Archive for November, 2011

November Drier Than Normal…Say What?

Filed in Rain, Sun Posted on November 28, 2011 10:00 pm by 0 Comments
November Drier Than Normal…Say What?

The last week in November holds the distinction of being the wettest of the year, but aside from yesterday’s rain (.42″) and a few drib drabs on Friday, the rest of the week has been completely dry.

Light rain expected tomorrow night will tack on another .10″ of rain or so, but it won’t be nearly enough to make the Nov. 24-30 period the wettest of the year, nor will it be enough to make November 2011 an average or above-average month in the rain department.
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More Rain on the Way

Filed in La Nina, Rain Posted on November 26, 2011 11:54 am by 0 Comments
More Rain on the Way

After a very slow start to November in the rain department, Seattle has almost caught up to where it should be, precipitation-wise, at this point in the month.

Through yesterday, SeaTac airport has measured 4.63″ of rain this month–just .24″ shy of the average rainfall for Seattle from Nov. 1-25. Not surprisingly, more than 60 percent of this month’s rain fell from last Sunday through Thanksgiving, with the wettest day during that stretch–Tuesday–recording 1.76″ of rain.
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Most Rainfall Since Dec. 12, 2010

Filed in La Nina, Rain Posted on November 22, 2011 8:00 pm by 0 Comments
Most Rainfall Since Dec. 12, 2010

Our first heavy rain event of the season has officially brought 1.56″ of rain (and counting!) to Seattle today–the most recorded since last Dec. 12, when 2.19″ of rain was measured.

Rainfall has diminished slightly since the downpours of mid-afternoon, as the heaviest precipitation has shifted north to the Everett area. Current model forecasts shift this heavy rain band back south through the metro area during the overnight hours, primarily between 1 and 4 a.m. (good news for those of you not wanting to drive to work in the pounding rain for the third straight morning).
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When’s the Best Time to Go Outside Tomorrow?

Filed in Rain Posted on November 21, 2011 10:00 pm by 0 Comments
When’s the Best Time to Go Outside Tomorrow?

With talk of tomorrow’s expected heavy rains running rampant around Seattle today, you might have found yourself wondering, “Is it really going to rain cats and dogs all day tomorrow? For hours on end? From tomorrow morning to tomorrow night…all the way to Thanksgiving? Is that even possible?”
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Rainy Monday Morning, Dry Afternoon

Filed in Rain, Sun Posted on November 20, 2011 2:02 pm by 0 Comments
Rainy Monday Morning, Dry Afternoon

With the region’s first flirtation with snow all but over (considering the lack of snowflakes for 95% of the Puget Sound region, “flirtation” may be too strong of a word here), the focus now turns to a rather wet pattern taking shape, starting tomorrow night.

But before we get to the drenching rains that are so common around here in mid- to-late November, a much weaker system–an appetizer for what’s to come–will pass through the region tomorrow morning.
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No Snow Today, Say the Latest Models

Filed in Cold Weather, Snow Posted on November 18, 2011 7:25 am by 0 Comments
No Snow Today, Say the Latest Models

The NAM–the model that predicted a couple inches of snow across metro Seattle last night–has done an about-face this morning. The latest run of the NAM (the “12Z” version) forecasts no snow whatsoever for Puget Sound tonight–an unfortunate flip-flop for those of us who love snow (myself included)!
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