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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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I don't know how much more this marmot can take. Give the guy a little rain shower here and there. ;)

 

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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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9 hours ago, Phil said:

This is true. Was going to mention the ridgy period started (and ended) more quickly than I had originally envisioned. Haven’t figured why this keeps happening. Some years my slow bias manifests, some years it doesn’t.

I remember it was really bad in 2016. Could never nail it down.

Predicting stuff is hard.

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Tim's hot girl summer.

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8 hours ago, Phil said:

When was the last time we had a true, amplified western ridge/eastern trough summer? Feels like it’s been ages since we’ve seen something like that.

Has to happen one of these next few years. Probably during the next El Niño inception year.

2017 wasn't far off.

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Tim's hot girl summer.

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We have been eating outside on the deck for nearly a week now...I doubt we will see another April this nice again for a very long time! Dogs have been stoked since they are not allowed in the kitchen so dinner time begging is extremely rare! 

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9 hours ago, Jesse said:

It really takes a certain type of person to derive so much enjoyment out of twisting that knife 🔪 

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to twist it back.

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4 hours ago, Front Ranger said:

2017 wasn't far off.

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Maybe. That was a really humid summer here, though. Had something like 50-55 days above 90°F in a 7 week span as well. Nothing like 2009 or 2014, or even 2008.

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Big league phase 8-1-2 MJO transition on the Euro.

Midsummer this would be a PNW icebox heading coming up thru IO (phase 2-4). But at this time of year it’s more zonal/progressive. Phase-1 is actually really warm in AMJ, but there are reasons for that to be stunted with this event.

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56 minutes ago, Phil said:

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to twist it back.

And I was not doing that in the first place.  I was challenging your take on the 12Z run.   

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33 minutes ago, Phil said:

Big league phase 8-1-2 MJO transition on the Euro.

Midsummer this would be a PNW icebox heading coming up thru IO (phase 2-4). But at this time of year it’s more zonal/progressive. Phase-1 is actually really warm in AMJ, but there are reasons for that to be stunted with this event.

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Interesting that being stuck in phase 7 for the last 10 days has led to one of the longest warm spells ever recorded in April... and now we are going to spend a week in phase 1 coming up shortly.  

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31 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Interesting that being stuck in phase 7 for the last 10 days has led to one of the longest warm spells ever recorded in April... and now we are going to spend a week in phase 1 coming up shortly.  

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Because there’s more to the pattern than just the MJO as expressed thru RMM plots. I factor in a lot of things.

I could see 2018-me slapping today-me across the face for predicting the early cool down despite the P1/Indo-Pacific subsidence upcoming, but I think there’s enough zonal momentum in the system now to squash that ridge relatively quickly. At least enough to keep PNW on the cool side overall thru the next two weeks.

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1 hour ago, smerfylicious said:

I really appreciate the gobbledygook on this forum. It's like trying to learn Latin, but the closest I'll get is pig latin. Doesn't make it any less appreciated :P

Want me to pass the keg to you? I want to stay below the legal limit on whatever Phil passed around here! 🤭

 

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4 hours ago, smerfylicious said:

I really appreciate the gobbledygook on this forum. It's like trying to learn Latin, but the closest I'll get is pig latin. Doesn't make it any less appreciated :P

If you are talking about Phil’s posts, don’t worry. Most of us here can’t understand them.

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It's called clown range for a reason.

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1 hour ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

If you are talking about Phil’s posts, don’t worry. Most of us here can’t understand them.

I know what most of the abbreviations stand for though if that counts for anything.  He's really big into the Madden Juilian Oscillation or more like The What!? Oscillation!  A lot of it is in his subjects as it frequently comes up. He almost can't talk ocean without mentioning it. What is the MJO, and why do we care? | NOAA Climate.gov.

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Looks like we have a pretty wild and progressive MJO wave going on right now.  I expect the models are going to struggle with this situation.

Meanwhile it managed to drop to 40 this morning after a much cooler high of 60 yesterday.

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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14 minutes ago, Link said:

I know what most of the abbreviations stand for though if that counts for anything.  He's really big into the Madden Juilian Oscillation or more like The What!? Oscillation!  A lot of it is in his subjects as it frequently comes up. He almost can't talk ocean without mentioning it. What is the MJO, and why do we care? | NOAA Climate.gov.

The MJO is awfully important.

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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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A t'storm event some might not remember but I saved a cloud-ground strike map from that day. That was one of the most widespread ones I have seen in mid-spring. Note that only CG's display on these, so lightning occurring in the clouds are not on the map.

No storm at my place, but looked like Medford had a nice show. I could see their flashes from 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 - 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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Low of 19 this morning. I checked info on last year's max/min on April 23rd and I'm seeing a
record of 17 from 1904.

Wow. So close.

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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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15 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

Low of 19 this morning. I checked info on last year's max/min on April 23rd and I'm seeing a
record of 17 from 1904.

Wow. So close.

Ours is 14F from 1970. Even though this will be the second warmest April since 1992 we are supposed to get another 2-6" of snow this Sunday. Weird to have 2 snow storms during a record warm April. 

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6 minutes ago, AlTahoe said:

Ours is 14F from 1970. Even though this will be the second warmest April since 1992 we are supposed to get another 2-6" of snow this Sunday. Weird to have 2 snow storms during a record warm April. 

This one might end above average here but 2016 was a lot warmer with a mean 5 degrees over. If we had a few 80's that could tip the scales, not looking like that at this point.

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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Gfs is a bit wetter than the euro but still both models projections leave us without enough rainfall to avoid a record dry April. Still glad that more rain is coming atleast though. 

Warm Season Stats

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+90s-0

Monthly Rainfall-0.57”

Warm Season Rainfall-1.73”

Warmest high temp-80

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Spokane still looking like a possible place to get our next house. Whoever lives here next will surely be surprised at the deer activity we get from week to week up the hill. It's like their second home.

Getting the house cleaned up a bit and may fix a couple things before getting on the market. Homes have gone up in value since moving here in 2012. 

I have checked out and considered Montana a few times but eastern Washington has overall a similar climate to my current one. And there is so much stuff in Spokane, chances are the home we end up choosing will be within a walk distance from grocery stores.

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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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14 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

Spokane still looking like a possible place to get our next house. Whoever lives here next will surely be surprised at the deer activity we get from week to week up the hill. It's like their second home.

Getting the house cleaned up a bit and may fix a couple things before getting on the market. Homes have gone up in value since moving here in 2012. 

I have checked out and considered Montana a few times but eastern Washington has overall a similar climate to my current one. And there is so much stuff in Spokane, chances are the home we end up choosing will be within a walk distance from grocery stores.

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I have contemplated selling my house and buying something with cash in the Spokane area. Then doing nothing but working fun hobby jobs until I retire in 20 years. Like a ski patroller at Mt Spokane or something. It's hard to believe how cheap houses are in the Spokane area. Weather seams perfect with cold and snow in winter but it warms up a lot faster in spring than it does here. Plus there is a lot of cool areas near by as well. Looking at the reddit.com/r/spokane subreddit it seems like a lot of other people have the same idea. 

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20 minutes ago, AlTahoe said:

I have contemplated selling my house and buying something with cash in the Spokane area. Then doing nothing but working fun hobby jobs until I retire in 20 years. Like a ski patroller at Mt Spokane or something. It's hard to believe how cheap houses are in the Spokane area. Weather seams perfect with cold and snow in winter but it warms up a lot faster in spring than it does here. Plus there is a lot of cool areas near by as well. Looking at the reddit.com/r/spokane subreddit it seems like a lot of other people have the same idea. 

I looked up the Northtown Mall in Spokane and hopefully that place survived covid well enough. It has to be a fun place to go to!

Where I used to live, the Cedar Hills Crossing mall is about half empty. 

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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33 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

Spokane still looking like a possible place to get our next house. Whoever lives here next will surely be surprised at the deer activity we get from week to week up the hill. It's like their second home.

Getting the house cleaned up a bit and may fix a couple things before getting on the market. Homes have gone up in value since moving here in 2012. 

I have checked out and considered Montana a few times but eastern Washington has overall a similar climate to my current one. And there is so much stuff in Spokane, chances are the home we end up choosing will be within a walk distance from grocery stores.

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We’ve got a pretty crazy amount of deer here in my neighborhood as well pretty much see them everyday. People hate them here because they eat just about anything you try to plant lol.  

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53 here with a decent amount of sunshine. Going to be low 50s for high temps here tomorrow and there should be a decent amount of rain and some snow in the higher elevations. 

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30 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

We’ve got a pretty crazy amount of deer here in my neighborhood as well pretty much see them everyday. People hate them here because they eat just about anything you try to plant lol.  

Deer are vermin. Their only predators here are cars.

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1 minute ago, Phil said:

Deer are vermin. Their only predators here are cars.

We  have mountain lions here that can take them out... and they are still everywhere and have no fear of people.    We were working in the yard last night and a deer walked within 10 feet of me... just strolled by without a care in the world.  

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14 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

We  have mountain lions here that can take them out... and they are still everywhere and have no fear of people.    We were working in the yard last night and a deer walked within 10 feet of me... just strolled by without a care in the world.  

A few years ago I saw a report on Herald & News of a Mountain Lion in the Moore Park area scaring locals and other animals. lol nobody was hurt but it caused a scene. I have never seen one with my own eyes but rural Klamath County definitely has these.

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26 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

We  have mountain lions here that can take them out... and they are still everywhere and have no fear of people.    We were working in the yard last night and a deer walked within 10 feet of me... just strolled by without a care in the world.  

Long ago we used to have bobcats or mountain lions (can’t remember which) that would keep the population in check but they were driven out centuries ago. 

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9 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

A few years ago I saw a report on Herald & News of a Mountain Lion in the Moore Park area scaring locals and other animals. lol nobody was hurt but it caused a scene. I have never seen one with my own eyes but rural Klamath County definitely has these.

Looked online and there’s an estimated 2,000  mountain lions in Washington state. That’s compared to 25,000-30,000 bears estimated to live here as well. 

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Euro and CMC both took steps in the right direction in the long range. Fits better with what my brain is anticipating (that ridge axis centered offshore as opposed to climo for unfiltered MJO RMM that’d place ridge over the west coast).

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Euro and CMC both took steps in the right direction in the long range. Fits better with what my brain is anticipating (that ridge axis centered offshore as opposed to climo for unfiltered MJO RMM that’d place ridge over the west coast.

Flips back to dryish NW flow, but California isn't torching so that's definitely a plus.

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1 minute ago, Omegaraptor said:

Flips back to dryish NW flow, but California isn't torching so that's definitely a plus.

Yeah jet extension is limited. Was hoping it would give the region a good soaking, but it’s looking kinda mediocre. 

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1 minute ago, Phil said:

Yeah jet extension is limited. Was hoping it would give the region a good soaking, but it’s looking kinda mediocre. 

It’s better than nothing. Still all of may and June to hopefully catch up on rainfall. 

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9 minutes ago, TacomaWaWx said:

Looked online and there’s an estimated 2,000  mountain lions in Washington state. That’s compared to 25,000-30,000 bears estimated to live here as well. 

Wow... I thought there were more mountain lions in WA.   We have seen them here on occasion over the years but they are stealth.   

Speaking of bears... on Saturday morning we had the boat hooked up to the car and parked on the side of our road and we were loading up everything.   My wife went back into the house to get the cooler and when she came out there was a large black bear in our driveway.    It had walked right between us.   The dog started barking like crazy and it ran off into the woods.    I think it might have been a little disorientated by the early warm weather.  😁

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I was checking out web cams around the country and was sort of surprised at how bare everything still is in Denver.   Maybe this is normal but its almost May and its striking... particularly given the lush green scene here.

For comparison... below is the live view along I-90 just west of North Bend.

 

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13 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Wow... I thought there were more mountain lions in WA.   We have seen them here on occasion over the years but they are stealth.   

Speaking of bears... on Saturday morning we had the boat hooked up to the car and parked on the side of our road and we were loading up everything.   My wife went back into the house to get the cooler and when she came out there was a large black bear in our driveway.    It had walked right between us.   The dog started barking like crazy and it ran off into the woods.    I think it might have been a little disorientated by the early warm weather.  😁

I’ve never seen a mountain lion myself but I’m pretty convinced one time a couple years ago me and some friends were stalked by one camping up near chinook pass. Was the middle of the night and we all were in our tents heard something very stealthy wandering around our spot. We all got up and started banging pots and making noise...had to do that a couple times that night. I haven’t been able to find any of the pictures of it for awhile but found a few really big paw prints right by our tents. No way to be truly sure of this but sometimes you can just sense your being stalked...lucky there was 4 of us there and we were also armed. Never seen a bear in the wild either would really love to get photos of both mountain lions and bears someday.

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57 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

A few years ago I saw a report on Herald & News of a Mountain Lion in the Moore Park area scaring locals and other animals. lol nobody was hurt but it caused a scene. I have never seen one with my own eyes but rural Klamath County definitely has these.

There use to be cougar sighting often in Bonney Lake until the recent growth in the last 10-15 years.

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We are half done loading dirt into our new raised beds.   We don't need the dirt to be that deep so we have filled the bottom with pallets that we had here and other things like logs.   Hoping to finish this evening before the rain starts and washes our dirt pile down the road.

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