More than a foot of snow possible – Mt Baker WA

In late July !! National Weather Service


This afternoon:
40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with temperature falling to around 33 by 5pm. SSW wind 3 to 7 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tonight
Snow showers. Low around 23. SW wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east in the evening. Chance of precipitation 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Monday
Snow showers, mainly before 11am. High near 34. SSW wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

So much for global warming.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.77429274267508&lon=-121.81640625&s ite=sew&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link


8 thoughts on “More than a foot of snow possible – Mt Baker WA”

  1. I know Washington sells power to California. Maybe you could send some of that water down here as well? As a non-sequitur did you know there were plans to use atomic devises to divert the Columbia south to California? There was also a plan to dam San Fran bay and turn it into a fresh water lake.
    Not to be too dark but fall in the Northwest tends to be very wet and not very cold. If that snow sticks around and then you get the normal fall deluges, that could mean a lot of flooding.

    • There is a LOT more to it than that. Iner-Ice Age periods last about 11,500 years and it’s been 11,600 years since the last one, so I would look to a looming ice age rather than the Jet Stream causing a “voila” snow moment on Mount Baker. In fact if I were you, I would be wondering WHY there is so much ice in the Arctic when we are supposed to be having “global warming.” You have heard that The Asian glaciers are growing also as well as the South American ones, haven’t you? Totally different Jet Streams in the Southern Hemisphere by the way. Dig deeper with your research and see the BIG picture.

  2. Well I have lived in WA all my life and the last few summers have been very cold for around Here. I went up to MT Rainier they still have snow 5 to 6 feet of snow in the shaded area’s.. please don’t tell me it is because of global warming.And please Dont tell us there going to be lots of flooding it hasn’t. Be warm enough for rapid snow melt.And now back to well below normal 60s and low 70s

    • Sounds like you’re trying to make this into a ho-hum situation, when in fact 1999 saw record snow on Mt. Baker.

      And in July of last year, Washington State dept of trasnportation workers “found snow 50-plus feet (15-plus meters) deep near the upper parking lot” of Mt Baker. “This is the deepest snow I’ve seen since the world-record year 1999, when the highway didn’t open for the summer,” said Theo Donk, WSDOT maintenance supervisor. See http://www.iceagenow.com/Snow_still_five_stories_deep_on_Mount_Baker_road.htm

      So, yes, I would say that record snowfall is indeed “rare.”

      So, no, it’s not rare

  3. We in the Pacific NW may sell power to California but, if they try to come after our water (they did try for the Columbia once) they will think the Owens Valley war was a skirmish – we will welcome the jobs to build the canals but this is a state of hunters. Even the Japanese in WWII didn’t want to invade a state where so many folks had rifles and knew how to use them! Our water is our water – those who live in deserts should get used to not having water – that is what makes it a desert.

  4. Well just saying its been cold around Washington we are lucky to get 4 weeks of summer.The springs has been more like fall.And the winters start early then before. The last time we had a real summer was 4 years ago.It seem like it is getting Colder each year.

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