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    Five inches of snow on April 11 here in SW WA

    Wasn't sure where to post this, but this has been an incredible day. I was without power for 10-1/2 hours ON APRIL 11, Easter week!

    I trudged out and shook the wet, heavy snow off all my tender trees, lilacs, etc. Many trees broke branches and took out power lines all over my part of the city---sounded like rifle fire.

    It has not snowed on this date here ever...not since such records have been kept. Over in PDX they had 2 inches downtown, and that broke their record for this date. That record goes back to 1870.

    We cooked and heated water on the grill. My house got very cold and I got really cranky. However, I did manage to clean up and organize my sewing room. Just the other day I was enjoying sunshine and hiking at the coast.

    We still might be in for some more snow Tuesday night...not this much though. I just can't like it even though it's pretty----it's spring, Mother Nature, you jerk!!!!

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    Wow!

    Actually it’s Holy Week. Easter week is next week

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    It is a very very odd year! I was grilling in the sun just a couple days ago!

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    I read that it's never snowed in April in Portland since records have been kept - until today. Couple this with the 116F last Summer in both Portland and Salem. OR. Mother Nature can't make up her mind on weather? Or maybe she's into equality in the sense of dishing out extremes both hot and cold? Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Wow!

    Actually it’s Holy Week. Easter week is next week
    Oh I actually knew that! Thanks for the correction.

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    Yeah, I follow the Portland Japanese Garden on Facebook and they posted pictures and that they are closed due to weather. I had to check the date.

    Spring surprises in the Northeast are not uncommon--but if you're not used to them it is very strange.

    Good thing is, the snow typically goes as fast as it blew in.
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    Five inches! That's a lot of snow even for the dead of winter in Portland. So far, it hasn't reached here.

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    Wow! Glad to hear you were able to handle it. We had sleet on Sunday and two hours later it was in the low 50s. I think these type of events are only going to continue and possibly get worse.
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    It snowed here yesterday with the sun shining and quickly melted.

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    I was just mowing the back 40 in my summer clothes a couple of days ago when it hit 77 degrees.

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