2019 - Spring!Out of Town Flood Pics taken April 9th (full size in Weather Station's Gallery)
Finally! It is Spring.. Even though it took a flood (in downtown Lakeview) to get here, flowers are blooming.
It was a very odd winter. Since end of February, it has been snowing pretty much every day through the third week of March. Our station reports recorded all kinds of temps..
Dec 13, 2018 was 50.7F for high & Dec 3, 2018 was 7.2F for low, along with 3 inches of moisture - Not very good for a drought area.
Jan 29, 2019 was 59.5F for high & Jan 1, 2019 was 11.8F for low, along with 3.9 inches of moisture. January 2019 also had nine days exceeding 50 degrees F, weird!
February was odd, the 22nd was 4.6 for the low and the 1st 45.9 for high.
March 13th was 12.7, brrr & 63.1 for the high on the 19th. The Oregonian reported on March 12th that our area was at 153% of normal moisture level - Drought Gone! Course it was still snowing pretty much every day..
So far in April, the low was 24.8 on the 10th, the high was 72.9 on the 18th, and the flood was the evening of April 8th into the 9th.
Extreme temps for 2018: high was 100.6F set on Aug 9, 2018 and low was 6.4F on Feb 20, 2018.
[Please Note: All temperatures mentioned here are recorded by Agrisea's Weather Station in Lakeview, Oregon.]
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An interesting thing to note is the number of web sites talking about sea level rise, some with goofy maps. We used to link to a website that you could manipulate based on whatever sea level rise the "experts" were predicting by the year 2100 - That site no longer exists... However, NOAA has a sea level rise viewer for coastal areas of the USA. Another type of Flood Mapper exists over at USGS that you can use for current weather-related floods.
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