So far today...
Updated Thursday 5:50 a.m.
The rain will give way to scattered showers and sunbreaks tomorrow, but another round of steady moisture steers in late Friday night. Saturday promises to be soggy and gusty, with highs again at or above 50 degrees. This warmth keeps the snow level high, so Stevens and Snoqualmie Passes will be wet rather than white most of the weekend (great for pass travel, bad for building a snow base at the resorts!). Sunday stays rainy at times, too, with highs well into the 50s during the afternoon.
Next week, the steady moisture breaks apart into widely scattered showers, and as we run out of rain, we'll see longer dry and partly sunny periods leading up to Christmas. Temps will begin to slide back down to 'normal' (average highs are in the middle 40s around the Sound in late December), with afternoon highs on Tuesday and Christmas Eve in the 40s.
Have a great morning,
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80 mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
With all the talk and controversy on climate change, I thought this was an excellent video done by PBS on why human nature makes it so difficult to have this conversation as a society.
The main YouTube page the speaker references at the end of the video can be found at this link.
At the start of the month, I blogged about how Seattle needed essentially just a normal December by temperature to set the record for warmest year on record by overall average temperature.
Now that we've reached the halfway point, it's not only looking like the annual record is going down, but perhaps the all-time monthly record too! And all you have to do is glance at the mountains to see it's taking a toll on the snowpack.
If you are, or know someone who is a weather nerd, they've probably been distracted (more than usual) checking their Twitter feed trying to outdo the world on coming up with the best film titles about meteorology.
The hashtag #MeteorologicalFilms caught fire this weekend and is trending worldwide, calling out all weather gurus to put down the GFS charts and instead try to rhyme their way into the internet world hall of fame (or, at least get a few amused retweets or favorites.)
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