Next MC-ARC Meeting: 11 Jan 2014

The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Alpine Way Retirement Apartments in Shelton, Washington. (Coffee provided)   Need directions? Y’all come join us for the first meeting of 2014!


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
300 PM PST MON JAN 6 2014

...FOR SNOW - JANUARY IS NUMBER ONE...

IF THE SEATTLE AREA IS GOING TO HAVE SNOW ON THE GROUND SOMETIME 
DURING THE YEAR...JANUARY IS THE MONTH. SINCE 1948...JANUARY HAS THE 
GREATEST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH SNOW ON THE GROUND. LOOKING AT SPECIFIC 
DATES...THE 2ND...8TH...10TH...18TH AND 23RD HAVE HAD SNOW ON THE 
GROUND SEVEN TIMES. TWELVE OTHER JANUARY DATES HAVE HAD SNOW SIX 
TIMES. 

JANUARY ALSO TENDS TO BE OUR COLDEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. SO IT MAKES 
SENSE THAT JANUARY WOULD HAVE THE GREATEST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH SNOW 
ON THE GROUND AS WELL.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SNOWY JANUARYS. FOR INSTANCE JANUARY 1950 WAS 
ONE OF THE COLDEST AND SNOWIEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 
FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH WAS ONLY 24.6 DEGREES...OVER 16 DEGREES BELOW 
AVERAGE...AND 57.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL THAT MONTH. THE ALL-TIME 
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE IN SEATTLE STILL STANDS TODAY - ZERO SET ON 
JANUARY 31ST 1950. 

ANOTHER SNOWY JANUARY WAS IN 1969 WITH 45.4 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL 
DURING THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT JANUARY WAS 33.1 
DEGREES. THERE ARE OTHER JANUARYS WITH HEALTHY SNOWFALL. 1954 HAD 
20.0 INCHES...1972 HAD 14.0 INCHES...1980 HAD 8.8 INCHES WHILE 2012 
HAD 9.6 INCHES INCLUDING SOME FREEZING RAIN AS WELL. 

THE LOWLANDS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON HAVE ALREADY HAD A TASTE OF COLD 
WEATHER THIS WINTER AND A BIT OF SNOW IN DECEMBER. IS THERE ANY SNOW 
IN STORE LATER THIS MONTH OR WINTER? RAIN IS BACK IN THE FORECAST 
FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK BUT NO SNOW. THE OUTLOOK FOR THE REST OF 
THIS MONTH AND FEBRUARY HAS EVEN ODDS ON ABOVE OR BELOW AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION. 

THE MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK IS WELL BEHIND AVERAGE AT THIS POINT THOUGH 
SOME SNOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. YET THERE IS A LOT OF 
WINTER TO COME. SO KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER FORECAST AT 
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE/ AND BE PREPARED FOR SNOW WHETHER IN THE 
MOUNTAINS OR IN THE LOWLANDS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON.

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BUEHNER
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