Archive for October, 2012

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Sandy to Slam East Coast

Filed in Wind Posted on October 28, 2012 6:57 pm by 0 Comments
Something Wicked This Way Comes: Sandy to Slam East Coast

We could get over two inches of rain by the end of Halloween. In other words, one-fourth of what will inundate Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. in the same time span. While damp even by Seattle standards, our upcoming soggy stretch—heavy rain tonight into Monday, and another inch of rain on Tuesday—is small potatoes compared to […]

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Shorts to Shovels: Denver’s Wild Weather

Filed in Cold Weather Posted on October 24, 2012 3:08 pm by 0 Comments
Shorts to Shovels: Denver’s Wild Weather

Imagine going from sunny and 70-something one day to snow and 30 degrees the next. Or vice versa. In Seattle, either is impossible. In Denver, both happen several times a year. Thanks to its mile-high elevation and considerable distance from large bodies of water—the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are each over 1,000 […]

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Seattle’s Rainiest Day

Filed in Weather Records Posted on October 21, 2012 4:10 pm by 5 Comments
Seattle’s Rainiest Day

Sure, it rained yesterday, and sure, it rained pretty hard in some spots. Boeing Field, after all, saw .18 inches from a midday thunderstorm, and heavy showers pounded areas north of Everett as a strong line of storms—including a waterspout by Whidbey Island—moved through. Compared to what fell from the sky nine years earlier, however, […]

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Colder Weather Closing In

Filed in Cold Weather Posted on October 18, 2012 7:19 pm by 0 Comments
Colder Weather Closing In

It’s only mid-October, but by this weekend, it’ll feel like mid-November. Much colder air will invade Western Washington beginning Saturday, dropping our high temperatures to around 50 degrees—a mark not usually reached in Seattle until just before Thanksgiving. The air will feel especially brisk when contrasted with today’s highs, which hit the mid 60s as […]

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Monday Afternoon Soaker

Filed in Rain Posted on October 14, 2012 8:28 pm by 0 Comments
Monday Afternoon Soaker

At least it won’t rain all day. Another slug of moisture is set to drench Seattle tomorrow, but not before 12 hours of dryness ensues. Cloudy but rain-free skies are in store for the first half of Monday, with the steady precipitation we’ve seen most of today tapering off by midnight. The Monday morning commute […]

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Record Dryness Winding Down

Filed in Rain Posted on October 10, 2012 2:53 pm by 0 Comments
Record Dryness Winding Down

Last year, we kicked off October with 11 straight days of rain. This year, things couldn’t have begun on a more different note. With no rain expected until Friday, the first 11 days of the month will go down as completely dry—Seattle’s driest start to October since 1991, when rain held off until the 16th […]

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