Friday, November 24, 2006

HELP ME STAY THANKFUL

That's my plea as I read my personalized weather forecast email from KOMO TV in Seattle this morning. 

"Dear Linda,

MOIST AIR WILL CONTINUE TO STREAM INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE SNOW LEVEL AROUND 1000 FEET. LOWLAND SHOWERS WILL LIKELY BE MIXED WITH SNOW AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF SEATTLE.

ANOTHER FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY...WITH SNOW LEVELS BELOW 1000 FEET. COLD AND UNSETTLED
WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK.

Today: Showers are scattered across the area THIS MORNING WITH SNOW
IN THE MOUNTAINS. Highs in the low 40’s.

HEAVY SNOW WARNING will CONTINUE until NOON FOR ANOTHER 3
TO 6 INCHES.

SHOWERS WILL DECREASE ACROSS THE LOWLANDS AS WELL
LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN QUITE
LOW...PROBABLY AROUND 500-1000 FEET IT COULD BECOME A PROBLEM IN SPOTS.

THINGS BECOME MORE COMPLICATED OVER THE WEEKEND. SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE SATURDAY WITH COOLER AIR ALOFT STILL WORKING INTO THE AREA. A mix to some snow is forecast late Saturday into Sunday.

AT THIS POINT IS FOR A MAINLY SNOW EVENT FAR N INTERIOR. OTHER AREAS WOULD LIKELY START AS RAIN AND POSSIBLY CHANGE TO OR MIX WITH SNOW AT SOME POINT IN THE EVENT...ESPECIALLY N OF SEATTLE.

GIVEN THIS IS A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENT AND ALSO A BIG TRAVEL DAY...THE FORECAST SHOULD BE MONITORED CLOSELY.

Temperatures will stay in the 30’s for highs and low will likely drop into the upper 20’s in Seattle.

Updated Friday 4:03 a.m."
  (I'm probably between 0 and 200 feet about sea level)

I'm determined to go about my business and hope they are wrong on this forecast.  However the temperature is dropping, it's 38 degrees on the the outdoor thermometer on my porch.

So I guess as the day goes on, I'll see what happens.  I'm going to go to the post office to get stamps for my England & Canada bound Christmas cards and also try to get my hair cut today. I just realized ....I have no left overs, except green bean casserole.  But I do have some left over vegetable soup that I made last Monday evening.  So I guess that will do.

Happy Friday everyone.......Linda

4 comments:

jonibooks1991 said...

Well I live up in the hills at about 500 to 1000 feet, so yeah I may be communting in snow and ice the next 2 days.  My husband will take me if it looks too dangerous, he's very good that way.  Stay safe Linda.

yakima127 said...

We noticed a bit of rain/snow mix, yesterday afternoon.  It is getting really cold, and it sure "smells like snow!"  we are happy to be the ones hit with snow (N. of Seattle"!  Hope your son is doing well, today...Jae

jeadie05 said...

Weather doesnt sound very exciting Linda ,dont stay out long ,Ihope your son is feeling better today ...love Jan xx

sonensmilinmon said...

I know we had some snow/rain mix here the other day.  Not that I left the house yesterday.  Today, I opted to go to work as it was really ugly outside and besides I don't have much in the way of mad money - so why not work!  Hope you get things done while it's dry but, cold.

Monica