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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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The GFS is finally trending cooler with the back door thing later in the week.  The 0z dropped 850s to about 6 and this run takes them down below 2.

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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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25 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Clear with a low of 43 this morning. Up to 57 now.

East winds kicked in shortly after this. Gusty now with a temp up to 60.

Spokane had an pretty impressive temp drop late yesterday with NE winds. We were there yesterday morning and early afternoon and it was calm, sunny and warm. Missed the weather change by 4-5 hours.

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28 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

The GFS is finally trending cooler with the back door thing later in the week.  The 0z dropped 850s to about 6 and this run takes them down below 2.

Whatever can help get us some desperately needed rainfall. The Euro showed the late week cool down too and those runs were generally a little quicker with the onset of a pattern that could give us precip.

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Looks like temps are running 6 to 8 lower than the last few days.  Nice drop.

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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10 minutes ago, Jesse said:

East winds kicked in shortly after this. Gusty now with a temp up to 60.

Spokane had an pretty impressive temp drop late yesterday with NE winds. We were there yesterday morning and early afternoon and it was calm, sunny and warm. Missed the weather change by 4-5 hours.

Yeah....another Canadian clipper.  As much as you may think it's not so, this is old school stuff.

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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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6 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Whatever can help get us some desperately needed rainfall. The Euro showed the late week cool down too and those runs were generally a little quicker with the onset of a pattern that could give us precip.

This weekend looks really interesting.  A really cold looking 500mb pattern and some rain.

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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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16 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

Yeah....another Canadian clipper.  As much as you may think it's not so, this is old school stuff.

I can understand and appreciate the unique aspects of the pattern that have piqued your interest. But at the same time you've got to see how another warm and very dry middle part of the spring could feel like more of the same crap we have seen dominate our weather in recent years. All depends on how you look at it I guess.

The cold over the mountain west when we were in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana the last week definitely showed the flip side of the warmer pattern we have been in along the coast. There were 4-5 days where we didn't see the temp rise above the low 40s and each day had sticking snow at some point. This was traveling between Jackson Wyoming, West Yellowstone Montana and Gardiner Montana.

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We’re 11 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. Probably low 70s later this afternoon. 

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Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

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Rain in the forecast here too this weekend. There's even one day with a high of 49.

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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 (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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4 minutes ago, iFred said:

The cottonwoods are nearly fully leafed out after three days after going from green buds to leaves.

The change in leaf coverage in the last week while we were out of town has been drastic. Feels like coming back to a totally different season.

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Nice to see all that rain on the 12z GFS. 

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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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Here is an example of the quick leaf out... top image was a screen shot I grabbed 4 days ago on Thursday and the bottom image is a live view.  

 

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7 minutes ago, Jesse said:

The change in leaf coverage in the last week while we were out of town has been drastic. Feels like coming back to a totally different season.

I know it's boring and typical seasonal fare on par with my astonishment with low sun angles, but at least to me its always amazing how drastic that change is inside of a couple of days.

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2 minutes ago, iFred said:

I know it's boring and typical seasonal fare on par with my astonishment with low sun angles, but at least to me its always amazing how drastic that change is inside of a couple of days.

If enjoying and observing the changes in sun angles and vegetation makes you boring then we should start a boring club ;)

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Just now, iFred said:

I know it's boring and typical seasonal fare on par with my astonishment with low sun angles, but at least to me its always amazing how drastic that change is inside of a couple of days.

It is nice to see spring in full bloom out here. Back in Albany, they seemed a bit behind the PNW

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40 minutes ago, iFred said:

The cottonwoods are nearly fully leafed out after three days after going from green buds to leaves.

Might not be until beginning of June before our area starts blooming (late April is typical).

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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1 minute ago, Jesse said:

That is a big file.

I know, it took a whole 6 seconds to finish downloading. ;)

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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 (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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2 hours ago, Phil said:

Why did you think I was talking about you? 😉

Sure didn't take long.  It's as easy to put together as this: New Jersey Police Disarmed a Homemade UFO Detector (msn.com) 

  • "Someone left a homemade UFO detector in a New Jersey state park, prompting police to dismantle it.
  • The real scientists who listen for aliens use radio telescopes.
  • SETI has one of the most advanced radio telescope arrays in the world.

New Jersey State Park Police in Wharton State Forest disarmed a homemade“UFO detector” earlier this month, unplugging a headphones cable from a block of wood and a soup can. Behold:"

 

The sad thing is the 'pro' version if we do get any radio signals will be thousands of years 'old' by the time we ever reach it. To put it in a simple perspective.

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33 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

Yesterday I was in the eastern Gorge in the Memaloose Hills between Hood River and The Dalles. I have some good pics still on my DSLR which I need to process but I took this video from the top of Chatfield Hill:

 

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Nice video. That's a gorgeous area.

And tell those people if they go off the trail and sit in the flowers there will be no more to see in a few years 🤬

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16 minutes ago, Jesse said:

Nice video. That's a gorgeous area.

And tell those people if they go off the trail and sit in the flowers there will be no more to see in a few years 🤬

For sure, I treated the flowers with respect the whole way. I’ve seen how tourists have destroyed wildflower blooms in other areas. Besides, sitting down in the grass in that part of Oregon is a pretty good way to get a tick bite. 

I have a friend who got chronic Lyme disease from a tick bite in central OR. I don’t want any part of that.

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7 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

For sure, I treated the flowers with respect the whole way. I’ve seen how tourists have destroyed wildflower blooms in other areas. Besides, sitting down in the grass in that part of Oregon is a pretty good way to get a tick bite. 

I have a friend who got chronic Lyme disease from a tick bite in central OR. I don’t want any part of that.

I don't think it's usually out of malice or even uncaring, just lack of information and unfamiliarity with actual nature. When people go somewhere in the outdoors that they saw on social media and know nothing else about the place that's the sort of thing you get. I'm sure there are some who think that the rangers come up and replant them every year.

That said the higher number of people enjoying the outdoors is good to see in many ways too. 

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What a great looking 12z Euro run. Just two more days of the warm pattern, then 2.5" of rain for the Portland area through the end of the run. That would be an absolute godsend. 

It will suck seeing that number get whittled down the next several runs.

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My dog got a nasty tick bite right above her eye on Valentine's Day at Mt. Pisgah. The warm dry weather of the past few years has really been a boon to the tick/flea population. 

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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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9 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

My dog got a nasty tick bite right above her eye on Valentine's Day at Mt. Pisgah. The warm dry weather of the past few years has really been a boon to the tick/flea population. 

This should cheer you up Andrew 

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26 minutes ago, MossMan said:

Who wants to see my yard pictures featuring the first colors of the spring! 😀

I do! But don't surprise us with any big hobo spiders at the end 🤪

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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 (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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1 minute ago, MossMan said:

The yard really liked this warm weekend! 

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Thanks for sharing, nice collection. 🍷🐝

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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 (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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Up to 67 here...8 degrees cooler than yesterday at the same time. 

Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

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15 minutes ago, Phil said:

Evolution of pattern change on 12z EPS.

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Looks like it’s time for the other shoe to drop. Looking forward to some wetter weather I really love when we get rain in mid to late spring. 

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Warm Season Stats

+80s-1

+85s-0

+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

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1 hour ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

Might not be until beginning of June before our area starts blooming (late April is typical).

Everything here Blooms in the second week of May and its over a period of a couple of days. It's pretty amazing. Although my Lilac bushes in the back yard started blooming on Saturday which is the earliest I have seen it by at least 2 weeks. 

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6 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

Looks like it’s time for the other shoe to drop. Looking forward to some wetter weather I really love when we get rain in mid to late spring. 

QPF and cloud cover for SeaTac on 12z EPS:

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6 minutes ago, AlTahoe said:

Everything here Blooms in the second week of May and its over a period of a couple of days. It's pretty amazing. Although my Lilac bushes in the back yard started blooming on Saturday which is the earliest I have seen it by at least 2 weeks. 

Given how soon everything dried out down there this year I figured you were seeing fall colors by now.

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9 minutes ago, AlTahoe said:

Everything here Blooms in the second week of May and its over a period of a couple of days. It's pretty amazing. Although my Lilac bushes in the back yard started blooming on Saturday which is the earliest I have seen it by at least 2 weeks. 

Our lilac is just starting to bloom as well...

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If the euro verifies we will end up pretty close to average rainfall for the month here.

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Warm Season Stats

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Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

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2 hours ago, Jesse said:

I can understand and appreciate the unique aspects of the pattern that have piqued your interest. But at the same time you've got to see how another warm and very dry middle part of the spring could feel like more of the same crap we have seen dominate our weather in recent years. All depends on how you look at it I guess.

The cold over the mountain west when we were in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana the last week definitely showed the flip side of the warmer pattern we have been in along the coast. There were 4-5 days where we didn't see the temp rise above the low 40s and each day had sticking snow at some point. This was traveling between Jackson Wyoming, West Yellowstone Montana and Gardiner Montana.

You just missed this latest front. 28 degrees and snowing right now at 3pm here. Cold air is still really holding on this Spring.

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Cold Season 2020/21:

Total snowfall: 140.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 12.0"

Highest snow depth: 20.0"

Coldest high: -7.0º

Coldest low: -21º

Number of subzero days: 12

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22 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

If the euro verifies we will end up pretty close to average rainfall for the month here.

Hopefully at least 1/2" or more down here. Looks like the SW OR coast gets a decent amount. 

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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A lot of trees have exploded over the last week but some species are still just budding. Probably because of lack of rain. I imagine when we start getting rain again in a few days those trees will leaf out really fast as well.

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3 hours ago, Omegaraptor said:

Yesterday I was in the eastern Gorge in the Memaloose Hills between Hood River and The Dalles. I have some good pics still on my DSLR which I need to process but I took this video from the top of Chatfield Hill:

 

Wow, spectacular. We love Hood River and the surrounding area. Will have to check out the Memaloose Hills next time. 

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72 degrees with light breeze and blazing sunshine... perfection.    

The 18Z GFS shows the main focus of the rain to the south from Sunday-Tuesday.   Hoping the ECMWF comes around to that idea.  They need it more down south and that type of pattern is pretty nice up here with sun breaks and widely scattered showers and temps in the low 60s.  

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