Category Archives: Washington

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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Heavy snowfall north of Spokane today

Heavy wet snow today north of Spokane has brought down a considerable number of trees. 0123 PM     HEAVY SNOW       13 NE MEAD              47.90N 117.15W 04/26/2011  E24.0 INCH       SPOKANE            WA   PUBLIC OVER 40 MATURE TREES FELL DOWN ACROSS THE ROAD UP … Continue reading

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Cold spring in Spokane

With 130 years of record back to 1882,  2011 now joins 2006 and 2008 in the top five for latest date to reach 60 in Spokane.  March 21 is the average first date to reach 60 in Spokane. NATIONAL WEATHER … Continue reading

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Great Dust Storm – 80th Anniversary

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the GREAT DUST STORM IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON, APRIL 21-24, 1931 http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/059/mwr-059-05-0195.pdf

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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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Sunset over Seattle tonight

Photographer Doug Mahugh captured this scene tonight of the awesome sunset over Seattle on a cold and blustery evening.  This photo looks into the heart of the Olympic rain shadow which extended downwind of the Olympic Mtns over Everett and … Continue reading

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