The Good Old Days

Snapshot It looks like quite a soaking this weekend along with gusty south wind at times.  In fact I see very few breaks in the rain the next 2 days.  So yes, it'll be a classic Pacific Northwest Rainy Season Weekend won't it?  Keep the fire going and line up the movies an popcorn.  Oh, and I still think I'll try to paint the living room ceiling…how much fun can you have in one weekend?

Actually this post needs to be quite short because as all of you BSG fans know, tonight's episode is the 2nd to last of the season (and series!) and I need to focus my mental energies on that and my job instead of the blog.

The wave on Sunday afternoon should be watched closely.  Right now it doesn't look strong enough for high winds here in the Valley, but once again something to keep an eye on.

More rain all of next week, although more digging well offshore Wednesday through Friday throws up higher heights and warmer temps over the West Coast.  So we'll go from cold rain early in the week to warmer rain later. 

Just for fun, I did some analysis on this blog:

1.  We started this the last day of November, 2005.

2.  We average 2400 hits per day over the last 3 years.

3.  Page hits per year have gone from about 500,000 in 2006 to 1.7 million in 2008.

4.  The all time peak was December 14th, 2008…the day the arctic air arrived here.  58,000 hits in one day!

Mark Nelsen

243 Responses to The Good Old Days

  1. Sandman - Aloha says:

    The Columbia and Willamette froze over several times in the early 1900’s and even the late 1800’s I believe. 🙂

  2. Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

    Isn’t the last frost date for our area gardeners April 15th? Some wait until Mother’s Day to be sure, but I connected in my brain somewhere along the way that Tax Day and Last Frost Day were the same. ;o)

  3. gloriousnumber1 says:

    So does anyone think we might be done with frost and below freezing lows for the metro area besides far east or westside outlying areas for this season? I sure hope so! Have a great night everyone!

  4. Boring Larry in Cherryville el.918 says:

    …OK, geeks….here’s something to chew on…given this statement : The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in almost 100 years.
    from spaceweather
    what was the weather like 100 years ago??

  5. William Johnson says:

    Astoria, Or
    7:45 pm
    45 degrees
    Thunderstorm over us right now just gone to severe status hearing tornado sirens NOT just had to have a lil fun there for a second . Its actually very cloudy no rain no wind very calm for one here . Bill

  6. Ben Randall (tillamook city) says:

    I was going to menton that i have weather blog at

  7. Mat says:

    Mine are the ones that make you feel funny inside. lol

  8. ….oh right, weather!
    Extended downpour just ended. Bright and sunny now.

  9. *inner ST geek coming out*
    DS-9 is my fav of the bunch, though I enjoyed TNG as well.

  10. Tornado Aly (Vancouver) says:

    Aloha sounds good! I’d like that with a nice cold mocha frapuccino mmmmm…
    48.4 outside, have gotten .14 in. of rain today so far… 1.54 in. of rain since March 14th.

  11. timmy - scappoose says:

    Cherie! im headed to vernonia for the parade!

  12. Aloha Rainshadow says:


  13. William Johnson says:

    Astoria, Or
    46 degrees
    Had a few small hail showers nothing to impressive. Doesnt look like we are gonna get enough heating of the day to fire off any natures real fireworks.

  14. SEBOB says:

    Is this what it comes down to if we dont have winter to talk about? argh!

  15. Bob says:

    Star Trek TNG and DS9…..

  16. gidrons - St Helens says:

    Here’s a vote for B-5, still the best IMHO. It was also one of the first shows to develop multi-year story lines.
    Don’t see any ridges in the near future.

  17. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    You can’t compare the two shows visual effects wise. B5 was made in 1994 to 1998 when CGI was just becoming an acceptable visual medium.
    In my opinion the B5 story and character development is better than what I have seen in BSG.
    Just my $.02. 🙂

  18. Punxsutawney (aka HIO Phil at work by Sunset High ~280' elevation) says:

    Nice heavy shower out in Washington County right now.
    And since we are voting, I’ll vote for the original Star Trek, bad acting and all.

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