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Old 04-19-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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One week ago, it was 80 degrees, this morning I wake up and it is 32 degrees and snowing. This does not happen in Western Oregon. We are only a couple of weeks from putting in our gardens. Got about an 1 or so on the Willamette Valley floor. Oh well, time to throw snow balls!
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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Yes it does! One of my neighbors said they got a foot of snow in late April back in the '50's. I have been tracking the weather since I moved here and just about every month the last two years has seen highs way above average and lows way below average. So far this month, the high was 18F above the average high and the low 7F below the average low ...

Both on the same day!

A little snow in the Cascades today.

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Old 04-19-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
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We missed out on the snow last night by a few miles. But it's only 37 degrees out this morning. I'd really like some sun right now for my hops, looks like the weather will be better toward the middle/end of next week.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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It is very rarely possible to attribute an individual weather event to climate change. Chances are that what you are observing could have happened anyway, but climate change may be making this type of event more (or less) likely to occur. It will be a few more decades until truly novel weather events due to shifting climatic envelopes will become widespread.

 
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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It is very rarely possible to attribute an individual weather event to climate change. Chances are that what you are observing could have happened anyway, but climate change may be making this type of event more (or less) likely to occur. It will be a few more decades until truly novel weather events due to shifting climatic envelopes will become widespread.
Or maybe centurys, I wasn't being serious but the polar bears that are training for the Olympics may disagree!
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