Winter Storm Warning In May?

Otis Orchards, Washington
May 17, 2017 1:12pm CST
Yes, you read the title right. On the news last night they said there was a winter storm warning for the mountains in northern Idaho and eastern Washington. They were forecasting snow over Lookout Pass. And, yes, that is very strange for there to be a winter storm warning in the middle of May–even in the mountains. Mt. Spokane got hit. I can’t tell if there is more snow on the mountains that I took a photo of earlier since the clouds are so low I can’t see the tops of them. But I’m sure they got hit as well. Here’s the crazy part. By next Wednesday they are forecasting temperatures will be in the eight degrees Fahrenheit (26.6º C) range. Snow this week–sweat next week. Right now it’s forty-four degrees (6.6º C). This crazy weather started in October when it rained nearly every day of the month. Then we had a blast-out snowfall for winter. Cold weather longer than normal. Something like 216 day where it did not get up to seventy degrees (21º C). Broke a record for more rain/snow from October to April. Come on, Mr. Weather, let’s get over it and have some nice summer days!
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@much2say (40477)
• United States
17 May 17
I guess it's not tank top and shorts weather there yet! Well, it isn't here either, which is crazy for us. I thought it was going to warm up today as the day progressed, but it hasn't happened at all. The weekend is supposed to get to 90s - but now they say up to 89 . . . and the days after that we're supposed to cool down again to mid 70s. I doubt we'll get a winter storm warning here - but still the weather is VERY strange.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
17 May 17
Let's say it's off and on tank top weather here. Just a few days ago it was 82º. You're right, VERY strange.
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@much2say (40477)
• United States
19 May 17
@RichardMeister Well as soon as I said all that, NOW it's hot. It got hot yesterday, and it's been hot since early on this morning. Now I believe it'll be in the 90s for the weekend!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
19 May 17
@much2say Enjoy the heat.
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• United States
17 May 17
Wow that is crazy weather. Although here I am fully expecting one more snow storm..its tricky here sometimes in spring. Stay warm my friend.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
17 May 17
Usually by May there is no more talk about snow here. It's warming up and spring is about to turn to summer.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 May 17
It has rained more here as well, temps in the low 60s today, but warming for the weekend. Everything is blooming nicely though.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
17 May 17
Things are blooming here, too. It's supposed to get up to 57º but I don't think it'll make it. It's only 48º right now.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
17 May 17
The weather is getting crazy. We also had rain and huge drop in temperature today. I hope it won't last for long!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
17 May 17
Hopefully it won't last long.
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