I love Oregon. The Willamette Valley is a beautiful place. But it does get hot in August. The 1980s was a hot decade when I was growing up there.
Wish I had my own train for the neighborhood snowball fights back in the day.
Another ‘Special Weather Statement’!?
How many of these have we had this winter?
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.
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.
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.
This cool, rainy weather pattern has been driving me nuts. It shouldn’t be snowing on Mount Rainier in July!
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.