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June 24, 2014 13:50 by: Sapo 0 Comments

Let's start at the beginning.  Originally, the third and final piece of the Hobbit series was going to be named The Hobbit: There and Back Again, a very Tolkien-like name.  This is about Bilbo going to Erebor, many events happening, and going back home.  J.R.R. Tolkien uses the phrase there and back again occasionally in his books.  It was going to be a satisfying and fitting title.  Beginning in April, a series of interesting name changes started to happen.

Around mid April, TheOneRing.net reported that the title The Hobbit: Into the Fire was registered for the third movie of The Hobbit.  I posted about that giving my insight.  If you haven't read my article, it can be found here:

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April 17, 2014 09:54 by: Sapo 0 Comments

Hi!  As many of you know, I'm quite into fishing.  Just about everyone has been fishing at some point in there life, and most people like it to some extent.  If you know, me, you would know that I like fishing more than just about everyone who is going to read the title.  However, lots of people go fishing at least once a year, and The Fishing section of my website is going to have my reports/reviews on tons of places I have gone fishing, so that it is easy for you to come here, choose one, and go fishing!  This article is also posted on my fishing, but all of my fishing places will be on my fishing section, so make sure to click there.   I hope you appreciate the new addition to my website.  Thanks!

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April 17, 2014 09:46 by: Sapo 0 Comments

Hello.  Sorry I haven't posted for awhile, things have been kind of busy.  Anyways, here's a really interesting piece of information.  The third installment of The Hobbit, which is widely known as The Hobbit: There and Back Again, may take a name changed.  

Theonering.net says that they have received information from a reliable source that states that New Line Cinema has registered a new name for the third and final movie of the Hobbit.  Apparently, the new name for the Hobbit is currently The Hobbit: Into The Fire.  I'm not sure why PJ and everyone decided to throw out There and Back Again, but currently that is the rumor.

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March 10, 2014 09:14 by: Sapo 1 Comment

The weather has been dull for awhile, but some excitement comes up this week!  We will be experiencing warm, sunny, weather for the next week.

Today we get chiller with heavy downpours, isolated rain showers, and possible thunderstorms, but after today, the rest of the week is mainly dry!  Here is my forecast:

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March 01, 2014 18:25 by: Sapo 0 Comments

Models, all of them, have significantly backed off on the intensity of the cold air coming into Oregon right now, and also how far it will reach.  Many models don't have Portland getting down to 32 degrees at all in the next 48 hours.  Here are my updated thoughts:

-Southern and Southwestern Portland getting down to around 35 tonight

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February 26, 2014 15:18 by: Sapo 0 Comments

I'm done updating the other article, so just keep checking for my latest forecasts as I keep making new articles.  Models have gotten significantly warmer, and although the WRF-GFS keeps it possible for nighttime snow in Portland, the GFS and ECMWF do not, giving us cold rain.  However, this was the trend for all of our cold air spells this winter, and I am going to assume that the models will flip again.  Currently there is a trend colder in the GFS ensembles.

The current trend:

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February 24, 2014 17:28 by: Sapo 2 Comments

I will be updating this article every day with the latest model runs and info, so be sure to check back.  This week we are in a warm and dry period, excluding Thursday, with temperatures in the lower to mid fifties.  After that, it appears some kind of cold air will enter the region, bringing us to our most important topic: Starting March 1st, it appears cold air will be flooding most of Oregon, if not all of it.

This is what it will probably look like:

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February 13, 2014 08:17 by: Sapo 0 Comments

Models are getting more confident that we will see chilly air move in next week, starting on Thursday, February 20th.  As I have mentioned before, this cold air is associated with quite a bit of precipitation.  6z GFS shows a quite heavy rain system moving through the region Wednesday night and through Thursday afternoon.  This would be with the arrival of cold air, so I wouldn't expect significant snow accumulations from that.  However, the following days have potential.

The GFS forecasts 850 hPa (5,000 feet) temps (celsius) to be like this next week:

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February 11, 2014 15:06 by: Sapo 0 Comments

The epic February event has ended, and there is rapid melting occurring.  There is somewhat cold weather coming in around the timeframe of February 19-22nd.  The timing of this event is uncertain because we are quite a ways out from this event.  However, this potential cold weather is different than the two arctic blasts we have seen this winter.  This will not be cold air coming from the east with very dry weather.  This will be cool weather with lots of precipitation.

How cool?  Currently there is a potential for northern Willamette valley snow, but that is not certain.  This cold trough is definitely not as cold as the arctic air we have seen this winter, but it does bring decent precipitation.  If we did get snow, it would probably be heavy and wet.

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February 09, 2014 20:56 by: Sapo 1 Comment

Today was the start of the thawing of our "snow pack".  The main highways saw significant melting and were mostly clear, although lots of brown slush was present.  Side roads are a mess, roads still completely covered and slippery.  Even though we saw melting on the road today, tonight temperatures are already plummeting below freezing in the metro as we are seeing clearing.  Expect dangerous conditions on the roads tonight and until around 8 AM tomorrow morning, and I advise you not to drive.

Tomorrow morning presents an issue, as we see temperatures already below freezing.  The temperatures in Portland will probably support freezing rain until around 7 AM.  Precipitation will probably move into the metro area sometime tomorrow morning, so expect dangerous and icy conditions tomorrow morning with freezing rain.  Thanks!

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