12.07.2006

For the record...

The same month I chose to break ground on my pond project in the backyard also happened to end up being the RAINIEST MONTH IN RECORDED HISTORY in Seattle. Though it does rain here all the time in the winter, it never rains like it did for us in November. Usually we are simply submerged in an eight month long drizzle that keeps everything damp all the time but never fills the streets. The month of November gave us torrential downpours for days on end, flooding so bad that some landlocked rural towns were suddenly turned to waterfront island property, hailstorms, wind and lightning the likes of which I have not seen since living in Tornado Alley and even a four day snow and ice storm. I never have understood why an inch or two of snow shuts everything down out here until Rach pointed out that we have many many streets sitting on damn near forty-five degree slopes, pretty scary wet, deadly when iced over. Some guy slid all the way down a hill in downtown Seattle in his car, crashed through a guard rail and then fell three stories into an alley dumpster, he was fine though, got out and brushed himself off.

So, the grand total, super duper, record breaking wettest-month-in-Seattle's-history rainfall total is a soggy 15.63"

And now, your daily moment of zen....

2 comments:

joanne said...

It's good to see that King Kong got to Seattle and the Great Northwest before his demise in New York! I hadn't known that!

Leo said...

I miss the snow too. That was such a magical night with the snow dumping on Seattle. It was so quiet with the snow absorbing all the sound. We had the neighborhood snow party as well at 11 pm!! Merry Christmas!