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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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Just an observation, but noticing a trend with the models to progressively split the trough energy inside 135 W, not digging the trough down over us, weak shortwave ridging at times rather flat, but more ridging popping up in the North Pacific as well.... Really obvious the past 6-8 runs. Maybe models are picking up on the SSWE already. I could see things becoming ridgy over us to about ~150 W over the next 3-5 days. Just a hunch. I'm probably wrong. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe.

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9 minutes ago, GHweatherChris said:

Maybe we need a 3.5 day moratorium on maps, couldn't hurt.  Right now all we see is nothing as far as any positive potential for some winter weather.

My new New Year's resolution to not post maps :D

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11 minutes ago, GHweatherChris said:

Maybe we need a 3.5 day moratorium on maps, couldn't hurt.  Right now all we see is nothing as far as any positive potential for some winter weather.

I might stop posting past day 10 be default, unless something notable pops up there. Previously I did it for archival purposes, but it's largely useless and the only thing that could potentially be derived from the archiving of 384 GFS maps is that our accuracy at that range is a game of darts. Surprise.

But if something fun looking pops up, why not, right? Some eye candy never hurt anyone within context. Just last night there was a powerful windstorm for Oregon that I posted. It would likely be stuff like that. Or wintry weather, whenever it shows up.

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14 minutes ago, Meatyorologist said:

I might stop posting past day 10 be default, unless something notable pops up there. Previously I did it for archival purposes, but it's largely useless and the only thing that could potentially be derived from the archiving of 384 GFS maps is that our accuracy at that range is a game of darts. Surprise.

But if something fun looking pops up, why not, right? Some eye candy never hurt anyone within context. Just last night there was a powerful windstorm for Oregon that I posted. It would likely be stuff like that. Or wintry weather, whenever it shows up.

I think stopping at day 4 would be appropriate, but agree with eveything else you said. 

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Happy new year you filthy animals.

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2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

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2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

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Happy new year!!! Onto 2021!!

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