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1 hour ago, rsktkr said:

My wife suffers with SAD every year. A terrible thing to go through. She has found substantial relief using bright light therapy. We bought her a light therapy lamp on Amazon for like $40. and she says it makes a world of difference. Something to consider? No need to suffer.

I'm starting to struggle with that as I get older and am almost to the point of getting one of those lamps.  The problem is I like a dark work environment.  I also really struggle with vitamin D levels.  Its managed now, but when I first got diagnosed my Vitamin D levels were at the bottom of the chart, and I could barely make it through the day.  Took 2 rounds of heavy duty prescription levels to get me to the bottom of the "acceptable" range.  I have to take vitamin D year-round now and it is checked as part of my regular bloodwork. 

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17 minutes ago, iFred said:

I just remember that winter of a lot of 6 and 7 day snowflakes on the KOMO forecast but the closest thing we got in Bonney Lake was a February graupel fest and I think there was a January day with a morning glaze of ice. I sure as do not want another 04/05 winter.

I guess it rocked in Bellingham. 

1 hour ago, ShawniganLake said:

My wife has had a life long battle with depression and anxiety and the dark cloudy weather doesn’t really help during the winter.  I also got her a therapy lamp a few years back.  She uses it mostly at work during the winter. It does help some. 

Back in the summer of 2019 I went to the hospital with what turned out to be an anxiety attack. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, which I had long known I experienced, but had never been formally diagnosed with. I was prescribed some medication, but to be honest that did not really help, in fact seemed to make me more anxious. Therapy did help tremendously though, to the point where after about six months, I was able to taper it back to as needed. Mental health is really a life long journey for most of us, and there is really no one size fits all approach. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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29 minutes ago, iFred said:

My wife and I noticed that we probably were going through that when we moved to Philly. When you have winter dominated with cold but bright and sunny days, you start waking up before 8am and want to go outside and do things. Moving back, while I love and enjoy the dark days, I also have a fairly bright office and will soak up as much of that orange winter sun as I can.

For me it’s a perpetual conflict between the wx I enjoy and my overall mood. The bright winter sunshine definitely makes it easier, plus winter sunshine usually means it’s cold, and me likey cold weather.

I actually feel the most downtrodden in the autumn, when days are shortening rapidly but residual heat and moisture keeps us socked in the muck many days. All this despite the fact I thoroughly enjoy those moody, foggy fall days, and eagerly await the first signs of cool weather and storminess. 

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7 minutes ago, Phil said:

For me it’s a perpetual conflict between the wx I enjoy and my overall mood. The bright winter sunshine definitely makes it easier, plus winter sunshine usually means it’s cold, and me likey cold weather.

I actually feel the most downtrodden in the autumn, when days are shortening rapidly but residual heat and moisture keeps us socked in the muck many days. All this despite the fact I thoroughly enjoy those moody, foggy fall days, and eagerly await the first signs of cool weather and storminess. 

It's funny. I love cold and hate hot weather, but hot weather never bothers me physically. I worked outside in the summer down in Oklahoma for several years, and never struggled in the heat as long as I stayed hydrated. It was much harder to work outside when it was cold. For me the dark of November is the toughest, its usually dark and dreary here, without much in the way of cold/snow. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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3 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

It's funny. I love cold and hate hot weather, but hot weather never bothers me physically. I worked outside in the summer down in Oklahoma for several years, and never struggled in the heat as long as I stayed hydrated. It was much harder to work outside when it was cold. For me the dark of November is the toughest, its usually dark and dreary here, without much in the way of cold/snow. 

Yeah we usually can't get much of any cold & snowy weather going here until the last week or so of November.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 60F (Oct 13)
  • Coldest low: 32F (Oct 12)
  • Days with below freezing temps:1 (Most recent: Oct 12, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 0 (Most recent: Dec 24, 2020)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • 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 now, Jesse said:

The endless sunshine, record heat and rainless weather this spring and summer was causing a lot of background depression for me. Just kind of a nagging undercurrent of sorrow. I think the feeling has been coined solastalgia by some. On the flip side, this year has been great as far as my personal life goes, but the contrast between that and watching the region I love slowly wither in ever intensifying heat and drought almost made the pain more acute at times. A feeling like I am missing out on all of the good around me because I am preoccupied with the gradual death of this ecosystem and how much it has changed in my short life alone.

I found that taking action actually helped helped quite a bit. Assisting with the fire effort made me feel like I am actually making a tangible difference. I am very grateful to have had that opportunity this summer given how destructive the weather has been. Taking a step outside of yourself and helping out with the world at large can go a long way toward healing with that sort of thing.

This is some really outstanding insight Jesse! The act of taking tangible action can be very powerful. At work I am in administration, but recently, because of the workforce crisis have had to take shifts in entry level positions, just out of necessity, being salary, picking up 30 hours on the weekend isn't something I am rewarded for financially, but I found the experience really helped me focus and clear my mind. 

Back to your point, though we bicker on here we are more the same than we are different. We both love this region, its ecosystem, certain elements of its climate, we also romanticize these, so we really take what we see as this loss of something we love, personally and to our core. I am glad you were able to get up to NC Washington and help on the Cub Fire. What a great life experience. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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2 minutes ago, Jesse said:

The endless sunshine, record heat and rainless weather this spring and summer was causing a lot of background depression for me. Just kind of a nagging undercurrent of sorrow. I think the feeling has been coined solastalgia by some. On the flip side, this year has been great as far as my personal life goes, but the contrast between that and watching the region I love slowly wither in ever intensifying heat and drought almost made the pain more acute at times. A feeling like I am missing out on all of the good around me because I am preoccupied with the gradual death of this ecosystem and how much it has changed in my short life alone.

I found that taking action actually helped helped quite a bit. Assisting with the fire effort made me feel like I am actually making a tangible difference. I am very grateful to have had that opportunity this summer given how destructive the weather has been. It's obviously not a fix all, but taking a step outside of yourself and helping out with the world at large can go a long way toward healing with that sort of thing.

This is one of the big catalysts for me to move. Yeah it's hot and humid at times in Indiana, but at least I don't have to watch these Douglas Firs all die and be replaced by Ponderosa Pines and sagebrush.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 60F (Oct 13)
  • Coldest low: 32F (Oct 12)
  • Days with below freezing temps:1 (Most recent: Oct 12, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 0 (Most recent: Dec 24, 2020)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • 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 now, TigerWoodsLibido said:

This is one of the big catalysts for me to move. Yeah it's hot and humid at times in Indiana, but at least I don't have to watch these Douglas Firs all die and be replaced by Ponderosa Pines and sagebrush.

No, you get to watch 20" of rain fall in a single event and wash half your town away, then soon enough heat waves with temps in the 110's and heat indices in the 140's.

There is no escape.

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3 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

This is one of the big catalysts for me to move. Yeah it's hot and humid at times in Indiana, but at least I don't have to watch these Douglas Firs all die and be replaced by Ponderosa Pines and sagebrush.

Indiana isn’t terrible in the summer. You’ll at least see regular cold frontal passages and variability, unlike here.

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2 minutes ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

This is one of the big catalysts for me to move. Yeah it's hot and humid at times in Indiana, but at least I don't have to watch these Douglas Firs all die and be replaced by Ponderosa Pines and sagebrush.

What's interesting is that though these past 10 years have been horrible for Doug Firs in the valley, the growth rates on the Douglas Firs up here have been absolutely incredible. Though we have been drier than normal, we are still averaging 65-70" a year, that combined with the longer growing seasons and warmer temps have really helped with the growth I believe. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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I saw a farm in SE Ohio near where a lot of my family is for like 320K the other day, it was a huge 3500 sq ft farm house with 98 acres. It's kind of tempting. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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5 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

I saw a farm in SE Ohio near where a lot of my family is for like 320K the other day, it was a huge 3500 sq ft farm house with 98 acres. It's kind of tempting. 

Yet another reason why I want to move to Indiana. Everything is way cheaper.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 60F (Oct 13)
  • Coldest low: 32F (Oct 12)
  • Days with below freezing temps:1 (Most recent: Oct 12, 2021)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 0 (Most recent: Dec 24, 2020)
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F) *Longest streak without a sub-freezing high on record*
  • 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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70 and sunny here. Much better than quite a few days this summer where it was already in the low 70s by 10am. 

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Monthly rainfall-1.16”

Cold season rainfall-1.16”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

Snowfall-0.0”

Coldest High-51

Coldest Low-35

 

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9 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

What's interesting is that though these past 10 years have been horrible for Doug Firs in the valley, the growth rates on the Douglas Firs up here have been absolutely incredible. Though we have been drier than normal, we are still averaging 65-70" a year, that combined with the longer growing seasons and warmer temps have really helped with the growth I believe. 

I have noticed the same thing here... trees seem to be growing even faster.    

The Cedar Lake station was 20 inches below normal last year and still recorded 80 inches of rain.    We have lots of cushion.   In a normal rain year much of our rain just runs off into the ocean.    It's not like the trees require 100 inches of rain a year to survive.   

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2 hours ago, Jesse said:

Yeah, it can be easy to forget with this cooler weather but we are far from out of the woods with regard to fire season. A regional soaking before our next round of ridging and offshore flow (which I am sure we will see at some point in September) would be a godsend. 

Pretty likely this pattern we’ve flipped into breaks into atleast some type of ridging at some point next month. Would be nice if we skipped it altogether. 

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Cold season rainfall-1.16”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

Snowfall-0.0”

Coldest High-51

Coldest Low-35

 

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55 minutes ago, RentonHillTC said:

the sun just blew its load on us. analogs?

Typical stuff.

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Winter 2021-22 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 30

Lows 32 or below = 1

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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11 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

I have noticed the same thing here... trees seem to be growing even faster.    

The Cedar Lake station was 20 inches below normal last year and still recorded 80 inches of rain.    We have lots of cushion.   In a normal rain year much of our rain just runs off into the ocean.    It's not like the trees require 100 inches of rain a year to survive.   

Should mention that extended summer drought could still negatively impact the trees here even if we get 80 inches of rain a year.    

But this has been a dry summer and we still have received almost 6 inches of rain since June 1st.   

The grass continues to green up around here... 

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21 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

I saw a farm in SE Ohio near where a lot of my family is for like 320K the other day, it was a huge 3500 sq ft farm house with 98 acres. It's kind of tempting. 

Wow!  We got our assessment the other day and our half acre (just the land) jumped $80K.  I had to do a double take when I saw that.  At any rate our place is worth more than what you are talking about and it's nothing special.

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Winter 2021-22 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 30

Lows 32 or below = 1

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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2 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

Wow!  We got our assessment the other day and our half acre (just the land) jumped $80K.  I had to do a double take when I saw that.  At any rate our place is worth more than what you are talking about and it's nothing special.

Now is definitely the time to cash out of the Puget Sound region and move to a more remote, colder, and much cheaper place.  

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27 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

What's interesting is that though these past 10 years have been horrible for Doug Firs in the valley, the growth rates on the Douglas Firs up here have been absolutely incredible. Though we have been drier than normal, we are still averaging 65-70" a year, that combined with the longer growing seasons and warmer temps have really helped with the growth I believe. 

I don't think the growing seasons have been longer as much as the summers have been warm.  We've been seeing some big crashes in the fall most years.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2021-22 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 30

Lows 32 or below = 1

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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1 minute ago, TT-SEA said:

Now is definitely the time to cash out of the Puget Sound region and move to some more remote, colder, and much cheaper place.  

I agree.  I can envision the market crashing right when we want to move.

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Winter 2021-22 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 0

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 30

Lows 32 or below = 1

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows 20 or below = 0

Highs 40 or below = 0

 

 

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6 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

Typical stuff.

But the 'sun is totally dead' posts have gone away.  ;)

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56 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

I guess it rocked in Bellingham. 

Back in the summer of 2019 I went to the hospital with what turned out to be an anxiety attack. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, which I had long known I experienced, but had never been formally diagnosed with. I was prescribed some medication, but to be honest that did not really help, in fact seemed to make me more anxious. Therapy did help tremendously though, to the point where after about six months, I was able to taper it back to as needed. Mental health is really a life long journey for most of us, and there is really no one size fits all approach. 

I guess it's different for others, the gray overcast days actually help in adjusting my chi flow. Months straight of sun can wear on me (when it's not smoky anyhow). 

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4 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

I don't think the growing seasons have been longer as much as the summers have been warm.  We've been seeing some big crashes in the fall most years.

Fun fact... the growing season (time between frosts) at my house in 2016 ran from February 17th through December 5th.   That is some south Georgia stuff right there.  😀

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8 minutes ago, snow_wizard said:

I don't think the growing seasons have been longer as much as the summers have been warm.  We've been seeing some big crashes in the fall most years.

Our average first freeze is September 23rd, we've only had a freeze before that 1-2 years in the 10 I've lived here. When I moved here the latest freeze on record was October 25th, we've broken that several times since. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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3 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Fun fact... the growing season (time between frosts) at my house in 2016 ran from February 17th through December 5th.   That is some south Georgia stuff right there.  😀

Yeah, I don't know when our last freeze was in the spring that year was, but I do know our first freeze was not until December 4th, which coincided with a rain to snow event that ended up delivering about 5" of snow. It was the start of an exceptional winter. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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15 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

This stretch of consecutive lows in the 30's is more impressive than I thought. It tends to happen 1 morning and goes back up in the 40's. Aug 2012 and 2010 had 3 day stretches, but I'd have to go back actual decades to find 4 in a row!

Found it lol. 5 in a row in Aug 2002. 19 years ago.

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10 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Yeah, I don't know when our last freeze was in the spring that year was, but I do know our first freeze was not until December 4th, which coincided with a rain to snow event that ended up delivering about 5" of snow. It was the start of an exceptional winter. 

Yeah... it snowed here on 12/4/16 and then finally froze that night.   Our roses were still happily blooming in early December that year. 

 

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8 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Yeah... it snowed here on 12/4/16 and then finally froze that night.   Our roses were still happily blooming in early December that year. 

 

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According to my notes I only had a wet snow 12/4, and wasn't until Dec 13-14 when winter truly kicked in fuller force.

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1 hour ago, TigerWoodsLibido said:

This is one of the big catalysts for me to move. Yeah it's hot and humid at times in Indiana, but at least I don't have to watch these Douglas Firs all die and be replaced by Ponderosa Pines and sagebrush.

It's funny, but I like Ponderosa pines and sagebrush. I get what you mean though. My mom grew up in Illinois. I've heard endless stories about tornadoes, so I would definitely prepare for tornadoes. 

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3 minutes ago, snow drift said:

Crazy photographs

That snow fell in the late afternoon just as the moisture was moving out... it all came in about 20 minutes and then stopped and it cleared out shortly after dark.  

This was the morning of 12/6/16... which was a 32/24 day here.

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5 minutes ago, snow drift said:

It's funny, but I like Ponderosa pines and sagebrush. I get what you mean though. My mom grew up in Illinois. I've heard endless stories about tornadoes, so I would definitely prepare for tornadoes. 

At least it's not the highest ranking state for them. It's funny there was one point in time we considered relocating to South Dakota. But then guess what state holds the record largest hailstone. 😜

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And then we were absolutely buried on 12/9/16... we had about 14 inches of snow that day.

 

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2 hours ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

My lawn is starting to green up a bit because I water it every night. 

Full lawn watering ban has been in effect for at least a month here.  Even the dandelions in my lawn look dead now. 

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58 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Now is definitely the time to cash out of the Puget Sound region and move to a more remote, colder, and much cheaper place.  

I considered cashing out and moving up to the interior earlier this year.  We could have got a nice lakefront house for less than what ours is worth here now.  Along with a rental income suite on the property. But my wife just started a new job that she likes.  And it’s much more convenient here for getting kids involved in activities. Sports, dance, karate and daycare.  We will probably stay for now. 

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5 minutes ago, SouthHillFrosty said:

My budget for a starter home is 500-600k and u can’t even get that much with that... it’s crazy

It's pretty stupid right now.

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15 minutes ago, ShawniganLake said:

I considered cashing out and moving up to the interior earlier this year.  We could have got a nice lakefront house for less than what ours is worth here now.  Along with a rental income suite on the property. But my wife just started a new job that she likes.  And it’s much more convenient here for getting kids involved in activities. Sports, dance, karate and daycare.  We will probably stay for now. 

That summer weather up in the interior of BC can be pretty miserable.   It seems like its either in the 50s and raining or a complete smokefest.     I guess it depends on how far north you are talking about... southern BC near the WA border has pretty nice summers. 

We could move and buy a lakefront home in Minnesota... but really don't want to deal with the winters there again.  

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54 minutes ago, SouthHillFrosty said:

My budget for a starter home is 500-600k and u can’t even get that much with that... it’s crazy

My starter home is the current home I own. 3 acres, 1620 sqare feet, I bought it for 187K in 2011. 

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2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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1 hour ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Yeah, I don't know when our last freeze was in the spring that year was, but I do know our first freeze was not until December 4th, which coincided with a rain to snow event that ended up delivering about 5" of snow. It was the start of an exceptional winter. 

We had had a solid snow pack for well over a month at my old place on skyline.

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1 minute ago, Deweydog said:

What’$ it worth now?

About 525-550K

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2020-21: 12.0"                        2020-21: 71.59"

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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