Tag 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.

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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.

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“‘All the signs were pointing to another bad year.’ Yet the nightmare scenario never happened.”

OR_SJIT’D BE FUNNY IF IT WASN’T SO SERIOUS.

Today I discovered this article on the front page of my hometown newspaper.

Hmm, “forecasters don’t know quite everything,” yet the climate change doomsdayers continue to push their agenda thanks to a mostly compliant media.

Let me re-write this. Let’s just replace a few key words here and there.

“If there were ever a year to remind Oregonians that weather forecasters climate change researchers don’t know quite everything, this winter brought proof.”

Yet the nightmare scenario never happened.

The irony is that’s all we have to change. They can’t predict how much rain is gonna fall this year, but expect us to believe they know how hot the world will be in ten.

“The rainy season began with a serious amount of pessimism, as forecasters and climatologists fretted about a strong El Nino fueling a third straight winter of thin snowpack.”

Shockingly, the weather folks were pessimistic, overly so.

“Oregon was already mired in a historic drought — following one of the hottest and driest years on record in 2015 — and the consensus was more bad news was headed our way.”

And here we get another lie willingly repeated and reinforced by so-called journalists. Twenty-fifteen was “one of the hottest and driest years on record.” This claim is garbage. Total hype.

“‘I remember being really worried in October. All the signs were pointing to another bad year.’”

“Yet the nightmare scenario never happened.”

Hey, whaddya know, the experts got it wrong! And will continue to do so. After all, they are only human.

ajh

Freaky. Arcing Electricity from a Power Pole Ignites an Unlucky Tree.

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The firefighters and power company were on top of the situation quickly, the arcing electricity and subsequent fire, thankfully. Unsure how the tree is faring, though.

The wind storm was impressive. There was plenty of rain, too, quite heavy at times. It’s been an unusual winter, extremely wet, even by Seattle standards.

The lights flickered a bit in the Redmond library this afternoon. The wind kept blasting away, last night and into today. It has finally died down.

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Rain for the foreseeable future? Shocking. Utterly shocking.

 

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At first glance I thought this was a rose, but it is, in fact, a poppy. I love both. I am a big fan of both species. They are easy to grow, and poppies love to spread themselves around.

It’s great that spring is early this year. But the copious rain is driving me nuts.

Instead of “April showers bring May flowers,” this year it is “February floods bring wet March poppies.”

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Playing on the Frozen Tundra

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I am catching up on today’s papers, highlighting the front pages revolving around the Seahawks-Vikings playoff match up in Minnesota. I’m keeping a sort of digital scrapbook.

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The weather was a major part of the story line. At kickoff, the field temperature was -6°. Yes, six below zero, and the frigid conditions clearly played a key factor in the game. Six below made the game the third coldest in NFL history and the coldest ever hosted by the Vikings.

Playing on the frozen tundra wasn’t easy, for either team.

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MN_WDNSeattle had never played in a below zero game before. Russell Wilson looked uncomfortable at times.

The comeback by the Seahawks was reminiscent of last year’s NFC Championship game against the Packers.

It’s still hard to believe the Seahawks won the game, given how poorly they played for most of the game.

I didn’t think any game could compete with the crazy comeback last year in the NFC Championship, but today’s in Minnesota did.” — a thought from earlier today I posted on Twitter

And these are just some of the Minnesota papers.

Go figure.”

ajh