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For everywhere wondering/speculating about where I have been, I am very flattered We have been on a road trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone this week. Took a nice week off before starting a new

Getting married tomorrow so that’s why I’ve not been around a ton of late. Looks like we are about 68F out there and are ready for some much-needed rainfall overnight.

Well I haven't been around in a while. Been a little, erm, preoccupied. Hope everyone's enjoying the sunshine and warmth lately! I'll be in Arizona for the weekend, and hopeful I don't melt!

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1 hour ago, Jesse said:

FWIW, a strong 4CH can sometimes trigger a decent monsoon season. Hopefully that is one silver lining for the SW. There were stories of 100 year old saguaro cacti just toppling over dead all over the Phoenix area last summer and fall thanks to the record breaking heat and drought.

That’s unfortunate to hear re: cacti. Could be the case w/ monsoon, though I’m not going to try and predict that now.

I do think it’s likely we’ll see the NPAC High/-PNA type pattern continue as a base state this summer, in addition to the large 4CH. Hard to say how exactly that will play out.

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Maybe we can flip the script with the Midwest next week...

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The first half of April is looking very warm and dry on the whole. More of the same garbage we have seen every spring since 2017, and since 2013 before that. Not even a moderate Nina can buy us a little respite.

Granted it’s still relatively early, but this is pretty much the last thing we want to see right now.

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17 minutes ago, Jesse said:

The first half of April is looking very warm and dry on the whole. More of the same garbage we have seen every spring since 2017, and since 2013 before that. Not even a moderate Nina can buy us a little respite.

It’s been generally cooler than average out there for the last two months. A few warm weeks during the seasonal transition shouldn’t be a surprise. And this one has been in the cards for awhile.

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Down to 32F for freeze #46.

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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: 50¬†(Most recent: Apr 14, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3¬†(Most recent: Dec 24, 2020)
  • 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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6 hours ago, Jesse said:

The first half of April is looking very warm and dry on the whole. More of the same garbage we have seen every spring since 2017, and since 2013 before that. Not even a moderate Nina can buy us a little respite.

Granted it’s still relatively early, but this is pretty much the last thing we want to see right now.

Totally on board with this post. It’s soul crushing. 

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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"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Looking at model trends with the troughing later next week, what were once shown to be deep troughs that sunk into the region well to the south now barely brush us to the north with lower heights before scooting off to the east. Almost zero precip with the entire pattern.

Seems like the sort of thing you would expect to see with a wider Hadley cell.

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6 hours ago, Phil said:

It’s been generally cooler than average out there for the last two months. A few warm weeks during the seasonal transition shouldn’t be a surprise. And this one has been in the cards for awhile.

Honestly, I think some people on this forum should just move to Alaska already.

I, for one, am ready for a stretch of normal to above-normal temperatures after the past two months.

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It's called clown range for a reason.

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2 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Honestly, I think some people on this forum should just move to Alaska already.

I, for one, am ready for a stretch of normal to above-normal temperatures after the past two months.

or Maine!¬†¬†ūüėĀ

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30 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Looking at model trends with the troughing later next week, what were once shown to be deep troughs that sunk into the region well to the south now barely brush us to the north with lower heights before scooting off to the east. Almost zero precip with the entire pattern.

Seems like the sort of thing you would expect to see with a wider Hadley cell.

Yep. Don’t worry some areas may see frost. 

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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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Two record lows yesterday. 
 

Eugene topped a record from 1929.

Astoria s previous record low for the date was 1955. 
 

Not bad if we are looking for a silver lining. 

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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"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Got down to 36 this morning here. 

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Warm Season Stats

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+85s-0

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Monthly Rainfall-0.57‚ÄĚ

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73‚ÄĚ

Warmest high temp-80

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16 degrees for a low. We matched the daily record of 16 set in 1973.

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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 - 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
--/--,
 
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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So I double checked and KLMT had a minimum of 8 all winter. That's one degree warmer than the minimum from the 2014-2015 season when we had a 7 on 12/31/2014.

I'm pretty sure every other winter I have experienced other than these two mentioned had below zero temperatures.

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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 - 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
--/--,
 
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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3 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

So I double checked and KLMT had a minimum of 8 all winter. That's one degree warmer than the minimum from the 2014-2015 season when we had a 7 on 12/31/2014.

I'm pretty sure every other winter I have experienced other than these two mentioned had below zero temperatures.

There was a -1 on 11/30/2019, and -3 on 01/15/2020. Snowfall wise was a pretty average winter except for the mid January storms.

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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 - 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
--/--,
 
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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2 hours ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Honestly, I think some people on this forum should just move to Alaska already.

I, for one, am ready for a stretch of normal to above-normal temperatures after the past two months.

Bruh...if we don't get rain soon then we are looking at a huge problem come August down this way.

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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: 50¬†(Most recent: Apr 14, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3¬†(Most recent: Dec 24, 2020)
  • 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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7 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Bruh...opposite issue down here.

No, Bellingham has torched with the best of us. 

They actually ended up with a slight positive departure last month while areas to the south ended up cooler. They were cooler than normal for February, but before that they had positive monthly departures for eleven months straight, going back to last March. In line with the rest of the region.

I do agree that it's ridiculous to suggest someone should move to the arctic just for wanting normal rainfall in a region that you love and call home. Spring can be a very lush and beautiful season around here with sufficient rain.

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18 minutes ago, Jesse said:

No, Bellingham has torched with the best of us. 

They actually ended up with a slight positive departure last month while areas to the south ended up cooler. They were cooler than normal for February, but before that they had positive monthly departures for eleven months straight, going back to last March. In line with the rest of the region.

I do agree that it's ridiculous to suggest someone should move to the arctic just for wanting normal rainfall in a region that you love and call home. Spring can be a very lush and beautiful season around here with sufficient rain.

Yup, looks like they've been warm too. But haven't we been way drier?

Springfield, Oregon cold season 20-21 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 38F (Nov 21)
  • Coldest low: 23F (Oct 26)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 50¬†(Most recent: Apr 14, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 3¬†(Most recent: Dec 24, 2020)
  • 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 looking at next week... the 12Z GFS looks very much like the 00Z EPS with the warmth.    The 12Z GFS shows a decent shot at our first 80-degree day by later next week.  

12Z GFS on top and 00Z EPS on the bottom for the same Monday-Saturday period:

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2 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

Yup, looks like they've been warm too. But haven't we been way drier?

Eugene has been drier, But Bellingham hasn't been ridiculously wet or anything. About the same as Portland for the rain year to date. Running close to average since 10/1, but over 1" below average since January 1st. Definitely not a wash out even up there.

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OLM has just been unbelievable the last few weeks.  Today they managed to pull off a chilly 27 to go with their 26 yesterday.  Dropped to 31 here with an impressive 33.8 month to date average.

This morning's 12z GFS seems to dig the next two troughs in here a bit more solidly than the 0z runs.  Hopefully the beginning of a last minute trend.  The 6z ECMWF looked a little colder with the late week trough as well.

It does appear a period of warmer weather will set in next week, but with an active MJO it might be rather transitory in nature.  It will also take low temps a while to moderate on the transition.

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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 = 55

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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42 minutes ago, GHweatherChris said:

Got down to 28 again this morning, heavy frost right before daybreak. 

You've been doing really well for cold mins there, and it appears the cold onshore flow during the day is keeping your highs down on some days too.  You will probably have a very cool summer with those cold coastal SSTs.

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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 = 55

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Jesse said:

No, Bellingham has torched with the best of us. 

They actually ended up with a slight positive departure last month while areas to the south ended up cooler. They were cooler than normal for February, but before that they had positive monthly departures for eleven months straight, going back to last March. In line with the rest of the region.

I do agree that it's ridiculous to suggest someone should move to the arctic just for wanting normal rainfall in a region that you love and call home. Spring can be a very lush and beautiful season around here with sufficient rain.

Bellingham has been kind of an enigma.  BC has been really cold at times the last couple of months and places south of them have been below normal as well.  Just bad luck for them.  It seems that the South Puget Sound has been about the coldest anomaly wise lately for the Western Lowlands.

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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 = 55

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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On the other hand I’m looking forward to some long overdue troughing. Been torching pretty hard out here overall.

In the meantime, another 80¬įF day to get through. Hopefully it‚Äôs the last one for a couple of weeks.

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2 hours ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

Honestly, I think some people on this forum should just move to Alaska already.

I, for one, am ready for a stretch of normal to above-normal temperatures after the past two months.

There are a few things I don't think I'd like about Alaska and that's not just because of the cooler weather. 

We like to swing from extreme to extreme on here, there wasn't much I disliked about my winter aside from the fact that this La Nina happened to act differently than most. At least we didn't have a 3 month stretch of torches like Jan-Feb-Mar 2015. So weather can definitely be much worse in the PNW.

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
--/--,
 
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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6 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

You've been doing really well for cold mins there, and it appears the cold onshore flow during the day is keeping your highs down on some days too.  You will probably have a very cool summer with those cold coastal SSTs.

I am hoping for a overall hot summer with some breaks here and there with some rain.

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The GFS is showing strong record low potential Saturday night with temps very possibly colder than yesterday morning.  It's been quite a run for cold minimums.

A little Tim like anecdote to illustrate just how cool it's been...I planted some grass over two weeks ago to fix a damaged portion of my lawn and the seeds still haven't done anything.  Just sitting there.

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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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The water temperatures along the WA coast are mostly between 49-50 degrees right now... the average for April is around 50.5 degrees.

I am sure that cool departure of less than a degree is making for some bitter cold weather compared to the normal balmy conditions on the WA coast which is usually Florida-like.   Can you imagine the wind off the ocean being 0.5 degree colder than normal?    ;)

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1 minute ago, snow_wizard said:

The GFS is showing strong record low potential Saturday night with temps very possibly colder than yesterday morning.  It's been quite a run for cold minimums.

A little Tim like anecdote to illustrate just how cool it's been...I planted some grass over two weeks ago to fix a damaged portion of my lawn and the seeds still haven't done anything.  Just sitting there.

Too early... even in a normal year.  

Its best to plant grass seed when the daytime temps are consistently in the 65-75 degree range.  

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5 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

The GFS is showing strong record low potential Saturday night with temps very possibly colder than yesterday morning.  It's been quite a run for cold minimums.

A little Tim like anecdote to illustrate just how cool it's been...I planted some grass over two weeks ago to fix a damaged portion of my lawn and the seeds still haven't done anything.  Just sitting there.

Probably has more to do with lack of rain than anything, my deeply delusional amigo.

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8 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

The water temperatures along the WA coast are mostly between 49-50 degrees right now... the average for April is around 50.5 degrees.

I am sure that cool departure of less than a degree is making for some bitter cold weather compared to the normal balmy conditions on the WA coast which is usually Florida-like.   Can you imagine the wind off the ocean being 0.5 degree colder than normal?    ;)

Was thinking of going to the coast this weekend....Not anymore. That half a degree was a deal breaker.

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11 minutes ago, GHweatherChris said:

I am hoping for a overall hot summer with some breaks here and there with some rain.

I think your summers are usually quite a bit cooler than Seattle.  Most recent ones have been a bit too hot for my liking.  With the cold SSTs and likely domination of the Pacific High a cool / very dry summer seems the most likely although you could have drizzle with the chilly onshore flow at times.  I would love to see a few quick hitting autumn like troughs.

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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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5 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Probably has more to do with lack of rain than anything, my deeply delusional amigo.

I've watered it.

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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 = 55

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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12 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

The water temperatures along the WA coast are mostly between 49-50 degrees right now... the average for April is around 50.5 degrees.

I am sure that cool departure of less than a degree is making for some bitter cold weather compared to the normal balmy conditions on the WA coast which is usually Florida-like.   Can you imagine the wind off the ocean being 0.5 degree colder than normal?    ;)

I'm pretty sure it's colder than that.  Phil has pointed out that the data set used in the maps you post is warm biased.

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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 = 55

Highs 32 or below = 2

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 5

 

 

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Just now, snow_wizard said:

I've watered it.

Its best to wait until early May to plant grass seed... in any year.

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