brian’s snowy pics, here are some from a near Lacamas Lake about a half hour ago, right at dusk. Dark, wet and gloomy, but there is still a sort of beauty to it.

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The antithesis to the blooming flower pics.

I imagine Tim shuddering to his core at these pics.

Low. Solar.

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3 minutes ago, Front Ranger said:

The antithesis to the blooming flower pics.

I imagine Tim shuddering to his core at this pic.

Tim’s pics make PNW winters look much more colorful and less bleak. Maybe he tricks himself? 
 

Doesn’t get much more ugly and bleak than Oklahoma this time of year. Here is a pic I took today. Ugh. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 0.5"                        2020-21: 27.38"

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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47 minutes ago, Jginmartini said:

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Well, if anything that looks about normal to me. Cold air dumping where it’s supposed to dump 

Purple means it's not exactly normal. 😉

And it definitely hasn't been a regular occurrence since October...there's been a lack of any notable cold dumping down into the lower 48 for the past 6 weeks.

Low. Solar.

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2 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Tim’s pics make PNW winters look much more colorful and less bleak. Maybe he tricks himself? 
 

Doesn’t get much more ugly and bleak than Oklahoma this time of year. Here is a pic I took today. Ugh. 

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Is that I-35?

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5 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Tim’s pics make PNW winters look much more colorful and less bleak. Maybe he tricks himself? 
 

Doesn’t get much more ugly and bleak than Oklahoma this time of year. Here is a pic I took today. Ugh. 

3413CE30-FA5B-4C2B-9D4B-687B3B9DB282.jpeg

I think that is kind of pretty.

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12 minutes ago, Front Ranger said:

The antithesis to the blooming flower pics.

I imagine Tim shuddering to his core at these pics.

You mean a picture that actually captures what it looks like here on a rainy day in the winter?

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7 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Tim’s pics make PNW winters look much more colorful and less bleak. Maybe he tricks himself? 
 

Doesn’t get much more ugly and bleak than Oklahoma this time of year. Here is a pic I took today. Ugh. 

3413CE30-FA5B-4C2B-9D4B-687B3B9DB282.jpeg

Wow, that snow did melt fast.

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We have finally gotten around to watching Twin Peaks, after hearing about it/seeing references to it for years. I think that show does a good job of capturing the PNW in all its gloomy glory. Well except for the shots that were obviously filmed in CA.

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12 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Tim’s pics make PNW winters look much more colorful and less bleak. Maybe he tricks himself? 
 

Doesn’t get much more ugly and bleak than Oklahoma this time of year. Here is a pic I took today. Ugh. 

3413CE30-FA5B-4C2B-9D4B-687B3B9DB282.jpeg

Yikes! Halloween Blair witch territory 😱

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3 minutes ago, Jesse said:

We have finally gotten around to watching Twin Peaks, after hearing about it/seeing references to it for years. I think that show does a good job of capturing the PNW in all its gloomy glory. Well except for the shots that were obviously filmed in CA.

There's also snow at Snoqualmie Falls in the opening credits.

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4 minutes ago, Jesse said:

We have finally gotten around to watching Twin Peaks, after hearing about it/seeing references to it for years. I think that show does a good job of capturing the PNW in all its gloomy glory. Well except for the shots that were obviously filmed in CA.

It’s a cool show! 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-30

Coldest high-38

Freezes-6

Monthly rainfall-8.24”

Cold season rainfall-25.27”

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14 minutes ago, Front Ranger said:

Purple means it's not exactly normal. 😉

And it definitely hasn't been a regular occurrence since October...there's been a lack of any notable cold dumping down into the lower 48 for the past 6 weeks.

Looking like another warm winter month nationally.

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3 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

There's also snow at Snoqualmie Falls in the opening credits.

Looks like it’s been melting for awhile :(

Part of me has to wonder if those were leftovers of the February ‘89 blast given the timing of the filming.

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4 minutes ago, Jesse said:

We have finally gotten around to watching Twin Peaks, after hearing about it/seeing references to it for years. I think that show does a good job of capturing the PNW in all its gloomy glory. Well except for the shots that were obviously filmed in CA.

Did you watch season 3? David Lynch's transcedental meditation definitely had a lot to do with that one.

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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: 26 (Most recent: Dec 29, 2020)
  • 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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2 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Did you watch season 3? David Lynch's transcedental meditation definitely had a lot to do with that one.

Just started season two. It doesn’t look like season three is on netflix :(

I heard it was really good though.

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