Driving up from PDX yesterday and believing in anything that NOAA says about the end of October and November would have caused you: (1) a tremendous loss of faith in where and what your tax dollars do at NOAA, and (2) an equal tremendous loss of faith in humanity’s ability to forecast the weather – which is actually very good.
For an area earmarked by NOAA for ‘Below normal precipitation of up to 33-40%’
The flooded Interstate (5, and 205) covered in ice, hail, then finally sticking SNOW must have been a shock to most. The featured photograph was taken by my passenger as we travelled on N205 from PDX, and did not capture the flooding, nor the severe wind, nor the freezing temperatures.
which NOAA predicted as 50% above normal temperatures! I guess that explains the ice on the roadway…not.
The Weather Channel has produced this graphic which explains nothing of the weather Northwesterners have experienced so far…
Right now its “Foggy” and “39F” with a predicted temperature low of 37F and a “97% Precipitation chance” at Snoqualmie Pass in the Washington Cascades. These are normal temperatures for the Pass at this time of year.