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We should remember 1933-34 was a Nina too. It seems like this one may be destined to find a place along side it in the record books. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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Some pics on the way up to my property.  The ones on the road are 1/4 mile down the road and the gate is the beginning of my 120 acre land.

I SEE FLAKES! WE DID IT!  I would like to thank every single poster and lurker on this board for working so hard this winter. Everyone gave it their all and it ended up with Tigard getting their

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New year, same disappointment.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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23 minutes ago, Timmy said:

The last 3 gfs runs warmed a lot for this weekend, looks like basically rain in the Oregon  cascades through Monday.

Even the mountains are getting the rug pulled job. Yikes!

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By the way, during some interactions on social media yesterday, Mark Nelsen indicated he agreed 100% with my thoughts on the winter so far and what the models are showing. FWIW.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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16 years ago today I woke up to find snow had just begun falling. Ended up being a pretty nice regional event. We had about 6" with that storm east of Salem. 

4 years ago today. We had about 6" of snow overnight and then another 1-2" fell during the next 24 hours. A random snow band set up over Silverton on the valley floor the evening of 1-1-17 and dumped 4-6" of snow on the town. Mt. Angel, 4 miles north of Silverton just got a dusting with the band. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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The Cedar Lake station (elev 1,500) near my house made up for the dry year in 2019... coming in with the 8th wettest year on record (since 1895) in 2020.   That station ended up 22 inches above normal for the year.

And continuing the theme of wet years up here over the last decade.   

 

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**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

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2 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

The Cedar Lake station near my house made up for the dry year in 2019... coming in with the 8th wettest year on record (since 1895) in 2020.

And continuing the theme of wet years up here over the last decade.   

 

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2021 looks to start just as warm and just as wet!

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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Just now, SilverFallsAndrew said:

2021 looks to start just as warm and just as wet!

Indeed.

 

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One trend has been in the 7-10 day range to take the massive Greenland block and instead spread it all over North America instead.  Maybe that will be a good thing to get rid of that feature. 

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Just now, FroYoBro said:

The difference is he isn’t panicking and constantly posting on a weather board because he relies on snow for happiness. 

Who says I am "panicking" or rely on snow for my happiness? In fact the opposite is true. Yet you continue to project.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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15 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

By the way, during some interactions on social media yesterday, Mark Nelsen indicated he agreed 100% with my thoughts on the winter so far and what the models are showing. FWIW.

Uh oh guys Mark agreed 100% on a ridiculous weenie prediction of 21 day later pattern flip back to zonal flow and calling winter finished

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Getting pretty excited about some of the spring yard projects we will be able to start up on this week with the warm temperatures. I feel bad watching ya'll melt down. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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, OysterPrintout said:

Uh oh guys Mark agreed 100% on a ridiculous weenie prediction of 21 day later pattern flip back to zonal flow and calling winter finished

Interestingly, some of these latest GFS runs show us never leaving the zonal flow. 

Also I know honesty is not really your thing, but I never said winter was finished. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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Just now, BLI snowman said:

I still think early or mid January is a real period to watch.

Mid-December seems to be an opportunity to achieve big things, or at least a "warning shot." 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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Just now, MossMan said:

Didn’t this Mark guy take his spork out in January 2019 as well? 

Who didn't. Of course that was a Nino so it made sense. 

Obviously with a Nina, which tend to be backloaded, the "best" is yet to come. Which is why no one would seriously cancel winter yet. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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This run focuses incredible rainfall amounts over W. Washington. Much drier south, only about average precip by the time you get down to Eugene. Remember previous runs had the jet focused hundreds of miles further south with precip focused over Oregon, and at times N. California. Which was much better for mountain snow everywhere. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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:

Mid-December seems to be an opportunity to achieve big things, or at least a "warning shot." 

Always good when Mother Nature at least warns us first. In this winter's case a flatulence warning from her may have been more appropriate. 

 

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Just now, Jesse said:

Happy New Year folks!

Blessings.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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4 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Interestingly, some of these latest GFS runs show us never leaving the zonal flow. 

Also I know honesty is not really your thing, but I never said winter was finished. 

Honesty isn't my thing? Look I'm a bit hungover and gonna channel my inner Dewey here but saying the models don't show anything right now isn't some sort of intellectual revelation as everyone is using a 3-4 week paintbrush at this point... and your weenieism hasn't even induced the response level Tim is capable of, much less Fred's hyperbolic version. 

 

You're just mass posting in a transparently manic and largely uninteresting way (sorta like the models right now) 

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3 minutes ago, OysterPrintout said:

Honesty isn't my thing? Look I'm a bit hungover and gonna channel my inner Dewey here but saying the models don't show anything right now isn't some sort of intellectual revelation as everyone is using a 3-4 week paintbrush at this point... and your weenieism hasn't even induced the response level Tim is capable of, much less Fred's hyperbolic version. 

 

You're just mass posting in a transparently manic and largely uninteresting way (sorta like the models right now) 

Climate Realism is going to be big in 2021. Going to be a tough year for Jesse. 

If things end up turning around, and you pull these posts to try and make me eat crow, I will remind you #1 I never canceled winter. #2 where you can put that crow, and #3 where to send your thanks via paypal. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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1 minute ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Climate Realism is going to be big in 2021. Going to be a tough year for Jesse. 

Funny how people who call them selves realists are often some of the most detached from reality.

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Just now, Jesse said:

Funny how people who call them selves realists are often some of the most detached from reality.

Sorry. It has been a great winter. I will stop and leave it to the real realists like Jim. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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Just now, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Sorry. It has been a great winter. I will stop and leave it to the real realists like Jim. 

You guys are two sides of the same weenie coin.

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4 minutes ago, Jesse said:

You guys are two sides of the same weenie coin.

I would counter that I just comment on what the models are actually showing. He comments on what he wants them to show and projects it. A lot of people do that in the "weather community." People who objectively assess the situation are often labeled as "negative." Because that is the climate we live in. Then there are folks like you who do not like to analyze models or make predictions, preferring to take shots at those who want to engage in substantive discussion. Almost 42,000 posts of banality. I accept your apology however, new year, new leaf. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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"

 

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Just now, MossMan said:

Looks like Cliff is not a fan of the new NWS Seattle radar either...

https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2020/12/national-weather-service-weather-radar.html?m=1

Hopefully with such an outcry something will change.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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, Chewbacca Defense said:

Well that didn't take long....

 

"Happy" New Year everybody?

It's going to be a GREAT year!

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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We're maxing out the scale! Although if you want to be drier in Western Washington here in the shadow we'll only have 5"! Honestly this would cause insane flooding. This shows 30"+ for parts of the Olympics.

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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, 2021)   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: 10.5" (2/10: Tr, 2/12: 0.5" , 2/13: 8.5", 2/14: 1.5")

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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The gfs shows almost the same pattern the entire 16 days over our continent.  Hour 0 looks like 384.  Something will probably change between now and then

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3 minutes ago, Skagit Weather said:

We're maxing out the scale! Although if you want to be drier in Western Washington here in the shadow we'll only have 5"! Honestly this would cause insane flooding. This shows 30"+ for parts of the Olympics.

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That is lots of rain... but it probably wouldn't result in insane flooding.   For example... it shows 10 inches at Snoqualmie Pass over the next 16 days.   The normal January precip there is almost 16 inches so that would put them on track to be a little above normal for the month.  

And of course its the GFS and precip totals are usually overstated. 

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5 minutes ago, Timmy said:

The gfs shows almost the same pattern the entire 16 days over our continent.  Hour 0 looks like 384.  Something will probably change between now and then

A decent chance a lot of areas will see rain every day through the first half of the month. Feel like we're definitely setting the table for a much drier February at least, which usually means more blocking.

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9 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

That is lots of rain... but it probably wouldn't result in insane flooding.   For example... it shows 10 inches at Snoqualmie Pass over the next 16 days.   The normal January precip there is almost 16 inches so that would put them on track to be a little above normal for the month.  

And of course its the GFS and precip totals are usually overstated. 

Okay, "insane" may have been a little overstated, but there would be lowland flooding (and a high mudslide risk) if this verified verbatim (and yes I realize it usually overdoes precip, so this almost certainly won't verify). It shows 7" of rain in Seattle in the next 10 days (on the higher resolution) and 10+" in the next 16 days which would be approaching some of our wettest similar length periods.

Home Wx Station Stats (Since January 2008):

Max Temp: 96.3F (2009)   Min Temp: 2.0F (2008)   Max Wind Gust: 45 mph (2018, 2021)   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: 10.5" (2/10: Tr, 2/12: 0.5" , 2/13: 8.5", 2/14: 1.5")

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37 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Climate Realism is going to be big in 2021. Going to be a tough year for Jesse. 

If things end up turning around, and you pull these posts to try and make me eat crow, I will remind you #1 I never canceled winter. #2 where you can put that crow, and #3 where to send your thanks via paypal. 

...OK. I have no earthly idea who this is projected towards but let me assure you that when it is snowing I'm really more of the - bundle up with a cup of coffee and walk around the neighborhood - type rather than the - get on the weather forums and win some internet points with receipts - 

 

HOWEVER due to your intentionally obtuse behavior and generally bad posting this morning IF it snows this year I'm going to put "winter is canceled" -SilverFallsAndrew 1/1/21 on my signature and the only thing I'm gonna PayPal you is a BIG OL SMILEY FACE! 

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22 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

That is lots of rain... but it probably wouldn't result in insane flooding.   For example... it shows 10 inches at Snoqualmie Pass over the next 16 days.   The normal January precip there is almost 16 inches so that would put them on track to be a little above normal for the month.  

And of course its the GFS and precip totals are usually overstated. 

Isn't this a bit misleading because you also have to consider the snowpack up in Snoqualmie as well? The 10" that falls over heavy snowpack vs 10" that falls over little snowpack makes a huge difference in term of flooding.

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2 minutes ago, Cloud said:

Isn't this a bit misleading because you also have to consider the snowpack up in Snoqualmie as well? The 10" that falls over heavy snowpack vs 10" that falls over little snowpack makes a huge difference in term of flooding.

Flooding is usually not a big issue when the precip (and potential snow melt) is spread out over 2 weeks.

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+3.5 departure at PDX for December.

Even with the atmospheric background state from the last three winters just about completely reversed, with seemingly every alphabet soup index against western torching...

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Interestingly... the 12Z ECMWF shows the Seattle area getting about 60-70% of the normal rainfall for all of January by Monday afternoon on the 4th day of the month.

 

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9 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

The January thread is off to a good start. 

 

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

anything with chocolate and peanut butter

the second half of january is going to be epic

every day we get closer to the big storm of 2021, we are due and it's a lock

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Just for the reference... the 00Z EPS was no closer to anything interesting even at the end of the run.    

 

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7 minutes ago, puyallupjon said:

anything with chocolate and peanut butter

the second half of january is going to be epic

every day we get closer to the big storm of 2021, we are due and it's a lock

 

12 minutes ago, jakerepp said:

Tillamook Mudslide

Nice. I'm a big fan of mint chocolate flavors. 

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15 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Interestingly... the 12Z ECMWF shows the Seattle area getting about 60-70% of the normal rainfall for all of January by Monday afternoon on the 4th day of the month.

 

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Wish the focus would be further south. We really need a significantly wet month. December was not a complete lost cause in the precip department. Most valley stations were at least near average, and we were actually a little above. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 40.47"

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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