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.
Fun with Weather When our map looks this colorful, its indicative of some serious potential fun.
Predicting snow in western Washington is almost as reliable as astrology. Up until the moment flakes start falling, it is STILL very much a crap shoot. But, it is looking more and more like we are receiving a little Advent present from Alaska. Here is what the NWS is saying at the moment...keep in mind, I live on the Kitsap Peninsula but am presently sitting in a lab in downtown Seattle.
RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW IN SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. THE BEST CHANCE FOR SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE OVER THE KITSAP PENINSULA. AS THE LOW MOVES FURTHER EAST THIS EVENING A PUGET SOUND CONVERGENCE ZONE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND. PRECIPITATION IN THE CONVERGENCE ZONE WILL SWITCH OVER TO SNOW. IN THE CENTRAL SOUND OUTSIDE OF THE CONVERGENCE AREA THE PRECIPITATION WILL REMAIN AS RAIN UNTIL LATE TONIGHT WHEN THE AIR MASS WILL BE COOL ENOUGH FOR THE SHOWERS TO CHANGE OVER TO SNOW. A WIDE RANGE OF SNOW AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE WILL SOME LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING AREA GETTING LITTLE IF ANY SNOW WHILE IN THE CONVERGENCE ZONE AS WELL AS OVER THE KITSAP PENINSULA AS MUCH AS SIX INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE BY SATURDAY MORNING.
This could end up being VERY interesting because it also sounds like we are going to have VERY cold (for us) weather settling in for the next week, which means if we actually do get snow it won't be going anywhere for awhile - very unusual for us. Either way, it is always fun to sit beside the warmth of the woodstove and watch the weather radar to watch and see when and if the snow is actually coming - and then watching it fall silently amidst the green cedars. (Add in a bottle of Snow Cap and a lovely wife and the kids dancing outside...and by golly, I reckon that's a little piece of heaven)
Take a look at the temps for next week: The coldest I've ever experienced in Western WA was 13 degrees.
Anyway, let it SNOW....ummm....after I get home tonight. The other interesting factor is whether or not this might play havoc with our plans with Bishop BENJAMIN this weekend. I'm scheduled to be ordained a Sub, but at this point that is totally up to God. (as if it wasn't before?)
LOL! An hour later and the "Winter Storm Warning" is GONE. Not a "Watch" but a "Warning."
Funny because when we used to get a tornado "watch" back in Ohio (lived there as a kid) it meant there MIGHT be a tornado. A tornado "Warning" meant there IS a tornado and you'd better be heading to the basement.