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Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

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Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  janezee on 12/26/2011, 11:29 pm

Take a look at our forecast and see why they call this the Emerald State. We all are turning moldy and green and soggy this time of year, and don't dry out until July 15th.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/homeandgarden/garden/weather/tenday/98249?lswe=98249&%22%20from=%22locator%22&lswa=GardeningForecast

I love how they say that the need for watering today and tomorrow is "Moderate" while later in the week, it's "Low!"
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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  boffer on 12/27/2011, 12:24 am

I've been enjoying that our rainfall has been 87% less than average this month. It has been a comparatively great December so far.

The forecast does look depressing however...



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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  Lavender Debs on 12/27/2011, 1:22 am

@janezee wrote:...snip...I love how they say that the need for watering today and tomorrow is "Moderate" while later in the week, it's "Low!"

I did water my bay lural today....soooooo

What are the chances of seeing stars for new-years? Oh, wait, those are not stars! Was hoping to get out to Fort Casey this weekend but it isn't going to happen.....I'll still be thinking of you. Happy New Year fellow web-foot! Happy carrots to you.
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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  gwennifer on 12/27/2011, 2:51 am

I don't like to complain about the rain. It doesn't have to be shoveled (born and raised in Alaska - so I can appreciate that) and it's what makes everything so green and lush around here. However, forecasts like that can be a little frustrating sometimes. Like now - when I could use some dry weather to take the Christmas lights down. Sure was nice putting them up this year though!
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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  janezee on 12/27/2011, 6:02 am

Well, just like Thanksgiving, we had wind gusts to 60 on Christmas Day, and yes, another power outage.

Fortunately, I was having dinner at the DD's in Seattle.
Unfortunately, we had to take the ferry.
Fortunately, it was running, despite the wind.
Unfortunately, we hit the pier.
Fortunately, no damage to the boat.
Unfortunately, dark and rainy way up north on the Island.
Fortunately, sunny in Seattle!
And, fortunately, power was restored, and is still on tonight!
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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  camprn on 12/27/2011, 6:11 am

When I was quite small, I lived in Bellevue which was a small town at that time, and we used to take that ferry to and fro Whidbey to see relatives. I remember the ferry hitting the pier more than once. As a child it was always such an adventure! Hang in there, Spring is on the way!!! sunny

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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  janezee on 12/27/2011, 2:59 pm

Camprn, I'm so glad to hear that you have pleasant memories of my adopted home!
I still love to take the ferry. I call it my mini ocean cruise. It's a whole 'nother sub-culture.
Lots of folks commute together every day. Although the ride is only 12 minutes, you're on the ferry for almost half an hour, plenty of time to socialize over a cup of coffee and a Danish. There are sitters, and walkers. I can do 20-30 laps around the inside each trip. For some, this is probably the only walking time they get all day.
Then there are the day-trippers, and tourists, and delivery trucks.
My first years here, I had to commute a lot. One day I was on my way home and I noticed that everyone was moving to the left side of the boat. There were several orca whales breaching! It was amazing!
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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  ModernDayBetty on 12/27/2011, 7:32 pm

(I don't know how you copy your weather so beautifully) Our weather is so strange over on this side of the Mountains. We usually get a day or two of 50's and sunny in the winter months, but it's usually icy and cold. Instead, we are having early spring like weather in December. Strange way to start the new year. I'm almost tempted to see if I can start planting seeds using bottles for protection... but I'm sure we'll go back to hard freezes in January and February.

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Re: Winter has truly arrived in the PNW

Post  FamilyGardening on 12/28/2011, 12:20 am

at 9:00 pm tonight....rain & wind Sad blah......lights are flicker-in too What a Face

nothing to do on this winter night but day/night dream of spring to come as i stroll not troll Razz thru old threads dreaming up new idea's Smile

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