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Heavy rain on Vancouver Island, 3 Jan 2012

Heavy rain was observed on central Vancouver Island yesterday (3 Jan 2012) with 5.24 inches observed in the 12 hours from 10 AM to 10 PM PST at Estevan Point. The 24-hour total reported at 4 AM today was 7.13 … Continue reading

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2011 precipitation at SeaTac Airport

December 2011 precipitation at SeaTac Airport of 2.24 inches was 38% of the 1948-2010 63-year mean of 5.86 inches. It was the 4th driest in the past 64 years. The 3 drier Decembers were 1976 with 1.86 inches, 1978 with … Continue reading

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Eureka at 80 N reaches freezing point

Yesterday (22 May 2011) Eureka on Ellesmere Island reached the freezing point for the 1st time since 9 Sept 2010 with a high temperature of 33 F. Eureka Nunavut, May 2011: DY STA   TP HHMM N CIG VSBY    WEA   SLP    … Continue reading

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Wet May 2011 in Miles City Montana

Miles City Montana with 7.50 inches of precipitation since 8 May has accumulated more than 3 times their normal May precipitation in the past two weeks.  Miles City’s mean annual precipitation is 13.4 inches. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE … 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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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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