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Thursday, January 19, 2012

More Snow, Ice and a Little Color

And Snowmageddon Continues......


Ice -
Icy Rivulets on Back Porch Screen


National Weather Service issued an ominous emergency warning today.
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/








URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1039 AM PST THU JAN 19 2012

.A WARM FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD RAIN OVER PORTIONS OF
WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES
WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING WITH FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED AT THE
SURFACE. AREAS FARTHER NORTH INCLUDING EVERETT...ADMIRALTY INLET
AND EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA WILL SEE SNOW AT TIMES.
PRECIPITATION WILL EASE THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL
GRADUALLY MODERATE TONIGHT...RISING ABOVE FREEZING. ANOTHER STRONG
SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS ON FRIDAY.

WAZ504-505-508-509-511-512-192200-
/O.CON.KSEW.IS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-120119T2200Z/
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
1039 AM PST THU JAN 19 2012

...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON..

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...OLYMPIA...TACOMA..
  BREMERTON AND BELLEVUE.

But, on the fun side..........

Snowmen - 
Double Snow People in Paramount Park
Meadow. About 4-5" Wednesday.
And more beautiful scenes.......

Littles Creek in Paramount Park
And more snow.....
Upper Pond at Paramount Park with Fabulous
Winter Style
Wetland color.....
Upper Wetland area has streaks of "peat color".
It is a true wetland that does it's job of retaining and cleaning
huge amounts of groundwater.
And a little more color.......
"High Bush Cranberry" in Paramount Park
wetland walk area.


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