Trip Update Saturday PM

Odometer says 2,210 miles so far and we are driving across northern Arizona on our way to Page today.  Vacation trip has gone well, at least the first 10/11 days.  I’ve been posting pics and comments on my Mark Nelsen Facebook page.  Limited internet and/or time too.  Mainly sunny and warm to hit each day   Here are a few pics: image image image image image image

42 Responses to Trip Update Saturday PM

  1. WEATHERDAN says:

    I think it was Boydo who recently asked how does this year stack up to 2015. Well here goes. This is through June 21

          90+      80+    70+    Precip-Apr-June    June only
    

    2016 4 22 46 3,71 .49

    2015 4 24 50 2.71 .67

    All in all only slightly cooler and wetter than last year, and June of 2016 is slightly drier than last. Of course the rest of the Summer could be radically different. Next week sure looks like Julyugust. Peace.

    • Boring Oregon says:

      Dan, July and August are too close together to smush names like that. Instead, you should say “next week looks like July.”

    • Paul D says:

      I wonder if this year has differed by when the 90+ degree days happened. Seemed earlier this year.

    • Steady light rain has been falling here since about 7:45 pm. It looks like the system has more moisture in it than I previously thought. I could be seeing a total of at least 3 inches for the month by tomorrow night at this time. This June won’t break a record for most rainfall that’s for sure, but it’s a lot wetter than last June.

    • Anonymous says:

      And location is everything this time of year for rainfall. A t-storm like we had last Saturday morning.. yet 20 miles to the north? nada.

  2. Jason Hougak says:

    Perfect weather for working today and looking at the extended. Would be awesome for Hood to pickup more summer snow

    • Paul D says:

      Not bad at all. Below 80 is a good thing.

    • Dave in South Salem (500') says:

      Other than Thursday, there is zero % snow for Hood. My extended shows above 80 Saturday through Saturday. Forecasts change a lot this time of year…

  3. Well, that was a fun light show I had last night. 0.35″ in the gauge from it.

  4. Hmm… looks like some action might be headed my way:

    • Well, the attempt to show the radar image was a big fail. But it shows a line of yellow and orange headed my way.

      And…

      SHORT TERM FORECAST
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
      944 PM PDT MON JUN 20 2016
      
      PZZ134-135-WAZ504-507-509>511-513-514-555-556-558-559-568-569-
      210645-
      ADMIRALTY INLET-PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
      EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-
      HOOD CANAL AREA-OLYMPICS-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
      EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-
      SEATTLE AND VICINITY-BREMERTON AND VICINITY-
      CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
      CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES-
      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OLYMPIA...LACEY...TUMWATER...EVERETT...
      EDMONDS...LYNNWOOD...MARYSVILLE...TACOMA...PORT TOWNSEND...
      SHELTON...AMANDA PARK...GRISDALE...HURRICANE RIDGE...MONTESANO...
      MOUNT OLYMPUS...QUINAULT...SEQUIM...COVINGTON-SAWYER-W...
      MAPLE VALLEY...MONROE...PRAIRIE RIDGE...ENUMCLAW...BONNEY LAKE...
      WOODINVILLE...REDMOND...KIRKLAND...BOTHELL...KENMORE...
      NEWPORT HILLS...SAHALEE...PINE LAKE...SEATTLE...BREMERTON...
      SILVERDALE...DARRINGTON...MORTON
      944 PM PDT MON JUN 20 2016
      
      .NOW...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT. A GROUP
      OF CELLS OVER PIERCE AND THURSTON COUNTIES WILL MOVE NORTH INTO
      THE TACOMA AREA BY 10 PM AND POSSIBLY INTO THE SEATTLE AREA BY 11
      PM. ANOTHER BATCH OF CELLS OVER THE NORTHEAST OLYMPIC PENINSULA
      WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY.
      
    • … Aaaand it’s showtime!

  5. Lee Wilson says:

    Like the Pics, I see that you were in 4 states and one country at one time.

    Well its been breezy here, made some power :).

    So, now we have wind and solar.

  6. Jason Hougak says:

    Climbed Dome Rock in the Cascades Sunday and had a spectacular view of the volcanic peaks from Hood to the Sisters. They looked great with all the fresh Juneuary snowfall.

  7. Paul D says:

    So glad to see those upper 80’s disappear from the 7-day forecast! It’s shaping up to be a decent week.

  8. W7ENK says:

    Great pictures, Mark!

  9. WEATHERDAN says:

    Running about 3 degrees warmer than normal for the first 2/3 of June. Should be about +4.5 degrees by 6,30. That’s over 5 degrees cooler than last June but still a top 5 finish. Only about .5 of precipitation for the month so far. Had a nice TRW on Saturday but only .20 so we could use some rain. Great picture Mark, that spot is on my bucket list. Peace.

    • Boring Oregon says:

      I just love it how you say we need rain when we just had rain for like a week straight. And I’m skeptical of your rainfall amount because I have got 2.65in this month.

    • Joshua Downtown PDX says:

      PDX only has .85″ this month. Last week was a bust here.

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      Look Jack if you want to, go to the NWS site and check it out yourself. Just because you got that much rain doesn’t mean we did. I don’t know what Boring got . My remarks were for Salem. We are close to 60 miles distant from you. Our weather is quite a bit different down here. In the Winter we have fog when you have East winds. You have snow and we get rain, or you have morning clouds and we start out sunny in the Summertime. There was one day where you had TRW,S and we got nothing. So before you post your skepticism please check out the reported data. Peace.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Dan, you sound very condescending. Just stop.

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      Foothill locations did well with last week’s pattern precip-wise, while flatlanders/valley dwellers were much drier, unless you were lucky enough to be in the path of a TRW. I’ve only received .46 of rain so far this month, for example.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Weather is noticeably different on a micro scale. They’re both temperate climates for example. Anyone that doesn’t live here would say Salem has the same climate as Portland. Which really they do. Portland has a gorge influence which brings more cold air and icier conditions from time to time. It also gets more marine influence due to the rivers. At any rate, Portland also doesn’t have the nastiness of Salem either. $hi7h01e town. Dan, dont act as if its so different, you’re talking on a micro level. Its the same really. Watch any forecast generally, highs and lows are basically the same and so is precip. Portland is just a bigger and better city with better opportunities. Statesman Journal? Lol

    • Dave in South Salem (500') says:

      Better opportunities? At what? Being stuck in traffic at 3pm? Higher cost of living without the higher wages to go with it? Living in Portland and Salem are otherwise very similar: lifestyles, people, weather and nice areas vs. bad areas. Lived in Portland 23 years and Salem 7 and I would never take another job in Portland unless it was DOUBLE the salary and even then only if it was in Lake O.

  10. runrain says:

    Already 100 deg in Phoenix. Looks like a very hot day over in San Diego County too where that fire is burning near the Mexico border.

  11. So far this June I have measured nearly 5 times the amount of rainfall I had last June: Sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t because last June was so dry. In reality, it looks like I should see about an average amount by the month’s end. (around 2.5 inches).

  12. runrain says:

    117° In Yuma, Arizona at noon! That’s some kind of heat. Cool pictures, Mark. I love that four corners shot. Always wanted to go there someday.

    With all the heat across the country today, I bet a lot of folks arriving at Portland or Seattle airports are breathing a sigh of relief. Heat relief, that is.

  13. Diana F. says:

    Just finished a nice little vacation at Long Beach, Washington all through last week. Thursday was so beautiful with 72 and very light wind that at 7 pm we were still at the beach in front of our hotel playing in the water!!!!! Each afternoon was dry and warm. It was like a (dare I say it) California Beach and not a cold wind-machine Beach that we usually get up in this part of the globe☺️. This trip was our first of the summer, to celebrate our little one’s graduation from First Grade. She got to bring her bestie with her. I took this opportunity to show them Jake the Alligator Boy at Marsh’s Free Museum….and I admit I embellished the story! Like a lot!!! I couldn’t help it—-their eyes just kept getting bigger and bigger so I kept at it!! And for 24 hours, I let them believe he was real…..and still living somewhere in the tall sea grass on the dunes (cue Twilight Zone music)…..boy were they squealing!!!!! Also on our list: Horseback Riding, Beach Combing, Pancake Breakfasts, Kite Museum, Sand Art, Go Carts, Pizza, Arcade, Ice Cream Cones, and photos in the world’s largest Frying Pan….. I am exhausted!!! But it was priceless, as memories of children discovering the World often are……Here’s wishing everyone a safe, fun, and memorable Summer!!

    • Sifton says:

      Awesome Diana! I LOVE Long Beach!! Can’t wait for a slightly warmer stretch to take my 11yr old boy (dog) there who has never been in saltwater. Cant wait to see his face when he tastes it & goes WTH here! & your 2nd to last sentence I couldn’t agree with you more Diana. Life is so short, & you only get 1 turn at it, so make the most out of ‘everyday & experience’ with the 1’s you love = truley priceless. Enjoy the 1st day of summer 2016 Diana, & all my other sun/warmth biased friends here!

    • Jason Hougak says:

      The Long Beach peninsula is awesome, we always have a great time down there. Ocean Park has a great laid back lifestyle.

  14. MasterNate says:

    Good data and good reading but not good news.

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2016/06/low-ice-low-snow-both-poles/

    • Kohodatek says:

      We are all doomed, so all the more reason to enjoy each precious day.

    • buffedman says:

      Melting of glaciers may be caused by underwater volcanoes, and not by global climate change.It’s the most complex thermal environment you might imagine.New data/studies provides details about areas where little was previously known.

  15. Dizzyland says:

    39F here. Brrrrrrrrrrr! Several times in the spring I would wake up and think it was summertime till I heard the school buses in the morning reminding me people were still going to school.

    Now it feels like it should be fall and school is back in session!

  16. Paul D says:

    Four states at once!

  17. Joshua Downtown PDX says:

    Cool pics, Mark. Such an alien landscape compared to here. Beautiful nonetheless.

  18. High Desert Mat says:

    Outstanding!!!!

  19. Nice pictures. Hope it’s not getting too hot there.

    Seeing some thunderstorm action here in the Seattle area this afternoon.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Nice pictures. Hope it’s not getting too hot there.

    Seeing some thunderstorm action here in the Seattle area this afternoon.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I made the same trip 2 summers ago. It was a great trip.

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