A Half Hour With Stephanie Kralevich!

Podcast #5 is hot off the press!   In this week’s episode, the guys welcome KPTV Meteorologist Stephanie Kralevich to the show. We get to learn about all sorts of things in the “Stephani-verse”.  Also, Eastern Oregon flooding, a nice warm up on the way, answer kids’ questions, and check out our cities of the week!

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44 Responses to A Half Hour With Stephanie Kralevich!

  1. Sifton says:

    This podcast should be the 1 with visual aids!!

  2. Karl Bonner says:

    Just finished listening to Webcast #5. Actually Spokane-Fairfield only got down to -13F during the Jan. 2004 arctic blast, though some spots in town might have hit the early -20s. I’d hate to be reporting in any weather that cold though! Teens and upper singles I can handle, but I’m all-out negative when it comes to negative temps.

    Today the high in The Dalles was probably 76, and the late afternoon felt rather like the warm days in late May of 1999. Oaks at the top of Sevenmile Hill are now showing a few leaves (at last!) and amazingly, the balsam roots are still prolific not only on Sevenmile but down on Rowena Crest, too. Also lots of intensely beautiful Lupinus, and the Garry Oak leaves at low elevations still look really fresh. The only brown spots right now are lowlands right near The Dalles that are populated only by the short-growing early spring grasses. Everywhere else is still quite lush-looking!

  3. Ben Randall says:

    63 degrees for Tillamook which is the WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR !!!!

  4. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

    Harold Camping is at it again…

    No, forget December 21st, 2012, “Judgement Day” is THIS SATURDAY!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110519/ts_yblog_thelookout/pr-campaign-for-the-apocalypse-seems-to-be-working

    LOL

    • W7ENK says:

      It’s so tempting to take piles of clothes and shoes, set them in and around churches late on Saturday night, then on Sunday Morning when all the confused non-raptured Christians show up to find all the clothes, be there to tell them that these were the people who were lucky enough to get raptured, but they must not have been good enough to make it… >:D

    • W7ENK says:

      👿 😈 😆

    • Karl Bonner says:

      hahahaha…..W7ENK’s prank is perfect! I’m almost tempted to do it.

    • W7ENK says:

      DO IT!!! 😀

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if people really took that seriously. Hey it might even make news! I’d say its worth a shot!

      Btw, the storms were on the 14th not the 15th. Great now I’m arguing with myself. W7ENK remind me not to stay up until 3 am on a school night 😉

      http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/110514_rpts.html

  5. W7ENK says:

    Driving back from Boardman today, as I came through The Dalles there’s a little park between I-84 and the river, and the seat-backs of the park benches were only half sticking out of the water! And that’s just BELOW The Dalles Dam. 😯

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

      Did the thunderstorms on the 14th do that?

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

      Oops that was the 15th, major typo. I never get dates wrong.

    • W7ENK says:

      No, I believe it’s the exorbitant amount of runoff from snowmelt.

    • Karl Bonner says:

      Riverfront Park. I’d imagine it’s partly submerged right now.

      The First Street Tunnel had a bit of Columbia river flooding two days ago, if you go through downtown on Second Street and turn right at the Post Office, you’ll reach the tunnel.

    • W7ENK says:

      I wanted to stop and take a picture, but I blew past at 68 mph, and was more concerned with getting back to Portland. 3 hours of overtime should be nice on the next paycheck! ^_^

  6. bgb41 says:

    18Z GFS was awful. I hope 00Z is better.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      I liked the 18Z. Some more warm weather here and there, but some storms too.

      It’s WAY too early to go into Summer mode, where every single day is sunny and 70-80.

    • Josh (Gresham) says:

      It DID looks like some storm potential.. I’ll take that anyday

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      Amen Jesse!

  7. W7ENK says:

    Spent the day out in Boardman for work, just leaving now and it’s a beautiful 79 degrees! Ahh, it feels so nice. 🙂

  8. Josh (Gresham) says:

    Just listened to the podcast, way to rep my school. GHS Gophers hahaha

  9. Kyle From Silverton says:

    And more then 800 record lows as of May 17th. More than 800 new record lows for May

    And it’s only the 17th

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    17 May 11 – It’s only the 17th, and more than 800 new record lows have already been set in the United States for the month of May.

    Here are just a few:

    May 3rd – 97 broken plus 49 tied = 146 total
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records/daily/
    mint/2011/05/03?sts[]=US

    May 4th – 76 broken plus 54 tied = 130 Total
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records/daily/
    mint/2011/05/04?sts[]=US

    May 5th – 79 broken plus 47 tied = 126 Total
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records/daily/
    mint/2011/05/05?sts[]=US

    So much for global warming.

    Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links

    • Josh (Gresham) says:

      “So much for Global Warming”? You do know that “global warming isn’t just temps getting warmer in general right? It’s warming of the atmosphere that CHANGES the climate, not always making it just warmer

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      And you left out the little fact that only a few small areas of the globe have been cool the last month or two:

      For example, April globally was the 6th warmest on record and the warmest April during a La Nina event. The UK had it’s warmest April on record.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Yeah Josh, you get it. That way we can blame EVERYTHING on global warming, or *ahem* “climate change”, even cold temps!

      And Mark, the only global temp source that ridiculously had this April as the 6th warmest on record was GISS. They are a complete joke in my opinion, the satellite temp data we have had since 1979 is much more reliable. GISS extrapolates their temps for thousands of miles across the globe, in ways that help tem arrive at the conclusions they want to see to help push their AGW agenda. NOT science. The farthest thing from it really.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Not to say that I support crazy fringe sites where Kyle is getting his numbers like iceagenow either. As is true in most political arguments, the most sense is usually to be found somewhere in the middle (NASA scientist turned activist Hansen being at one ideological extreme and, say, the proprietor of iceage now being at the other)

    • Josh (Gresham) says:

      Jesse, not looking to blame anything on Global Warming. Just stating the fact that heating of the atmopshere and loss of ozone has made climates (including ours) more variable. No need to get all sarcastic about it.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Okay, Josh, you clearly know nothing about the science behind the issue. The ozone hole issue and climte change are completely unrelated. We’re not going to get anywhere until you decide to educate yourself a little more. Until them I’m done discussing this with you.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      I’ve really grown to like the UAH site and data here:

      http://nsstc.uah.edu/climate/

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Yeah Mark, UAH is where it’s at. 🙂

      Just too much potential human error and data contamination with the surface stations that feed into GISS, IMO.

    • Josh (Gresham) says:

      Ozone loss is caused by heating of the atmosphere, ozone keeps out UV rays from the sun. Less ozone, more heat getting in. Yes, climate change and ozone loss aren’t COMPLETELY related, but there is a relation between the two. But not sure why I’d bother arguing with you, your always right

  10. Kyle From Silverton says:

    Article to a news story from Iceagenow.com

    Record low temps in Southern California

    Beat records set in 1955

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    17 May 11 – Long Beach Airport bottomed out at 49 degrees, breaking the 50-degree record set in 1964, according to the National Weather Service.

    UCLA recorded a low of 47 degrees, breaking the old record of 48 degrees set in 1953.

    At 42 degrees, Lancaster tied a record set 1955, while Big Bear dropped to 25 degrees, breaking the previous record of 26 degrees set in 1995.

    In Ventura County, Camarillo dropped to 42 degrees, breaking the previous record of 43, a record that has stood since 1955.

    See entire article:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/lat-new-storm-brings-rain-record-low-temperatures-to-la-area-20110517,0,3620170.story
    Thanks to Clay Olson for this lin

  11. Beaverton Chris says:

    I hope this isn’t a dream! 63 degrees already and it’s only 11:30am!

  12. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    It’s going to be a picture perfect day…..61 warm, sunny, degrees already….

  13. pappoose in scappoose says:

    A half hour with Stephanie…I’m in!

  14. bgb41 says:

    I noticed that on VIS 1KM loop this morning. I just assumed it was thin high clouds.

  15. bgb41 says:

    Thanks for posting, what an incredibly sunny morning today.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      And a bright orange sun at sunset and sunrise. I’ll post about that later…Alberta fire smoke.

    • Mike near Clackamas Town Center says:

      It’s about time we see more than 1 day of beautiful, warm sunshine this spring 🙂

    • Karl Bonner says:

      Alberta? How is that possible with the westerly wind flow? Unless the wind was easterly over Canada and the smoke arc’ed around and hit us that way.

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