Winter Go Away!

SnapshotWell, I can’t take it anymore…it’s too cold, and I don’t look forward to waking up to snow on the ground again in the morning.

Everything is proceeding according to the weather plan this evening.  The well-advertised cold airmass is moving in.  I’m just amazed at how cold it is here in the 2nd half of April at 10pm.  Our tower temp at 1800′ is 30 degrees,  a dusting of snow has fallen in spots at the Coastline, and it’s only 16 degrees at Timberline!

The core of the upper-level low is currently over Southern British Columbia, and only moves to S.Central Washington by Monday morning.  I have scanned lots of maps and see little to no organized areas of precipitation through Sunday.  That’s the main reason I’ve laid off the possibility of snow in the lowest elevations here in the Western Valleys.  It’s clearly going to be cold enough the next 3 nights for snow to stick down here, but the moisture seems to be limited to mainly afternoon/evenings inland.  The Coast is a different story.  Pretty much a constant feed of heavy showers move onshore now through Sunday.  So at night some accumulation is likely even at the lowest elevations out there.

What happened in Seattle tonight really shows what precipitation intensity will do in this airmass.  3-5" of snow in N. Seattle/Everett, while it was 40 degrees or higher in the central/southern part with little or no precipitation.  So I’m VERY aware that any organized area of showers could give us a "surprise" snowfall here in the metro area the next 2 days.  I’m crossing my fingers and assuming that won’t happen.  Enjoy the weekend and discuss amongst yourselves…maybe we’ll hit 85 just 10 days from now??? One can hope…Mark Nelsen

195 Responses to Winter Go Away!

  1. kirk north of washougal says:

    snow mixing in with the rain again temp is 36.8

  2. Tyler Mode in NW Vancouver (Hazel Dell) says:

    Tip…watch where your temperature gauge is…don’t want it exposed to rain/sun. Also, if you have a rain gauge, watch where it goes too…even if its not under something, if its at the edge of a wall or something etc, the wind can effect the amount of precip that actually falls in it. Rain gauges are best in very open areas.

  3. Mark Nelsen says:

    The weather (wind) doesn’t care about magnetic north, so always orient an anemometer to true north. Not sure what the magnetic north reading is.

  4. Robert in Vancouver says:

    I know I’ve already missed most of the major weather events this Winter, but I’m finally getting my weather station set up (better late than never!). Question to all who have yours mounted already…
    When installing the wind vane, do you position it for True North or Magnetic North? If True North, then what is the Magnetic Deviation around here? Isn’t it about 16 degrees?
    Any other installation tips from those who have “been there, done that” that will save time and/or money?
    Thanks!

  5. TheTriforce Silverton 360ft says:

    geez it’s sure quiet today. It’s 43.5 with a high of 48 mid afternoon sometime. now it’s very light rain. I have .32 or fain in the last 2 or 3 days.

  6. TheTriforce Silverton 360ft says:

    Sorry for the double post but I just read your comment TV Weather. So I am the navigator and Co pilot of the Research plane? Cool! I also have my dimension machine if you ever need to borrow it for research since it can travel through time and in between realms. πŸ™‚
    Geez I sound like some sort of Whizard Sage. X:

  7. TheTriforce Silverton 360ft says:

    Thanks for the greetins and I hope it warms up Boring so you won’t freeze when you come out of the shower.
    Is it possible for anyone with any remote knowlege of our geography to tell me or email me why Silverton doesn’t do well when it comes to hit and miss preciptation of any type?
    We are seriously considring moving when my job is more settled since I haven’t completed GED yet and this will most likely be our last move since my parents are getting up there and we don’t like the traffic of Silverton since they didn’t plan for growth and that it’s mostly a bedroom community. Dad can’t afford the city so we won’t be moving to Portland that’s for sure and that he absoulty HATES cities. I feel sad about the latter.

  8. ..i’m known for the shower turning cold if i sing….so i wont…it’s stinkin’ cold enough as it is!!!

  9. Mat ne portland says:

    I can’t tell if this is Steve and the whole “van” crew or not.

  10. Luvry says:

    C’mom, if you have an underwood like voice, do send me your xmas cd early this year πŸ™‚

  11. Camas~Mom says:

    Ahem…miiimiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (quiet please, I am quite well known for my Carrie Underwood-like voice)
    Happy Birthday To Youuuuuuuuuuuuu
    Happy Birthday To Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
    Happy Birthday Dear Kyyyyyyyyyyylllle
    Happy Birthday To YOUUUUU!

  12. salemphil says:

    Happy B-Day Heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Luvry says:

    Happy birthday buddy boy! Better take advantage of being 22! Glad to have you around the blog! Hopefully for another 22 years AT LEAST!!! πŸ™‚

  14. TV Weather Producer says:

    Happy Birthday Co-Pilot. Fab 5 is happy to have your on board as a pilot and navigator.

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