Tuesday, November 7, 2006

SAME STORY, DIFFERENT DAY

It's still raining but the temperature has dropped to 58 degrees. Here's the latest from KOMO TV in Seattle.

 

Dear Linda,
Updated Tuesday 3:45 a.m.

Historical Flooding is the Top Story as the National Weather Service declares that 7 rivers are now expected to reach record severity for flooding.

The rivers that are set to see record flooding include the Snoqualmie, Skykomish, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Carbon, Skagit and Cowlitz rivers. We've got more flooding specifics on our home page with the top stories.

THE FORECAST:
The moist Strong Southwest flow continues aloft bringing in some heavy rain for the Southwest Interior and the Mountains. This morning there is still some heavy rain from around SE King County to Southern Mason Co. Southward which includes Pierce Co. Later this afternoon we will see the Snow Level drop as some cooler air moves in and the tropical downpours finally stop.

The wettest day Seattle has ever had totalled 5.02". If you remember, that happened only a few years ago on Oct. 20, 2003. Rainfall yesterday was 3.29" making it the 3rd wettest day ever @ Sea-Tac. Airport. 

For perspective, we usually get about 6" for the entire month of November, and most of Seattle's Top 10 wettest days ever are around 3".

Highs today will be in the morning, right around the upper 50's and then drop a few degrees. Look for scattered afternoon showers after the morning rain. The wind will still be up to 20-30 MPH out of the Southwest.

Tonight the wind dies down to 10-15 MPH out of the Southwest with Snow Levels down to 4000 ft. Overnight lows will be in the 40's.

Wednesday will include scattered showers and sunbreaks with highs around 50.

Thursday should be a dry day and cool with high temperatures in the upper 40's.

Another storm comes ashore by Friday, but by then the rivers should be back in their banks. Also, this storm looks much cooler, with snow levels closer to 2,500 ft., meaning snow in the mountains and not so much water runoff.

Cool showers for Saturday, and then cool rain again for Sunday and Monday with highs in the upper 40s.

Jim Castillo
KOMO 4 Meteorologist more...

 Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday, I'm off to get ready for work.......Linda

8 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Hope the rain stops for you soon.


inquestoftruth said...

They could just cut your forcast down a whole lot by saying:   "Rain Forever"    Maybe your monsoon season will be over soon.
~Meg

ally123130585918 said...

Linda hope you have a wonderful Tuesday ~ and the rain eases off  ~ Ally

yakima127 said...

Whoever said they wanted "some rain" when we had our unusually long, hot summer should be shot, right about now...never, ever ask for rain!  When we get it, we sure get it, don't we???  Jae

tcgrammie said...

Know that you all are getting lots of flooding so hope it clears up really soon.  I always feel bad for anyone who has to drive to work in downpours!  It can be so stressful!  Wish there was a way some of the rainwater could be channeled down to us in San Diego.  It is 90 degrees and the Santa Ana winds are blowing--hot and dry!  

jlocorriere05 said...

Wow! You're gonna have a dry day on Thursday! I hope the rain eases off for you all up there in the north west. Jeannette xx  

radar446 said...

You've just got to love weather forecasts that are so optimistic.  I know you are ready for a break.

Greg
http://journals.aol.com/radar446/PhotoTrek/

queenb8261 said...

Don't forget your umbrella and other raingear!It was 90!!!degrees here yesterday...too doggone hot for November.  Supposed to be 65 today.  No wonder people are sick everywhere.  Typical West Texas.
Have a good weekend. Barb