Hot cocoa with bourbon after shoveling: It is nice being an adult! Yes, folks, you heard the news: It has snowed in Portland. But our fair city was ready, as shoppers cleaned the supermarkets of kale on Friday. I actually was shopping on that tragic day, and did bear witness to the eviscerated dairy case… Continue reading The kale, er, “snowpocalypse” a few days in.
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 The unexpected late season snow
Last time I saw you fine folks I said it was snowing. But little did I realize at the time how much it would snow! And granted, it doesn't take much to shut down this city (an inch!) but this time, it was waaaay more than that. The forecast for Tuesday night called for some… Continue reading Snow. No, we really mean it this time.
As I type this report on Sunday night, there is still lingering snow and ice from Wednesday's snow event around Portland. We may see a brief amount of snow overnight, then real rain starts and the daytime high adjusts to its seasonal norm of mid-40s. So we'll have snow on the ground in the lowlands… Continue reading Finishing up a “real winter” weekend
As I've said before, it doesn't snow much here, but it does snow. And I have written about it before! So get yourself a cup o' hot cocoa, curl up, and check out these reports from the depths of this blog. From December 2005 (!) an unexpected snow and its aftermath. Another surprise snow in… Continue reading Portland Snow Days Past: A look back
Thursday December 15th. While it stopped snowing sometime overnight, the snow is still there, and with the temps hovering at/below freezing through the weekend, it's not going away any time soon. In fact, we may even hit 18F/-8C overnight Friday. While we get down in the 20's F several times a winter, it's pretty rare… Continue reading Snow day again: Snow 1, Shawn 0
It seems like just last week it snowed here. Oh wait, that's because it did! 😉 But yeah, on Wednesday December 14th, old man winter decided to knock on Portland's door again. It started snowing in the afternoon. Since it was my day off and I had no plans or obligations, I didn't go out,… Continue reading Another snow day, another snow biking day.
As I have probably said a bajillion times on this blog, Portland/west of Cascades winter tends to be mild (highs in the 40's/4-10C) and damp. We don't get a lot of cold and dry, and we get little actual snow. While this is good for certain things (rare freezes mean you can grow some things… Continue reading Snow biking, Thurs 8 Dec 2016