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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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Just now, snow maniac said:

Here also, grass cars are white 

You live out in south kitsap right?

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-25

Coldest high-32

Freezes-15

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-32.09”

Snowfall-15.5”

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Just now, snow maniac said:

Shelton, at Mason lake. Mason county

Thats good, looks like we’ve still got a decent amount of precip coming in from the south. Hopefully it can cool off a bit and start sticking more places. 

Cold season stats  

Coldest low-25

Coldest high-32

Freezes-15

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-32.09”

Snowfall-15.5”

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If the flakes were bigger I'd have called this a blizzard. 

Still not a measurable amount. Snow rates have been near zero.

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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I saw a Wind Advisory was issued for the EPSL. Figured it was only a matter of time with these gusts. Kitsap/Hood Canal should do good with these strong east winds providing upslope over there. Temp of 40 with a DP of 23 still, even with precip overhead it has hardly budged. 

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Weather station: https://maplevalleywx.com

 

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5 minutes ago, Andrew M said:

Ended up with 2 1/2 inches here in the west hills of Portland at 850 feet, awesome event! Sitting just below freezing currently at 31.8.

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43 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Never heard of Philomath... had to look it up.    Looks like a really nice place.

Fun fact, there is also a Philomath in Georgia....The one in Oregon is pronounced fill-o-meth, but the one in Georgia is pronounced phyllo-math.  The one in Georgia is SE of Athens and is referenced in the song "Can't get there from here" by REM

When me and my friends moved out to Albany, Oregon from Athens, Georgia, we really struggled with the pronunciation.  Between the huge difference in how its said and our thick southern drawls, nobody could figure out what the hell we were talking about.

 

On the weather front, sitting at 37/26 with a chilly wind out of the north.  I'll be shocked if any moisture makes it up this far.

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41 minutes ago, BLI snowman said:

Really impressed to see a widespread 2-4" today across the mid-valley west of I-5. That matched the more optimistic model output.

Nothing much to report here, light rain and up to 40 now. I drove out to the gorge and did a super quick hike up Hamilton Mt. late this afternoon. About 8" up there at the summit and it probably snowed about 1.5" on my hike with sticking snow making it down to about 300'. Cape Horn also had about an inch with heavy snow on the way back.

 

 

 

 

Did this somewhat mirror the 12/11/2000 event? I remember that being sort of middle of the day, and Keizer, Dallas, Mac, etc doing pretty well while we just had a quick dusting in the east valley. 

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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13 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Mork?

Yes sir! I couldn’t remember my login info so had to create a new account on here haha. My old account was tied to an old email address from 12 years ago.

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1 hour ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Nice event! Philomath is a beautiful area. Wonder how much Alsea got. 

I'll have to ask my friends out there, but I'm guessing not much.  From the road cams it looked like highest amounts from the western Willamette Valley up to the coast range divide and not much in the coastal valleys.  Probably due to downsloping winds with an easterly component.

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To bad all the goodies have disappeared from the clown range GFS. 

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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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GFS is just a bit volatile lately.   

Here is next Thursday... 12Z run yesterday on top and the new 00Z on the bottom.

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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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1 minute ago, TT-SEA said:

GFS is just a bit volatile lately.   

Here is next Thursday... 12Z run yesterday on top and the new 00Z on the bottom.

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It’s really to bad. Things were looking good. If only for an instant.

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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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12 minutes ago, Andrew M said:

Yes sir! I couldn’t remember my login info so had to create a new account on here haha. My old account was tied to an old email address from 12 years ago.

Nice to see you posting. I have a lot of good memories tracking the events of the Pacific Northwest cold phase of 2006-12 with you around.

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1 hour ago, RentonHillTC said:

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I swear, you live half a mile from where I lived in Renton for a few years.

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2 minutes ago, wxmet said:

Just need Amazon to move their operations to Spokane. Then everyone else will follow suit.

Seems like just moving there would be easier than expecting a whole city to uproot and move there ;) 

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1 minute ago, Jesse said:

Nice to see you posting. I have a lot of good memories tracking the events of the Pacific Northwest cold phase of 2006-12 with you around.

Those were some great times! Sure would love to see a couple of those winters play out once again! 2008 was amazing. Would be a dream to track an arctic front like that once again. 

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2 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Seems like just moving there would be easier than expecting a whole city to uproot and move there ;) 

A whole city will uproot where the money resides.

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5 minutes ago, VancouverIslandSouth said:

Same here, the temperature dropped quickly but not much precip is reaching the surface. Seems like mostly virga.

Snowing hard in the malahat now. Still not a lot going on here.  
 

 

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9 minutes ago, Andrew M said:

Those were some great times! Sure would love to see a couple of those winters play out once again! 2008 was amazing. Would be a dream to track an arctic front like that once again. 

Are you Andrew that used to live in Ellensburg? 

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