Local weather guru Cliff Mass says that something nasty is headed our way for Monday and Tuesday. This is not hoodie weather, kids, this may require an actual umbrella!
Batten down the hatches!
this is the sort of weather that always makes me incredibly grateful to have a solid roof over my head. Was just at the 'homeless encampment' on Capitol Hill, taking healthy snacks. Those tents will not be so great in a downpour.
Silver, dude, I don't know where you got that lame-o costume, but give it up, man!
You kinda look like Frank Zappa, which is alright by me!
Me too. Frank Zappa was the man!
This is actually an echo back to a couple years ago when somebody said roughly the same thing upon seeing Silver's pirate avatar. It was some obnoxious troll who didn't know her and really did think she was a guy.
Dressing like a priest is totally something Zappa would have been into.
I really enjoy apocalyptic weather.
it's funny to hear Cliff Mass mock the television weather-forecasters for their heightened drama regarding local weather events... especially when he's just as guilty as they are!
just the other day, he was going on about how the midwest doesn't experience anywhere near the extreme weather we do. except in the midwest, that violent weather was pounding heavily populated areas. Cliff likes to talk about extreme weather in the northwest as if we all lived in the Olympic rainforest or as if we were sailing a few hundred miles off the coast.
that's where the crazy weather happens, not here in seattle.
if you look at his forecast for violent weather next week, he basically puts in fine print that it's only for the olympics and north cascades. it will likely be very mild here, with temps into the 60's. doesn't sound serious to me.
Well that is disappointing. I was planning on building an ark.
Thanks for the costume kudos. I had forgotten about that troll, Kyle! That was hysterical!
The sad thing is that I appear to be more attractive as a guy. It's interesting that I look slimmer in drag. Fortunately my date was open minded about kissing someone with facial hair. He actually said I looked hot. ;-) Must be secure in his masculinity!
I was hoping the weather was joking this time.
great idea: whoa. easy there. Cliff Mass is probably one of the most brilliant men I've ever encounters. Words cannot express the respect I feel for that man. you are in dangerous weather patterns my friend.
don't get me wrong stopgo--I love Cliff Mass. I haven't had the opportunity to hear the guy speak, but he really knows his stuff without a doubt. I was more laughing at his response to other meteorologists claiming their weather is the most wicked, when in fact he plays their same game himself. lots of his lectures are about 'violent northwest weather' or similar, when truly we encounter that sort of thing quite infrequently.
I've been tempted to find out when his UW class meets and (assuming it's big enough) sit in for a few lectures. I'm a weather freak to say the least.
Thanks Silver ! (Silvers showed us her awesome mani-pedi this Summer at Angelatini's yard sale so I KNOW she's not a Dude...LOL)
It may be a Perfect Storm for Seattle is a sense. A heavy rain and wind storm like this hitting at a time when it will knock many of the leaves off the trees means we need to make plans for cleaning the storm drains. We cleaned those here at the Tri-plex we rent today but there are not enough City Workers to watch for plugged street drains and clean them. I have seen many a Ballardite out cleaning drains in wicked wicked weather in years past. Kudos to you. I also have watched our older and retired Ballardites cleaning drains and it worries me to see them out there alone and on high traffic streeets. I just want to encourage those who are so wonderful and caring that they make a point of clearing the storm drains, to please take a buddy with you when the weather is wicked.
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