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No idea this was going to happen today! Mcminnville  

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.

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3 minutes ago, rsktkr said:

Some sticking snow here in Mac.

I'll take it!

 

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Nice to see I'm spreading the wealth this time around ;)

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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 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
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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28 minutes ago, AlTahoe said:

We have the rare Blizzard warning being issued! 


Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
905 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
FRIDAY...

* CHANGES...Upgrade to Blizzard Warning.

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
  2 to 4 feet, except 3 to 6 feet above 7000 feet. Winds gusting
  as high as 50 mph in the lower elevations with over 100 mph at
  times over ridges with whiteout conditions.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rough conditions can be expected on Lake
  Tahoe through much of the week. Gusts 30-45 mph with wave
  heights of 2 to 5 feet. There may also be periods of thundersnow
  tonight into Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be near impossible or even paralyzed with
  near zero visibility through Friday morning. Very strong winds
  could cause tree damage and power outages. If you risk travel
  over the Sierra passes, you cloud be stuck in your car for
  several hours, if not a day. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below
  zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30
  minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This is a life threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel!
Road crews and first responders may not be able to rescue you.
Stay indoors until the snow and wind subside. Even a short walk
could be deadly if you become disoriented.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

You know it’s legit when snow depths > wave heights. 

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Honestly,I’ll be satiated with a few flakes or momentary mix here in Gladstone.  I like living here (no sad face necessary), but when it hears the phrase “marginal event,” this area has a notorious habit of immediately getting in the fetal position to take its cold rain beating.  Not a snow lover’s dreamscape, even by a realistic PNW lowlander’s standards.

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Sounds like this is turning into a potentially nice event for areas west of I-5. Happy to see that.

Radar shows blue over us but there is currently nothing falling out of the sky. Dry and cold wind though. Down to 37 after a high of 39 earlier.

 

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Sticking in south Salem per one of my employees.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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, The Blob said:

It wants to change over so hard here.

I'm surprised you have anything falling out of the sky. Are you in Troutdale?

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1 minute ago, jakerepp said:

What were the GFS and Euro saying, most recently, for accumulations down there? 

0-3 inches.  Looks like they might have nailed it!

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2 minutes ago, FroYoBro said:

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 first snowflakes of the winter. Really proud of everyone. You can do great things with a group as great as this. See you next winter!

NINA WINTERS BABY

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We did it! Look out those windows victoriously! 

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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 - 15.20"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
--/--,
 
Biggest Snowstorm - 18.4" (Jan 3-4 2017 - 26 hours)
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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Starting to really come down and stick. Pretty!

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"Let's mosey!"

 

--Cloud Strife

 

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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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Really just moisture I’m a bit concerned about but it seems we have a bit to work with for an inch or two up here.

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"Let's mosey!"

 

--Cloud Strife

 

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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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45 minutes ago, AlTahoe said:

We have the rare Blizzard warning being issued! 


Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
905 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
FRIDAY...

* CHANGES...Upgrade to Blizzard Warning.

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
  2 to 4 feet, except 3 to 6 feet above 7000 feet. Winds gusting
  as high as 50 mph in the lower elevations with over 100 mph at
  times over ridges with whiteout conditions.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rough conditions can be expected on Lake
  Tahoe through much of the week. Gusts 30-45 mph with wave
  heights of 2 to 5 feet. There may also be periods of thundersnow
  tonight into Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be near impossible or even paralyzed with
  near zero visibility through Friday morning. Very strong winds
  could cause tree damage and power outages. If you risk travel
  over the Sierra passes, you cloud be stuck in your car for
  several hours, if not a day. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below
  zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30
  minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This is a life threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel!
Road crews and first responders may not be able to rescue you.
Stay indoors until the snow and wind subside. Even a short walk
could be deadly if you become disoriented.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Saw this earlier today and thought it's going to be a wild one down there. Snow totals upped as well from 1'-3' to 2'-4'. Insane amount incoming.  

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2 minutes ago, Cloud said:

Anyone noticed there is now a Winter Weather Advisory for Portland? Calls for up to 2"!

System looking to overperform, or at very least meet its best outcome at this point?

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Sticking in downtown Salem now. This one surprised me. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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 minute ago, jakerepp said:

System looking to overperform, or at very least meet its best outcome at this point?

Seems to be overperforming.. which unsurprisingly, the NAM saw it coming? 

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People around here seeing is snowing up north are mad because is almost 40 degrees here and nada! 😂

At least we got to watched something falling on Sunday. 

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A mix here now. 35F.

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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: 36 (Most recent: Feb 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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Impressive event for the valley.

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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: 36 (Most recent: Feb 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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My Twitter @357jerseys4hope

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Just now, Cloud said:

Have a feeling this thing is gonna catch many people off guard in Portland as they leave work later today.

Well, it is above freezing and there is no sticking yet in the main parts of the city. 

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South Salem has a little elevation and is getting hammered. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 10.5"                        2020-21: 52.02"

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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6 minutes ago, Cloud said:

Seems to be overperforming.. which unsurprisingly, the NAM saw it coming? 

My boy the NAM coming in with another W after also getting the 'surprise' windstorm on 1/13 right (along with the Euro)!

It gets a lot of flack but actually does alright for some situations.

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Weather station: https://maplevalleywx.com

 

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3 minutes ago, Cloud said:

Have a feeling this thing is gonna catch many people off guard in Portland as they leave work later today.

Hopefully they all come after Marky Mark with pitchforks for downplaying this thing ;)

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