The new Langley Hill radar made it very clear that the approaching front was worth of some respect, with an extensive area of moderate and heavy rain. In the old days, we really would not have known this.
And we could savor the front as it made landfall and moved across the western lowlands.
|Seattle Rainwatch 24-h totals ending around 9 PM Wed.|
The strong, turbulent winds picked up the prodigiously falling leaves to create quite a spectacular scene in my neighborhood. Driving rain, gusting, roaring winds, a torrent of leaves--folks, it doesn't get better than this. And to frost the cake, during the next few hours light snow will fall in the mountains above roughly 3000 ft.
Northwest storm season has begun.
Finally, here is a marvelous video of today's show, starting with dense fog this morning that surges in and out, then clearing skies, followed by lowering cloud decks from the approaching front, and then heavy rain. Watch the speed of the clouds...the atmosphere goes into warp drive later in the day:
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Thursday Update: Snow in the Passes