News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood

 

Now wind – and power outages

February 10th, 2017 by Mike

Noon update: High wind gust so far here 31 mph. About 100 customers are without power in Maple Leaf, out of 138 citywide, according to Seattle City Light.

The headline on Cliff Mass’ post today is:  “Hold on to your hats! Western Washington winds are about to blow!

Which about tells it.

Winds in Maple Leaf are currently (mostly) in the single digits, but gusts are already sending trash cans blowing across the street.

The forecast: The high winds arrive within the hour (around 10 a.m.), and should blow steadily between 2o-30 mph. Gusts, however, are forecast to hit 44 mph here.

Mass: “So batten down the hatches and get ready…the wind is about to blow.  City Light and the other utilities should get read…some folks are about to lose their power.”

 

 

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Snowing more heavily (again) this morning in Maple Leaf

February 8th, 2017 by Mike

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We ARE Seattle’s third highest hill.

Warm rain is coming, though.

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UPDATE: Snow coming … morning commute predicted to be dicy

February 5th, 2017 by Mike

10:30 a.m. Monday. Back to steady snow.

Update Monday 8 a.m.: 3 inches and falling at Maple Leaf Life South.

Many things closed today, including all city libraries except downtown, which opens at noon,

On Seattle Department of Transportation map, red = plowed and salted.

Update 5:37 p.m. Snowing in Maple Leaf.

From the Winter Storm Warning for Seattle and lowlands:

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE.
  LOCALIZED ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE CLOSE TO
  THE CASCADES.
* MAIN IMPACT...ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND
  VERY SLIPPERY. TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
  DURING THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE. DELAYS MAY BE SIGNIFICANT.

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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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Return of the snow? Possibly not.

January 9th, 2017 by Mike

Well, The New York Times appears to be worried.

This image arrived by email this afternoon.

Dear Times Subscriber,

We make every effort to assure prompt delivery of your newspaper, regardless of challenging weather conditions.

But if we’re unable to prevent a significant delay, you can receive a timely alert, including an estimate of when to expect your paper.

There IS snow in the forecast for Maple Leaf, specifically between 4-10 a.m. Tuesday. Up to 1.5 inches.

However, Scott Sistek isn’t so worried.

The KOMO forecaster this afternoon posted:

“So again to recap: The farther south you are in our region, the better chance you have of getting some snow Tuesday morning. Seattle may see snow but not get much to stick. North of Seattle, snow is not seen as a factor.”

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Partial power outage in area – winds?

January 8th, 2017 by Mike

Update: The Seattle Times has a story here.

At 1 p.m. Seattle City Light is reporting over 20,000 customers without power, including in Maple Leaf, Ravenna and Phinny.

The cause is unknown apparently equipment failure, according to a video posted to Facebook by City Light. A a surge hit Maple Leaf at 11:41 a.m., briefly cutting power.

There is a high wind warning in effect until 6 p.m., but its boundaries don’t quite reach Maple Leaf.

City Light estimates power will be restored in about two hours.

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Snow to arrive overnight – UPDATE

December 31st, 2016 by Mike

Update :

Noon. Sunny. All over.

7 a.m. Sunday.

Lightly snowing here at elevation. Dusting on the ground, rooftops.

From the National Weather Service in Seattle this afternoon:

*UPDATE* Lowland snow is possible through New Year’s morning. The highest amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the East Puget Sound Lowlands, and western Whatcom and Skagit counties. Up to 2 inches are possible with locally higher amounts in the Bellevue, Seattle and Tacoma metro areas, Bremerton and vicinity, and the Hood Canal area. All other lowland areas will probably see an inch or less. For the Olympics and Cascades, 3 to 6 inches are possible. Snow will make roads and surfaces slick, so people that are out and about tonight and tomorrow morning should use caution!

The elevation of Maple Leaf is 466 feet above sea level, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. We’re the third-highest hill in Seattle.

By Monday night temperatures are forecast to hit 20 degrees.

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Snow coming later today!

December 23rd, 2016 by Mike

Update 4 p.m.


9:20 a.m. Snowing.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a winter weather advisory for up to three inches of snow here this afternoon into Christmas Eve.

MAIN IMPACT…UP TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED…ESPECIALLY ABOVE 200 FEET ELEVATION.

The elevation of Maple Leaf is 466 feet above sea level, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. We’re the third-highest hill in Seattle.

The advisory is in effect from noon now until 3 a.m. Christmas Eve.

KOMO’s Scott Sistek isn’t so sure:

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Snowing lightly but steadily in Maple Leaf

December 17th, 2016 by Mike

Update Sunday 12/18:

Sun.

1 p.m. Light but steady snow here.
3 p.m. Sun.

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