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Pacific Northwest Snow

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Case580M, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    First bigger storm for season is starting now with heavier accumulations starting at midnight 1 1/2hrs from now.

    A few from the record breaking season last year with 81+ " in December alone.

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    The Bottom picture is one I plow this year. Very long drive in major snow-belt area just north of me.
     
  2. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Looks like the wet heavy stuff too. I think you better get out a little earlier to plow.
     
  4. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    ended up with 4" of powder but the fine misty rain started about 6am even tho it was only 24deg F. Go Figure! So much for the BIG storm...

    ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
    AFTERNOON...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
    AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS
    LIKELY TODAY...WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OCCURRING
    IN THE COEUR D'ALENE...POST FALLS...AND RATHDRUM AREAS. TOTAL
    SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES WILL BE COMMON WITH THE
    HIGHEST AMOUNTS ON THE IDAHO SIDE OF THE STATE LINE.

    * TIMING: A BREAK IN ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED THIS
    MORNING...WITH REDEVELOPMENT OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW
    LEVELS WILL LIKELY RISE ABOVE 2000 FEET BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON
    LIMITING ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS IN
    SPOKANE.

    Radar does not show the above forcast, will see if more comes this afternoon.
     
  5. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Ended up with 6" of snow followed by heavy rains.

    Statement as of 12:26 am PST on December 16, 2009


    The precipitation at Spokane Airport in the past 24 hours
    was 0.61 inches. This sets the record for the most precipitation
    for this date. The previous record of 0.55 inches was set in 1906.
    Records have been kept at this site since 1881.


    Record precipitation. 11.5" total for year now. Earlier snows had already melted now only
    2.5" left of the 6. Temp now over 40deg. Looks like a green Christmas! Last year by Christmas we had close to 5 FEET of snow fallen.

    Prior to this snowfall we had temps that did not go over 32deg for high in over 2wks. More plowing dirt than snow...