Snow in all 50 states??

Alright, let me start by introducing myself. I’m Pat Rosborough and I am the Good Day Oregon weather producer here at Fox 12. These mornings can get REEEEEEEALY slow so I think I’ll be making some posts to add to the excitement here. A really active last 24 hours, finally some excitement with the wind we briefly had last night here and at the coast. Peak wind gusts at the coast hit 69 miles per hour in Cape Foulweather and Garibaldi.

Snow slammed the east coast this week, putting many cities into the record total snowfall category. This little tid bit came into the newsroom this morning: A Oklahoma forecaster at the NOAA National Severe Storms Lab is predicting that there will be snow in all 50 states at once this week. A forecasted snowstorm that is already dumping snow in parts of Texas is making its way east and covering the southeastern states, including parts of the Florida Panhandle which are under a Winter Storm Warning. Remember the hard freeze they had in the middle of December?? I bet all those folks who move down to Florida during the harsh northeast winter are a bit confused.

It is not actually known if the phenomena of snow in all 50 states at once has occurred or not, but nonetheless it is worth mentioning.

73 Responses to Snow in all 50 states??

  1. ….pretty bad when we have to resort to actually learn or relearn something for lack of much weather fun going on around these here parts…

  2. Mr Data says:

    1.18 in 24 hours that is.

  3. Mr Data says:

    That must have been cool . 😉

    Had a 1 and a half minute downpour a half hour ago. 1.18 in the gauge.

  4. dabears (Hillsboro-Tanasbourne) says:

    Had another lovely downpour earlier today. Wasn’t quite as heavy, but the sun was shining brilliantly during it. Love those.

  5. Mr Data says:

    Dark outside.

    Dark outside v2

  6. Mr Data says:

    It says to put B in between > and < with a / in the last one.

    I tried that and it looks like this.

    Hi everyone I really would like it if Mark allowed bold text on here.

    bold text

    >b< bold text

    >B< Bold text

    I’ll give it another try tomorrow after I am not so frustrated. 😮

    Anymore wind? 48.8F

  7. Mr Data says:

    Relaxing timelapse Tyler. 🙂

  8. SeaChange says:

    Dang, I thought I could make Hawaii Five-O, but alas…no snow on Mauna Kea. 38 degrees though!

    btw…Hawaii is MUCH more common than Florida to have snow on the ground. 10,000 feet plus elevation doesn’t hurt. 😉

  9. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Just saw on the news a report that there is snow on the ground everywhere but Hawaii.

  10. Josh "The Snowman" From Everett,WA says:

    Anyone hear about the snowman that was built in Northern Mississippi that was then hit by lightning?

  11. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Here is the time lapse from today…

  12. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Hehe…nice time lapse from today! Complete with a rainbow, link to come!

  13. Gidrons says:

    This is classic — the record east coast snowfalls are “caused” by global warming according to Time magazine.,8599,1962294,00.html

    • W7ENK says:

      Hahaha!!! That’s classic! These people have NO clue…

    • SeaChange says:

      Not sure if I’d go so far to say they are caused by global warming, but I do think warmer waters in the equatorial Pacific (aka El Nino) have helped out.

      How? The warmer equatorial waters have strengthened the southern stream of the pacific jet. I think we can all agree on that one here…that’s why we’ve had so much split flow. The split flow has been coming back together over the Gulf of Mexico, with a stronger than usual subtropical influence (moisture). So the storms that move out of the Gulf and up along the eastern seaboard have a ton of moisture.

      Now imagine if we had a permanent “El Nino” due to global warming. Wouldn’t it make sense that the same pattern would be more common?

      Not trying to get political, just trying to offer a scientific perspective.

  14. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Wow it was alot windier this afternoon than it was last night, I am shocked. Plus, tons of heavy downpours in this area last few hours or so.

  15. New high gust to 22 mph in a partially protected area…

    52.7°…Pressure has been steady most of the day ~ 29.90″

  16. Mr Data says:

    Font size fail.

    I tried the code and made it font 3 to see if I could make my text bigger to emphasize the brief but heavy shower.

  17. Mr Data says:

    Testing 1.2.3

    Heavy shower here and 50F

    1.10 inches of rain which at this time yesterday was at 0.00. 😮

    Just trying with a different font size like the example shown on the website.

    Quote: “The opening bracket is followed by an element, which is a browser command, and ends with the closing bracket.”

    “An element may also be followed by attributes, which are words describing the properties of the element, and further instruct the browser.”

  18. I hit 32.9mph at 1:29pm

    parents hit 36.5mph

  19. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Definitely windier/breezier across the entire metro area as compared to last night.

    My peak is 35.9mph at 3:20PM

  20. boydo3 N Albany says:


  21. Danny in Troutdale says:


    School gets out in 30 min and my 3-day weekend begins!!!!!


    • Mr Data says:

      That’s good. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      (joke) Now don’t forget to do your long and boring as hell homework assignment. 😉

      Enjoy your 3 day weekend. 🙂

      Man it’s hard to keep up with doing GED at home.

  22. A little breezy today. just had a gust to 25.

  23. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    Weatherunderground in its most awesome from ever:

  24. Windier today than anytime yesterday…

    53.3F…South wind gusts to 17 mph….0.17″ rain

  25. jimbob says:

    just a bigshot flexing his muscle. i myself am unimpressed. where is mark. lol

  26. Chuck on Mt Scott says:

    This site should get interesting over the next hours. Its the Atlanta Area Traffic cams. Be sure and click on the “Camera” Layer to show all the cams on the map.

    Some cams already show snow on grassy areas. None on roads that I can tell.

  27. Mr Data says:

    >B/b< is everyone doing?

    I am at 50F as if this was some BIG cold front. =D

    Did the laughing smiley come out all right?

  28. BTW…Hi Pat, and nice to see you posting!

  29. WEATHERDAN says:

    Only HI and FL are so far south they rarely see snow. Ca and AZ have Mountains. Tx Panhandle is mountainous and far enough to get snow. Other southern states se a little snow every couple of winters, so snow in all 50 states is a possibility. Hawaii has these volcanoes that go to over 14,000 feet. One of them even has a small ski resort at the top. So even Hawaii gets snow every winter. Snow in all 50 states at one time would be interesting however. Now what happened to Mark.

  30. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Looks like the rain is almost done and we could even see some sunbreaks!

    It’s kind of gloomy out today!

  31. biochemist says:

    Where’s Mark?

  32. 1st..i remember a few years ago seeing a sat. photo of the us with snow in all 50…..

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