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Photo taken by Gran 12/15/2008.
I’m on snow watch today and tomorrow.
A few flakes of snow means “storm watch” in the metro Seattle area.
Our last big storm was December 2008, when the Seattle mayor Greg Nickels refused to use salt on the area roads during the snow storm. Heck, he hadn’t ordered salt, because it’s bad for the environment. And it rarely snows in Seattle, right? Well, it snowed in December 2008, and Greg Nickels brought the city of Seattle to a screeching halt.
The roads in Seattle were covered with huge blocks of ice; Seattle metro buses rocked back and forth through the Seattle streets slowly, filled with angry commuters like myself. Many bus routes were canceled, because the buses could not get up and down the icy hills. I was lucky, because I could actually get to and from work. Lots of Seattle workers could not make it to work. Many people I worked with walked miles to and from work. It was a huge mess.
Fast forward to the present. Greg Nickels is no longer the Seattle mayor; our new mayor, Mike McGinn has a solid plan to manage the snow, should we get hit again.
And I’m on snow watch today, ready with my camera to catch any flakes that decide to show up!
11:30 a.m. It’s snowing! Unfortunately, not hard enough to show up on my camera! Ha! I’ve become such a Seattle-ite! My last year in New York, 1999-2000, I lived near Lake Ontario and the snow covered my car! Am I a snow wuss now? You bet!
I WAS going to see the Watchmen movie today.
But we are getting rain mixed with snow, and I’m not going to venture outside too far.
It’s really, really cold, and will be getting colder this evening.
And I’m fighting what feels like yet another cold.
But back to the weather.
I snapped this photo a few minutes ago–we are getting a mixture of rain and snow right now. Click on the photo to see the rain/snow.
So I’ve got my crock pot filled up with the makings of soup, I’ve got my thick socks and jammies on (I may not get dressed today), and I’m going to check out pay-per-view movies.
I love it when bad weather hits, and I don’t have to go anyplace.
I just started a book last night: The Brass Verdict, and I’m going to read today also.
With thanks to Matthew 24:6:
You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See to it that you are not alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn’t come yet.
Schools were closed, buses ran on snow routes, and many people (apparently) stayed home from work today to wait for the snow.
The snow took a southerly route and missed the city of Seattle completely.
And the temperature reached a whopping 40 degrees, so the ice taking up space on my neighborhood sidewalks is almost gone.
1-3 inches of snow is expected tonight.
Here’s a good article from KOMO 4 News about Seattle’s fear of snow (i.e., lots of hills, little equipment, drivers who think they can drive 75 miles an hour on icy roads).
So far, I’ve heard that the metro Seattle area will get anywhere from a trace to six inches of snow by tomorrow morning.
A light dusting of snow can tie this city in knots for hours!
Metro bus is warning there could be delays tomorrow.
I can’t wait to see what happens, and I’ll keep you informed (with pictures).