Jump to content
The Weather Forums

April 2021 Pacific Northwest Weather Obs


Recommended Posts

28 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

A little April snow for me?

gfs-deterministic-vancouverski-snow_24hr-8088400.thumb.png.a20a76d03cb549918ad68dfd96ab5711.pngecmwf-deterministic-vancouverski-snow_24hr-8088400.thumb.png.5c930e3839d923656aaf80693b06b461.png

 

#April2008Vibes

Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
-------------------------------------------------------------------
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)

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 3.1k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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!

Posted Images

1 hour ago, Phil said:

Not that I’m aware of, but I believe its previous eruption was VEI3. Still erupting so more explosions are possible.

For more perspective, Mt. St. Helens in 1980 was (barely) VEI 5. Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 was VEI 6. The latter is the most violent volcanic eruption in any of our lifetimes.

  • Like 1
  • Storm 1
It's called clown range for a reason.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, snow_wizard said:

Meanwhile Bellingham continues to be largely left out on the cold nights.  Their low was only 42.

Yeah, this winter for freezes continues to be unremarkable up here. I just crunched in the numbers and in the last 11 winters I've averaged 41 freezes a year. So far this year I've had 33, which is one more than last year and otherwise is only behind '12-13, '14-15, and '15-16 for the fewest number of freezes.

Just not as many clear and still nights as further south.

  • Like 1

Home Wx Station Stats (Since January 2008):

Max Temp: 96.3F (2009)   Min Temp: 2.0F (2008)   Max Wind Gust: 45 mph (2018, 2021)   Wettest Day: 2.43 (2012)   Avg Yearly Precip: 37"   10yr Avg Snow: 6.9"

Snowfall Totals

'08-09: 30" | '09-10: 0.5" | '10-11: 21" | '11-12: 9.5" | '12-13: 0.2" | '13-14: 6.2" | '14-15: 0.0" | '15-16: 0.25"| '16-17: 8.0" | '17-18: 0.9"| '18-19: 11.5" | '19-20: 11" 

2020-21: 10.5" (2/10: Tr, 2/12: 0.5" , 2/13: 8.5", 2/14: 1.5")

Link to post
Share on other sites

Its looking like we have a real possibility of finishing April with 0" precip for the first time ever. This will most likely be the warmest April ever recorded as well. SF has also never recorded an April shutout. 

This April is very similar to April 1992 which only had .14" of precip and is the current record holder for warmest April. 

Hopefully we can repeat that following winter! 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Skagit Weather said:

Yeah, this winter for freezes continues to be unremarkable up here. I just crunched in the numbers and in the last 11 winters I've averaged 41 freezes a year. So far this year I've had 33, which is one more than last year and otherwise is only behind '12-13, '14-15, and '15-16 for the fewest number of freezes.

Just not as many clear and still nights as further south.

I’m pretty sure I’ve had more than that here, but I haven’t been keeping count, and I have been surprised by the number of times it has been clear and frosty further south but cloudy and above-freezing overnight here. That said, I have had three frosts already this month (just not one this morning).

It's called clown range for a reason.

Link to post
Share on other sites

12Z EPS... sort of hints at backdoor action in the long range as well. 

 

ecmwf-ensemble-avg-namer-t850_anom_stream-1617969600-1617969600-1619265600-20.gif

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites

49 cloudy and breezy now. Looks like the rain is moving into NW WA now. 

Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

In my neighborhood, it’s frogs. They’ve been really going at it since late February.

Typical to hear them that early? The frogs are out here at night too, but they only started a week ago.

Link to post
Share on other sites

50/34 today. Tomorrow should be even colder. Probably will be our last days of decently cold weather until next fall. 

Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

Link to post
Share on other sites

Have had some sprinkles here so far this afternoon but no real rainfall yet. Looks like it’s coming fairly soon though. Interesting that this’ll probably be the second April in a row with a very dry first 2/3 of the month. Late April-June have some work to do to catch up on our rainfall deficit this spring. 

Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wowzers

48E8A601-B3AF-413A-8813-27DF988E3FC8.png

  • Like 1
  • Popcorn 1
  • Sad 1

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! 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Wowzers

48E8A601-B3AF-413A-8813-27DF988E3FC8.png

 

1527278370_tenor(11).gif

Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR
-------------------------------------------------------------------
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)

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

51 / 31 today for a -7 departure.  Looks like SEA came up with 50 / 36.  A solid cold day.

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

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TacomaWaWx said:

50/34 today. Tomorrow should be even colder. Probably will be our last days of decently cold weather until next fall. 

Don't forget how cold Sunday morning is going to be.

  • Popcorn 1

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

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, snow_wizard said:

Don't forget how cold Sunday morning is going to be.

Any guesses on how cold it’ll get in your backyard? Here in Tacoma I’m guessing 32-34. It’ll definitely freeze away from the water. 

Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

Link to post
Share on other sites

First eruption had cloud tops cool to about -65C. With the latest plume they’re approaching -80C. So this one is probably higher.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty sure that ULL is going to be parked right over the PNW next week... its just taking the models a long time to realize it.  

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Pretty sure that ULL is going to be parked right over the PNW next week... its just taking the models a long time to realize it.  

Lets hope it can dig down into the SW US. Going to get ugly in a hurry otherwise.

  • Weenie 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Phil said:

Lets hope it can dig down into the SW US. Going to get ugly in a hurry otherwise.

For months... the models have been digging systems much farther south in the mid and long range but those systems mostly end up in WA and BC in the end.   

  • Sad 1

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fairbanks broke their daily record low before midnight, they had tied it yesterday morning. 

  • scream 1

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! 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fairbanks NWS did a special 18z sounding yesterday and it came in at -32.9C at 850mb. Broke their April record by over 3C.

  • Like 1
  • scream 1

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! 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just had a hail shower cover the ground here...looking forward to the pattern change.

  • Like 1
  • Downvote 1

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Cloud said:

Just took the dog for a walk and it is cold... rainy... and windy out there. The windchill effect is in full force tonight. 

What a night!  Had winds and heavy rain in fact so heavy pipes were gushing out water inside house lower areas.  Sprinkler heads began going off as well.  That’s when this huge tornado sideswiped my house twice ripping off various parts of the house......then I woke up 😁, what a dream lol!  
 

Down in PDX,  Never tire of this view from my brothers place 

 

5B4A2DC2-A2F5-4262-85F7-1B0996BE4014.png

  • Like 3
  • Excited 1
  • lol 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Mostly cloudy and 39 with some showers around this morning. Picked up about .10” overnight with a low of 38.

Long range 06z GFS shows the exact pattern we need right now.

  • Sun 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Can already see the “beginning of the end” of this upcoming western warm-up on the EPS VP200 hovmoller, as the wave-1 MJO begins to re-align with the low pass signal.

 

FC340059-1DEB-4455-AAF5-A1FADBF36DAC.png

  • scream 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Fairbanks NWS did a special 18z sounding yesterday and it came in at -32.9C at 850mb. Broke their April record by over 3C.

And much later in the month too.

But that’s impossible. The climate is warming so only warm records are possible. And monthly cold records..forget about it.

  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Phil said:

And much later in the month too.

But that’s impossible. The climate is warming so only warm records are possible. And monthly cold records..forget about it.

You must have missed the post about them having like 100 warm records since their last cold record.

Cold records are obviously still possible, just way rarer than warm records. Same goes for our climate...and yours.

  • Like 2
  • Weenie 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Low of 39 this morning. Picked up 0.01” of rain yesterday and 0.07” this morning. Up to 0.39” this month with another long dry spell coming. 

Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

Link to post
Share on other sites

A little snow this morning... and the 12Z GFS is showing 80 degrees here next Saturday.

  • Like 1
  • Excited 1

**REPORTED CONDITIONS AND ANOMALIES ARE NOT MEANT TO IMPLY ANYTHING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED**

Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Jesse said:

You must have missed the post about them having like 100 warm records since their last cold record.

Cold records are obviously still possible, just way rarer than warm records. Same goes for our climate...and yours.

How many were monthly records though?

  • Weenie 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Breaks in the clouds this morning and 41 after a low of 35.  Pretty breezy this morning but nothing like yesterday evening.

 

Came across this video of the Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME, looks like the storm watching will be spectacular.

Finally getting a second interview in Tuesday, only it will be with the regional director instead of the site manager.  Sounds like things are delayed at the site I applied for, so they are evaluating if they would rather have me in the regional office.

  • Like 3
  • Excited 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Chris unpinned this topic

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...