Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What weather we're having....

I'll tell ya, we've been having more than our share of extreme weather the past few weeks. Here in Seattle, starting around Dec 15, we've had two weeks of snow, then a warm up & nothing but rain and very gusty winds.

When I moved here, everyone told me the weather is fairly stable here. It's nicely warm in the summer & chilly and rainy throughout the winter. That's been true mostly, but the recent weather has put that on its ear. The snow was about a foot deep in most places (deeper in some places), and it kept everyone inside for the most part. I worked from home for a week solid. The buses were running about half as often, which meant about an hour/hour-and-a-half wait most of the time. Then when a bus came by, so many folks were waiting, and the bus was so packed, that not everyone got on.

Now it's been raining since Sunday, and not the normal rain. It's been raining hard & very windy. Yesterday there were 60mph gusts all around the area. Today's been pretty windy too. It makes waiting for the bus much more of an ordeal.

The local news is talking about how how towns like Kelso & Chehalis are really getting flooded. Hell, I can even hear it raining from inside my apartment, and that's not normal.

However, I know that this is just a fluke. Our weather will be back to normal soon. The weatherman just said we should have sun by this weekend. That will be GREAT!

One thing that living in Seattle has done for me. It's given me a better appreciation of the sunny days when we have them.

I hope the weather is good where you live. :)

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