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Just now, Jesse said:

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

I think it's on $howtime. Prepare for the show to become increasingly even more difficult to understand, and that's kinda the whole point.

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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: 30 (Most recent: Jan 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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First snow of the year! Melting quick but at least a little left. Was down south picking up a new family member. 

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.

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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11 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.

Granted their cold intrusions have been less but as I look back over time this illustration is one I’ve seen many times and to me is normal.  Perhaps it’s Dads fault as he grew up on the farm back in ND. So many stories of bone chilling winters and of course walking to school with snowdrifts as high as the telephone poles.  

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3 hours ago, Weather1011 said:

When you do this every week it becomes toxic lmao but hey man do you !

Honestly 7 or 8 out of 10 comments you make are attempts to p*ss him off. Would like to see people like you and others continue to post here with weather info and stuff we’re glad to have you. Just block him if you can’t stand him focus on posting weather stuff instead of being an anti Jesse shitposter...that’s honestly just annoying and adding to the problem. 

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Cold season stats  

Coldest low-28

Coldest high-38

Freezes-7

Monthly rainfall-8.77”

Cold season rainfall-25.80”

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8 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

The next cold month nationally will be our first of the decade 😯

2020 has definitely been a warm one. Way warmer than 2019, which had consistently cooler anomalies over much of the country (except December).

April wasn't bad, though.

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Low. Solar.

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6 minutes ago, umadbro said:

A few of us has a friend who lives in NYC right now. The pics and videos have been entertaining. It's impossible to tell how much has fallen due to the drifting.

Hurts missing the good stuff by 50 miles like this. Especially after last year’s disaster. At least we have a compacted 1” glacier to build on.

Sleeting sideways and upwards now as CAA rushes out of the mountains. Kind of a raw storm overall.

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6 minutes ago, umadbro said:

A few of us has a friend who lives in NYC right now. The pics and videos have been entertaining. It's impossible to tell how much has fallen due to the drifting.

This pic was cool. 

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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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They really lit up the Ragland Theater for the holidays. Bright greens/reds.

Android pics, so they're not very clear. Also was wiping raindrops off the lens. 

And some blobs in parking lots, soaking up the rain.

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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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12 minutes ago, Phil said:

Hurts missing the good stuff by 50 miles like this. Especially after last year’s disaster. At least we have a compacted 1” glacier to build on.

Sleeting sideways and upwards now as CAA rushes out of the mountains. Kind of a raw storm overall.

I've been dealing with that the last 2 or 3 years. Just without the sleet or the 1" glacier.

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2 minutes ago, MossMan said:

My 6yr old daughter made me a snowflake ornament at her school because Dad is “obsessed with snow” 🥰

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Don't lie. That's your handy work, isn't it? :) It's nothing to be ashamed of, Randy. You have a good, general idea of what the shape of a snowflake should be, even if it looks like a sunflower. Nah it's cute. Lol. I think when I was 6 I was just happy to not be pissing and ****ing the bed. Outstanding.

00z ECMWF in 2 hours 2 minutes

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47 minutes ago, Jesse said:

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

I heard it was really good though.

Season three was a complete mindfuck but worth it. Make sure and watch the movie before you dive into it. Helps a lot.

 

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48 minutes ago, Jesse said:

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

I heard it was really good though.

Fire Walk With Me (the movie) absolutely blew me away when I watched it. Such a sad, shocking little mindscrew.

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Top 5 Snow Events (post 2014):

 

(1. January 10th, 2017: 18.5 in.

(2. February 6th, 2014: 7.5 inches

(3. February 20th, 2018: 5.0 inches

(4. February 21st, 2018: 4.0 inches

(5. December 14th, 2016: 3.5 inches

 

Honourable Mentions: December 7th, 2018, February 9th, 2019.

 

Total since joining the Weather Forums: 3"

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53 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

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

A couple of times I got into the show but stopped sometime in the middle. Now that it's free I'll start from the first episode soon and hopefully follow the whole story. Nice that they revived the show.

I like just about anything Kyle MacLachlan stars in. Good actor. 

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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43 minutes ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

You will probably end up with a bunch tonight.   NWS is way off on this forecast. 

I do see now that they updated the forecast for 2-4 inches tonight, but the forecast from a few hours ago said less than an inch for the 24 hours starting late this afternoon.  2-4 tonight might be good, and it wouldn't count the snow that happened before about 6 or 7 o'clock. 

Guessing we have 6 new inches and still snowing.  They said all along that our area would be hard to forecast, and it depended on how warm it got today.  It stayed below freezing all day, and that made the difference.

So I had checked other forecasts, and the UW MRF 4k ensembles forecast may end up being the winner.  The ensemble mean forecast about 10 inches last night, and the 12Z forecast about 7.   I have often found that one to be pretty accurate. 

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24 minutes ago, DJ Droppin said:

Day 4

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(Past 4 runs)

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Really nice improvement on this run. I could tell just from this run to run comparison (thanks for those by the way because they are great) that the cutoff low would be weaker and further west. That translated well to the downstream trough digging much more sharply over us.

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1 minute ago, Jesse said:

Really nice improvement on this run. I could tell just from this run to run comparison (thanks for those by the way because they are great) that the cutoff low would be weaker and further west. That translated well to the downstream trough digging much more sharply over us.

Yeah no problem at all. Yep a much improved run. I hope the next 2-3 days continues to show that cut-off low holding squarely under the center of the base of the ridge. If that made sense.

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3 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Let’s hope the Euro does the same.

#iwantachillychristmas

The GFS’s current 500mb progression makes more sense to my eyeballs vs the warmer solution..not really scientific but whatevs.

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Just now, Deweydog said:

I wonder what weather weather wonder likes?

Any weather that makes you wonder!

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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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Still 39 degrees and actually a decent amount of rain coming down last 60-80 minutes.

Puddles forming in the yard.

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, DJ Droppin said:

Day 10 Long range looks messy/ugly maybe

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That’s an uh oh. Probably just clown range shenanigans, though.

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