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6 minutes ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

Wow!! 

The east wind is raging now too. Sheets of snow/sleet whipping down, blowing and drifting. Wind chill has got to be in at least the upper single digits here. I see it’s down to 10F at PDX on the hour.

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I've been a part of several weather forums for the past 15 years and they more or less run the same. There is discussion among individuals with a large range in knowledge about weather and then there'

West side of Olympia as of 7 PM is up to approximately 5 inches and still snowing steadily. 

My front door in Troutdale this morning. Last night was incredible with 45-55 mph gusts for many hours. I'm on a hill around 300' directly facing east.

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35 minutes ago, DiBiYoSi said:

I lived in N Portland in 2004, and I’ll never forget the sound of massive sheets of ice sliding off roofs and crashing to the ground. Or the slapping sound of long strips of ice falling from power lines.  

It’s a scary sound!! I remember 

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7 minutes ago, nwsnow said:

All snow here now. Just in time for this really heavy stuff coming in on the radar right now. 

Awesome!

Really happy to see that we're cashing in on a cooler column with these precip rates. Getting about 3/4" per hour here now. NAM showed all sleet at this point.

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11 minutes ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

Surprised to see Hoquiam reporting freezing rain.

ECMWF showed that happening this evening...

 

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I can't remember last time I watched a weather forecast on t.v.  Most of us on here know more anyway.  Was just thinking how mad Rich Marriott must be tonight.  I can just see him standing outside shaking his head all pissed off hahahaha.

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We come from the land of the ice and snow.

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1 minute ago, SouthHillFrosty said:

U thinking this over performs? I got a feeling it does

Everything looks on track for a top 5 event.

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8 minutes ago, MossMan said:

Light snow and 26.7

DP 23. 

I think we are getting shadowed Randy.  If the east wind doesn’t get us the shadow will.

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5 minutes ago, Jesse said:

The east wind is raging now too. Sheets of snow/sleet whipping down, blowing and drifting. Wind chill has got to be in at least the upper single digits here. I see it’s down to 10F at PDX on the hour.

On that note, about go for a walk wish us luck lol 

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PDX NWS on the track of the low and the precip type. 

Most of the 12Z model guidance insisted the main surface low
will track to near KAST by 15Z Sat. However, the initial frames of
the 00Z NAM take the low to just east of KHQM 12Z Sat and then slip
it south to the Long Beach Peninsula by 15Z. As of 0430Z the
greatest 3-hr pressure falls were between KHQM and KUIL. The exact
path of the low will highly determine the weather over the region.
The Astoria profiler gives a good indication of the cold air depth
along the north Oregon coast. At 04Z easterly flow was confined to
around 1200 ft, with warming southeast to south flow above that
level. However, the profiler also indicates gradually lowering snow
levels. At 02Z the profiler indicated a snow level close to 5000 ft.
At 04Z it had lowered to 4000 ft. This is a sign that cooler air
aloft is beginning to move into the northern part of the area.
Conversely, a warming south low-level flow has reached K77S as of
0415Z. The temp jumped from 41F to 48F.
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1 minute ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

I am am really interested to know why with a strong east flow why there isn't strong upflow showing up around the Olympics? 

Could be too shallow for that... not sure.

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Just now, nwsnow said:

PDX NWS on the track of the low and the precip type. 


Most of the 12Z model guidance insisted the main surface low
will track to near KAST by 15Z Sat. However, the initial frames of
the 00Z NAM take the low to just east of KHQM 12Z Sat and then slip
it south to the Long Beach Peninsula by 15Z. As of 0430Z the
greatest 3-hr pressure falls were between KHQM and KUIL. The exact
path of the low will highly determine the weather over the region.
The Astoria profiler gives a good indication of the cold air depth
along the north Oregon coast. At 04Z easterly flow was confined to
around 1200 ft, with warming southeast to south flow above that
level. However, the profiler also indicates gradually lowering snow
levels. At 02Z the profiler indicated a snow level close to 5000 ft.
At 04Z it had lowered to 4000 ft. This is a sign that cooler air
aloft is beginning to move into the northern part of the area.
Conversely, a warming south low-level flow has reached K77S as of
0415Z. The temp jumped from 41F to 48F.

Makes sense, the low is pivoting and starting to move SE.  Should get some of you back in the game.

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It is nuts out there now.   Snow blowing all over the place and coming down like crazy.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 5

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 23

Lows 32 or below = 52

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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Didn't even realize it until Shannon O'Donnell at Komo asked for a report of conditions. Walked outside and now it's moderate, very fine snow and there is a coating on all surfaces. Small snow drift in front of the garage and the wind is whipping around the snow off the streets and houses. 

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10 minutes ago, rabbitbarf said:

When do the heavier bands reach downtown seattle?

In the next 2-3 hours.

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21 minutes ago, nwsnow said:

All snow here now. Just in time for this really heavy stuff coming in on the radar right now. 

Headed your way!

 

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That’s a ton of moisture moving. Also this looks really destructive already for south metro and Central Valley.

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2 minutes ago, UWStudent15 said:

My thermometer says 25 in North Tacoma, the snows coming down pretty well (1.5-2 inches), very powdery which is something I haven't really ever seen in Washington. Ski resorts are probably salivating.

25 here as well and snowing sideways. 

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7 minutes ago, MR.SNOWMIZER said:

I am am really interested to know why with a strong east flow why there isn't strong upflow showing up around the Olympics? 

You've got me.  It may have something to do with the low being off the Central WA Coast instead of the North OR Coast.  Could also be N winds blowing down Puget Sound turning the easterly outflow southward.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 5

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 23

Lows 32 or below = 52

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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Yep, one of those whacky people that has their Christmas lights up in the backyard in February ( it was more of a belief we would finally score!😀) Just over 6 inches in NW KUVO.  I have shoveled the sidewalk and cleared the patio cover off twice; the lightest snow I can remember. 
I sure hope that the snow wins out over the ZR. Yuck!   Mainly snow with a bit of sleet mixed in.  The best to the northerners.  
A big thanks to all of the model posters, your efforts are appreciated!  

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5 minutes ago, hawkstwelve said:

Didn't even realize it until Shannon O'Donnell at Komo asked for a report of conditions. Walked outside and now it's moderate, very fine snow and there is a coating on all surfaces. Small snow drift in front of the garage and the wind is whipping around the snow off the streets and houses. 

It's going to get nuts here.  And COLD!

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 5

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 23

Lows 32 or below = 52

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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3 minutes ago, VancouverIslandSouth said:

I guess this should put to rest the idea that mid-February can't deliver. I never would have guessed it would strike again so soon though.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a widespread foot through tomorrow evening in Vic. 

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3 minutes ago, GHweatherChris said:

KHQM, still reporting zr but it is snowing in Westport. 

Now that's odd.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 5

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 23

Lows 32 or below = 52

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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4 minutes ago, VancouverIslandSouth said:

I guess this should put to rest the idea that mid-February can't deliver. I never would have guessed it would strike again so soon though.

SuN AnGLeS!!

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1 minute ago, jcmcgaffey said:

Really curious to see where the ecmwf takes the low into tomorrow.  

The runs recently have brought right into Seattle where it just fades away.

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I have no idea how I'm going to measure this.  Going to take some creativity I think.

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Winter 2020-21 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 7.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 5

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 23

Lows 32 or below = 52

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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