Snow and Weather Geekery

November 19, 2009

As of yesterday Gov’t Camp has now reached the average November snowfall total of 32″.  And I think it’ll pick up 12-18″ more by midday Sunday.  That’ll put it near the upper end of November totals in the last 10 years.  A strongly orographic flow (straight from the west) late Friday through early Sunday should squeeze a lot of snow out of Saturday’s juicy system.  It’s a great start to the ski season for sure.  Just in time, the weather really slows down next week as well.  I see the 00z GFS is definitely looking a bit more ridge-ish beginning Monday.  The ECMWF is still far more splitty “El Nino-ish”.  Either one will give us Thanksgiving week to relax and focus on families instead of crazy weather.


And this just in from Steve Pierce…


I DO plan to attend, maybe with the little Nelsens too.  I will NOT be dressed up nice either!

Don’t forget the 3rd Annual Ch.12 Weather Blog Pizza Party & Oregon AMS monthly meeting is this Saturday from 2-4pm at Stark Street Pizza in Portland! Don’t forget to bring your favorite weather photo (digital or on paper) to share with the group. We are also going to raffle off a $250 Maximum Wind Anemometer along with other items! If you have something to add to the raffle, please bring it with you. You will not want to miss this event! It should be a packed house! Children, spouses, significant others are also welcome! By the way, the pizza is great!

 For complete details and directions, please see:

Here’s a picture from last year: