An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
A STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SPREAD PRECIPITATION INLAND OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON STARTING SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH MUCH OF SUNDAY. A COMBINATION OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS... HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND ICE BUILDUPS ARE EXPECTED.
A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS ON TAP THIS WEEKEND. HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE COAST ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN SPREAD INTO THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON EARLY SATURDAY EVENING. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR ON THE KITSAP PENINSULAUH OH...ALONG HOOD CANAL...AND FROM OLYMPIA AND CHEHALIS WEST TO THE CENTRAL COAST NEAR OCEAN SHORES. 10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED CLOSE TO HOOD CANAL. OTHER LOCATIONS WITHIN THIS AREA SHOULD GET 5 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.
They are saying that high pressure on the eastside of the cascades and the low approaching us will have the cold air in the east rushing through the valleys of the mountains (possibly generating sustained winds of 50-70mph for folks near the mountains - brings back memories for us when we lived in Sultan where we saw similar winds though not nearly this strong)...and this rush will in essence pin the weather on top of us and let the snow dump and dump and dump.
Last night we got pounded, though we only got a couple more inches here, some places got more than a foot. Temperatures in the teens tonight. It was 18 years ago to the day that I had my wild 8+/- hour torturous drive from Redmond to Kirkland during a storm that gave us nearly knee high snow at Northwest College. That remains an epic adventure in my memory. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
Given the meteoroligcal track record it will probably just rain. But once in awhile they get it right.