Snow. Really?

I went to bed Sunday night (10 April) with the knowledge that some sort of “snow flurries” was in the forecast. While I’ve definitely seen the “snow” symbol for forecasts as late as mid-April, I’ve never actually seen the snow, at least at sea level. (Higher elevations can get snow well into May.) So I… Continue Reading →

The “snow” week, 26-31 Dec 2021

It’s winter, and we saw a bit of snow here in Portland. It really wasn’t much of anything, especially in comparison to the goodly amounts that happened to the north–Seattle and Vancouver really got socked. Basically the precipitation wasn’t that much and it was too warm. We’d see some snow fall overnight, anywhere from a… Continue Reading →

A Portland Snow Event, 11-15 Feb 2021

Why yes, it was just last week when I was talking about how I enjoy Portland’s temperate winters. OnRhodes correctly surmised that I was “jinxing” things by talking about it. And jinx I did: We’ve had a significant winter weather event over the weekend. While snow in Portland isn’t uncommon during winter, most of it… Continue Reading →

The unexpected late season snow

Portland’s snows are usually not big, and not frequent. We had snow around Christmas that lingered for a couple days. Since then, we hadn’t seen snow, and temps got pretty mild, even scraping 60F/16C. But this last week, it got cold, and the unlikely happened: it snowed again. In the past seventeen years here, the… Continue Reading →

Snow, begone.

Ugh. As I write this on Sunday, the snow from our surprise (and surprisingly epic) snowstorm on Tuesday night is still around. Things were supposed to start thawing on Saturday, but that hasn’t happened, since the temps are still at or below freezing. We’re looking at The Great Thaw starting on Tuesday, when daytime highs… Continue Reading →

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