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A basement fire here overnight; snow Thursday eve

December 7th, 2016 by Mike

Firefighters doused a blaze in the basement of a house in the 9200 block of 17th Avenue Northeast.

It was under control by 5 a.m. There were no injuries.

The Seattle Times has a story here.

Current thinking on Thursday’s anticipated snow is it won’t get here until evening, probably after the commute. The National Weather Service in Seattle is forecasting 1-3 inches locally, turning to rain before Friday morning.

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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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“Make sure you have batteries!” Sunday storm

March 12th, 2016 by Mike

Update Sunday March 13:

5  p.m.: Map is back. 51,000.

4:30 p.m. The Seattle City Light outage map appears to be down.

2 p.m. Lights flickering. Up by Northgate, 4,400 without power. Citywide, 28,000 41,000 46,000 48,000 out.

Winds at Maple Leaf Life South to 34 40 51 mph.

Cliff Mass: Windstorm Update: Could This Be a Big Fizzle over Puget Sound?

Today’s weather: Roily.

“Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Steady temperature around 48. South wind 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.”

Sunday’s weather: “Make sure you have batteries!” (Cliff Mass – Sunday Windstorm.)

The National Weather Service – Seattle has issued a high wind watch beginning Sunday afternoon.

WINDS…SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

*IMPACTS…FAIRLY WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES ARE POSSIBLE, ALONG WITH SOME DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS.

Timing: Sunday afternoon through late Sunday night.

Winds hit 39 mph here during Thursday’s storm. Thousands lost power.

Cliff Mass: “Bottom line: The south/central coast will get hit hard, with gusts reaching 50-70 mph. For Puget Sound, it will probably be similar to the storm of this week, but it could be worse.”

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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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“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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Wind, rain and power outages on Seahawk Sunday

January 18th, 2015 by Mike

Northeast 105th Street blocked between Fifth and Eighth avenues.

Just under 10,000 Seattle City Light customers are without power this morning (7 a.m.) on game day.

A high wind warning will expire at 8 a.m.

Wind gusts hit 48 mph at 12:25 a.m. here at Maple Leaf Life South. An inch of rain fell in the overnight storm.

Only two neighbors in south Maple Leaf are without power, but large swaths of Meadowbrook and Shoreline are dark.

In the greater Seattle metropolitan are, Puget Sound Power reports 33,000 customers without power and Tweeted:

Crews will be in “beastmode” to assess damage and restore as many customers as quickly as we can.

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Heavy hail hits Maple Leaf

March 19th, 2014 by Mike

At 2:50 p.m. a hailstorm swept through Maple Leaf.

At 2:53 it stopped.

KIRO reports: “Hail now being reported over north King County.. Even north Seattle. Conv zone is roaring pretty good right now.”

Forecast says thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.

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Sun before a week of wind, rain

February 16th, 2014 by Mike

The sun is out at 10 a.m, but the forecast is for heavy rain this afternoon. There is a wind advisory in effect from noon until midnight, which could cause power outages.

Cliff Mass says “the heavens are about to open up over the Northwest as a persistent moist southwesterly flow will bring a series of very wet systems into the region.”

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Today’s rain and wind = waterfalls in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

January 11th, 2014 by Mike

Update 5 p.m.Rainfall during daylight hours: .70 inches. Top wind: 43 mph at 1:32 p.m.

Update 12:08 p.m. Thunderstorm, No power 8th Avenue Northeast to Lake Washington between Northeast 77th and Northeast 38th streets.

Update 11:55 a.m. Rain falling in sheets. More than 6,000 without power.

Update 11:30 a.m. This just in from Seattle City Light:

Gusty conditions continue and so does the risk of more outages. Getting reports from Ravenna right now. 5400 customers, report of wires down. Please call 684-3000 or 684-7400.

Rain overnight – .71 inches here at Maple Leaf Life South in the last 24 hours – means six of the nine settling ponds on the east side of Reservoir Park are full or filling.

And spilling over into miniature waterfalls.

Which should continue through the day. The forecast, as of 10 a.m., is for rain and possibly a thunderstorm, with wind gusts to 39 mph.

In the mountains – a different story. A winter storm watch from 2 p.m. today until noon Sunday. From Cliff Mass:

The weather map at 1 p.m. Saturday shows the story: LOTS of isobars over the region. Expect blizzard conditions in the passes. If you (travel) into the mountains that day, prepare for difficult conditions (chains, food, blankets). I would expect some avalanche control closures as well.

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Today's rain and wind = waterfalls in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

January 11th, 2014 by Mike

Update 5 p.m.Rainfall during daylight hours: .70 inches. Top wind: 43 mph at 1:32 p.m.

Update 12:08 p.m. Thunderstorm, No power 8th Avenue Northeast to Lake Washington between Northeast 77th and Northeast 38th streets.

Update 11:55 a.m. Rain falling in sheets. More than 6,000 without power.

Update 11:30 a.m. This just in from Seattle City Light:

Gusty conditions continue and so does the risk of more outages. Getting reports from Ravenna right now. 5400 customers, report of wires down. Please call 684-3000 or 684-7400.

Rain overnight – .71 inches here at Maple Leaf Life South in the last 24 hours – means six of the nine settling ponds on the east side of Reservoir Park are full or filling.

And spilling over into miniature waterfalls.

Which should continue through the day. The forecast, as of 10 a.m., is for rain and possibly a thunderstorm, with wind gusts to 39 mph.

In the mountains – a different story. A winter storm watch from 2 p.m. today until noon Sunday. From Cliff Mass:

The weather map at 1 p.m. Saturday shows the story: LOTS of isobars over the region. Expect blizzard conditions in the passes. If you (travel) into the mountains that day, prepare for difficult conditions (chains, food, blankets). I would expect some avalanche control closures as well.

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