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That river of rain that's arriving today

December 11th, 2010 · No Comments


Dawn Sunday (or close to it) – Rain = 2.65 inches.

Dusk – Rain at the Official Maple Leaf Life weather station = .20 inches.

2:15 p.m. – Steady rain. Cliff Mass has updated his weather blog with this headline: “More Serious.”

12:15 p.m. – Visible rain.

11:50 a.m. It’s starting to sprinkle.

Here’s an infrared look, from Cliff Mass’s weather blog, at the stream of rain pointed straight at us.

It’s up in the air exactly when it arrives – Mass says “the weather should be decent over the area until lunchtime, by which time light rain should have made it to Puget Sound land–a good period to rake those leaves from the street drains and clear out your gutters.”

The National Weather Service issued a short-term forecast and a flood watch beginning at 4 p.m. And our news partners The Seattle Times, in quite a good weather story, notes:

Hundreds of pre-packed sandbags are at Meadowbrook and Delridge community centers; residents who live in flood-prone areas can take up to 25 of them to protect their homes. Extra Seattle Public Utilities crews will work Saturday and Sunday, SPU said.

We’re hoping the serious rain waits until after the luminaries at Green Lake end at 7:30 p.m. (They start just after dark at 4:30 p.m.)

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