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

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'

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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29 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Its all been said before.    

And I have not said anything about what the models show after Monday... there is no point to that  right now.   And I fully recognize the historic nature of this event and love seeing all the posts.   I truly enjoy this WAY more than just having snow here.  100%... without a question.   

Through Monday we still have lots of potential so its worth discussing.    I understand my history probably precludes me from being able to discuss the details of a transition out of cold without ruffling feathers.   That is my fault.    I am  reading the room as best I can.    Which probably still sucks! 

Agree 100%.  Even though I average a lot of snow here, we actually had less snow than just about everyone on this board.  Which makes sense, as just about everyone averages more precip than I do, so when there is snow there, often you get more than I do.

And I am 100% o.k. with that.

In fact, I enjoyed seeing everyone else get a lot of snow way more than the nice little snow than we had here.

Its all of your turns to get ❄.  Hoping you get more.

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Are there any other parts of the country that aren't experiencing abnormally cold conditions? Are California, Nevada, southern Arizona etc seeing way colder than normal conditions too? I'm wondering if we are all alone in this little bubble of warm sadness?

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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21 minutes ago, GHweatherChris said:

The kids needed this more than anything!

I think everyone needed it...Even my FB friends that typically moan and complain about the snow and how they hate it...There was none of that today. All posts were positive today and it was so wonderful! People needed a big distraction from pandemic/political life of the last year! 

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Hard not to be a little sour grapes about this. This pale blue dot is right by me... somehow just a few inches here in a sea of 8-12” winter paradises. 
 

We got skunked in the January event last year also, so I’m starting to wonder if I live in some kind of microclimate that kills snow. Although we did get blasted in the 2019 event, so... 

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10 minutes ago, Skagit Weather said:

Snow stopped a couple hours ago, but it lasted long enough to him give me 24 hours of snow, 9” of accumulation, and a high that topped out at 31F.

In the afternoon I went out to Deception Pass where there was 12-14” of snow all the way down to the beach. I don’t know when they would have gotten more snow there. It was stunningly beautiful with seals and eagles enjoying the snow. Also kind of scary walking around as trees and branches were falling left and right.

Oh, and I used Christmas lights to write “snow” in cursive back in December. It appears the calling card worked although it was a bit delayed.

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12 to 14 at Deception Pass?  WOW.  I grew up there, on Fidalgo Island (Dewey Beach area), just a couple of miles from the bridge.  That is a tremendous amount of snow for that area.  I don't know if I ever saw that much snow in one storm all the years that I lived there, but of course I wasn't measuring snow back then.

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Maybe some hope for WRF improvements from Cliff...

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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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Almost a full blown -PDO now. And this pattern coming up will reinforce it. Also that’s a legit -PMM..been awhile since the off-equator NPAC has been cooler than average.

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3 minutes ago, MossMan said:

My Christmas Lights on the trees lighting up the snow. 
This was an absolute perfect snow event...24hrs straight of powder falling from the sky, temps in the 20’s all day, and no warm up when the snow ended...Absolute perfection! 

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Looks like you got about 3" of snow, nicely done!!

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Few pictures from my neighborhood.

 

 

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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

 

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17 minutes ago, Phil said:

Almost a full blown -PDO now. And this pattern coming up will reinforce it. Also that’s a legit -PMM..been awhile since the off-equator NPAC has been cooler than average.

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I don't think this winter is done with us yet.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

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 = 35

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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We got up to 53F but have now cooled back down to 41F with the occasional light shower.

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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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4 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

I don't think this winter is done with us yet.

There could be some ridging next Monday-Wednesday but besides that there is very little sign of warmth/dryness. The Cascade snow totals modeled are actually pretty insane.

I wouldn't really mind a cold spring at all. Cold spring means skiers/snowboarders get to take full advantage of the cold March 850hpa temps and ski powder well into spring. Warm spring means plenty of time to sit in the sun in the backyard. It's really a win-win. Besides, I've barely got to use my season pass at all this winter. Really need to get some use out of it ASAP.

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36 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Are there any other parts of the country that aren't experiencing abnormally cold conditions? Are California, Nevada, southern Arizona etc seeing way colder than normal conditions too or are we are all alone in this little bubble of warm sadness?

California is always warm

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I'm really pleased how well the cold has hung on in spite of 850s never getting all that cold over most the Western Lowlands.  The Fraser outflow, the Gorge, and very cold outflow through the passes in the King County area supplied all that was needed.  Looking at the Mesonet tonight it appears nearly everywhere in Western WA is freezing or below.

Right now it's 29.5 here with the dp in the low 20s.  Pretty good looking profile overall for snow tomorrow morning in the Seattle area.

Looks like I ended up with 5.6" for the storm, but I will never know for sure due to a large amount of drifting and blowing snow last night.  I have one spot where the snow is 17 inches deep.  I was thankful for the extra 1.3" this afternoon when there was no wind.  It really made things look nice.  All in all a great event especially with the cold temps.  It's been below freezing for something like 60 hours now.

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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 = 35

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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37 minutes ago, PuyallupChris said:

Hard not to be a little sour grapes about this. This pale blue dot is right by me... somehow just a few inches here in a sea of 8-12” winter paradises. 
 

We got skunked in the January event last year also, so I’m starting to wonder if I live in some kind of microclimate that kills snow. Although we did get blasted in the 2019 event, so... 

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Do you live close to Bonney Lake? That is a notorious snow screw zone when there is east wind. Lived there for 14 years and saw it many many times. It was very painful! 😳🥺

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3 minutes ago, seattleweatherguy said:

California is always warm

Whenever the PNW is torching, CA is torching twice as hard. Whenever the PNW isn't torching, CA is often still torching (see February 2020).

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How do ice accumulations look for tomorrow?

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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

 

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1 minute ago, Requiem said:

How do ice accumulations look for tomorrow?

Minimal

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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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Just now, Ice_is_Everywhere said:

Do you have a map for WA?

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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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2 minutes ago, bainbridgekid said:

00z Euro is significantly snowier tomorrow!

 

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Winter wonderland time!  Totally insane just two years after Feb 2019.  

In this case it's pretty obvious the cold has hung on much more tightly than had originally been expected for tomorrow.

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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 = 35

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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15 minutes ago, jcmcgaffey said:

Officially lost my consecutive hours of snowfall streak at 37hrs

Very impressive!

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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 = 35

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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22 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

We got up to 53F but have now cooled back down to 41F with the occasional light shower.

I can't imagine how bummed you must feel.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

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 = 35

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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2 minutes ago, SouthHillFrosty said:

Maybe this trend could continue and we could squeeze an additional 5 inches out tomorrow night.

Quite frankly another 2" would tickle me pink.  Yet another day it might remain freezing or below here.   Even SEA is only supposed to get just above that.  Really awesome for mid Feb.

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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 = 35

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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2 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

I can't imagine how bummed you must feel.

It's not so bad...really, it's...

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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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4 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

It's not so bad...really, it's...

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Hey man at least you scored big in Feb 2019. We've been waiting since Jan 2017 and we finally got 6-7". The Sound got a bit more and it's a quick hitter but I don't give a shitt. We got a decent snow event and it covered everything. It was a blast to see it all come down and go on long walks in it. The South Valley's time will come, and I'll probably be in Corvallis or Eugene when it happens.

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So I'm plowing a condo complex in bremerton right on the bay that we've plowed since the early 90's and there is 10 inches here which makes it the deepest 1 day snow I've ever plowed. Also there is 2 feet tall snow drifts between cars that are parked and that is a first.

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We come from the land of the ice and snow.

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7 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

Hey man at least you scored big in Feb 2019. We've been waiting since Jan 2017 and we finally got 6-7". The Sound got a bit more and it's a quick hitter but I don't give a shitt. We got a decent snow event and it covered everything. It was a blast to see it all come down and go on long walks in it. The South Valley's time will come, and I'll probably be in Corvallis or Eugene when it happens.

Not so much bummed about no snow as it's the alarming warmth of this particular area. Just seems to be warmer and drier most months now. I'm honestly super sad about missing out on a sub-freezing high. We still haven't had one since Jan 2017 and this will be the first time on record that there were 4 straight fall-winters without one (I checked ACIS).

A big reason this is a problem is we continue to see more and more yellowjackets and hornets for example. It seems to be getting worse every year. Lots of extra critters are able to overwinter more effectively and become troublesome pests. We had to get a D**n nutria out from under our house because it was able to overwinter super easily under there.

It's going to be disheartening to see how much warmer our monthly temp departure will be relative to the rest of the PNW and it will be a pretty good indicator that something is changing for the worse here.

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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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One really good sign for tomorrow is the fact I have a bit of an easterly breeze, but it's still below freezing.  Still a good supply of cold over Central WA.

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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 = 35

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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4 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

One really good sign for tomorrow is the fact I have a bit of an easterly breeze, but it's still below freezing.  Still a good supply of cold over Central WA.

When do you think snow will start falling in Puget Sound area?

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