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Updated on October 27, 2017 at 2:38 PM

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Gallery: Portland winter of snow and ice

They might be remembered as the eight winter events that shook our world.

From an early December snowfall to mid-January freezing rain and six storms in between, Portland-area residents experiencing winter 2016-17 may have felt like a fighter whod taken one too many pops to the head. Snow, freezing rain, snow, more snow, trace of snow, freezing rain,blizzardand freezing rain. It has seemed relentless.

The metro areas winter lacked only the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and a swarm of locusts. From booming business at the Huckleberry Inn in Government Camp to the collapsed onion sheds of eastern Oregon to the snowy slopes of Astoria, the seasons been one people wont soon forget.

This year has been unusual, said Miles Higa, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland.

But Higa and other weather authorities dismissed the notion this winter represents anything other than an anomaly, particularly for this seasons robust snowpack in the Cascades. AnOregon State University studypublished this week underscored that outlook, predicting low snowpacks similar to 2013-14 and 2014-15 should be expected in the future.

A really cold January was one of the superlatives of Portlands winter of 2016-17. It ranks seventh. By average temperature for the month, according to the Portland office of the National Weather Service:

Perhaps arare coastal tornadosweeping through Manzanita in mid-October should have been a signal that out-of-the-ordinary weather lay ahead.

A more telling weather feature has been the jet stream. The rapidly moving ribbon of air 6 to 9 miles above the Earth sets up the big picture, Higa said.

Ever since we started December until now, the weather service forecaster said, the jet stream over the Pacific Northwest has been strong and persistent in its location.

Colder winter temperatures than typical have turned precipitation into snow, freezing rain and sometimes even graupel — the supercooled water droplets that freeze onto falling snowflakes.

In addition to snow and freezing rain, January also might be remembered for its average temperature of 33.5 degrees – the coldest January since 1985, and the seventh coldest in the citys history.

Januarys weather events also were remarkable for their targeted dumping.

On Jan. 10 we had a very localized heavy snow, said weather service hydrologist Andy Bryant. Like a lot of these snow events this winter, wed see one in a span of 50 miles. Youd go from heavy snow to almost no snow.

Bryant pointed to Feb. 5 — Super Bowl Sunday. The weather service predicted huge amounts of precipitation could mean 12 inches of snow by the Monday morning commute. But with temperatures in the mid-30s, the Portland area only saw massive rain.

But if you went up to Scappoose and Longview or Seattle, they had several inches of snow, Bryant said.

Like the previous winter, snow depths on Cascade peaks have generally been at or above normal. It remains to be seen whether early rain and warming temperatures will negate some of this seasons snowpack like it did last year.

But so far so good for this season, said Julie Koeberle, a hydrologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Its really exciting to see a good snow year, Koeberle said, and were just hoping it continues.

The OSU study, however, warns that low snowpack years of 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons will be more common in the future. The study, published in the journal The Cryosphere, predicts the low snowpack season of 2013-14 could take place every four to five years and extremely low snowpack season of 2014-15 may happen once a decade.

We set out to learn whether they were just off years, or if they would be likely to happen more often with increased warming, said lead author Eric Sproles, who conducted much of the research as an OSU doctoral student with funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. Unfortunately, the data show these will become more commonplace.

For this season, however, the good times roll at ski areas.

Its been amazing, Pera Rogers said, as yet another snow shower descended on Government Camp this week.

Rogers is the wife of Ed Rogers, manager of the Huckleberry Inn, the dining lodge that turned 50 years old this year.

In 2015 we didnt even have huckleberries because there wasnt enough water, Pera Rogers said, referring to the low snowpack that year.

This season has been more like the heavy snow year of 2008, she said, when shoveling the roof seemed a daily duty.

If the pattern holds, Portlands winter of 2016-17 will rank as the fifth coldest in the citys history at 36.8 degrees, through Thursday, according to the Portland office of the National Weather Service. The seasonal average is 41.7. Heres the current top 10, based on Dec. 1 through the end of February:

For all of its recreational qualities, the snow also has brought complications such as ravaged roads. The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced apothole patch-a-thon, a good-humored program to deal with the gouged asphalt from chained tires and frozen streets, among other things.

And Portland-area school districts lost multiple instruction days. Districts have differed on how to make up those hours. Portland Public Schools has not yet given out its makeup plan as it works out details with the teachers union.

The uncertain school calendar has caused havoc for families.

Portland schools not yet declaring the last day of school is incredibly frustrating, said Julia Silverman, editor ofPDX Parentand the mother of two students. We need to know … they owe us some information.

As for those off days, Silverman said, The kids start to go stir crazy when theyre stuck inside for so long. There are only so many cookies you can bake, so many puzzles you can work, so much TV you can monitor.

Indeed, if people did not previously have an opinion about snow — about whether they like it or despise it, or whether it really is smart to keep chains in the trunk, or whether moving to Minnesota to take advantage of the lower real estate prices still makes sense, or whether the words snow day should be cause for joy or terror — they likely do now.

Other areas of Oregon have also seen uncommon winter sights.

Astoria had 2 to 5 inchesof snow Feb. 6. While snow falls perhaps twice a winter in the historic city, it rarely accumulates to such a depth.

At Crater Lake National Park, so far this year weve received more snow than last year, said spokeswoman Jennifer Evans.

Average snow depth at the park in February is about 100 inches, and it has been at or above average since late November. Last year, the depth went above average in mid-December and dropped below average by mid-February. And in 2015, at its deepest point, the depth barely reached 50 inches.

Perhaps no other corner of Oregon has been hit as hard asMalheur County, the center of the states onion-growing industry. Accumulated snow and ice have crushed the roofs of dozens of large storage warehouses that house harvested onions, damaging or obliterating the crop and wiping out the building.

Perhaps 60 buildings, each valued at up to $1 million, were destroyed, said Paul Skeen of Nyssa and president of the Malheur County Onion Growers Association. An estimated 115 million to 150 million pounds of yellow and red onions have been compromised.

The situation is similar across the Payette River in Idaho, which together with Oregon supplies at least a quarter of the nations onions. Gov. Kate Brown and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter recently took a helicopter tour of the damaged areas.

Malheur County has had 44 inches of snow this winter, Skeen said. The previous record was 26 inches, and a normal winter is 12 inches.

Theres a lot of people here who didnt have the correct insurance, he said. I dont think anything can be built back on those (sites).

Hood River also has been hit especially hard, said Bryant, the hydrologist. By late January, the city had up 45 inches of snow and 2 inches of ice accumulation, both well above normal.

Spring arrives March 20. Meteorologists say it extremely rare for Portland to see snow after mid-February.

Portlands winter of 2016-17 is on the outside looking in at the Top 10 snowiest seasons, from Dec. 1 to the end of February, according to the Portland office of the National Weather Service. Through Thursday, 11.2 inches of snow had fallen in the city, only good enough for 11th place in the hit parade.

Could any of this have been predicted? Sort of.

Each October, the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society convenes a handful of forecasters to offer predictions about the approaching winter. The crowd-pleasing denouement of each forecasters prognostication was the likelihood of snow.

A few called for two snow events in the Portland area – daring predictions for a region that sometimes goes through a winter with none.

But Kyle Dittmer, hydrologist-meteorologist with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, bravely went further out on the frozen ice pond.

Expect four events, in December through February, Dittmer wrote on hispresentation slide.

Dittmer predicted two events would be moderate – 3 in depth – and two minor.

Edging even further out onto the ice pond of weather predictions would have been a safe bet in 2016-17.

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The past two winters were dominated by a particularly resilient weather pattern, which kept the warm influence of the Pacific confined to the West Coast, and left the Eastern US open to persistent outbreaks of brutal Arctic cold. The winter of 2015-2016 finally looks to bring an end to this stubborn setup, but what exactly will that mean for your weather in the months ahead? Get the full details in the Weather Networks 2016 Winter Forecast.

The major driver of this winters weather pattern is theintense El Niño currently occurringin the equatorial Pacific.

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Classically El Niño has a reputation for bringing mild winters to the northern states and cool, wet conditions to the south. While the current El Niño rivals some of the strongest ever observed, not all El Niño winters can be painted with the same brush.

The unique configuration of this years El Niño means that there will be sodme key differences in the global weather pattern, which will have significant impacts on the forecast as winter progresses.

December looks to be the most classically El Niño-like month of this winter, with very mild temperatures dominating across the East Coast, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, and Northern Plains. Cooler than normal temperatures are expected across Texas, the Four Corners, and the Great Basin.

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However, it is important to keep in mind that a mild month does not eliminate the threat for significant winter weather. Places like Chicago illustrated that potential already this November with above average snowfall despite very mild temperatures for the month as a whole. In a similar fashion, as we head into the latter half of December (including Christmas) there will still be potential for wintry weather in places that have been warmer than normal for the month overall.

As we head deeper into winter, especially during late January and February, we expect that a significant change in the jet stream pattern will bring an end to the mild period, and lead to several weeks of colder weather from the Great Lakes to the Southeastern states. This pattern will be reminiscent of the one we experienced in the last two winters, though thankfully not as persistent or severe. Still, near- to below seasonal temperatures should dominate the Eastern US through the second half of winter.

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Taking a look at winter as a whole, which includes the months of December, January, and February, this is the temperature pattern we expect. Temperatures will be above normal across the Pacific Northwest, the Northern Plains, and the Upper Mississippi Valley. Temperatures will be below normal from the Southwest through the Southern Plains, the Southeast, and the Atlantic Seaboard.

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Near normal temperatures for New England will be a welcome change from the past two years, but winter is by no means cancelled for the Northeast. Despite a mild start in December, the pattern is expected to turn cold by February with the threat for significant winter storms.

Nearly all El Niño winters on record have featured an active storm track across the Southern tier and the Atlantic coast. Our forecast shows a similar pattern for Winter 2016, which will bring above average precipitation from Southern California across the entirety of the South and up the Atlantic coast, including the major northeastern Metros.

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This storm track brings a heightened threat for snow and ice to the Southern Plains and the Southeast, as well as to Appalachia and New England. However snowfall totals for the Northeast should not rival what we saw during the historic winter of 2014-2015. This pattern also increases the threat for severe weather near the Gulf Coast, including Florida.

The dominant storm track is expected to sag south of the Pacific Northwest, which should result in fewer rainy days across the region overall. However at times the storm track will move north and tap into deep subtropical moisture, bringing intermittent periods of heavy coastal rains and causing places like San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle to end the winter with near-normal precipitation totals.

Below average precipitation and snowfall is expected from the Interior Northwest to the western Great Lakes. The region from the Ohio Valley through the eastern Great Lakes (including Pittsburgh and Syracuse) will be very close to the dividing line between above average and below average precipitation. These areas could readily tip in either direction as a result of the dominant storm track shifting a bit closer or farther away.

El Niño years do not have a reputation for bringing an early spring. However, as we look specifically at years in which El Niño was rapidly fading as we expect to be the case in 2016 and taking other global weather patterns into account, we do often find a milder look to the temperature pattern from the Northwest through the region around Lake Superior.

So, while Februarys cold weather is expected to linger into early March, we should see spring weather arrive on schedule or possibly even earlier than normal for many, especially in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains. A cooler than normal March is expected across much of the South, but keep in mind that normal in this region still involves steadily climbing temperatures through the month.

While there are many other variables that were considered in developing our winter forecast, the dominant driver of our weather pattern this winter will be the ongoing strong El Niño event.

El Niño is associated with warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator. The map above shows the ocean water temperatures relative to normal during the final week of November 2015, with warm water represented in shades of yellow, orange, and red. The circled area highlights the signature warm water pattern associated El Niño, where water temperatures are over 5F warmer than normal.

This is undoubtedly a strong El Niño signal, however, there is a key difference between this winter and other significant El Niños of the past. During the previous two strongest El Niño events on record, (1982-83 and 1997-98) the warmest water was found farther east, right along the coast of South America. This time the warmest water is displaced towards the Central Pacific, and it is expected to shift even farther west through the winter.

A look back through history shows that when the warmest water relative to normal is found in the Central Pacific rather than along the South American coast, the impact on winter weather across the US is different, especially from the Great Lakes through the Mid-Atlantic States.

These maps show the comparison between Pacific water temperatures in the fall of 1997, and the fall of 2015. The westward shift of the warmest waters in 2015 is apparent, and there are other key differences as well. The 2015 pattern includes a large area of warmer than normal water temperatures throughout the North Pacific that is more pronounced than in 1997. This resembles the pattern that we saw through most of the last two years, which brought frigid winters to much of the East. In addition, the pattern for the North Atlantic is almost the direct opposite in 2015 compared to 1997.

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Another key to the upcoming winter forecast is the timing of the El Niño cycle. It appears that the current El Niño is near its peak, and that it will steadily weaken during the winter. In contrast, the 1997-98 event remained strong through the winter. These unique fingerprints are what makes each El Niño event different, and highlight why not all El Niños result in the same weather patterns.

While the strength of the 2015-16 El Niño is comparable to 1997-98, the numerous differences in the global pattern outlined above (and several other factors beyond the scope of this article), are why we do not expect a classic El Niño winter for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The pattern for early to mid-December will be quite mild for much of the country, but we do expect that winter will make an extended visit after the New Year.

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When temperatures falls below 7C the rubber on normal tyres becomes stiff. This results in a loss of performance and grip. Winter tyres are made from softer rubber which remains flexible at lower temperatures. This means you experience no loss of performance and more grip than with a standard tyre.

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17 Days In Sochi The Olympics And Social Justice

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17 Days In Sochi: The Olympics And Social Justice : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture

As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia, commentator Barbara J. King suggests that we can combine attention to issues of gay rights and animal welfare with full-out enjoyment of the skill and dedication shown by the athletes in competition.

17 Days In Sochi: The Olympics And Social Justice

Andreas Wellinger of Germany during ski jump practice in Sochi.Streeter Lecka/Getty Imageshide caption

Andreas Wellinger of Germany during ski jump practice in Sochi.

The Winter Olympics have begun in Sochi, Russia. Along with millions of others, Ill devote hours to watching the games over the next 17 days. (And when Im away from the TV, Ill follow the happenings in Sochi viaThe EdgeandOn The Road!)

Ever since I was a child, watching alongside my parents, Ive been enthralled by the stories of individual Olympic athletes, with their incredible drive, discipline and determination. I love watching them compete.

Last month, when I watched Jason Brown in his free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships a performance that helpedearn him a spot in Sochi I rejoiced in the beauty of his art and in his happiness at skating so well. Behind the grace and the celebration I could, in my minds eye, catch a glimpse of all the grueling hours, days, weeks and months that Brown and other athletes devote to improving their own personal best and/or perfecting their skill level in teamwork with others.

That process is what speaks most to me. Once a bookish, nonathletic child and now a bookish, non-athletic adult, I dont know what its like to spin beauty on the ice, hurtle down a frozen chute in luge or power stones with precision across the ice in a curling match. But I do know what its like to work hard, for years, to become better at what I do. All of us with a passion for excelling atsomething our sport, our art, our science, our craft can feel uplifted by watching Olympic athletes in competition. We may feel a special kinship with those who love the process as much as the outcome, who thrive on the journey and the experience, even if it doesnt result in a victorious climb onto the medal stand.

Admittedly, its hard to separate the ideal of international harmony and joyful competitive spirit from the reality of injustices that accompany the games. Sochi isnt by any means unique in this regard. But the 2014 Winter Games are inescapably connected to high-profile issues that go far beyond sports. Threats of terrorism andthe worries that accompany those threatsloom largest. But the Sochi games are also bound up with two issues that Ive written about frequently here at13.7: human rights for people of all sexualities and the ethics of animal welfare.

To put it mildly, the Russian government is not friendly to gay and transgender people. New laws ban the spread of information about non-traditional sexual practices to people under 18. Asthe BBC has reported, the laws are meant to make any kind of public gay rights event in Russia practically impossible. Aspeech by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonto the International Olympic Committee ahead of the start of the games made clear the scope of the Russian persecution.

On the non-human side, two situations in particular are causing me concern. Despite assurances to the world that this very thing would not happen, theres been a culling that is, mass slaughter ofstray dogs around Sochi.

Two orca whales, captured from the waters north of Japan, were at firstthought to be destined for exhibitin Sochi during the games. The latest information suggests that the orcaswill not be put on displayduring the games. But they may eventually end up in the Sochi Aquarium. Neither action toward the dogs or the orcas is humane. And both have led to global outcry.

As a result of all this, I feel torn. Half my brain cant wait to watch the competition unfold, while the other half feels distracted and upset by the injustices.

Some people its hard to get a handle on how many, but the number appears to be few advocate forboycottingany involvement with the games, includingwatchingthem.

I understand this response. And I certainly dont think theres only one right answer for how to react as the games unfold. My own plan is to spend the next 17 days watching and rooting for the athletes, without forgetting the context.

For me, the games are enhanced by appreciating the efforts of athletes from many nations, not just my own. Women and men from 88 countries,more than ever before, will compete in Sochi. Sometimes, sure, Ill root for Americans. But sometimes I wont. This isnt the time for blinkered nationalism.

Consider just a few of the compelling stories from non-U.S. athletes competing in the Olympics:

Vanessa Mae, a violinist who is British, will ski for Thailand, the country of her father. Two sentences ofthis report from the BBCsay it all: In the latest rankings, Mae is 3,166 in the world in giant slalom. Mae has long harbored an ambition to compete at the Winter Olympics. In other words, Mae must know she has no realistic chance of medaling in her event. Rather, she has skied since childhood and, used to pursuing her dreams, has crossed over from music to sport in successful pursuit of a new goal.

The African nation of Zimbabwe is represented at a Winter Olympics forthe first time. Born in Zimbabwe, Luke Steyn fell in love with skiing while traveling in Europe and studying in the States. Somehow, I just love the fact that Zimbabwe, while seeing no snowfall in over 50 years, has an official Snow Sports Association. (Asimilar storyunfolds from the Pacific nation of East Timor.)

Russian athletes as yet I havent learned individual names will be among the ones to watch in the biathlon, a combination ofcross-country skiing and shootingthat is the most popular winter spectator sport in Europe. Following along with the biathlon competition is one good way to break out of the constant emphasis from the American media on sports most popular in the U.S., such as ice skating and skiing (and yes, Ive been guilty of that focus, myself).

During and after Sochi, I can take all that drive, discipline, and determination alive in the athletes and, as I have argued, in so many others of us and turn those feelings toward the very issues that are so concerning right now in Sochi.

We can press for freedom for animals likemarine mammals who shouldnt be confinedfor our entertainment and for solutions to animal homelessness that involve spay-neuter programs instead of indiscriminate slaughter.

We can go even farther than wearing rainbow clothes or waving rainbow flags and support political leaders, gay and transgender rights activists and organizations that advocate for human rights. We can make loud and sustained noise as some already have insisting thatdiscriminationagainst gay people must stop.

Because of the events that have already happened in and around Sochi, the social-justice issues Im writing about today cant really be disconnected from the thrill of watching these Olympics. When we turn on our TVs or turn to our computers to view ice dancing or bobsledding, we can keep the issues in our minds. We can share our thoughts and ideas, here and elsewhere, about next steps. Doing these things would honor the ideals of the games, even while refusing to look away from the worlds harsh realities.

You can keep up with what Barbara is thinking on Twitter:@bjkingape

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