A Nice Going Away Message

There was a hidden message in the Portland NWS Forecast Discussion this evening…can you find it?  Look down the left side:

 
  AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION 
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR 
  811 PM PDT FRI OCT 4 2013 

  .SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE WITH DRY WEATHER EXPECTED 
  THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WITH BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD WILL 
  HAVE TO WATCH FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NIGHTTIME VALLEY INVERSIONS 
  ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON. EXPECT 
  NIGHT AND MORNING FOG ACROSS INLAND VALLEYS BUT SUBSIDENCE SHOULD 
  KEEP THE COAST AND MOUNTAINS SUNNY AND MILD OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. 
  YET ANOTHER WET PACIFIC FRONT WILL BRING THE NEXT CHANCE OF RAIN    
  ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...WITH UNSETTLED SHOWERY WEATHER LINGERING 
  UNTIL TUESDAY...POSSIBLY LONGER. 

  &&  

  .SHORT TERM...THROUGH MONDAY..LITTLE CHANGE EXPECTED IN THE OVERALL 
  FORECAST WITH AN INVERSION PATTERN THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. OUR 
  RIDGE WILL STRENGTHEN TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...KEEPING THINGS COOL 
  UNDER THE INVERSION AND WARMING UP AREAS ABOVE THE INVERSION LAYER. 
  IT APPEARS THAT FOG AND COOL NIGHT TIME TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE  
  TO AFFECT INTERIOR VALLEYS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY WITH THE UPPER RIDGE 
  CONTINUING OVERHEAD. 850 MB TEMPS WILL RISE TO AROUND +15 DEG C SAT 
  AFTERNOON ACCORDING TO THE LATEST 12Z ECMWF AND GFS RUNS. THIS SHOULD 
  KEEP TEMPERATURES WARM IN SOME AREAS...PERHAPS 70S IN THE HILLS...AND 
  EVEN SOME COASTAL LOCATIONS AS WELL.  

  PERHAPS THE GREATEST FORECAST CHALLENGE IN THE SHORT TERM WILL 
  INVOLVE HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE INLAND VALLEYS ON SATURDAY. WITH  
  AN 850 MB TEMP NEAR +15 DEG C...TEMPERATURES COULD CONCEIVABLY REACH 
  NEARLY 80 DEGREES WITH FULL MIXING. HOWEVER...THIS IS VERY UNLIKELY 
  ON SATURDAY DUE TO THE STRONG INVERSIONS...MOIST GROUND...AND 
  MORNING FOG IN PLACE FOR OUR INLAND VALLEYS. HOWEVER...IF ENOUGH OF  
  AN EASTERLY GRADIENT DEVELOPS THIS COULD RESULT IN AN EARLY BREAKOUT 
  NEAR THE GORGE. THIS COULD YIELD TEMPS WELL INTO THE 70S FOR PORTLAND 
  AND VANCOUVER IF EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER JUST RIGHT. ACROSS THE 
  NORTH...WILL LEAN TOWARD THE WARM SIDE WITH 70S. ACROSS THE SOUTH... 
  DO BELIEVE IT WILL BE A BIT COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S.  

  BOTH ECMWF AND GFS FORECAST MODELS CONTINUE TO BRING RAIN TO THE 
  ENTIRE FORECAST AREA LATE SUNDAY NIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY. THE LAST 
  SEVERAL MODEL RUNS SHOW THAT...ASIDE FROM THE COAST AND PERHAPS     
  THE COAST RANGE...IT APPEARS THAT MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL  
  FALL AS SHOWERS BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY. ONSHORE FLOW BEHIND THE 
  RETREATING FRONT COULD ALSO ADD SOME OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO QPF   
  IN THE CASCADES. GIVEN COLD 850 MB TEMPERATURES ITS NOT A STRETCH TO 
  EXPECT A LITTLE SNOW IN THE CASCADES. HOWEVER...SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS 
  NOT EXPECTED SUN NIGHT/MON. AFTER 15 YEARS OF FORECASTING I`M FINALLY 
  DONE. THANKS FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND LAUGHTER. LIFE IS WAITING.  
  

Down the left side it says THANK YOU FRUITCAKE PIANO MAN AND BEST FRIEND.  And of course the last two sentences explain it.  Looks like someone is done working there!

A lot of people found the hidden message on the NWS Anchorage discussion earlier today, referring to the ridiculous U.S. Government shutdown.  It says PLEASE PAY US:

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I can’t blame them!  They are working with no immediate paycheck in sight.  In past shutdowns workers were paid afterwards, but that doesn’t help if those NWS folks have bills to pay now does it?  What a dysfunctional House of Reps, and government in general.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

 

 

 

75 Responses to A Nice Going Away Message

  1. WEATHERDAN says:

    If only essential governmental agencies are still up and running then why is congress still in session? Peace.

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      Maybe it’s true what they say. That congress is the opposite of progress. Pro vs. con get it.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      I hope everyone gets it that this isn’t President Obama’s fault. The Tea (Republican) party is trying their damndest to spin it that way. “If only Obama would sit and negotiate with us” etc. There is nothing to negotiate. The Affordable Care Act is already law, the will of the majority has been expressed. It’s like a football team winning fair and square, and the losing team shutting down the NFL as a reaction, then screaming that the it’s the winning team’s fault because they won’t “negotiate”. Totally absurd.

      Peace.

    • IceCold says:

      Jesse you are a moron.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Do you have any kind of actual rebuttal IceCold, or just verbal attacks? I think your above post speaks for itself. 🙂

    • IceCold says:

      Nope, you are just the same moron you are every time you post. That is why no one cares for what you say.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      😆

  2. High Desert Mat says:

    What we need in a month is an omega block that sticks around for two months out around 145-150 that shoots way up to the mainland of Alaska.

  3. Nice morning out after the overnight rain. Hopefully the sun comes out for a bit today.

  4. Rob - Southeast Portland says:

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    Our Group is aimed at following weather events in the Portland/Vancouver metro area as well as all of the Northwest. Here you can find comprehensive, detailed, thorough analysis and information when a weather event is expected or unfolding. We have several Professional Meteorologists(8 in fact!), Specialists, and Experts. We also have knowledge on Climate information, Historical Research, Model Analysis, Radar Analysis/Storm Tracking, and even a few Storm Chasers.

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    • Rob - Southeast Portland says:

      Oh, WHOOPS. Join here
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdx.wx.analysis/

    • schmit44 says:

      You won’t have to worry about certain ‘cliques’ of people, nit picking, arguing, fights, immature provocation, drama, or profane vulgarities. It won’t happen.

      The exception to the above rule would be if you were to question his analysis. Then he would delete your posts. So please ALWAYS agree with Rob and you will be a-ok in his book;)

    • JJ78259 says:

      This should be good!

    • High Desert Mat says:

      There’s no drama going on here right now so leave it alone Brian. If u have something to say about it go onto his site and say it. Peace

    • Rob - Southeast Portland says:

      There’s nothing wrong with constructive criticism if done so correctly. If you do it respectfully and back it up with information, that’s fine. Disagreement is fine, but it is how a person goes about it. However, if one merely criticizes another for the sake of nit picking, that isn’t fine.

      I’ve already been corrected a few times and it was a total “Duh!” moment on my part. No big deal. No one is perfect.

  5. Rob - Southeast Portland says:

    00z EURO

    http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~mnelsen/Models/ecmwf500mb_ecmwf.html
    Best I can sum this run up is the 500mb pattern looks very strange. As we head into late next weekend a weak, very splitty jet is seen with many cut-off lows found discombobulated everywhere south of 50 N Latitude with the entire pattern expanding from 180 W – 20 W Longitude. Northern Stream jet is consolidated, but shunted well north. This looks like some kind of horribly awful hybrid El Nino pattern.

    • MasterNate says:

      That’s fine for October. Maybe we will get that nonsense out of our system. We don’t want to see that from November through January though.

  6. schmit44 says:

    10/6/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:83 at EW3335 Jacksonvi(1390 ft)
    Low: 58 at UNION(2708 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:54 at Rim(7050 ft) & WOLF CREEK(5700 ft)
    Low: 18 at DIMLKE (4726 ft ) & CHLOQN (4231 ft ) & KIRK (4519 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 55 degrees
    FOSTER FLAT (81/26 ) (5000 ft )
    CHRISTMAS VALLEY (75/20) (4360 ft)

  7. archangelmichael2 says:

    This happened during World War 2 where the weather information was not available so the enemy could not use it to plan an attack nor were weather maps available to the public who asked for one.

    Wonderful high of 72F today and now the sky is ugly with high clouds blotting out the stars that were really bright last night despite town lights.

  8. BoringOregon says:

    Wow was it a party at the Vista House, tonight at sunset. So many people there taking pictures of a great sunset!!

  9. a bit breezy up here today, gusts to 25 at the Kelso airport and 27 at the port of longview.

  10. Rob - Southeast Portland says:

    Weather Geeks

    I have new, exciting information that I have just now come across that absolutely guarantees a very cold and extremely snowy December.

    Peyton Manning just had a rushing touchdown against the Cowboys. IN OCTOBER.

    “Huh?” you say. What does this have to do with anything, Rob?” Let me explain.

    The last time Peyton Manning had a rushing touchdown was in……..
    *Drum roll* ….. October of 2008. IN OCTOBER. IN 2 0 0 8. RING a bell? Sound familiar? Purely coincidental? Don’t be so sure.

    And there you have it. We can throw out every analog, historical research, sea ice data, farmer’s almanac, magic 8ball nonsense, stop looking at various indices, and no longer need to read prognostications or outlandish long range Winter outlooks. You can take it to the bank. Set in stone. Good as gold. Done deal. Feel free to share this extremely encouraging news at the big OMSI Winter Weather Meeting.

    I would stock up now on snow shovels, a new Winter jacket, gloves, thermals, scarfs, canned food, water, new set of snow tires or chains, and perhaps a Winter survival kit.

    You’re welcome

    • High Desert Mat says:

      And the hawks lost. Next week Tennessee is in Seattle tho. That will make us 5-1. Two beat teams lose today, that’s a recipe for a cold and snowy winter if I’ve ever seen one.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      If the Gorton’s Fisherman is in, I’m in!
      Stay thirsty my friends!

    • Rob - Southeast Portland says:

      LOL that’s awesome, ‘Poose !

    • Paul D says:

      Beats trying to read the almanac. I’m outa here until it warms up.

  11. Garron near Washington Square says:

    Yeah, this was subtle as well…

    Due to the Federal government shutdown,
    NOAA.gov and most associated web sites
    are unavailable.

    Only web sites necessary to protect lives
    and property will be maintained.

    See Weather.gov for critical weather
    information or contact USA.gov for more
    information about the shutdown.

    NOAA Federal Employees: For access to the
    Notice to Federal Employees About Unemployment
    Insurance (SF-8), please Click Here.

  12. High Desert Mat says:

    Go Hawks!!

  13. chiefWright (Marquam) says:

    They’re at it again! Check out this morning’s AFD. A bit more mundane, but there, no doubt! (That would be the Oct 6 2 AM PDX AFD by Rockey)
    .

  14. chiefWright (Marquam) says:

    They’re at it again! Check out this morning’s AFD. A bit more mundane, but there, no doubt!
    .

  15. JJ78259 says:

    People down here in San Antonio are starting to talk about the cool weather 85 for highs and 55 for lows, a little rain here and there but all sun for the better part of the week, I will take it!

  16. schmit44 says:

    10/5/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:83 at ILLINOIS VALLEY(1389 ft)
    Low: 61 at FLYNN PRAIRIE(1543 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:48 at MT. HOWARD(7910 ft)
    Low: 14 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 55 degrees
    CHRISTMAS VALLEY (72/17 ) (4360 ft )

  17. ocpaul says:

    Mark I would respond to your final comment, if I weren’t fearful of what the 2/3 who rule might do.

  18. paulbeugene says:

    The average high of the first four days of this October in Eugene was the coldest of any October dating back to 1939. 67 degrees seemed balmy today.

    Does look like the next 10-14 days will be on the cooler side of normal, on average.

    Euro long range (per Brett Anderson) shows cool weather also at the end of the month, around Halloween.

    Odds are that the month of October will end up cooler than normal.

    Saw a bit of frost on rooftops earlier this week in Eugene.

  19. Were there any other area forecast discussions that had hidden messages, or just Portland and Anchorage?

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Perhaps there were, Karl.
      A nice day out here in the Gorge, huh?
      Lots of sunshine, hopefully tonight is
      Mostly clear so we can see the
      Temperatures drop off again. I’m
      Really hoping to see my first freeze soon, might be an
      Easier feat next week with a cooler air-mass
      Entering the region Monday. What a memorable
      September we just had. I saw over
      4 inches of rain the last weekend of the month,
      Exciting stuff! Right now it’s looking unlikely an Indian Summer
      Visits the region for an
      Extended period. Anyway, enough
      Rambling from me. Enjoy your day!

    • Rob - Southeast Portland says:

      LOL wow…. I don’t know how many hours that took you, Jesse, but it was amusing.

      Palm Trees 4EVER

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Thanks Rob. Surprisingly it only took me about 15 minutes. I guess I got lucky.

    • andyyx56x says:

      Jesse’s best post ever!

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      That was my comment (above), apparently my son now has a WordPress account and he was logged in when I commented.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Why thank you, Mark. Looks like
      Another great day out there!
      Remember, these sunny
      Mild October days won’t last forever.
      By next week there will probably be more
      Indoor type weather on at least
      A few days. So get out there and enjoy that
      Sunshine while it lasts!

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      :p

    • Garron near Washington Square says:

      That was very good, Jesse! I think I’ll be paying much better attention to the little details on the NWS bulletins from now on as well!

    • W7ENK says:

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    • Rob - Southeast Portland says:

      Way to ruin a good moment there! Just when people were having a little fun. You should be put on moderation, said everyone.

    • Rob - Southeast Portland says:

      Remember to play nicely or don’t at all.

    • W7ENK says:

      lol

      Okay, mom…

      😆

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Good one Erik Holm!

    • W7ENK says:

      See, even Uncle Jesse liked it! He knows I was only trying to make a funny. He’s got a sense of humor!

      No harm, no foul. 😉

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      No sense of humor here. Not funny.

      Did like Jesse’s hidden message. Really funny!

  20. Rob - Southeast Portland says:

    Well, this sucks. Until the bozos in Washington can come to an agreement we can’t track the Arctic Sea Ice anymore….
    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/
    October 2, 2013: Due to the U.S. federal government shutdown, the source data for this product is not currently available.

  21. W7ENK says:

    Hmmm… interesting. Makes me wonder how many other hidden messages have been encrypted in the past by the NWS? Good way to do it!

  22. chiefWright (Marquam) says:

    Brilliant! Have folks at NWS used this clever cryptography before? I’ll have to start paying more attention to the AFD.

  23. Rob - Southeast Portland says:

    It wasn’t me! and who used AOL anymore? jeez…. 🙂

  24. schmit44 says:

    10/4/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:79 at Brookings (US 10( 150 ft)
    Low: 56 at BROOKINGS(79 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:37 at MT. HOWARD(7910 ft) & HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 15 at Horse Ridge (US (4160 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 44 degrees
    Horse Ridge (US (59/15 ) (4160 ft )

  25. paulbeugene says:

    Anyone catch that 43.5 inches of snow have already fallen in Lead, South Dakota (in Black Hills), at 5200′ and is still snowing.

  26. I noticed that too….
    T’was a nice going away message.

  27. Lafanon says:

    Coming to a weatherblog… Tired of seeing politics across the board. Just my opinion of course, but stick with the weather (referring to last sentence).

  28. Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

    I am the fruitcake piano man, koo koo ka choo.

  29. Of course he’s done . But there is clearly something cryptic in the fruitcake message.

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