Author Archives: Mark Albright

125 Years ago: Willamette Valley climate of 1891

Going back 125 years ago to the summer of 1891 we find some things just never change…note the Salem Statesman on 6 August 1891 was concerned about climate change, as quoted in the August 1891 monthly report of the Oregon … Continue reading

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Seattle Precipitation – Winter 2015-16

Seattle Sand Point (SEW) has seen measurable precipitation on each of the past 14 days (26 Feb – 10 Mar 2016).  This month, with 3.20 inches so far, is likely to be the 6th consecutive month with above normal precipitation … Continue reading

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From 106 F to 28 F in eastern Washington in 5 days

Eastern Washington has been a land of temperature extremes this past week.  Earlier this week the temperature reached 106 F at Benton City on 8 June 2015 and several sites reached 105 F, including the Hanford climate station.  Now just … Continue reading

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San Francisco Minimum Temperature Records – Downtown vs Airport

There seems to have been some strange climate change at work across San Francisco since 2000.  Daily minimum temperature records are very difficult to achieve at the airport in this the 21st century but still quite common in downtown San … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Naval Air Station warm anomaly

In western Washington we have an ASOS site at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (KNUW) whose temperature often runs considerably higher than surrounding sites. For example, the high temperature today about 2 miles south of KNUW ASOS on Whidbey Island was 52 … Continue reading

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Record warm February 2015 at Hanford WA

The Hanford climate station in eastern Washington reports February 2015 to have been their warmest February in the 71 year historical record from 1945 – 2015.  The mean of 45.3 F exceeded the previous record in February 1958 by +0.8 … Continue reading

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Warm February 2015 in the Pacific Northwest

Final results are in…at the Olympia Airport over the past 74 years since 1942 this past month was the 3rd warmest February in the historical record: 1) 1958   47.0 F 2) 1963   46.1 3) 2015   46.0   … Continue reading

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Intense Cold Continues at Eureka Canada

March came in like a polar bear up in Eureka on the Arctic coast of Canada with a max temperature of -55 F and a min temperature of -60 F on 1 March 2013, the 2nd consecutive day to reach … Continue reading

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Wenatchee WA reaches the freezing mark

They are celebrating in Wenatchee WA.  For the first time in nearly 3 weeks the temperature has risen above freezing with 33 F reported at 11 AM 29 Jan 2013.  The max temperature reached 37 F back on 10 Jan … Continue reading

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500 hPa: Alaska warmer than Arizona today

Up at the 500 hPa level, this morning finds a considerably warmer temperature at Yakutat AK, with -19 C, than at Tucson AZ where the temperature is -31 C.  The warmest 500 hPA temperature this month (Jan 2013) at Yakutat … Continue reading

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