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Title: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 09, 2019, 03:33:40 PM
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna969681 (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna969681)

Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest, people rescued in Sierra Nevada
"Forecasters predict this may be a storm unlike one we've seen in many years," said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said as he declared a state of emergency.


— A winter storm pounded Washington state, forcing the cancellation of flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather.

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency for the state of Washington, saying everyone in the state should focus on staying safe, as a winter storm warning went into effect from Friday until Saturday at 4 p.m. PST.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 09, 2019, 09:36:13 PM
https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/winter-storm-maya-seattle-snowfall-most-snow-in-70-years-bitter-cold-temperatures-expected-2019-02-09/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/winter-storm-maya-seattle-snowfall-most-snow-in-70-years-bitter-cold-temperatures-expected-2019-02-09/)
Seattle receives the most snow in 70 years, bitter cold temperatures expected

Some areas around Seattle recieved more than 10 inches of snow Saturday, the most in 70 years, the National Weather Service said, and more is on the way two more storm systems close in on the area. The National Weather Service said the first storm system is expected to arrive in the area Sunday night with light accumulation, and the second system will push through Monday and continue into Tuesday.

Meanwhile, cold temperatures are expected in the region overnight Saturday, with temperatures dropping to 15-20 degrees and the wind chill in the single digits.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 10, 2019, 02:23:42 PM
Southeastern Washington (my area) got hit pretty hard too.  I think we only got like 8 inches, but with 40+ mph winds the drifts got over 5 feet deep in places.  At one point, 200-300 vehicles were stranded on I-82 south of Kennewick.  Many major roads are still closed, side streets may be impassable, and don't talk to me about my driveway and private road.  :P  (Prepper fail: I negligently let the battery in my tractor die, and the terminals and hold-down are corroded into place so that I haven't been able to get the new battery installed.  Gonna try jump-starting it this afternoon and see if I can get some snow moved.)
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Smurf Hunter on February 11, 2019, 09:33:09 AM
Friday was something else in Seattle.  I went to work from 0900-1400.  The earliest train departed at 1430, otherwise I'd left sooner.

The urban dwellers fled at noon, and stopped by Whole Foods only to find bare shelves.  People were grabbing random exotic produce out of desperation.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy5AMJjVYAE8KST.jpg)
(https://images.dailyhive.com/20190208111102/seattle.jpg)
(https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/00/34/75/16895831/3/480x480.jpg)
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/117B9/production/_105590617_gettyimages-1095923132.jpg)
(https://www.thenational.ae/image/policy:1.195961:1499309781/image/jpeg.jpg?f=16x9&w=1200&$p$f$w=dfa40e8)

Hardware stores were just as bad
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Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 11, 2019, 12:16:49 PM
Ayup. Seems to be a common scene, somewhere, just about every year now.

We only have a 3-day supply of groceries in this country, as well as 3 days for gasoline.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 11, 2019, 02:50:56 PM
Wow,  Hawaii got hit by that too.  That was one long storm front.  On bright side, this should give some water relief for California this year

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/weather/2019/02/11/historic-storm-hurls-huge-waves-mph-winds-hawaii-rare-snow-hits-maui/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/weather/2019/02/11/historic-storm-hurls-huge-waves-mph-winds-hawaii-rare-snow-hits-maui/)

‘Historic’ storm hurls huge waves and 191-mph winds at Hawaii; rare snow hits Maui
Snow may have fallen at the lowest elevation ever observed in the state.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 11, 2019, 04:37:36 PM
People were grabbing random exotic produce out of desperation.

 :spit: :rofl:

Thanks for the laugh.  We're semi-stranded at home.  A wonderful neighbor with a big tractor plowed our private road all the way to our driveway, so we could probably escape if necessary.  I almost did a grocery and tractor-repair-tools run today, but the incident reports I've been hearing on the scanner radio made me change my mind.  So we'll be here a few more days.

I called and hired a snowplower who might get here Wednesday, except that his snowplow is currently stuck in the snow.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 12, 2019, 07:06:09 AM
Glad to hear you are ok Mr. Bill.  That is a crazy storm.

Here is video of snow in Maui that has gone viral: https://www.instagram.com/p/Btt3wZZHsEI/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/Btt3wZZHsEI/)

Now it's upper Midwest's and Northeast's turn.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Smurf Hunter on February 12, 2019, 08:16:56 AM
It's raining and melting in the metro Puget Sound area today.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 12, 2019, 09:39:03 AM
It's raining and melting in the metro Puget Sound area today.

It has been raining for eight days in Southern Indiana. Once Northern snow melt gets here, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Kentucky will be in severe flood stage.  Considering moving to Williamstown, Kentucky to be near the ultimate water bug out vehicle.  ;)
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 12, 2019, 09:46:10 AM
We're in MO., and already saturated from the ice melting and rain for the last 2 days.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 12, 2019, 11:53:19 AM
We're in MO., and already saturated from the ice melting and rain for the last 2 days.

St. Louis, Evansville, and Louisville already closing roads and none are even near peak yet.  So we will already be at flood stage when Spring showers start. 

(http://www.14news.com/resizer/uIh9tFKgcC9I-NhtvLo5d-J5kjI=/1400x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-raycom.s3.amazonaws.com/public/INZV6OEKDVEJLJPZTZUVCF3TS4.png)
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 12, 2019, 12:22:16 PM
Umm yea. Not looking good over that way. We are mid state
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 12, 2019, 12:37:22 PM
Umm yea. Not looking good over that way. We are mid state

I just hope Mississippi and Louisiana are ready because we cant slow this flow this down.  it is too much water for us to hold back.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 18, 2019, 02:47:21 PM
Drone footage.  The Ohio is over flood stage and winter melt from storm hasn't arrived yet. This is not good...

https://amp.courierpress.com/amp/2901834002 (https://amp.courierpress.com/amp/2901834002)
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 18, 2019, 02:59:51 PM
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Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: David in MN on February 20, 2019, 08:10:49 AM
Well whatever's going on snow wise has hit us too. No school again today and the Anoka Hennepin district is starting to talk "how many" days into summer break they will have to go.

As far as winter weather goes Minneapolis does about as well as possible. But when the snowpack is reported in feet there's just so much you can do. We have the plows, the front end loaders and the trucks to remove snow and still it's a problem.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Redman on February 20, 2019, 08:17:10 AM
Well what can I say but stay warm. I've got no experience with weather like that.

Son was talking with friends in Seattle. They were freaking out because they couldn't get to a grocery store. He just moved back to Houston from there. Said he was really glad he did.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Smurf Hunter on February 20, 2019, 10:02:41 AM
Well what can I say but stay warm. I've got no experience with weather like that.

Son was talking with friends in Seattle. They were freaking out because they couldn't get to a grocery store. He just moved back to Houston from there. Said he was really glad he did.

It's been fun.  In the foothills there's still lots of snow.  (15 miles east of Seattle).
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 20, 2019, 10:47:37 PM
We are sending it South. Now hitting Tennessee too.  Get ready far south...it is coming.

https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/2924898002 (https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/2924898002)
Flood warning in Middle Tennessee: Creeks, rivers running extremely high, NWS says

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/20/PNAS/6023a440-15c8-4bee-97d9-2ff889fe2c11-_SEM6700.JPG?crop=4240,3180,x1088,y0&width=640)
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 20, 2019, 11:06:11 PM
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Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Redman on February 21, 2019, 03:14:08 AM
That's a large line of storms. The southern end is even affecting the Houston, TX area and a little more south.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: David in MN on February 21, 2019, 06:10:34 AM
We hit a state record for February. We're at just over 30" and forecast for more. Luckily it's come in a few big chunks so life hasn't been severely disrupted but it'll be another spring where I bend the mailbox straight after the plow covered it and bent it crooked.

Also worth saying that we handle it better than most. We have the plows and tractors and whatnot and it's probably better to live through 8" (that was yesterday) here than 4" in most of the country. Something to be said for the disaster you've planned for.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 21, 2019, 06:49:03 AM
Even in Eastern Kentucky any amount of rain leads to flash flooding as ground is so saturated.  Hope the area doesnt get another big storm in next week.

https://amp.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article226503135.html (https://amp.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article226503135.html)
Parts of several busy Lexington roads temporarily flooded due to heavy rain
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 21, 2019, 06:53:31 AM
Strange that accuweather is only media actively putting out the warning for people to prepare.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/serious-flooding-risk-to-extend-from-louisiana-to-carolinas-virginia-and-west-virginia/70007476 (https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/serious-flooding-risk-to-extend-from-louisiana-to-carolinas-virginia-and-west-virginia/70007476)
Serious flooding risk to extend from Louisiana to Carolinas, Virginia and West Virginia

(https://accuweather.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/54ee2d6/2147483647/resize/590x/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faccuweather-bsp.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fcf%2F33%2F42b39b9d483e87ef87858c751eba%2Friver-flooding-2-21-3am.jpg)
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 21, 2019, 09:29:24 AM
Strange, yes. Our state/local, we haven't heard a peep, or we've missed it.

Looks like the Bootheel will be in for I-55 and I-57 flooding
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 21, 2019, 07:31:41 PM
Las Vegas gets first significant snow for years after rare winter storm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyfwtukFWV8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyfwtukFWV8)
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Smurf Hunter on February 22, 2019, 08:34:34 AM
20+ years ago it snowed while I was in Las Vegas.  I remember my wife was wearing sandals and I had a beater dodge hatchback with bald tires.  Minor miracle we didn't die.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 23, 2019, 08:45:22 AM
20+ years ago it snowed while I was in Las Vegas.  I remember my wife was wearing sandals and I had a beater dodge hatchback with bald tires.  Minor miracle we didn't die.

 :rofl:
Oh I remember those day. Back in Kansas it would snow and fill the back roads, fence row to fence row on each side of the road. Sometimes to the top of the fence.
And drift......my goodness that wind.
We spent more time digging a drift out (high centered) from under our 4-wheel drive pickup than driving sometimes. Yea it was fun too.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: David in MN on February 23, 2019, 12:32:56 PM
20+ years ago it snowed while I was in Las Vegas.  I remember my wife was wearing sandals and I had a beater dodge hatchback with bald tires.  Minor miracle we didn't die.

Yeah but what does snow have to do with liver failure?

I have a loose connection to a Vegas native. He says the rare snows are a disaster. It's a city that attracts a lot of immigration from around the country. So you get a mix of northerners who drive like its no big deal because it's like home and the local "desert people" who really slow down. The stereotype is that the guy from Chicago is weaving doing 75 and the guy from LA is doing 20 with hazards on.

My dad has a funny anecdote about being pulled over by Tennessee state police for driving during a blizzard. The officer looked at his license and handed it back to him saying, "You're from Wisconsin. You'll be fine."
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 23, 2019, 05:05:46 PM
There is a silver lining in everything.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/23/teen-makes-35000-while-plowing-snow-in-seattle-over-just-a-few-days/ (https://nypost.com/2019/02/23/teen-makes-35000-while-plowing-snow-in-seattle-over-just-a-few-days/)
Teen makes $35,000 while plowing snow in Seattle over just a few days

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in Seattle.

Eighteen-year-old David Holston owns a landscaping and snow plowing company in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was visiting his mom in the Seattle area for her birthday, and he brought along his plowing equipment thanks to a friend’s suggestion.

Holston says he put an ad on Craigslist when the storm started, and his phone rang constantly.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on February 23, 2019, 05:09:10 PM
35 grand. That oughta pay something off...... ;D
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 23, 2019, 11:33:46 PM
Flood waters hit Northern Mississippi.  It's amazing to think about how water flows from North to South.  The mass of water that is making its way to the gulf is mind boggling. This coupled with rain makes for dangerous flash flooding.

https://www.wapt.com/amp/article/mdot-monitoring-flooding-in-north-mississippi/26484726 (https://www.wapt.com/amp/article/mdot-monitoring-flooding-in-north-mississippi/26484726)

MDOT monitoring flooding in north Mississippi
Several roads flooded in multiple counties


MDOT said it will continue to monitor the potential for flooding and maintain the safety of drivers in the affected counties.

Transportation officials said flooding is a top weather-related killer, and most flood deaths occur at night when people become trapped in a stalled vehicle in a flooded area.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on February 24, 2019, 03:34:57 PM
Flooding has already claimed a life.  Sad because these floods were so predictable. 

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/24/us/tennessee-flooding-wxc/index.html (https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/24/us/tennessee-flooding-wxc/index.html)

Tennessee flooding leaves 1 dead and prompts a state of emergency
 
Flooding in parts of Tennessee has left one person dead and sparked a state of emergency this weekend.

One person died in Knoxville after driving his car into water on a flooded road early Sunday morning, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Knox County was under flash flood warning on Saturday afternoon and residents were warned that "this is a particularly dangerous situation. Seek higher ground now," according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on March 01, 2019, 08:51:48 PM
Stay warm Washington, it isnt over yet.

https://amp.tri-cityherald.com/news/weather-news/article226988404.html (https://amp.tri-cityherald.com/news/weather-news/article226988404.html)
February was among Tri-Cities’ coldest, wettest, snowiest ever. What’s coming in March?

February likely was the snowiest in the Tri-Cities in the last 100 years, even if it didn’t set an all-time record, according to the National Weather Service.

The month ended with a total of 23.1 inches at the weather service’s Kennewick gauge.

That’s the most on record since 1916 when 24 inches were measured at the same gauge.


(https://www.tri-cityherald.com/latest-news/5xizqa/picture226997204/alternates/FREE_960/Capture%20Pasco%20Feb%202019.PNG)

Daily temperature records were set on four days, all for the coldest high temperature:

▪ Feb. 10 high was 24, colder than the record 30 recorded most recently in 2014.

▪ Feb. 11 high was 21, colder than the record 27 sent in 1954.

▪ Feb. 19 the high was 27, colder than the record 28 set in 1956.

▪ Feb. 23 the high was 33, colder than the record 34 recorded most recently in 1993.

MARCH WEATHER PREDICTION
The month is starting with temperatures far below normal for March and colder than normal weather could persist for the month, according to the weather service.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: mountainmoma on March 02, 2019, 12:14:17 AM
southern/central coastal Oregon has taken a beating this last week.  Hard to find print reports, here is one

https://www.currypilot.com/news/6965230-151/storm-pounds-coast-with-foot-of-rain

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The damage prevented delivery trucks — gasoline, groceries and food for restaurants among many others — from getting to Brookings. Fred Meyer and Dollar General ran out of milk Monday night — and gasoline Tuesday afternoon.

that is Brookings area.  Many other coastal areas were in a similar situation.  Coastal Hwy 101 with flooding and damage, and roads to Hwy 5 thru the coastal range closed due to snow and other slides and damage and then flooding.

Running out of certain foods for resteurants and stores at beginning of the last week, then some food trucks getting thru on alternate mountain route, but gasoline and armored trucks not allowed to try, they must have different rules. So, as of end of day yesterday in the greater Coos Bay area some gas stations out of gas and many stores running low on change as rolled coins could not be delivered to the local banks. 

They dont get much news, which is likely good as the residents were not egged on by media to panic so there was still stuff to buy all week
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 02, 2019, 12:26:45 PM
February likely was the snowiest in the Tri-Cities in the last 100 years, even if it didn’t set an all-time record, according to the National Weather Service.

That's where I am.  It has definitely sucked.  Road departments and individuals don't have the resources to deal with a hundred-year record snowfall.

We've got a 60% chance of yet more snow on Wednesday.  No forecast yet of how much, but at least we're not expecting high winds and the resultant huge drifts.  We're supposed to thaw out on Thursday.  I hope that will be the end of it!
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on March 02, 2019, 01:20:07 PM
I hope ya'll is prepared to ride it out.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on March 03, 2019, 10:31:05 AM
I hope ya'll is prepared to ride it out.

Good luck, Mr Bill.

There definitely has been some riding out already.  Though i dont understand how you get trapped in SUV for five days with only two feet of snow.  I must be missing something.  Regardless, I think there will be a lot more people looking at Winter preps in Northwest.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna978636 (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna978636)
Oregon man trapped with his dog 5 days in snowbound car ate taco sauce packets
His car got stuck during a historic blizzard in central Oregon, with some areas getting as much as 20 inches of snow, a local media outlet reported.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on March 03, 2019, 11:06:21 AM
Hmmmm yes. 36 years old and determined to difficult to walk in the snow.
Well yea but.....I would've been walking out well before 5 days.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on March 03, 2019, 06:23:08 PM
Breaking news, avalanche caught on film: https://twitter.com/JeremyHubbard/status/1102333526794362880?s=19 (https://twitter.com/JeremyHubbard/status/1102333526794362880?s=19)

Watch those mountains.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 03, 2019, 06:23:56 PM
Though i dont understand how you get trapped in SUV for five days with only two feet of snow.

If you look at the photo in that story, he's surrounded by drifts about the height of his car.

That's been our problem here.  One snowstorm of 8", plus 30mph winds, resulted in the main road between our house and town being blocked by drifts that were 6 feet tall, covering hundreds of feet of roadway.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: David in MN on March 04, 2019, 07:00:06 AM
Our city has drifts so bad corners are blind. I've seen several destroyed mailboxes and ours is in a 7ish foot drift and I've dug it out so many times I'm considering a portable mailbox at the end of the drive.

Do you west coasters have roof rakes? That would be one thing I'd recommend. That and being careful. Snow shoveling tends to up the heart attacks. Driving slow helps too. We have way too many dumb accidents this time of year. Especially with the thaw/freeze cycle with glare ice.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 04, 2019, 08:45:56 AM
Do you west coasters have roof rakes?

We have one, but I don't think they're common in our corner of WA.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: David in MN on March 04, 2019, 09:58:45 AM
We have one, but I don't think they're common in our corner of WA.

Thanks. Now everyone knows I didn't make that up. Yes, we rake our roof.

You could also toss a bag of kitty litter in the car. It's an old trick to get "unstuck" in snow. I also keep a rescue shovel. Nothing worse than being the first one on scene when someone has lost control and slammed into a snowbank. But it has happened to me. Other than normal basic first aid and hand warmers you're down to a solid roof and safe travel.

There's just not much you can do. It's snow.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: iam4liberty on March 12, 2019, 11:37:05 AM
This article made me laugh.  We have another name for ‘bomb cyclone' around here, Spring.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/weather/2019/03/11/extreme-storm-central-us-may-generate-blizzard-flooding-severe-storms-midweek/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/weather/2019/03/11/extreme-storm-central-us-may-generate-blizzard-flooding-severe-storms-midweek/)
Central U.S. ‘bomb cyclone’ to generate blizzard, flooding and severe storms midweek
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Stwood on March 12, 2019, 01:31:17 PM
‘bomb cyclone'




 :tinfoily:
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: David in MN on March 12, 2019, 05:22:28 PM
The back shed is unopenable. Snow up to my knees. Learned the hard way trying to get my plant propagation gear.

I think it's been a hard year all around snow wise.
Title: Re: Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest - State of Emergency Still in Effect
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 20, 2019, 01:30:28 PM
And the aftermath (courtesy of Washington State Fire Wire (https://www.facebook.com/Washington-State-Fire-Wire-917880645031123/) on Facebook):

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WILDFIRE ACTIVITY - WASHINGTON STATE: Warm, dry weather coupled with an East Wind event have resulted in 25 wildfires for a combined 313 acres. 24 of those fires started in Western Washington. Just caught word of resource requests happening for a 100+ acre fire (possibly southwest WA - Lewis County which was listed at 80 acres yesterday), though we haven't had that confirmed as of yet.