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Anyone else craving winter? I just went back and re-watched some of the blizzard videos on my phone, and I just realized the extent to which I take these storms for granted. I can't believe it's been 9 months already.

 

This was during the early afternoon:

 

 

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DUDE! My neighbor literally just showed me picture of my house from when the previous owners lived here....4 and a half FEET of snow on the ground on January 15th 2013....... INSANE amount of snow pack! They told me that it was a good winter that year. Sheesh I thought last winter for us (1st winter here) was decent......22" on the ground at the deepest point. 

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Winter surroundings above Lake Tahoe   Squaw/ Alpine       

Pictures from the last week...ice to snow.  Not all of these are pictures I took, some are from my mom and cousin.

Taken earlier in the week. Lake Tahoe    @SFGate  

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DUDE! My neighbor literally just showed me picture of my house from when the previous owners lived here....4 and a half FEET of snow on the ground on January 15th 2013....... INSANE amount of snow pack! They told me that it was a good winter that year. Sheesh I thought last winter for us (1st winter here) was decent......22" on the ground at the deepest point.

Wow, nice! Didn't have quite that much here last winter. Depth was between 30-40" after this one, and it melted fast.

 

The 2009/10 winter is our benchmark, though. Between January 29th and February 10th, four separate snowstorms delivered a whopping 5-7 feet across the area, with two of the storms also producing frequent lightning. The last storm on 2/10 delivered convective snow banding and hurricane force winds in some areas. Most amazing storm of my life..will never forget it. In hindsight I really took that winter for granted I think.

 

I still have some pics if you're interested. There were drifts literally covering people's garages and houses. The one-story house on Helmsdale road was literally buried on one side. :lol:

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Wow, nice! Didn't have quite that much here last winter. Depth was between 30-40" after this one, and it melted fast.

 

The 2009/10 winter is our benchmark, though. Between January 29th and February 10th, four separate snowstorms delivered a whopping 5-7 feet across the area, with two of the storms also producing frequent lightning. The last storm on 2/10 delivered convective snow banding and hurricane force winds in some areas. Most amazing storm of my life..will never forget it. In hindsight I really took that winter for granted I think.

 

I still have some pics if you're interested. There were drifts literally covering people's garages and houses. The one-story house on Helmsdale road was literally buried on one side. :lol:

 

 

YES Id like to see some private pics of a good snow storm. I have watched about every youtube video of eastern snow storms there is a dozen times

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Colorado snowpack is way below normal right now, but yesterday we climbed Quandary Peak at 14,270 feet elevation during a blizzard:

 

Here is my wife and 12 year old daughter not that far from the summit:

 

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Here is my wife still smiling with frozen hair after the ascent: 

 

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Daylight savings time is messin with my mind! Thought 06z was running. Oh well. Gonna dream and hope the next ferry ride on looks like this! December 6th 2012. Headed to Tenakee Springs to go deer hunting.

 

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"There are so many waves coming in all the time, you don't have to worry about that. Take your time—wave come. Let the other guys go; catch another one." -Duke Kahanamoku

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Might as well share this one as well. I have yet to see this much snow (sadly) in Tenakee, yet. It happens. Just hasn't happened in the last couple years I've been out there. We got the whole town all riled up and got all of the youngins in a big cross-town snowball fight. We also invented the tripleski. What is a tripleski you ask? 

 

 

 

 

 

Look no further....

 

 

 

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Here's to hoping...

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"There are so many waves coming in all the time, you don't have to worry about that. Take your time—wave come. Let the other guys go; catch another one." -Duke Kahanamoku

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Colorado snowpack is way below normal right now, but yesterday we climbed Quandary Peak at 14,270 feet elevation during a blizzard:

 

Here is my wife and 12 year old daughter not that far from the summit:

 

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Here is my wife still smiling with frozen hair after the ascent: 

 

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Looks like a fun climb!

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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Here's a video of the Arctic front that blew through here on the evening of Valentines Day, 2015. Winds exceeded hurricane force in some areas, and 1-4" of snow fell within one hour, followed by a temperature drop of over 40F through the following 7hrs.

 

Had to stop filming when snow started blasting into the house.

 

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Arrival of a pre-frontal snow squall last winter. Came in on 40mph winds, lasted only about 10 minutes.

 

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Post-frontal snow squall last winter. Dropped a quick 1/2" within 10 minutes. Winds were 30-40mph during the squall, but increased to 40-55mph after the squall.

 

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An extremely powerful cold front and microburst struck here last winter, on February 24th. A few areas experienced gusts at/above 80-100mph within "burst swaths".

 

I ran into the basement upon hearing the huge roar in the distance, so I didn't catch the worst of it. Wimp. :P

 

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Old photos, but here are some that were taken not far from my house:

 

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This one may not look impressive, but it still might be a little impressive since it was taken on June 4 2005:

 

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We do get some serious blizzards at times and sometimes the weather is slightly chilly, but it still beats living in the city.  It hasn't gotten that cold in recent years (this area hasn't reached the -50's since 1989), but here is one screen shot I took in 2011, when we had a few fairly cold days:

 

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That was downtown though.  It was -48 at my house.   It's still quite a bit warmer than the -61 that was recorded on 2/1/1985 in Maybell, the next town just to the west of us.  

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Few pics I took last Tuesday from the Skykomish area of the fresh snowfall.

 

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There was about 9" or so of snow at the top of this peak above the Beckler River Valley.

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Above Richmond Beach, Shoreline. 475 feet

2020-2021: 15.6", 2/15

2019-2020: ~10"

2018-2019 winter snowfall total: 29.5"

2017-2018: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

Weather station/wx cam:
http://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/gqBxp6apnJSnqqm2

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KWABOTHE144#history

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Yesterday (12-3-16) Traveling down Orin-Rice road between Colville, wa & Rice, wa. Road goes right through the Huckleberry Range foothills. This picture was on an 8 mile stretch of that highway that received about 5" of snow the night before last. Situated approx ~5K feet elev.

 

http://i.imgur.com/EzeCYF9.jpg

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Pictures from the last week...ice to snow. Not all of these are pictures I took, some are from my mom and cousin.

Good pics as always Tyler

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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Banks Lake near Coulee City,WA. Looks neat.

 

 

 

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Confluence of the Spokane & Columbia frozen over......apparently first time since 1996 according to the locals. These less than stellar pics were snapped w/ cell phone while drive across the two rivers marina bridge. 

 

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http://www.summitpost.org/images/medium/470368.JPG

 

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The kids "enjoying" our sometimes extreme weather:

 

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Don't have too much to add so far. Video of some nor'easter winds a few weeks ago. Peak gust was 62mph.

 

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Here's some photos of some more action this past week.  This one is of the LTI snowplow (our milk hauler, they own their own snowplows!) and one of the local custom hire farmers who was out this week clearing the way for trucks, sheriffs, PSE, etc. Basically without the farmers emergency services wouldn't get through up here.  I spent a lot of time clearing about 3 miles of road in my area and pulling out vehicles as well.  The only roads that were open were the state highways and in the city.   Otherwise Whatcom county was shutdown from Smith Rd north for a week.

 

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Snow squalls moved through here two days ago behind a departing cyclone. Took this (low quality) video at the Rockville MC campus before a think-tank seminar.

 

Accumulated about 1/2" in 5mins, all sublimated 5mins later.

 

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Ah, forgot to mention that today's high was 72F, only two days after the snow squalls and single-digit wind chills. Classic late winter/early spring in the DC area. #whiplash :rolleyes:

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Here's some photos of some more action this past week. This one is of the LTI snowplow (our milk hauler, they own their own snowplows!) and one of the local custom hire farmers who was out this week clearing the way for trucks, sheriffs, PSE, etc. Basically without the farmers emergency services wouldn't get through up here. I spent a lot of time clearing about 3 miles of road in my area and pulling out vehicles as well. The only roads that were open were the state highways and in the city. Otherwise Whatcom county was shutdown from Smith Rd north for a week.

 

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Awesome pics dude!

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Awesome pictures!

 

I wish we had conic evergreens like that. Something about those trees in the snow is just so magical.

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Awesome pictures!

 

I wish we had conic evergreens like that. Something about those trees in the snow is just so magical.

 

It really is amazing around here in the winter when it snows. The primary reason I enjoy being in a wind sheltered area too. You don't get these scenes out in the county in places like Lynden, Sumas, Ferndale etc where the snow just gets blasted around. 

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Photos show the insane amounts of snow piled up in Tahoe

 

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Photos-show-the-insane-amounts-of-snow-piled-up-10950893.php#photo-12427139

 

60+ photos. Incredible amount of snow.

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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Andie, on 23 Feb 2017 - 11:16 AM, said:

Photos show the insane amounts of snow piled up in Tahoe

 

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Photos-show-the-insane-amounts-of-snow-piled-up-10950893.php#photo-12427139

 

60+ photos. Incredible amount of snow.

 

What a difference a year makes. Last February was bone dry and actually hot like Texas has been lately. I understand it hit 107F in south Texas yesterday!   

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AND the Mt. cedar pollen is off the charts too. I've had a sinus headache for 6 weeks.

Nothing touches it.

 

The plants here are totally confused as well.

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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In contrast to snow/ flood photos is what rain does to the countryside; palms are loving it:Chambeyronia macrocarpa  FLAME THROWER PALM [this area flooded several times]

 

sorry for photo size; I'm working on it
 

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Not from my camera, but it's the world's northernmost settlement with more than 1000 people - Longyearbyen, Norway (78.22 N, 15.55 E).

 

They started off March with a nice sunny day, but the sun is below the horizon from October 26 to February 14 during the winter, and for the first of March, the elevation at solar noon is only 4.63. Due to hills, sunlight is not seen in the actual town until about March 8, but they do get a nice view of sunlit hills across the water before then.

 

By late April, they begin their 4 month period of midnight sun. Not a place I'd like to live, as pretty as it is.

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Anchorage at 61N is bad enough with regard to the daylight hours. Longyearbyen at 78N must be quite jarring. In 2009 I visited Deadhorse, AK (70N) in early September and the days were getting darker 16 minutes each day. It was pretty weird.

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My 12 year old daughter Shaylee on the summit of Peak 12,029 on February 25. When the photo was taken it was sunny, but the windchill was -55F! (On the old windchill chart it was -82F!).

 

On day 1, we all snowshoed through a blizzard 6.5 miles to a mountain hut on Boreas Pass. In the morning it was clear, but very cold and very windy. Kimberly and Kessler stayed down at the pass, but Shaylee decided to tough it out and climb the peak. We were going to climb another one, but conditions were pretty brutal at high elevations.

 

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So, time for spring stuff?

 

Around these parts, spring begins when the old tulip poplars give their stamp of approval. So, by that measure, spring has officially sprung:

 

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Snow totals nationwide

Love that blob of 15ft right over Snowshoe. I'm 90% certain that I'm buying a small place up there this summer, if I can afford it.

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This is the approach of a nasty supercell that occurred back in April of 2015. Ended up causing significant tree damage.

 

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Explosive leaf-out ongoing, as temps approached 90*F,

 

Nice thunderstorm rolled through around 530pm.

 

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This is the approach of a nasty supercell that occurred back in April of 2015. Ended up causing significant tree damage.

 

 

Was there any tornadic activity?  I've witnessed some pretty strong thunderstorms but never a supercell.

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