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Archive for December, 2013

Another Round of King Tides

  Another round of King Tides are upon us. Beginning this Thursday morning and lasting through next Tuesday, predicted high tides in Seattle will surpass 12.7 feet MLLW. The highest predicted tide (13.29 feet MLLW) is predicted to occur¬†at 7:22 AM on Saturday. Fortunately current weather forecasts call for relatively high pressure, which will suppress […]

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Dramatic Rain Shadow

  For at least the third time this season, the Olympic Mountains shielded Seattle from significant rainfall. Yesterday’s rain shadow was perhaps the most dramatic, at least when viewed from the ground. Usually protected areas still feature clouds or, at best, filtered sunlight. Yesterday’s shadow provided North Seattle and much of the Kitsap Peninsula with […]

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November 2013 Precipitation Summary

  3.79 inches of rainfall was recorded at Seatac in November. That’s well below the 30-year normal of 6.57 inches. Aside from a few Cascade peaks, all of Western Washington experienced below normal precipitation, with parts of Seattle dipping below 50% (see AHPS image linked below).¬†November is supposed to be our wettest month, but 2013 […]

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