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Anybody else remember this? I got a snow day despite it falling on a Sat night for some odd reason school was closed entirely that Monday and Tuesday was a 2 hour delay.  How much snow did you get? To me it seemed like 2 inches but we lived in/on a hill in Silverton.  Silverton sometimes gets more snow then other places or less snow as it skirted our old town.

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I was in the 4th grade at the time, but I do recall one day in late January of 2002 where it was unusually very cold during the middle of the day, and quite windy - during our lunch recess at school, it literally snowed for about 30 seconds before turning to rain. But, I was in Wildomar, CA at the time - elevation about 1400 FT where my school was. There were isolated reports of low elevation snow throughout the day that day, which my research tells me was the 29th of January 2002. I am not sure where you were, but in Southern California, that day was unusually cold (in the midst of an otherwise very dry rainy season here).

 

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2020-2021 Season Total: 5.38" (as of 5/16/21)

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

2013-2014 Season Total: 7.35"

2012-2013 Season Total: 7.11"

2011-2012 Season Total: 7.02"

2010-2011 Season Total: 17.09"

2009-2010 Season Total: 11.59"

Average Seasonal Precipitation: 10.89" (11 years)

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One thing I definitely remember about that event was from Everett northward in Western WA it was a very big deal.  Places south just had some fairly chilly weather and light snowfalls.

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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 = 55

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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On 3/18/2021 at 11:29 PM, snow_wizard said:

One thing I definitely remember about that event was from Everett northward in Western WA it was a very big deal.  Places south just had some fairly chilly weather and light snowfalls.

We had 2 inches in Silverton earning us a snow day as I previously said which is weird cause it all fell on a Sunday.

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On 3/11/2021 at 12:17 PM, Link said:

Anybody else remember this? I got a snow day despite it falling on a Sat night for some odd reason school was closed entirely that Monday and Tuesday was a 2 hour delay.  How much snow did you get? To me it seemed like 2 inches but we lived in/on a hill in Silverton.  Silverton sometimes gets more snow then other places or less snow as it skirted our old town.

I remember that one. There was a lot more snow in the hills. Our friends lived up about 1000' on Victor Point Road and had over 12". Stayton and Sublimity got slammed too. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 58.15"

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"

 

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That one I would have remembered. Especially if it delays or closes a school at the Beaverton SD. I remember going several winters without any notable event until Jan 2004. 

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 - 19.00" (53%)
Nov '20 - 00.20" (5%)
Dec '20 - 04.40" (44%)
Jan '21 - 03.50" (29%)
Feb '21 - 07.10" (78%)
Mar '21 - 03.30" (132%)
Apr '21 - 00.50"
 
2021 Thunderstorms (1)
05/14, 05/--
 
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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