West Seattle Weather Watch: Snow still possible

December 17, 2008 at 9:55 pm | In West Seattle weather | 12 Comments

Yes, we know, ALL things are possible, including hot melted cheese falling from the sky, Elvis knocking on your door trying to sell you new windows, your next holiday card containing a winning ticket for Mega Millions. But really, the latest “forecast discussion” says city snow remains a possibility overnight, and also mentions the word “unsettled” in the same sentence as “Christmas Eve.” Be ready just for the heck of it; our neighbors with the long steep driveway already moved their cars up to level ground just in case.

Footnote: No area school changes announced so far. After today’s ultimately unnecessary closures, you can bet they are waiting till early morning for decisionmaking this time.

12 Comments

  1. Thanks for the laugh! :D

    Comment by hopey — 10:02 pm December 17, 2008 #

  2. The news said our snow did not show because of the “rain shadow” from the Olympics. Its still going to stay darn cold though. Keep safe & warm everyone!

    Comment by NoelleatAlki — 10:41 pm December 17, 2008 #

  3. gee…wonder if the SPS will be closed again tomorrow. I realize that snow is the hardest thing to predict around here, but…I don’t care wha the seather is like in Olympia, or Everett…or Issaquah…I care what it is over my head – lol…and it’s pretty dry right here at the moment. No complaints. It means that I actually got out in the real world on foot today :)

    Comment by JanS — 10:44 pm December 17, 2008 #

  4. and I got this new keyboard that’s smaller than my old one, and my fingers keep hitting the wrong keys – lol…I meant to say..”I don’t care what the weather is like in Olympia”…well, I don’t care about the seather either, but you get my drift :)

    Comment by JanS — 10:46 pm December 17, 2008 #

  5. I think this time they will wait till the more customary 4 am to make the decision. For the north Sound, of course, slam dunk, they’ve long since made the call, ’cause they got the real deal:
    http://www.schoolreport.org

    Comment by WSB — 10:48 pm December 17, 2008 #

  6. Nitpick: your graphic has 4-way symmetry, not 6-way, snowflake symmetry. This bugs me.

    It’s true that not all real snow crystals have standard, 6-way symmetry, if they have bizarre life histories, but usually, complete snow crystals have some kind of 6-way symmetry, because they’re based on an ice-crystal lattice.

    Here’s a wonderful website on the science of snow crystals:

    http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/

    Comment by Julie — 11:36 pm December 17, 2008 #

  7. Sigh. The near-teenager graphics designer intern will be crushed. I’ll get him on the case looking for 6-way symmetry. (20 minutes later) Is this one more like it?

    Comment by WSB — 11:43 pm December 17, 2008 #

  8. I guess I should have left my shovel in the garage!

    Comment by Alex — 12:14 am December 18, 2008 #

  9. At 5:00am we have heavy hail.

    Comment by Celeste17 — 4:57 am December 18, 2008 #

  10. Can I take a hail day?

    Comment by ASH — 5:09 am December 18, 2008 #

  11. Snowing where we are. I’ve started a morning post:
    http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=12768

    Comment by WSB — 5:16 am December 18, 2008 #

  12. WSB, please tell your young graphics designer, “thank you!” Yes, much better. And–it really was a nitpick. I’m just, well, picky about snow crystals! And, sorry for the late response.

    Comment by Julie — 10:56 am December 18, 2008 #

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