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PNW weather/climate forecasts, analysis, and commentary. Postdoc at WSU @AWNfarm, PhD @UWAtmosSci, West Seattle islander, dad, beekeeper,@TacoTimeNW fan, he/him

Seattle, WA
Joined March 2009
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
a year ago
Today I am excited to announce that my personal blog will be transitioning to a new weather blog -- The Convergence Zone. To begin on the first day of Water Year 2021, my colleague Ana Ordoñez wrote a nice summary of water year 2020 + a preview of 2021:
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
4 hours ago
Found the snow this morning just below 2,000 ft elevation near North Bend.
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Seattle Kraken
16 hours ago
RT if you feel like Lars rn!
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a day ago
Interesting forecast ahead, many in western WA could see first snowflakes of the season on Sat AM or more likely Mon AM. Best chance will be above 1,000 ft elevation but can’t rule out the lowlands (especially N of Seattle) just yet. Low impact event w/ any accumulation on grass.
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
a day ago
Here's a high confidence snow chart -- Stampede Pass, WA. 3-4 feet of snow in the next two weeks.
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
2 days ago
A rough rule of thumb in Seattle is that lowland snow is possible when the 850 hPa temperature is -6 °C or lower. The likelihood of entering the "lowland snow zone" in the next 7-10 days is slim to none (according to the ECMWF ensemble).
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
3 days ago
43.23 inches in November, 25.87 inches in October, and 14.89 inches in September. That adds up to 83.99 inches of rain in autumn :)
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
3 days ago
The NOAA CRN site near Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula has exceeded 43 inches of rain this month. That’s more than Seattle’s annual average rainfall. 13 days with an inch or more of rain.
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
4 days ago
Some personal news — today is my last day as a postdoc at WSU. My next role is with the weather solutions group at @Verisk. I’m excited to begin a new chapter with new challenges. And no, I’m not moving anywhere, thanks to remote work I’m not even changing offices :)
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@NWSSeattle
NWS Seattle
4 days ago
Low temperature overnight in Seattle: 52. Winter solstice is 3 weeks away. 52 degrees is the average low temperature for us around.......................summer solstice. #wawx
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
6 days ago
By next weekend, the ridge will weaken enough to return the PNW to seasonal temperatures and start building snowpack. But no major pattern change expected in the next 7-10 days.
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Daniel Swain
7 days ago
Strong, multi-model ensemble agreement that very dry & anomalously warm pattern will continue across US West for next 10+ days. Hints of colder/wetter shift toward mid-Dec, but nothing convincing yet. Some places (esp. in CO) will experience latest snowfall on record. #CAwx #COwx
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
6 days ago
2021 is now the wettest autumn on record in Seattle. 18.83” of rain and counting. November also surpassed the 10 inch mark earlier this evening.
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
11 days ago
Seattle picked up another half inch of rain last night. We need 1.50" to reach the fall rainfall record, which will be eclipsed this weekend. 1 - 2006 - 18.61" 2 - 2016 - 17.58" 3 - 1950 - 17.49" 4 - 2021 - 17.11" 5 - 1955 - 17.08" @NWSSeattle @ScottSeattleWx @KSeattleWeather
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
6 days ago
Tomorrow’s record is 59 so we might accomplish the rare 2-for-1 special at midnight if the temperate continues to creep upward.
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Scott Sistek
6 days ago
Don’t look now but Seattle just tied its record high for the day at 58… at 10 pm. It’s now the 4th time we’ve hit 58 on this date in the past 8 years. #wawx
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Scott Sistek
6 days ago
Don’t look now but Seattle just tied its record high for the day at 58… at 10 pm. It’s now the 4th time we’ve hit 58 on this date in the past 8 years. #wawx
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
6 days ago
At 9 PM Seattle is up to 57 F, one degree away from the daily record high of 58. Time to get out the shorts and poncho.
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Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik
6 days ago
Someone turned on the heavy mister again. Only 10 dBZ on radar but the rain gauge doesn’t lie — the bucket is filling up just as fast as when the radar was full of greens and yellows a few hours ago.
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@KSeattleWeather
Seattle Weather Blog
8 days ago
9.11” of rain in #Seattle this month … and counting. Very good chance we clear the 10” bar later tomorrow, making this month our soggiest since October 2016.
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@UWCIMSS
UW-Madison CIMSS
9 days ago
Another #AtmosphericRiver is aimed at British Columbia Canada & western Washington state today. Per the @NWSSeattle forecast discussion: "at least 3 distinct atmospheric river events" will impact the region this week, raising concerns for #flooding. #WAwx
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