Category Archives: Weather

❄️️ I have had enough of this long-term weather pattern, thank you very much.

Another ‘Special Weather Statement’!?
How many of these have we had this winter?

Snow yet again!? The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Seattle and vicinity warning of possible snow throughout the first weekend of March.

Special Weather Statement for Seattle and Vicinity, Washington

Issuing Office: Seattle/Tacoma
Source: National Weather Service
6:47am PST, Fri Mar 3

… LOWLAND SNOW SHOWERS AND LOCALIZED SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LIKELY FROM SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY… A RETURN TO COLD AND SHOWERY WEATHER IS EXPECTED…

It really is difficult to read ALL CAPS, so I am gonna convert it over using a handy online tool.

… Lowland snow showers and localized snow accumulations likely from Saturday through Monday… A return to cold and showery weather is expected from tonight through Monday morning. The air mass should be sufficiently cold to support snow showers over the lowlands, especially during the cooler morning hours from Saturday through Monday. It is too early to pinpoint specific snowfall amounts and locations. So the main message right now is simply to expect hit-and-miss snowfall accumulations around 1 inch or less at almost any time from Saturday through Monday. The cooler morning hours represent the more likely time of day to get accumulating snow. Air temperatures will generally be above freezing, so any snow accumulations are likely to melt a few hours after occurring.

ajh

I wonder why so many of us are global warming skeptics, or “deniers” as the alarmists say

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The areas on this map shaded dark red are places where the expedition expected no ice, yet where ice has formed, which is quite extensive. Looks like the trip will have to be scuttled. There’s no way to complete the journey. Who’s paying for this fiasco anyway?

A group of climate change propagandists planning to sail around the Arctic Ocean to prove the lack of sea ice, and hence the dangers of global warming, are, quite ironically, now stuck in Murmansk, Russia because the Northeast Passage is completely blocked with, get this, ice. Can’t make this stuff up. Based on the map showing much more sea ice than the team had expected, it looks as if the expedition will have to be abandoned.

AJH

This is just crazy. Where is summer? I want a refund.

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Cloudy and cold. Showery and dreary. That’s how June and July have been. I was hoping for so much more. There were nice warm, even hot, days in March and April, some well into the 80s. And now this perpetual coolness.

No doubt the likes of Al Gore and Michael Mann will tell us this is all because of climate change. Well, I happen to think we could use some global warming. And carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring gas? It ain’t pollution. Plants happen to love it.

ajh

It’s been strange but beautiful weather

THIS SPRING
IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

I knew it was warm yesterday, but I didn’t realize how hot it was. Eighty-nine degrees is impressive.

There’s more of the same today.

It has been very warm off and on since early April.

The warmth extended far north, into British Columbia, where the city of Prince George broke a 103-year-old record.

Maybe “global warming” ain’t such a bad idea. It sure beats the alternative, cold and wet, though it was chilly this morning.

ajh

By the way, have I told you how much I love the library in Snoqualmie, especially on bright, warm, sunny days?

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Snoqualmie Point Park at sunset.

A little reading and recharging of electronics, then web surfing, then a bit of hiking and recharging of me. Admiring the scenery. The snow on the mountains. The rush of the magnificent waterfall. The old trains at the museum.

Enjoying the surprising warmth of a beautiful early April day. Eighty four degrees earlier today! I’m sure it must be a record. It’s cooled down a bit, but it’s still warm out there.

ajh