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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.

No idea this was going to happen today! Mcminnville  

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Still snowing a tad, hope it’ll stick around for a bit.

 

 

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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.

 

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2 hours ago, dolt said:

KRTX radar is stuck on clear air mode on radarscope for some reason, which is not all that helpful at the moment.

This one too.

https://a.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/wxloop.old.cgi?rtx_ncr+/6h/+-noauto

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 - 18.50" (52%)
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
Mar '21 - 03.30" (132%)
 
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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So now it's Medford's turn to shut the radar off when something is about to happen. Last fed imagine was at 11am.

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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 - 18.50" (52%)
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
Mar '21 - 03.30" (132%)
 
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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Getting a few small flakes falling in Tacoma. Very light but it’s definitely snow. 

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Warm Season Stats

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Monthly Rainfall-0.39”

Warm Season Rainfall-0.39”

Warmest high temp-66

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DP down to 19 in Everett now. Little doubt anything that falls here tonight would be frozen but it'll be extremely difficult to get anything more than flurries with the air this dry.

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Everett Snowfall

 

2018-19: 24.75"

2019-20: 10.5"

 

1/10: 0.5"

1/12: 5.5"

1/13: 1"

1/14: 1.5"

1/15: 2"

 

 

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7 minutes ago, weather_fan said:

How is the possible that all the rain atmospheric rivers come at us and the one snow river goes to California.

This is just incorrect... there is no AR of snow heading to CA.   There is no AR of rain or snow along the West Coast at all right now.    The storm heading into CA is the same storm bring the snow to the Portland area.

 

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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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Can really see the snow on the radar in western kitsap peninsula and hood canal getting pushed up on the Olympics. 

Warm Season Stats

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Monthly Rainfall-0.39”

Warm Season Rainfall-0.39”

Warmest high temp-66

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1 minute ago, TT-SEA said:

This is just incorrect... there is no AR of snow heading to CA.   There is no AR of rain or snow along the West Coast.    The storm heading into CA is the same storm bring the snow to the Portland area.

 

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Yeah just better dynamics down there. This event seemed pretty similar to an event I remember from December 2000. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        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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So there have been preference wars about preferred kinds of weather fairly frequently on this forum.  But I'm wondering is there anyone posting or lurking on here who does NOT like snow?  It seems we are all snow starved, snow loving people. And there is never too much snow!

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Things have settled down now as the wet bulb potential has been depleted. Just a mix with 36 degrees currently. Had a solid dusting at one point about an hour ago, though. Better than anything I was expecting.

39/34 on the day.

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9 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

This is just incorrect... there is no AR of snow heading to CA.   There is no AR of rain or snow along the West Coast at all right now.    The storm heading into CA is the same storm bring the snow to the Portland area.

 

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So would it have snowed if the storm

was heading over there to us in Seattle?

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5 minutes ago, Fircrest said:

So there have been preference wars about preferred kinds of weather fairly frequently on this forum.  But I'm wondering is there anyone posting or lurking on here who does NOT like snow?  It seems we are all snow starved, snow loving people. And there is never too much snow!

There is definitely a point of diminishing returns with snow... and there is such a thing as too much snow.   I think Andrew and I both got there in February 2019.  

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44 minutes ago, Requiem said:

Still snowing a tad, hope it’ll stick around for a bit.

 

 

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That's a gorgeous view. Are you near Washington/Forest Park?

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1 minute ago, weather_fan said:

So would it have snowed if the storm

was heading over there to us in Seattle?

It's the same storm.    It is here too... look at the satellite.   And its not snowing in places like San Francisco or Sacramento.   

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1 minute ago, Jesse said:

That's a gorgeous view. Are you near Washington/Forest Park?

I’m in the Portland Heights area next to Council Crest.

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--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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4 minutes ago, weather_fan said:

So would it have snowed if the storm

was heading over there to us in Seattle?

Does this make you feel better? 

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3 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

There is definitely a point of diminishing returns with snow... and there is such a thing as too much snow.   I think Andrew and I both got there in February 2019.  

Good point. If I lived in a place or elevation that received a lot of snow, I would likely get tired of it at some point, I suppose... just never had that experience.  My wife lived in Alaska for a while years ago and she has mentioned how dirty the snow eventually gets over the long winter.  I don't think she understands my obsession.

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Just now, Jesse said:

Didn't it snow at your house today or something?

I got a dusting on dirt. Pretty big improvement over what we've seen this winter so far but D**n, wish I was there right now.

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Really would appreciate if the 00z 12km Nam is correct. Shows about an inch of snow here tonight (I'll just choose to ignore the 3 km, the accumulated snowfall map, the HRRR, and all the other models which show no snow here).

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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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Just now, Omegaraptor said:

I got a dusting on dirt. Pretty big improvement over what we've seen this winter so far but D**n, wish I was there right now.

You probably wouldn't like it as much as you think.

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9 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

There is definitely a point of diminishing returns with snow... and there is such a thing as too much snow.   I think Andrew and I both got there in February 2019.  

Yeah, it’s true. You had an insane storm, and got an unbelievable amount of snow at once. We never had a big storm, but just consistent snow that literally built up a snowpack. With layers from melting, refreezing, rain, and more snow. Given the length of our driveway it was impossible to keep up with and though the snow was about 2’ on the ground it was about 35-40” on the roof of the shop. Which I didn’t realize until I got up there when it started collapsing...

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        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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11 minutes ago, Poulsbo Snowman said:

Kinda snotty way to talk to a relatively new poster.

I thought that person has been around for a long time.   If its someone who is new to tracking weather or someone really young then I should definitely change my responses.    I read it as just the usual complaining on here.   Either way... that Sacramento forecast should make them feel better.   Its not really an AR of snow across CA. 

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1 minute ago, Jesse said:

You probably wouldn't like it as much as you think.

I was skiing at Mt Hood Meadows during what was supposed to be the big 1950/1969 repeat in January 2020. Blowing snow, super low visibility, 70 MPH gusts. It was absolutely amazing and I really wish I could experience conditions like that more often. The walk from the lodge to the car in the backup lot was an experience.

Take that however you want to.

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25 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

Can really see the snow on the radar in western kitsap peninsula and hood canal getting pushed up on the Olympics. 

Not missing much it's snowing here but not sticking and I'm at 650 ft. I had green over me with just light snow. Temp is down to 33 .

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We come from the land of the ice and snow.

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2 minutes ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

Not missing much it's snowing here but not sticking and I'm at 650 ft. I had green over me with just light snow. Temp is down to 33 .

Maybe it’ll pick up in intensity. Probably sticking up on the top of green mountain though! 

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Monthly Rainfall-0.39”

Warm Season Rainfall-0.39”

Warmest high temp-66

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5 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

I thought that person has been around.   If its someone who is new to tracking weather or someone really young then I should definitely change my responses.    I read it as just the usual complaining on here.

Sounded to me like a young person who is learning about weather.  He did describe it as an AR.  But who knows.  It just sounded snotty.

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9 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Yeah, it’s true. You had an insane storm, and got an unbelievable amount of snow at once. We never had a big storm, but just consistent snow that literally built up a snowpack. With layers from melting, refreezing, rain, and more snow. Given the length of our driveway it was impossible to keep up with and though the snow was about 2’ on the ground it was about 35-40” on the roof of the shop. Which I didn’t realize until I got up there when it started collapsing...

Yeah the 20” of snow at my place after January 10, 2017 (though definitely less snow than your case) was pretty for a while but after a week or so it turned into this gross slushy mess that wasn’t too welcome. Still, the actual storm was incredible.

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--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.

 

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The gusts are a bit stronger this last 30-40 minutes. 

Also I believe this is the first sub-freezing high of the season. Maxed at 31. That's a cold wind chill, anyone outdoors hopefully bundled up. 

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 - 18.50" (52%)
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
Mar '21 - 03.30" (132%)
 
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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