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1 minute ago, BLI snowman said:

 

February really is the new January.

I bet those were blooming in January and December too. Those are some of the annoying non-native species that will stay half alive and bloom all winter if things stay mild enough.

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10 minutes ago, Jesse said:

I bet those were blooming in January and December too. Those are some of the annoying non-native species that will stay half alive and bloom all winter if things stay mild enough.

No... they normally bloom in February or early March.   We were there a couple weeks ago and they were just budding at that time.   And they look more than half alive.

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Thankfully had nothing like Jan 2014/2015 since those years. That was like late-April weather here.

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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 - 15.10"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.00" (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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Just now, Timmy_Supercell said:

Thankfully had nothing like Jan 2014/2015 since those years. That was like late-April weather here.

That was a particularly nasty mid winter thru spring that year. We did have a pretty impressive arctic outbreak around Veteran’s day though.

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7 hours ago, Front Ranger said:

Should see temps drop further in coming months as we see the full effects of the Nina.

But the effects of the SSW are ending and we’ll see at least a transient +NAO develop late this month into early March, which is more of a warm globe pattern.

The dip in global temperatures isn’t solely due to the La Niña. 

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The ECMWF is significantly colder on this run.  531 heights with straight northerly flow and northerly surface gradients developing.  The GFS and parallel were better on the second trough also.

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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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Here's the change from the 12z run with the second trough.  Notable improvement.  Now if we can do this for a couple more runs....

 

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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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5 hours ago, Jesse said:

I bet those were blooming in January and December too. Those are some of the annoying non-native species that will stay half alive and bloom all winter if things stay mild enough.

And it's not like we just didn't have a significant cold wave.

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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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40 minutes ago, Phil said:

But the effects of the SSW are ending and we’ll see at least a transient +NAO develop late this month into early March, which is more of a warm globe pattern.

The dip in global temperatures isn’t solely due to the La Niña. 

You would think the effects of the extremely deep solar min we just had might start to come home to roost also.  I'm very happy the models show cold ENSO will probably continue this year.

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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 hours ago, MossMan said:

And there are still colorful snow maps popping up! People are burnt out after last weekend apparently. 

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I think so.  The ECMWF was a lot better tonight.  Pretty solid chance at some kind of a cold snap next week.

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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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The ECMWF meteograms show solidly below normal temps for SEA the 23rd through 28th.

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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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This forum has some nice folks on it. There's a real sense of camaraderie here, definitely a testament to the various personalities.

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The control model on the EPS now has three consecutive runs that keep cold weather going right until the end of the run with subsequent cold troughs digging down over us in the 9 to 15 day period.  We may have finally entered a solidly cold regime.

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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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10 minutes ago, Requiem said:

This forum has some nice folks on it. There's a real sense of camaraderie here, definitely a testament to the various personalities.

There are some strikingly different personalities on here and people with wildly different political views, but in the end weather is the thing that brings us together.  

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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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I was just looking through my records for the winter 2016-17, and it just blows my mind how consistently cold that winter was.  It never got super cold, but the persistence of cold resulted in a large lake near here completely freezing over.  Can't wait for another one of those, but with some big time cold thrown in.

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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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The forum seems dead tonight, which makes sense as we are entering the most meteorologically boring time of the year (March-April) outside of early-mid Fall, in the wake of a fairly major Arctic event.

Fortunately, it won't be long before we're peering at the models for nocturnal thunderstorms and heat waves! Just around two months before the jet stream begins to shut down and the four-corners high establishes itself. And for you winter weather nuts, just a single month on the day away from the decrease in our rate of day growth, signaling the very first ominous signs of the inevitable change in seasons after the solstice in June.

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Snoqualmie pass still has snow... but they closed Alpental today due to the rapid warming expected and extremely high avalanche danger.

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This was through 2/15 and has gone up significantly in the last 6 days.    There is just a small list of years that had more snow at Snoqualmie Pass at this point in the winter since 1928.    Those years include 1932, 1946, 1949, 1956, 1964, 1999.

Still... this winter stands tall in historical context.  

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7 minutes ago, MossMan said:

Currently 41 degrees and raining. 
.16” so far on the day.
 

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42 and raining here with a strong SW wind... we might get into the rain shadow at times later today.   This is snow-eating weather.   Our snow cover went down quite a bit overnight... we have about 3 inches left now and spots of open ground appearing.    I think it will be basically gone by tomorrow except for where its piled up or drifted.

I took this pic yesterday afternoon in Snoqualmie Ridge of some of the drifts remaining.

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I don't think I have ever experienced south wind with a weak front approaching while the barometer is steady at 30.52"/1034mb.  Pretty standard February day otherwise, but it must be an unusual pattern that is allowing the trailing edge of a front to extend into such a strong surface ridge.

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7 minutes ago, luterra said:

I don't think I have ever experienced south wind with a weak front approaching while the barometer is steady at 30.52"/1034mb.  Pretty standard February day otherwise, but it must be an unusual pattern that is allowing the trailing edge of a front to extend into such a strong surface ridge.

I just noticed my weather station was showing a full sun icon next to the barometric pressure and found it a bit odd! 

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46F and some sprinkles.

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  • 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
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1 hour ago, luterra said:

I don't think I have ever experienced south wind with a weak front approaching while the barometer is steady at 30.52"/1034mb.  Pretty standard February day otherwise, but it must be an unusual pattern that is allowing the trailing edge of a front to extend into such a strong surface ridge.

In your humble opinion or anyone else's for that matter: Why do weaker cold fronts give us these surprise stronger south wind bursts over the last few years while the 'stronger' fronts tend to peter out to the point it gets really hard to get a good strong burst for any official station? 🤔

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And here comes the dry period.. Tomorrow could be low 50's. None of the accumulated snow will be left soon.

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 - 15.10"
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.00" (78%)
 
2021 Thunderstorms
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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)
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8 minutes ago, Deweydog said:

Our snow pile is NOT enjoying this breeze.

Our snow piles are gone here in my area as of this morning. Only ones I’ve seen left are the big ones at the grocery store parking lots. 

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Coldest low-25

Coldest high-32

Freezes-14

Monthly rainfall-5.05”

Cold season rainfall-31.87”

Snowfall-15.5”

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11 hours ago, Phil said:

But the effects of the SSW are ending and we’ll see at least a transient +NAO develop late this month into early March, which is more of a warm globe pattern.

The dip in global temperatures isn’t solely due to the La Niña. 

Sure. But ENSO is easily the greatest driver of fluctuations in global temps. And there's usually around a 4-6 month lag.

Low. Solar.

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43 minutes ago, Link said:

In your humble opinion or anyone else's for that matter: Why do weaker cold fronts give us these surprise stronger south wind bursts over the last few years while the 'stronger' fronts tend to peter out to the point it gets really hard to get a good strong burst for any official station? 🤔

Can't say for sure, except that stronger cold fronts tend to generate more of a westerly dynamic and an elongated trough of low pressure while weaker fronts have less in the way of pressure falls/rises and can allow south winds to surface along an existing southerly pressure gradient.  Pretty strong latitudinal gradient today from 1036mb in southern OR to 977mb near Juneau.  Looks like an atmospheric river into central coastal BC.

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18 minutes ago, Front Ranger said:

Sure. But ENSO is easily the greatest driver of fluctuations in global temps. And there's usually around a 4-6 month lag.

Depends on the timescale you’re looking at. It’s true that ENSO is the most prominent driver from year to year, but intraseasonal forcings dominate from month to month. 

I guess we’ll see what ultimately happens. I suspect we’ll see global temps increase somewhat later this month, into March.

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I'm a bit worried about my streak of sub 50 highs coming to an end today.

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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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7 hours ago, Meatyorologist said:

The forum seems dead tonight, which makes sense as we are entering the most meteorologically boring time of the year (March-April) outside of early-mid Fall, in the wake of a fairly major Arctic event.

Fortunately, it won't be long before we're peering at the models for nocturnal thunderstorms and heat waves! Just around two months before the jet stream begins to shut down and the four-corners high establishes itself. And for you winter weather nuts, just a single month on the day away from the decrease in our rate of day growth, signaling the very first ominous signs of the inevitable change in seasons after the solstice in June.

There are still some cold weather opportunities coming up.  In general I agree that most of March and April are pretty bad here though.  An exception would be years like 1949, 1951, 1975 and some others that had quick hitting cold troughs and lots of sunshine / abnormally cold nights.

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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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17 hours ago, Jesse said:

I bet those were blooming in January and December too. Those are some of the annoying non-native species that will stay half alive and bloom all winter if things stay mild enough.

Out neighbor has a bush that blooms only during the cold season.  It takes a very hard freeze to freeze the blossoms off.

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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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5 minutes ago, Jesse said:

My mini streak ended yesterday.

All good things must come to an end :(

My streak is 36 days.  There have been some days that came dangerously close to braking it, but it somehow managed to thread the needle and become a very respectable run. 

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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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The SSTA map continues to look very close to this same time in 2018.   I expect a very wet April.

2/19/2018 on top and 2/19/2021 on the bottom...

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