RamsThoughts

January 10, 2007 9:51 pm

Snowing in Seattle … again!!!

Filed under: Weather — ramsblog @ 9:51 pm

oh yeah – it is very unusual that it snows in Seattle few times a season. It all started even before the winter back in November – with 6 to 8 inches of snow in our area. This was another round today.

I looked outside the window from our office building and it all looked dry around 4pm and in another hour, it started with flurries and icy rain. My wife came over to my location and we both started when the roads were still wet. Well it started heavily within 4 minutes from then – and we once experienced a slide and just about to either hit the light pole or drive into a steep curb. We managed to maneur to get back on the road and drove pretty good for another 4miles at least and there a complete halt with heavy snow fall. Only 4wheelers moving were AWDs – oh yeah all those SUVs. I tried to stay on the path behind SUVs to be able to stay on the road, but in vain.

A person who was by the road with the same situation, helped us get the car on to safe curb and we stopped there. We were about a mile away from home and thought of just walking by. Person X we met, said he was waiting for a ride from a known person, and offered if we would join them. It was nice of him, and we waited as we had to pick our 2yr old sooner and walking down would have been too late.

Anyways, within minues, we got on to another car – he also dropped us at the day care and waited until we picked up our kid and dropped us back at home. I am glad that there are people around to help each other. We did notice many cars abandoned on street side. It was no fun driving on snow this time 😦

road conditions[1

Weather site says

SNOW ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING…
THE SNOW ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING.

SNOW SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONVERGENCE ZONE CONTINUE OVER THE AREA UNTIL AROUND 10 PM. THIS AREA OF SNOW IS SLOWLY WEAKENING…HOWEVER ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO AN INCH ARE STILL POSSIBLE UNTIL 10 PM…AFTER WHICH THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF.

TEMPERATURES WILL THEN FALL INTO THE 20S TONIGHT…CAUSING ANY SURFACES COVERED WITH SLUSH TO ICE UP AND FREEZE.

A SNOW ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE MAINLY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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