...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 8:03 AM [+]
Take a look at these stats (from Seattle, right hand column is average):
Sunday 0.87 - 0.18
This Month 4.28 - 0.84
Since 10/1 5.83 - 4.03
Since 1/1 29.77 - 26.39
Note that in the 5 days this month so far, we have gotten the vast majority of the rain we normally get in all of November - 5.8"
As if this were not astonishing, by the end of today we will very likely have exceeded the average monthly total by a significant amount. They are predicting 2-6" of rain today. Combined with rising snow levels in the mountains, we are set up for some potentially serious flooding.
Prayers would be appropriate as many Washingtonians live near rivers.
Our house is thankfully not one of them, but our property does have a pretty sudden slope on the northwest side of the house and while it is unlikely, we know what can happen with overly water saturated slopes.
Even by Western Washington standards we have had enough.