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Oregon and CA need rain so badly. In the winter I spend half my weather time watching for storms for NorCal so my parents area can get some rain. There's a well known weather site for CA weather and whenever a good storm comes, the excitement and comments roll in. It's like their version of snow events here. So growing up there gave me an appreciation for rain and praying/dancing for rain from Oct-April. But snow is really fun if you aren't traveling.

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43F and raining currently after a high of 52F and a low of 33F. It's not every mid October day you have rain in the low 40s and it certainly feels like winter out there.

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Home Wx Station Stats (Since January 2008):

Max Temp: 96.3F (2009)   Min Temp: 2.0F (2008)   Max Wind Gust: 45 mph (2018, 2021)   Wettest Day: 2.43 (2012)   Avg Yearly Precip: 37"   10yr Avg Snow: 5.8"

Snowfall Totals

'08-09: 30" | '09-10: 0.5" | '10-11: 21" | '11-12: 9.5" | '12-13: 0.2" | '13-14: 6.2" | '14-15: 0.0" | '15-16: 0.25"| '16-17: 8.0" | '17-18: 0.9"| '18-19: 11.5" | '19-20: 11" | '20-21: 10.5"

2021-22: 0"

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2 hours ago, Eujunga said:

I think the only thing that would alleviate my drought anxiety and "weenie" response to dry model runs would be a lavishly wetter-than-normal winter, something that hasn't happened here for over a decade.

You should have moved a little farther north!    Wettest decade ever up here... and 8 out of 10 years have been wetter than normal.     If you bought property out here you could have experienced more than 1,000 inches of rain in the last decade!    No joke.  You never need to worry about rain here.   😀

 

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Second consecutive day staying below freezing here. I'd like to say that it feels like winter but October cold seems to be the new norm out this way over the last couple of years.

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Cold Season 2021/22:

Total snowfall: 16.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 16.0"

Highest snow depth: 15.0"

Coldest high: 29.7º

Coldest low: 25.3º

Number of subzero days: 0

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

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@TT-SEA Did you really get 36" of snow in 24 hours in Feb 2019? I thought that was over a couple of days?

Cold Season 2021/22:

Total snowfall: 16.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 16.0"

Highest snow depth: 15.0"

Coldest high: 29.7º

Coldest low: 25.3º

Number of subzero days: 0

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50/36 h/l spread for a -12F departure with a nonpolar/mostly zonal maritime airmass is pretty neat.

Weather stats for MBY

Snowfall:

-Total snowfall since joining: 36.5"

-2018-19: 21"

-2019-20: 2.5"

-2020-21: 13"

-Most recent snowfall: 0.5"; March 15th, 2021

-Largest snowfall (single storm): 8.5"; February 12-13, 2021

-Largest snow depth: 14"; 1:30am February 12th, 2019

Temperatures:

-Warmest: 109F; June 28th, 2021

-Coldest: 14F; November 24th, 2010

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15 minutes ago, Kayla said:

@TT-SEA Did you really get 36" of snow in 24 hours in Feb 2019? I thought that was over a couple of days?

The snowstorm lasted from late afternoon on 2/11 though early afternoon on 2/12.     And I am pretty sure the entire area out here got 3 feet in that period... even down in the valley.   There was no difference between North Bend and here... hence the need for the National Guard down there.  

By mid afternoon on 2/12... the accumulating snow was done here as the upper levels warmed up enough.    I am sure it was a 24-hour event.  

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1 minute ago, TT-SEA said:

The snowstorm lasted from late afternoon on 2/11 though early afternoon on 2/12.     And pretty sure the entire area out here got 3 feet in that period... even down in the valley.   There was no difference between North Bend and here... hence the need for the National Guard down there.  

By mid afternoon on 2/12... the accumulating snow was done here as the upper levels warmed up enough.  

That's pretty insane. For some reason my memory was that it lasted a bit longer than that but it's been harder to keep track of events since I moved out here. 

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Cold Season 2021/22:

Total snowfall: 16.0"

Highest daily snowfall: 16.0"

Highest snow depth: 15.0"

Coldest high: 29.7º

Coldest low: 25.3º

Number of subzero days: 0

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: 

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMTBOZEM152#history

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8 minutes ago, Kayla said:

That's pretty insane. For some reason my memory was that it lasted a bit longer than that but it's been harder to keep track of events since I moved out here. 

State of emergency declared and NGs were called in for North Bend and Monday night alone, the city received 15-24 of snow. It was way too much. 

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Just now, Cloud said:

State of emergency was called in for North Bend and Monday night alone, the city received 15-24 of snow. It was way too much. 

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Yeah... not sure about the precise measurements.   There was so much wind down in the valley that it was probably impossible to get accurate snow totals.   But up here the wind was much less of an issue and we easily had more than 3 feet on the ground.  

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2 hours ago, TacomaWaWx said:

Lol love it how some people in Oregon assume everyone in Washington is totally dismissive about the drought down there when many of us had our concerns about it even up here…as if we’re the “enemy” or something. Plenty of people who love rain up here myself included. You’re missing my point nobody’s denying there’s a drought we’re all well aware of it…just very annoying when we’re in the middle of a rain event…coming off a top 10 wet month for September…and the models show a decent amount of rain coming even down there and a certain someone’s acting like they live in a desert. Just constantly gripping about it as if there hasn’t been significant improvement in the drought situation the last month. Just because I’m saying that he’s being annoying doesn’t mean we don’t understand there’s a drought going on. Not sure how else to explain it. Dumb that I even have to give a long explanation like this. 

The first part has me in shambles lol... "the enemy"? I don't think anyone's even insinuating that, it's simply about anecdotal experiences methinks. Though yes, I'd agree to an extent the pessimism gets grating, it's undeniable the current drought, even after the improvement we have had, is indicative of a rather stark N/S gradient as far as rainfall goes. Just my two cents. I suppose it's all about the experience.

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(3. February 20th, 2018: 5.0 inches

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2 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Yeah... not sure about the precise measurements.   There was so much wind down in the valley that it was probably impossible to get accurate snow totals.   But up here the wind was much less of an issue and we easily had more than 3 feet on the ground.  

Well, it makes sense, North Bend proper is basically a Mountain Village!!

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2 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Yeah... not sure about the precise measurements.   There was so much wind down in the valley that it was probably impossible to get accurate snow totals.   But up here the wind was much less of an issue and we easily had more than 3 feet on the ground.  

I’m sure it was well over 3’ in a 24 hour period if 2’ fell alone during a single night. Drifts also happened so it was hard to determined exact amount that fell. 

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1 minute ago, Cloud said:

 

Tell that to Tim! 

He doesn't listen to me!  Everything is 100% literal for him.     You are not allowed to make comparisons.   😀

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6 minutes ago, GHweatherChris said:

What?  Today isn't 10/12?

It is.   And it was anomalous... more like a normal November day.

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Very chilly evening. 40 with light rain. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

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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2 minutes ago, Cloud said:

This is indeed an anomalous day. Wow.

 

Wow is right... that is crazy!  

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2 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

Wow is right... that is crazy!  

It’s kinda crazy how people react between heat and cold. Interestingly enough, an anomalous day like this in the weather department would probably on par with one of the heatwave days we went through this past summer. Yet,  no one talk much about today. No one would know about it. Coldest day in 125 years for 1st 2 weeks of October? That’s insane. 

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Just now, Cloud said:

It’s kinda crazy how people react between heat and cold. Interestingly enough, an anomalous day like this in the weather department would probably on par with one of the heatwave days we went through this past summer. Yet,  no one talk much about today. No one would know about it. Coldest day in 125 years for 1st 2 weeks of October? That’s insane. 

Today was actually quite pleasant here... plenty of filtered sun through early afternoon and the rain held off until dusk and there was no wind at all.   Much more pleasant than some of the other days recently.  😀

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3 minutes ago, Cloud said:

It’s kinda crazy how people react between heat and cold. Interestingly enough, an anomalous day like this in the weather department would probably on par with one of the heatwave days we went through this past summer. Yet,  no one talk much about today. No one would know about it. Coldest day in 125 years for 1st 2 weeks of October? That’s insane. 

Not much to talk about here. We got to 60F so not super cold, just cooler than normal. Just depends on location.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 21-22 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 40F (Nov 21, 2021)
  • Coldest low: 30F (Nov 17, 2021)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 4 (Most recent: Nov 22, 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

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  • 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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1 minute ago, Cloud said:

It’s kinda crazy how people react between heat and cold. Interestingly enough, an anomalous day like this in the weather department would probably on par with one of the heatwave days we went through this past summer. Yet,  no one talk much about today. No one would know about it. Coldest day in 125 years for 1st 2 weeks of October? That’s insane. 

I think it has to do with the fact it doesn’t hit 108 here often…but a 50/36 day in Seattle can happen from November-March and not be considered unusual. Not to take away from that stat though very impressive. 51/35 here was pretty chilly…had a 54/32 day in October 2019 here at my location so it tied that day in terms of average temp (43 degrees). 

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Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-15.15”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

Snowfall-0.0”

Coldest High-45

Coldest Low-34

 

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Just now, GHweatherChris said:

You would think that today was more impressive "anomalously" than the hottest temps ever recorded from this past June based on the rhetoric on here today.

 Statistically it was very impressive... given that its never happened in 125 years.  

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Just now, TacomaWaWx said:

I think it has to do with the fact it doesn’t hit 108 here often…but a 50/36 day in Seattle can happen from November-March and not be considered unusual. Not to take away from that stat though very impressive. 51/35 here was pretty chilly…had a 54/32 day in October 2019 here at my location so it tied that day in terms of average temp (43 degrees). 

By the numbers alone, it is an impressive stat. It’s also because we’re used to this kind of weather, whereas not so much for heat 

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44 and light rain here…0.12” so far today and 0.96” for the month. Pretty chilly temp with rain coming down. 

Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-15.15”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

Snowfall-0.0”

Coldest High-45

Coldest Low-34

 

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1 minute ago, Cloud said:

By the numbers alone, it is an impressive stat. It’s also because we’re used to this kind of weather, whereas not so much for heat 

Definitely…just at my location we had an mean temp of 43 on October 10th in 2019…this is a 2 days later than that one. Still pretty cool to see Seattle actually breaking a cold record since heat records recently have outnumbered cold ones 10-1. 

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Monthly rainfall-0.00”

Cold season rainfall-15.15”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

Snowfall-0.0”

Coldest High-45

Coldest Low-34

 

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Just now, GHweatherChris said:

It was a bit chilly, but not noteworthy.

Statistically it was very noteworthy... regardless of how you feel.  

A 70 degree day in January would feel very pleasant and still be very significant statistically.  

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Just now, TT-SEA said:

Statistically it was very noteworthy... regardless of how you feel.  

A 70 degree day in January would feel very pleasant and still be very significant statistically.  

If it snows in the lowlands somewhere in Western Washington this month, that would be noteworthy.  I got 2" of snow on 10/31/2003 at my apartment in Olympia, that was impressive. 

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Just now, GHweatherChris said:

If it snows in the lowlands somewhere in Western Washington this month, that would be noteworthy.  I got 2" of snow on 10/31/2003 at my apartment in Olympia, that was impressive. 

Whatever... your feelings don't change the statistical significance of today at SEA.  

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