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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.
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Cue the JAWS Theme


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 PENINSULA
UH 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.

...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 8:52 PM [+]
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4 Comments:

Ay yi yi! Us too! You stay safe.

By Blogger Mimi, at 10:39 AM  

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Yeah, I remember that storm. We drove south with it, all the way over the Siskyous to central California.

I want to hear snow totals from you all. Stay warm.

By Blogger Liz in Seattle, at 7:52 PM  

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I'd reckon about 8" from this dump plus 2-3 (compacted by kids and dog paws) from the previous stuff.

Nobody is plowing either Totten or Widme...so yea-HAW. Watched a neighbor today founder getting up a hill on Emerald that my Sub managed.

Proud of that truck. We'll see if it gets me to work tomorrow.

By Blogger JamesoftheNorthwest, at 5:04 PM  

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8" total, including previously compacted stuff. Maybe 2-3 more tonight.

When I was expecting B, in Virginia, we had (drumroll) 40" in five days. Yee-haw is right.

And good for the 'burban. Glad you ditched your little commuter car, lo these many years ago?

By Blogger Liz in Seattle, at 5:36 PM  

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