GLENWOOD, WA.

COLD AND CLEAR

By: adams19, 3:04 PM GMT on December 30, 2010

If you are planning on coming to Glenwood over this New Year's weekend it is cold. We are 10 deg. this morning. It is beautifully clear. The ground is covered with snow but the roads are bare.
Depending on where you stand, there are 8" to a foot of snow in the valley. In some places there is bare ground.
As you go up in elevation the snow level deepens rapidly.

Updated: 5:51 PM GMT on January 26, 2011

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STOP AT ANGEL'S BAKERY IN BINGEN

By: adams19, 4:00 PM GMT on December 29, 2010

Breezy out this morning. It is still relatively warm, 31 deg, but the wind makes it feel colder. I can see the moon this morning and the top of the mountain. First time in days.
If you are going to be in the town of Bingen stop in at Angel's Bakery. I made my first visit there just before Christmas. We enjoyed the home made pumpkin pie that really tasted home made not store boughten. I'm not sure who Angel is but the owner told me he grated the spices himself.
There were a variety of yummy breads which I sliced and toasted for breakfast.
I don't know if they will still have cheesecake but I recommend the Oreo one.

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RAPID WARMUP

By: adams19, 10:44 PM GMT on December 22, 2010

I don't know where this warmth came from but we warmed up to 45 deg. Snow has been falling off of the trees and sliding off of the roofs. It even rained for a short time.
Roads are slushy.
The wind is still out of the northeast so I assume we will cool back down.

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Updated: 10:47 PM GMT on December 22, 2010

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Totally Missed the Total Eclipse

By: adams19, 6:14 PM GMT on December 22, 2010

I am still pouting about missing the lunar eclipse.  I did notice it got really, really dark here about midnight.  Usually with snow on the ground and a full moon, even with a cloud cover it is light outside, but when I gave up and went to bed, it was daaark.
I am told that if you can get up to about 2500' you will get into the sunshine and you can look down onto our cloud covered valley.

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ROADS ARE SLICK BUT GOOD CROSS COUNTRY SKIING CONDITIONS

By: adams19, 8:37 PM GMT on December 19, 2010

The roads into Glenwood are plowed but with temperatures hovering around freezing they are super slick.Cross country skiers say they had good skiing conditions.

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DEC. 14, 2010 TORNADO IN WILLAMETTE VALLEY

By: adams19, 3:59 PM GMT on December 15, 2010

Yesterday, Dec. 14, 2010 a tornado touched down in Aumsville, Oregon. No one was hurt, but it did quite a bit of structural damage.
Here in Glenwood the temperature hung around 32 deg with strong wet snow flurries. It was hard to measure the snow because it would snow and then melt and then snow and freeze. I would guess we got around 8".
Everything is covered with a frozen slush.

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DECEMBER A MONTH FOR STORMS IN THE PNW

By: adams19, 6:48 AM GMT on December 13, 2010



Dec. 21, 1940: The Sou'Wester On Dec. 20 a cyclonic wind storm moved along the Oregon coast up to Alaska. It was followed by another wind storm of warm winds on the 21st that moved along the coast up into British Columbia.
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Dec. 04, 1945: Major Sou'Wester Similar to the 1940 storm this cyclone moved through the Willamette Valley with 70 mph gusts. Also like the 1940 storm, this was a warm wind.
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Dec. 04, 1951: The Major Windstorm Up until the Columbus Day Storm, this was considered the major windstorm of the area. Pendleton registered 50 mph winds with gusts up to 75. The low on the WA. coast was 965.5 mb.
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Dec. 15, 1977: Puget Sound Cyclone Strong winds affected mostly the Oregon coast, but record high damaging tides affected the Washington coast and Puget Sound.
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Dec. 21, 1982: The Gale Moved across the Olympic Peninsula although Long Beach, WA reported 100 mph winds.
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Dec. 2002: There were storms Dec 14-16 and the 27th.
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Dec. 14-15, 2006: Major Windstorm. This storm with its major lows affected the coast from California up into Canada, followed the next day by a surge up through the Willamette Valley. The soil had been already been saturated by heavy rains. Not only was there heavy timber damage but also extensive flooding.
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Credit for the above information and picture go to Wolf Read and his Storm King Article: http://www.climate.washington.edu/stormking/mainindex.html

Updated: 1:00 AM GMT on December 14, 2010

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Yakima sets precipitation record

By: adams19, 5:49 AM GMT on December 13, 2010

Yesterday, Dec. 11, Yakima set a new precipitation record of 0.65 inches. The old record was 0.48 inches set in 1969. Yesterday was a day of wet snow which then turned to rain.

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WUNDERGROUND DOESN'T ALWAYS GET MY CONDITIONS RIGHT, SO.......

By: adams19, 4:35 PM GMT on December 12, 2010

Because Wunderground doesn't always get the immediate conditions of my area right, I decided to do a blog.
Yesterday, my area conditions said "light rain/mist". Actually, it was snowing hard and road travel was a mess.
The idea of someone driving here, thinking they would have good road conditions bothered me. Maybe I can keep people up to date on the actual conditions.
Today, it is raining, and the roads have been plowed.

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Glenwood is a small, rural community at the southeast base of Mt. Adams. Current weather station is located at the Eldred home.

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Glenwood, WA
Elevation: 1885 ft
Temperature: 52.1 °F
Dew Point: 48.0 °F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 7.0 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 9.0 mph
Updated: 6:24 AM PST on November 26, 2014

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