Monthly Archives: April 2011

Seattle, April 1934 vs April 2011

Back in 1934 Seattle had already experienced 51 days over 55 F by 18 April and the high temperature on 18 April 1934 was 80 deg F in Seattle.  A day later on 19 April 1934 Snoqualmie Falls reached 90 … Continue reading

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Rain in Oregon, 14-17 April 2011

5.72 inches of rain fell in Brookings OR during 54 consecutive hours of measurable rain ending this morning at 12 UTC.  Normal for the entire month of April in Brookings is 5.74 inches. Portland OR has also been wet as … Continue reading

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Past Climate Myths: Rain Follows the Plow

I find it interesting how some of our modern-day myths concerning our climate, like the myth of the rapidly vanishing Cascade Mountain snowpack, have similarities to an earlier myth “Rain Follows the Plow” concerning the climate during the settlement of … Continue reading

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Tamarack CA snow depth record of 454 inches

100 years ago Tamarack CA (6913 ft) reported a US record snow depth of 454 inches on 10 March 1911.  They also reported a seasonal snowfall total of 767 inches that year. Fast forward 100 years and 9 days to … Continue reading

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The end of the California Drought

Remember the headlines from two years ago like this one in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/drought/2009-01-30-california-drought_N.htm Dire warnings were issued two years ago in January 2009 with the California Department of Water Resources director declaring: “We may be at the START of … Continue reading

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Cold in Arizona, morning of 10 April 2011

Just 2 weeks ago Death Valley CA experienced a record-breaking temperature of 103 degrees in March. Now just 2 weeks later we have a subzero reading reported from northern Arizona at Bellemont. After several inches of snow fell across the … Continue reading

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Nome and Valdez AK report record snowfalls

Nome received its biggest April snow day on record while Valdez was blanketed with 27.8 inches of snow yesterday. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK 102 AM AKDT FRI APR 8 2011 …RECORD SNOWFALL IN NOME ON THURSDAY… … Continue reading

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