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42 minutes ago, hawkstwelve said:

Got up to 84 today. Felt quite toasty outside.

May ended up being both cooler (-3.2) and wetter (+0.9) than normal. Almost half of the total rain fell between two different days with some wet days surrounding those. Difference was the nice, dry/sunny stretch in between which helped it feel like a nicer month. 

Pretty close to an ideal spring/summer pattern, imo. Get the rain we need but keep it nice and sunny too with no overly hot days. Goldilocks.

I generally try not to interact with you, but I’ve got to ask. What baseline are you using to get that ridiculous -3.2? No major station in the region even came within 2.5 degrees of an anomaly like that. And that’s taking into account the new crookedly warm 1991-2020 means.

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2 minutes ago, Jesse said:

I generally try not to interact with you, but I’ve got to ask. What baseline are you using to get that ridiculous -3.2? No major station in the region even came within 2.5 degrees of an anomaly like that.

2015-2020 baseline might get you close.

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In the annals of horrible traffic history, today takes the cake. Quite literally the worst traffic I have personally experienced...and I was on NB I-5 for the chemical spill. 

US 2, from roughly Skykomish to west of Sultan was wall-to-wall, 5 mph traffic from ~11 am until...well I don't know. I left for work at 8 PM and it was still bad. 

At least it was a toasty 82. Though now I've discovered a new hornet's nest I have to deal with on my weekend. 

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1 hour ago, smerfylicious said:

In the annals of horrible traffic history, today takes the cake. Quite literally the worst traffic I have personally experienced...and I was on NB I-5 for the chemical spill. 

US 2, from roughly Skykomish to west of Sultan was wall-to-wall, 5 mph traffic from ~11 am until...well I don't know. I left for work at 8 PM and it was still bad. 

At least it was a toasty 82. Though now I've discovered a new hornet's nest I have to deal with on my weekend. 

I'd sit and bring you a cold one right now if I could.

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5 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

I'd sit and bring you a cold one right now if I could.

Haha thanks. Lesson learned on my part. At least I have a few cans of RAID to show for the trials and tribulations of Memorial Day traffic next to a pass!

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Just now, Phil said:

Where’s Tim been? He’s always online on Tuesdays.

Its June dude... wrong thread.

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10 hours ago, Jesse said:

I generally try not to interact with you, but I’ve got to ask. What baseline are you using to get that ridiculous -3.2? No major station in the region even came within 2.5 degrees of an anomaly like that. And that’s taking into account the new crookedly warm 1991-2020 means.

"Generally try not to interact with you" besides all the times you downvote my posts.   🤦‍♂️

30-year average temp for May at the Kent station, which is the closest station to me.

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/us-climate-normals/

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Weather station: https://maplevalleywx.com

 

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12 minutes ago, hawkstwelve said:

"Generally try not to interact with you" besides all the times you downvote my posts.   🤦‍♂️

30-year average temp for May at the Kent station, which is the closest station to me.

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/us-climate-normals/

Yeah... he constantly interacts with us.   

I do think there is an issue comparing your location to Kent though.  Jim probably has a better determination about May in your area.   My guess is that it was just a little colder than normal.   

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Just now, TT-SEA said:

Yeah... he constantly interacts with us.   

I do think there is an issue comparing your location to Kent.   Jim probably has a better determination about May in your area.   My guess is that it was just a little colder than normal.   

Yeah it's definitely not ideal but unfortunately I haven't lived in this area long enough to develop my own baseline. I should check in with Jim though on that and see what his normals are compared to the Kent station. Good idea.

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