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Found dog at N.E. 81th (plus rain update)

January 19th, 2017 by Mike

Terry emails us: “Urgent alert: Found dog! Golden Retriever, friendly, very treat motivated. NE 81st & 4th Ave NE. No collar.”

And over at Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf Terry added: “Don’t have time to bring into vet for chip scan. Will leave in my fenced yard (hope he won’t jump) contact me for address.”

If you have information and aren’t on Nextdoor, leave it on our Facebook page.

And the rain? Another .57 inches, for a total of 4.19 inches in last two days.

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Goodbye to the ice, hello the deluge: UPDATE 3.62 inches overnight

January 16th, 2017 by Mike

Update Jan. 18th: Rainfall overnight at the official Maple Leaf Life South weather station: 3.62 inches.

That’s a lot.

In  November 2015 we reported 1.79 inches.

In March 2014 we got 1.53 inches.

One day in December 2010 we got 2.85 inches.

The forecast is for another half-inch of rain today, and a quarter-inch overnight.

It won’t hit freezing tonight, according to the National Weather Service here, and Tuesday will warm into the upper 40s.

And it will rain.

Locally, the forecast is for perhaps an inch of rain Tuesday and another half-inch Wednesday.

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Storm tracking with Maple Leaf Life

October 14th, 2016 by Mike

Sunday Oct. 16:

Rain = .89 inches. Storm gone.

Saturday, Oct. 15.

9 p.m. done.

6 p.m. Wind to 33 mph.

Yes?




Ready for the storm: Northgate QFC. Same story at Walgreens.

7 a.m.

Rain = 0.95 inches.

Big Storm ETA 4 6 p.m.  Gusts 50-60 45 49 mph late this afternoon.

There is one power outage in Maple Leaf, between Eighth Avenue Northeast and Roosevelt Way Northeast, at around 100th Avenue Northeast.

Friday, Oct. 14.


2:15 p.m. New high wind speed 32 mph at 2:02 p.m.

10:30 a.m. More heavy rain, wind heading our way after short break. Wind at Sea-Tac 43mph.

9 a.m. There is a power outage in Pinehurst, just north of Northgate, affecting one customer. Otherwise, quiet rain.

7 a.m. Storm No 1 arrived (finally, some 14 hours late) at around 6:24 a.m. (Although the main front passed through six hours ago.)

Overnight rain at Maple Leaf Life south = 1.71 inches. KOMO’s Scott Sistek says Oct. 13 now the wettest day in Seattle this year.

High wind 27 mph at 12:18 a.m.

Lightning. Some thunder.

Tornado warning on the coast just expired. Wind warning here has expired, although wind advisory still in effect through 6 p.m. From the National Weather Service in Seattle:

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL RISE AGAIN MIDDAY TODAY AND PEAK THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING…THEN EASE TEMPORARILY TONIGHT. A STRONGER STORM WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY EVENING WITH HIGH WINDS LIKELY.

* WINDS…SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH TODAY…STRONGEST MIDDAY THROUGH AFTERNOON.

* SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT.

Seattle City Light reports one (1) customer without power (in Wedgwood),

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A splendid sunset, followed by a wet week

March 7th, 2016 by Mike

The National Weather Service in Seattle this afternoon issued a special weather statement:

Wet and wetter.

By Wednesday night:

STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A STRONG FRONT AND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO AFFECT THE REGION. HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE FOR THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS AND A MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN WILL FALL IN THE CASCADE PASSES. THE MOST LIKELY AREA FOR STRONG WINDS IS THE COAST AND THE NORTH INTERIOR AND STRONG WINDS COULD CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

Other than that: Rain, rain, rain and rain.

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Wind’s from the east – rain coming in

February 13th, 2016 by Mike

Update 3:30 p.m. Cliff Mass has posted here: Atmospheric River Fest: A Very Wet Week.

“Now, some of you will want to know about snow. Don’t ask. The air will be relatively warm and the snow levels will be around 6000 ft. Rain will fall on the lower ski areas, like Snoqualmie and Stevens, but higher elevations should get some….”

7:26 a.m., Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

We’ve had 1.39 inches of rain this week, all recorded over the last three mornings here at Maple Leaf Life South.

We’ll get a lot more over the weekend.

The forecast calls for perhaps over another inch before Presidents Day.

More amusingly, the forecast discussion warns:

PRECIP IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO TAPER OFF THROUGHOUT THE MORNING BEFORE THE FIRST OF A PAIR OF WARM FRONTS STARTS TO MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. THIS AND ITS SEQUEL FRONT…WARM FRONT PART 2 THE REVENGE…WILL KICK OFF A VERY WET AND ACTIVE PATTERN FOR THIS WEEKEND.

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Rainy days and Wednesdays – get ready

January 27th, 2016 by Mike

Update 7 a.m. Thursday: Rain in the past 24 hours at Maple Leaf Life South- 1.33 inches. Top wind speed so far: 24 mph at 5:15 a.m.

KOMO has an update here.

We are under a special weather statement: “HEAVY RAINFALL WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON.”

“Major Atmospheric River Period for the West Coast” begins this evening, according to Cliff Mass.

From KOMO:

“Clouds will thicken up, too, and a vigorous cold front will arrive later as well. This front is going to kick up our winds – so much so that a HIGH SURF ADVISORY will be in effect along the coast and heavy rain will fall across the interior. Rainfall amounts could easily exceed .5-1″ and some of the downpours will take place during the evening commute.”

The official forecast is here. The Seattle Times has a story here.

Also, because we know everyone who follows Maple Leaf Life cares as much about the weather as we do and would really, really like to know how much it’s rained so far this year: 6.68 inches at Maple Leaf Life South, as of this morning.

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Maple Leaf, Scout trees, survive 9+ inches rain

December 23rd, 2015 by Mike

In an email Tuesday the Scouts behind the Maple Leaf tree lot (a 70-year tradition) wrote:

Boy Scout Troop 151 has finished a successful Christmas Tree sale. We earned enough to finance our program for the upcoming year.

We would like to thank all our returning customers who tracked us down, and for their ongoing support. We want to thank all our new  customers, many who told us they found about our tree lot from Maple Leaf Life.

In a separate post on their Facebook page the Scouts thanked members for “their time and commitment to the many hours everyone spent in the rain at the tree lot.”

How much rain, you ask.

Here at Maple Leaf Life South we know the answer: During the time the tree lot was open – Nov. 28th to Dec. 22nd – it rained 9.13 inches in the neighborhood.

During that time the single wettest day was Dec. 9th, at 1.36 inches.

Cliff Mass is predicting possibly the wettest December in Pacific Northwest history.

The Scouts go on to say:

We would like to thank the following Maple Leaf businesses  for their support this year:

Maple Leaf Life – for help us promote our Tree Lot and program.

Glo Cleaners – Owner Steve has been a longtime supporter.

Maple Leaf Property Management – Owner Kit MacPherson provided signs and has been a longtime customer.

Father Mark, St. Catherine’s Church and School – They have been a great partner for our Troop for many years and  when we need a space for the tree lot, they were there with open arms.

Troop 151 is a parent-sponsored Boy Scout Troop. “We offer and outstanding leadership and outdoor education program for Scouts 10-17.

We meet Mondays at St. Catherine’s at 7 p.m.. All interested families can attend.

Thanks to all our customers and supporters.

This year’s Maple Leaf Park Solstice tree came from the Scout lot, we’re told.

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And now, a “drunken storm” after 4.5 inchs of rain

December 10th, 2015 by Mike

Noon update: Another third of an inch of rain since morning. Highest wind gust: 34 mph at 11:07 a.m.

Garbage cans and tree limbs litter the streets.

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Nearly 4 1/2 inches of rain has fallen on Maple Leaf Life South so far this week – 4.44 inches, to be exact, as of 7 a.m.

And we’re enjoying serious rain now.

Cliff Mass has decided to dub the system now hanging off our coast a “drunken storm.”

Drunken Storm: a storm that circles around and has minimal forward motion, in contrast to normal storms that move rapidly to the east or northeast.

(Today), an usually powerful storm for our region will careen around in our offshore water for an extended period before making landfall. A very strong storm and unusual behavior.

It will be followed by a sober storm, with wind, this weekend.

The National Weather Service’s current discussion of all this distinguishes itself with the phrase: “A BENT BACK OCCLUSION OR STINGER JET.”

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“Darkest day,” inches of rain, plus windstorm

December 8th, 2015 by Mike

Update Dec. 9th: 1.31 inches of rain overnight here.

Over the last two days it’s rained 1.71 inches here at Maple Leaf Life South.

Much more is coming – with the possibility of another three inches by morning, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle….”These will likely pale in comparison to what we receive in the next 24 to 36 hours. Heavy rain will lead to flooding concerns on area rivers. In addition, windy conditions are expected at times through Wednesday.”

Cliff Mass has pointed out that Monday “was the darkest December day in Seattle in nearly 9 years”.

And then there’s the coming wind.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON…SOUTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

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Rain overnight in Maple Leaf: 1.79″

November 15th, 2015 by Mike

Snow is being reported this morning in Tacoma, Puyallup and Eatonville. Also, Auburn.

The south hill in Puyallup is 400 feet above sea level, the National Weather Service says.

Maple Leaf is at 466 feet outside the Blue Saucer on Roosevelt Way Northeast.

So far, though, just rain.

Totaling 1.79 inches overnight plus .95 inches overnight Friday into Saturday.

The rain is expected to slack off after 10 a.m. before a triumphant return Monday night into Tuesday.

PS: The current forecast discussion posted by the National Weather Service/Seattle speaks of a possible major windstorm here on Tuesday.

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