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Old 11-06-2019, 05:32 PM
 
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"Raindrops are not falling on our heads, which instead has likely been replaced by head-scratching for longtime Seattleites who are accustomed to it raining on nearly every day in November.

But not this year, where the rare autumn dry streak has a chance to outdo summer!

And to think, the weekend of Oct. 20-21 had several inches of rain fall in the Cascades with some moderate flooding on the Snoqualmie and Snohomish Rivers. Another weather system blew through on the 25th, dropping about a third of an inch of rain in Seattle.

Then the rain. Just. Stopped.

Seattle has not had measurable rainfall since the 25th --an impressive streak of 12 days (through Wednesday) that would make waves in any season, much less the start of the stormy season. In fact, a 12-day dry streak currently rates as the third-longest dry streak of the entire year!"

Link here: https://komonews.com/weather/scotts-...st-of-the-year
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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great hope it lasts all month
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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It's been pleasant, if cold, walking in to work this month. Hopefully we'll still get the necessary snow pack in the mountains.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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"Raindrops are not falling on our heads, which instead has likely been replaced by head-scratching for longtime Seattleites who are accustomed to it raining on nearly every day in November.

But not this year, where the rare autumn dry streak has a chance to outdo summer!

And to think, the weekend of Oct. 20-21 had several inches of rain fall in the Cascades with some moderate flooding on the Snoqualmie and Snohomish Rivers. Another weather system blew through on the 25th, dropping about a third of an inch of rain in Seattle.

Then the rain. Just. Stopped.

Seattle has not had measurable rainfall since the 25th --an impressive streak of 12 days (through Wednesday) that would make waves in any season, much less the start of the stormy season. In fact, a 12-day dry streak currently rates as the third-longest dry streak of the entire year!"

Link here: https://komonews.com/weather/scotts-...st-of-the-year
Not something to get giddy about. Just another reminder, that we've toasted the planet. You know we're in trouble, when Seattle's dry not only through an extended summer, but in the hitherto dependably wet winter as well.

Major trouble.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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great hope it lasts all month
Be careful what you wish for.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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Yes, I agree with Ruth, not happy with the dry fall, I like the misty mornings, but we need some rain to keep things green.


I hope this is an "anomaly," but I am afraid this might be what we get with climate change, not having rain up here is change all right.


Thx
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:17 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Yes, I agree with Ruth, not happy with the dry fall, I like the misty mornings, but we need some rain to keep things green.


I hope this is an "anomaly," but I am afraid this might be what we get with climate change, not having rain up here is change all right.


Thx
Anomalies will become the norm. It's alarming that the drought conditions of the ever-longer summers (now beginning in May) are extending into, or re-appearing in, late fall/early winter. The NW can muddle through summer droughts (though not without significant stress to the trees and soil), but when those conditions become year-round, if only sporadically year-round, what then?

Let us hope and pray, that western WA isn't climatically becoming California. There's an awful lot of fire fuel in them that forests. Be d@mn careful what you wish for!
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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Anomalies will become the norm. It's alarming that the drought conditions of the ever-longer summers (now beginning in May) are extending into, or re-appearing in, late fall/early winter. The NW can muddle through summer droughts (though not without significant stress to the trees and soil), but when those conditions become year-round, if only sporadically year-round, what then?

Let us hope and pray, that western WA isn't climatically becoming California. There's an awful lot of fire fuel in them that forests. Be d@mn careful what you wish for!

Don't I know it, I've got a pretty large tree I wouldn't want to see burn or just wither. (700 gallons of water a day consumed!)


The dry forests will get even dryer and perhaps one day the rain forest will have large and frequent fires, the rain forest depends on soggy conditions as a natural and constant fire retardant.


I was hoping for a wet summer/early fall this year, I get glum when I see clear skies!


Thx
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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Anomalies will become the norm. It's alarming that the drought conditions of the ever-longer summers (now beginning in May) are extending into, or re-appearing in, late fall/early winter. The NW can muddle through summer droughts (though not without significant stress to the trees and soil), but when those conditions become year-round, if only sporadically year-round, what then?

Let us hope and pray, that western WA isn't climatically becoming California. There's an awful lot of fire fuel in them that forests. Be d@mn careful what you wish for!
We are only at the start of the meteorological rain year.. not a very good start indeed. Meteorologists know better than to opine about implications for next summer/wildfire season, as we do have plenty of time to make up for this. This is true...

But I'm concerned that if we ended up like recent years and get another dry spell in mid-winter (last year it was January and again in mid-March) we will not have built up an adequate snowpack. We've had recent experience with both low snowpack and earlier summer temperatures and in 2015 we experienced both. We know that summers like these are uncomfortable and anxiety-ridden at best or, worse, they're uncomfortable, anxiety-ridden, dangerous and tragic. It's unfortunate that we even think of such unpleasantness so early in the (meteorological) year, but not unexpected..
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: 98166
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This fall has been absolutely beautiful but we really need the rain. Looking forward to when it returns. One of the reasons we moved to the area four years ago was for the cooler wet weather. I'm starting to realize that the people who claim it's rainy, cold and gloomy for 10 months a year are just lying to get people not to move here. Either that or they are from warm sunny climates originally and can't deal with a few months of spring like weather.
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