Record Event Report, Portland Oregon.

By: hcubed , 7:50 PM GMT on March 22, 2012

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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
840 AM PDT THU MAR 22 2012

...RECORD SETTING LATE SNOW EVENT FOR MUCH OF WILLAMETTE AND LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER VALLEY AREA OVER THE LAST 36 HOURS...

A FRONT STALLED OVER SOUTH LANE AND NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY TUESDAY NIGHT...THEN LIFTED NORTH A BIT BEFORE HEADING EAST OF THE CASCADES. HEAVY PRECIPITATION FELL ACROSS THE REGION...BUT NORTH OF THE FRONT SNOW LEVELS WERE VERY LOW...WITH HEAVY SNOW THE RESULT IN THE SOUTH AND CENTRAL VALLEY YESTERDAY...AND THE CENTRAL AND NORTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY INTO CLARK COUNTY OVERNIGHT. HEAVY SNOW ALSO FELL IN THE CASCADES DURING THIS TIME PERIOD...WITH 1 TO 3 FEET OF SNOW OVER THE HIGHER CASCADES.

WITH THE HEAVY WET SNOW...MANY AREAS HAVE EXPERIENCED DOWNED POWER LINES RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. IN ADDITION...MANY TREE BRANCHES HAVE BEEN BROKEN BY THE WEIGHT OF THE WET SNOW. THIS EVENT WILL BE ONE THAT LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NOT SOON FORGET.

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ACROSS CITY OF PORTLAND... 0.5 TO 3 INCHES...BUT 3 TO 7 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER HILLS OF THE METRO AREA.

AT PORTLAND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE (NEAR THE AIRPORT)...
*** STORM TOTAL.... 0.5 INCH OF SNOW

THIS IS A RECORD LATEST MEASURED SNOWFALL AT THE AIRPORT.
** 2012 MARCH 22 0.5 INCH *** NEW RECORD ***
1946 MARCH 15 0.5 INCH PREVIOUS RECORD

RECORDS SHOW 0.4 INCH IN 1995 AND 0.3 INCH IN 1965...BUT BOTH OF THESE EVENTS WERE SMALL HAIL ACCUMULATIONS.

HERE IS HOW IT COMPARES TO OTHER LATE SEASON SNOW EVENTS (WITH STORM TOTALS).

** 2012 MARCH 21-22 0.5 INCHES
1950 MARCH 10 0.8 INCH
1951 MARCH 3-10 12.9 INCHES
1956 MARCH 5 1.8 INCHES
1960 MARCH 2-3 2.6 INCHES
1989 MARCH 1-2 2.0 INCHES

OF NOTE... DOWNTOWN PORTLAND HAS RECEIVED MEASURABLE SNOW IN APRIL...WITH THE LARGEST EVENT OCCURRING IN 1936 WHEN 5.2 INCHES FELL ON APRIL 1...WITH THAT STORM TOTAL OF 6.8 INCHES (MARCH 28 THROUGH APRIL 1). THE LATEST THAT DOWNTOWN HAS RECEIVED MEASURABLE SNOW WAS APRIL 14 1924...WHEN 0.1 INCH OF SNOW FELL IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND.

ON AVERAGE...PORTLAND AIRPORT RECEIVES 0.2 INCH OF SNOW IN MARCH. SNOWFALL RECORDS AT THE AIRPORT DATE BACK TO 1940. DOWNTOWN RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1872.

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CITY OF EUGENE... 6 TO 10 INCHES...HEAVIEST IN SOUTH HILLS.

AT THE EUGENE AIRPORT...
***STORM TOTAL.... 7.5 INCHES OF SNOW

THIS IS THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM TO STRIKE THE EUGENE AREA THIS LATE IN THE WINTER SEASON. HERE IS HOW IT COMPARES TO OTHER RECORD LATE SNOWFALLS OF THE WINTER SEASON (WITH STORM TOTALS).
** 2012 MARCH 20-21 7.5 INCHES
1951 MARCH 5-7 7.6 INCHES
1916 MARCH 3-4 13.7 INCHES

HOWEVER...IT IS NOT THE LATEST MEASURED SNOWFALL. THE LATEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE WINTER SEASON AT THE EUGENE AIRPORT...
1911 APRIL 13 0.3 INCH

ON AVERAGE...EUGENE RECEIVES 0.5 INCH OF SNOW IN MARCH. RECORDS FOR EUGENE DATE BACK TO 1892.

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AROUND THE CITY OF SALEM...2 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ON THE HILLS IN SOUTH SALEM.

AT THE SALEM AIRPORT...
****STORM TOTAL.... 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW

THIS IS THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM TO STRIKE SALEM THIS LATE IN THE WINTER SEASON. HERE IS HOW IT COMPARES TO OTHER RECORD LATE SNOWFALLS OF THE WINTER SEASON (WITH STORM TOTALS).
** 2012 MARCH 21-22 2.5 INCHES
1951 MARCH 5-9 9.6 INCHES
1960 MARCH 3-4 8.5 INCHES

BUT THIS IS NOT THE LATEST MEASURED SNOWFALL. THE LATEST MEASURABLE SNOW EVENTS OF THE WINTER SEASON AT SALEM AIRPORT...

1920 MARCH 31 1.5 INCHES

ON AVERAGE...SALEM RECEIVES 0.3 INCH OF SNOW IN MARCH. RECORDS FOR SALEM DATE BACK TO 1892.

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I like this statement "...THIS EVENT WILL BE ONE THAT LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NOT SOON FORGET..."

Of course, the "counters" will simply add this extreme weather to "The List", in support of the CAGW THEORY.

Too bad, because according to some scientists, children in the future may not know what snow is.

Never mind. That was in England, and that statement was made a few years ago.

Since then, it's only gotten worse - much worse...

Yet the "heat counters" keep racking up the "score".

From today's main blog:

"The most incredible spring heat wave in U.S. and Canadian recorded history is finally drawing to a close today, after a ten-day stretch of unprecedented record-smashing intensity..."

Amazing how the spring heat wave is pushed at us "proof" of CAGW, while during that same ten-day period, a record snowfall occured in Oregon.

In about a month or two, we'll revisit this, for sure - because when the experts are done examining the data, they'll probably find that this heat wave wasn't caused by "global warming" either.

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Living in Biloxi MS, have been here since '85 (first Hurricane was Elena).

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