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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:38 AM
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Another BIG BIG one is a'comin!!!!
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Being a transplant from Ontario Canada, I embarrassingly got caught with my britches down as it were. On Thursday after working an extra couple hours, I ended up sliding out on the on ramp to southbound 405 from I-90 in Bellevue on my way home to Renton.
While I was stuck, I called Schucks and ordered a set of chains. After WSP State Trooper Curt Boyle(I work local news and he's the WSP King County PIO that I talk to all the time about things, how fun was that!) pulled me out I went straight there, put the chains on, came home and loaded about 400lbs of patio stones in the back of my truck
I am solid now! And just in time according to the next big one coming in Saturday.
Mrs. Tripper and I went out and did grocery shopping, loaded up on tinned goods etc. We have our propane stove, BBQ ready. Enough wood for the stove. Batteries, flashlights, candles....
So local WA Du'ers...are you ready?

High winds, snow, rain, freezing rains.....it's SNOWMAGEDDON II Electric Boogaloo!!!!


/O.EXT.KSEW.HW.W.0008.081220T1700Z- 081221T2100Z/ EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS- 501 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2008
...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 PM PST SUNDAY...

THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 PM PST SUNDAY. STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS THIS MORNING AND INTENSIFY THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WIND EVENT WILL PEAK ON TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING BETWEEN 7 PM TONIGHT AND 7 AM SUNDAY MORNING. AT THE HEIGHT OF THIS EVENT...SUSTAINED WINDS COULD REACH 50 TO 70 MPH WITH PEAK GUSTS OF 70 TO 90 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPACT COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN KING COUNTY SUCH AS NORTH BEND...MAPLE VALLEY AND ENUMCLAW. COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN SNOHOMISH COUNTY SUCH AS SULTAN AND GOLD BAR COULD ALSO EXPERIENCE WINDS APPROACHING THIS MAGNITUDE.

FURTHER WEST ALONG THE I-405 AND HIGHWAY 167 CORRIDORS... INCLUDING WOODINVILLE...BELLEVUE...RENTON AND AUBURN...WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

THIS EVENT COULD RIVAL A SIMILAR FOOTHILLS WIND STORM FROM EARLY DECEMBER 2003. DURING THAT EVENT... NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN OVER... BLOCKING RESIDENTIAL STREETS AND MAJOR HIGHWAYS ALIKE... INCLUDING HIGHWAY 18 NEAR TIGER MOUNTAIN. POWER WAS KNOCKED OUT TO MANY RESIDENCES AND BUSINESSES FOR AS MUCH AS A WEEK. PREPARATIONS FOR THIS WINDSTORM SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THIS MORNING. BE SURE TO HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES ON HAND TO LAST FOR SEVERAL DAYS SHOULD YOU BE STRANDED AT HOME.

IN ADDITION...WIND CHILL READINGS DURING THIS EVENT MAY BE NEAR ZERO WITH AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A SEVERE HIGH WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 50 MPH...OR GUSTS OF 75 MPH OR HIGHER WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE LOWLANDS. RESIDENTS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WIDESPREAD DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES THAT COULD LAST FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.

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  -Another BIG BIG one is a'comin!!!! Tripper11  Dec-20-08 09:38 AM   #0 
  - Here is National Weather Service Seattle weblink, lots of info  uppityperson   Dec-20-08 11:03 AM   #1 
  - SNOWMAGEDDON!!! I like that!  Suich   Dec-20-08 04:55 PM   #2 
  - snowing near Port Townsend, lots of little flakes, for last 5 min.  uppityperson   Dec-20-08 05:26 PM   #3 
  - Still coming down here...  Suich   Dec-20-08 11:10 PM   #8 
  - It's been snowing in Newcastle for about 1/2 hour now.  GOPisEvil   Dec-20-08 06:00 PM   #4 
  - Really coming down now!  Tripper11   Dec-20-08 06:22 PM   #5 
  - Been snowing near an hour now in South Everett  Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin   Dec-20-08 07:28 PM   #6 
  - I'm not that far from you  The empressof all   Dec-20-08 07:40 PM   #7 
  - I went to the store about 5 hours ago.  SeattleGirl   Dec-20-08 11:47 PM   #9 
  - I'm getting snow but not getting bad wind  The empressof all   Dec-20-08 11:57 PM   #10 
  - It is icky out here. Pretty good wind, though not beyond "typical" for this windy part. But add in s  uppityperson   Dec-21-08 01:10 AM   #11 
     - I'm originally from New Jersey  The empressof all   Dec-21-08 01:14 AM   #12 
  - In Greenwood...  PatGund   Dec-21-08 01:38 AM   #13 
  - In Wallingford here....  Suich   Dec-21-08 02:23 AM   #14 
     - *laugh*  PatGund   Dec-21-08 06:05 PM   #17 
  - It's o'dark thirty (well, actually, just a bit past 3:00 am), and I just  SeattleGirl   Dec-21-08 05:10 AM   #15 
  - I was walking home around this time  progressive_realist   Dec-22-08 11:03 AM   #22 
  - Brrrrrrrr. Side of the house/trees are beautifully clad in snow  uppityperson   Dec-21-08 11:16 AM   #16 
  - have not left the house since Thursday...  fortyfeetunder   Dec-21-08 06:40 PM   #18 
  - SNOWMAGEDDON!!!!!  brandnewlaptop   Dec-21-08 08:40 PM   #19 
  - OK.....I have to ask  The empressof all   Dec-21-08 09:38 PM   #20 
  - seriously, from the stories about SeaTac on the news tonight  brandnewlaptop   Dec-21-08 10:07 PM   #21 
  - It is absolutely GORGEOUS outside this morning!  uppityperson   Dec-22-08 11:55 AM   #23 
  - kick for only 1-3 inches of snow tonight (Tues 12/23)  uppityperson   Dec-23-08 05:20 PM   #24 
 

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