Friday, March 13, 2015

The Brief Winter of 2014-2015

For most of western Washington lowlands this has been a snow free winter. At this late stage the odds of a snow storm are getting very low. Other than a few flakes during the November cold spell - the only winter-like weather all winter, this has been a rather remarkable winter for warmth. That brief period of cold brought 12 degree temperatures to my home with hard winds out of the Fraser Canyon. The outflow of cold air rapidly dried the air and just a few flakes fell. At the time winter seemed to be starting; turned out to be that was the only winter weather all winter.

The cold air crossed over the Strait of Juan de Fuca and as it rose up the slopes on the north side of the Olympic Peninsula and hence the Port Angeles area did get a bit of snow cover. This event was captured on the Google Earth image I cam across while doing some review of a site.   

Google earth (11/29/14)

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