Monthly Archives: May 2011

Late freeze event in Willamette Valley – 12 May 2011

On the morning of 12 May 2011 the temperature dropped below freezing at at least 3 locations in the Willamette Valley: 31 F – McMinnville ASOS 31 F – Corvallis (Walnut Park) 31 F – Finley National Wildlife Refuge CRN

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Cold in Seattle – mid February to mid May 2011

Over the past 87 days (nearly 3 months) going back to 15 Feb 2011 SeaTac Airport has had 75 days of below normal temperature and only 12 days above normal.  In other words 86% of the days over the past … Continue reading

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Late Opening of North Cascades Highway

After first reaching 230 inches of snow back on 14 March 2011 the snow has refused to go away at the Mt Baker Ski Area.  Now nearly 2 months later on 12 May 2011 the snow depth stands at 234 … Continue reading

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40 days since above normal temperature at Quillayute WA

I just finished checking the daily data for Quillayute on the Washington coast and realized it has been 40 days since a daily mean temperature was above normal.  That was way back on 31 March 2011 when the high temperature … Continue reading

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NWS Spokane report on cold April 2011

Several locations in eastern Washington recorded one of their coldest Aprils on record as reported by NWS Spokane: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA 500 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2011 …COOL APRIL FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN … Continue reading

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Wintery weekend at Paradise Mt Rainier

Those wanting to visit winter for Mothers Day can head up to Paradise Mt Rainier where 5 inches of new snow has fallen overnight giving them a 231 inch snow depth.  Here is the scene from the morning of 7 … Continue reading

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Cold April 2011 at Sunnyside WA

Sunnyside WA, located in the Yakima River valley and with records extending back to 1894, experienced their coldest April on record.  2011’s mean April temperature came in -14.3 degrees colder than 1934! 1.   2011  45.1 2.   1955  46.7 3.   1967  … Continue reading

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Both hot and cold in southern California today

It was an unusual day in the San Diego WFO forecast area as both high temperature records along the coast and low temperature records inland were set on the same day. This situation developed as high pressure pushed into the … Continue reading

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Cold April up north in Eureka Nunavut

It was a very chilly April 2011 up north where Eureka Nunavut could only manage one day above zero all month. On 29 April 2011 the temperature inched above zero for a few minutes reaching 1 F. With considerable daylight … Continue reading

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