A Fresh Post

For warmer weather.  You can chat weather here while I’m on vacation for the next 9 days…Mark

251 Responses to A Fresh Post

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

    Okay, weather doesn’t get any more interesting for a 12 hour period than this;

    Late yesterday evening, south winds start kicking in, with gusts at about 25-30mph. Low temperatures reach the mid/low 40′s with winds continuing to gust all night. Peak gust was at 45mph, temperature was 42.1F at 4:53 am this morning. Then as the precip squall begins progressing towards the Basin about 45 minutes ago, winds then immediately come in from the West. From 8:53 am to 9:53 am, the temp drops from 46.0F to 33.1F with heavy SNOW… Even at 42.8F it began to snow around 9:39 am.

    http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base.cgi?stn=KLMT&time=GMT

    These are among the most intriguing observations I have come across ever since I moved to Klamath Falls in 2010. I haven’t been living here that long to experience a whole lot, in terms of extremes, but these observations really caught my eye this morning. I mean, the low was only 42.1F, then went to 46.0F to find out that it was going to drop 12.9F in less than an hour, approaching 10:00 am. O_O

  2. JJ97222 says:

    Welcome back Mark, this weather is horrible, thinking the last 2 springs were the worst and we are now looking at one that is…….. I can’t even say it!

  3. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Cool wind map. Thanks to Richard on western weather.

    http://hint.fm/wind/

  4. bgb41 says:

    3/30/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:71 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)
    Low: 52 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:32 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 22 at Timberline Lodge (7001 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 30 degrees
    Baker City Munic (66/36 ) (3373 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    4.47″ at QUAIL PRAIRIE LO(3183ft)
    4.41″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)

  5. Looks to my untrained eye that the low off to the SW is going to swing in to the south. That leaves most of us in a N-NE surface flow.
    Things don’t warm up all that much tonight and the rainfall is a whole lot less than forecast. The wash out is over.

  6. Steve Pierce says:

    Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to host Oregon Climatologist Dr. Phil Mote in Counterpoint Meeting on Global Climate Change, April 10th at Portland State University

    “The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to announce that it will co-host a two hour free public meeting at Portland State University’s Grand Ballroom with Oregon Climatologist Dr. Phil Mote. This educational meeting will explore humans role in global climate change and is being co-hosted with the Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Chapter. This public meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 10th from 7-9pm and is being billed as, “The Scientific Case for Human Influence on Global Climate: What We Learn From Analyzing ALL The Evidence.” Joining Dr. Mote will be Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University Professor of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and Dr. Christina Hulbe, Professor of Geology at Portland State University. The panel plans to give a single joint presentation that will educate attendees on the influence humans have on climate, as backed by scientific evidence. The panel may also raise counterpoints to data presented at a similar Oregon AMS meeting last January. In that meeting, the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) hosted a panel of scientists that asked the question, “Is Human Caused Global Warming the Greatest Scientific Myth of Our Generation?”

    For complete details on this meeting, including a PSU campus map showing the location of the Grand Ballroom, please see: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon. We hope to see you all there. Please feel free to share this meeting notice with others.

    Steve Pierce
    President
    Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

  7. WEATHERDAN says:

    Salem is now over 11 inches of rain this month. Normal is about 3.5 inches. This is our wettest march ever. Also our coldest and snowiest March ever. April has to be better than March. So far we have had more rain in 2012 than we had in 2011 from January 1st through November 4th. More flooding down here possible this weekend.

  8. W7ENK says:

    FLOOD WARNING – CLACKAMAS COUNTY
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    220 PM PDT FRI MAR 30 2012

    http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/5452271

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Kinda tired of the atmospheric river!

      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
      310 PM PDT FRI MAR 30 2012

      .SHORT TERM…CURRENT FOCUS OF HEAVIER RAIN HAS DROPPED A BIT SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF THE NEXT SYSTEM EXPECTED THIS EVENING. THIS
      SYSTEM IS NOW NEARING 142W 41N AND IS STILL EXPECTED TO DEVELOP INTO A SURFACE LOW OFF THE COAST BY SAT MORNING. THE BOUNDARY CURRENTLY
      OVER THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE FORECAST AREA WILL LIFT NORTH OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM. THIS WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN
      BACK TO THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA…WITH HEAVIEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED IN THE COAST RANGE THROUGH MORNING. TOTAL OVERNIGHT AMOUNTS WILL BE IN
      THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE ON THE COAST AND IN THE COAST RANGE…1 TO 2 INCH RANGE IN THE CASCADES…AND 0.5 TO 1 INCH RANGE IN THE INLAND VALLEYS.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      .SYNOPSIS…AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT – ALSO KNOWN AS A PINEAPPLE
      EXPRESS – WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE PACNW THROUGH TONIGHT.

    • W7ENK says:

      This HAS to be absolutely decimating the phenomenal snowpack we had in the mountains… 😦

    • chris s says:

      How exactly is it decimating the snowpack?? The snow level is around 4000ft, if not a tad lower right now, is only gonna go up to 6000 for a bit, then drop right back down to 3500ft or so. Not sure that its gonna decimate the snow pack above 4000ft or so in that amt of time. 🙂

    • Dave in South Salem (500') says:

      I can tell you the reservoirs are filling up and on track to be full this summer. Snow pack melting from rain doesn’t cause us problems unless we get too much to cause flooding. And like Chris said, its only lower level snow pack melting and its the time of year for it to anyway.

    • …per NWS:
      SNOW LEVELS OVER OREGON CASCADES IS
      EXPECTED TO BE AFFECTING ONLY THE AREAS NEAR 6000 FEET AND ABOVE.
      …and i can tell you the snow is peeling away, there’s none left here, and the river is rising quickly….

    • Jake-(Gresham) says:

      I agree with Dave, in terms of higher elevation snow pack things couldn’t be better for snowboarding/skiing. My brother spent two days at Timberline and told me the snow drifts are so high you can only see out the 3rd story windows! He also said it was blizzard like conditions when he left this morning. In short, the mountains got lots of powder. 🙂

    • W7ENK says:

      Generally chris s s s s s s, a “PINEAPPLE EXPRESS” implies high snow levels, and thus melting snowpack. Please, pardon my misinterpretation of that term… my bad.

    • ryan says:

      Very interesting! Thanks for the link. It amazes me that people can still deny that climate change exists.

    • Flattail says:

      Thanks for this. I grew up watching Paul in Minneapolis.

    • stormblown says:

      Lost all respect for this guy when he plugged his invested interests in going green….”One of my companies is Smart Energy”, blah blah blah blah blah blah…

      Just another guy with invested interest in going green writing a completely biased article. Sigh!

    • o.c.paul says:

      Climate has NEVER, NOT changed. During the medieval warming period, about the year 900, the Vikings settled in Greenland. They raised sheep and grew crops, IN GREENLAND. Was this AGW?? Or, was this a ‘naturally occuring cycle’??
      Interesting article though. Guess you don’t have to be liberal to try to make money on environmentalism.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Exactly, o.c.paul. I predict a climate change!

  9. ACS says:

    A friend with a basement apartment in Ladd’s Addition (SE Portland) had sewage backing up into her bathtub today, assumably due to the heavy rains.

    • W7ENK says:

      Oh no, eeeeeeewwww!!!

      Sad part is, unless she can prove it was something lodged in the city’s line downstream from her house, she’s screwed. The city isn’t liable, and her home owner’s probably wont cover it, even if she has flood coverage. 😦

  10. MikeV says:

    NOAA was forecasting for 10 inches of snow overnight and today for Mt. Hood. Woke up this morning checked the report and it was more like 12 inches of rain instead of snow!

  11. Wendy-Silverlake, Wa says:

    That is a pretty straight line (on the radar) of rain right underneath me, literally. I can see it raining across the lake, but it’s dry here. Quite a relief after yesterday’s rain.

  12. W7ENK says:

    FLOOD WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    812 AM PDT FRI MAR 30 2012

    http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/5447297

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