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Seattle area - severe ice storm warning!!

Posted on 01/19/2012 6:36:23 AM PST by djf

After getting 5-20 Inches of snow in various places in the Puget Sound region, there is an ice storm warning in effect now.

No Kiddin!! I was just out on my porch and everything has 1/2 inch ice or more coated on it. The sound of tree limbs breaking an falling was coming from all directions!

CAUTION!! If you don't have to go out, then DON'T!!!


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1 posted on 01/19/2012 6:36:25 AM PST by djf
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To: djf

“After getting 5-20 Inches of snow in various places in the Puget Sound region”

I am 60 miles west of Olympia (South Sound) and only 4 miles from the ocean and still have 6 to 8 inches on the ground.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 6:41:25 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: djf

It sounds like a good day to stay home!

I’m in Portland, OR for the week and it’s only raining here.

Be prepared for power outages as the ice takes out power lines the same way it does tree limbs.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 6:41:34 AM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: djf

It is BAD. Here in Renton, we have a quarter inch of solid ice covering everything, with over a have inch of frozen rain expected over the next several hours. Looks pretty with all that snow covered with shiny ice, but it is deadly to go on on it. We have been hearing large tree limbs snap and fall all night, with a neighbors car hit by one. That is only going to get worse. Going to hunker down and stay home like everyone else today.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:43:19 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: djf

I fear a bad day over at SEATAC.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:05 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Rio

My juicw was out from about 11:30 till 2 this morning, so I’m prepped for that, my propane heater is already set up. I just hope it stays on till my pot of coffee gets done!

I get worried about the weight on my roof...


6 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:52 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: djf

Current temperature: 28° - Light Freezing Rain. Power went out about an hour ago. Glad I have plenty of neo-Global Warming (firewood) ;-)


7 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:49 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NavyCanDo

I went out yesterday and shook every branch I could reach. By 4:00 they were already starting to ice up. I had 8 inches I had to get off the roof of my greenhouse because that was the load limit - without ice. I haven’t lost anything....yet.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 6:50:45 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NavyCanDo

Man, I feel for ya. We’ve been through enough of those in Portland. We got SO lucky...snow turned to rain and it’s in the 40s here.

I hate the ice...just impossible to deal with.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:55 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: djf
Lived through Rochester NY ice storm in March 1991.
Was w/o power for 10 days. Absolutely brutal.
Took a full year and longer for the area to recover.

10 posted on 01/19/2012 6:52:10 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: djf

Man, we had an ice storm in seattle about 15 years ago and there are plenty of trees that still bear serious scars from that one.

We had one here in Kentucky a couple years ago and, when the leaves are gone, most of the trees are pretty ugly.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:45 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: oh8eleven

Here in Minneapolis-St Paul, we’re used to the occasional ice storm or real bad snowfall. But the picture you posted looks absolutely hellacious.

Something that bad would have absolutely stopped everything around here.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 6:57:05 AM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: djf

It’s times like these when those preparations pay off!


13 posted on 01/19/2012 6:58:11 AM PST by Errant
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To: djf

I feel for all of you folks. We were out for 5 days end of Oct. here in NH.

Are you on municipal water ?

I have a well, and being out of water makes it even worse.

I finally broke down and bought a generator after the last storm.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 6:59:39 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: rockrr
We are all ready for the power to go out. Power cords are snaked through the house and the generator is at the ready. Our top concern is our 250 gallon salt water reef aquarium, keeping it warm. It would cost thousands to start over. As for us, we have enough ski clothes to keep us warm in just about anything.
15 posted on 01/19/2012 7:00:59 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: djf

-Global Warming
-Bush’s fault

Better raise taxes.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 7:01:34 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: djf

Went through something similar in December of 2008 here in MA. Was out of power for 8 days. If you don’t have a generator GET ONE NOW.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 7:03:30 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: djf

Yeah, I heard the EBS announce it on KOMO, and decided I will not be going to work


18 posted on 01/19/2012 7:03:36 AM PST by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: djf

I’m in North Central Florida. It is sunny and clear, will get up to almost 70 today.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 7:04:39 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: djf

I don’t know how anyone can live in Seattle. Great town / horrible weather. Rain, rain, rain, and more rain.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Seattle&state=WA&site=SEW&textField1=47.6218&textField2=-122.35&e=1


20 posted on 01/19/2012 7:04:52 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: djf
Fighting words: LA Times calls Seattleites 'snow wimps'
21 posted on 01/19/2012 7:11:08 AM PST by epithermal
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To: listenhillary

It “rains all the time” is what we tell the people from California to keep them from moving here. Yes it rains a lot from Nov to sometimes into June. But we have some of the most mild and inviting summers in the country.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 7:16:42 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: djf
GREAT! I am supposed to be in Puget Sound VA nest Thursday.
23 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:38 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: epithermal

I have to agree with that snow wimps title. It’s really the NW news media that are the culprits. At the first snow of the year they will go out on location and film close-ups of green grass with a few snow flakes on them. You will see a reporter blowing breath fog for the camera to show viewers that it really is as cold as they say. And you will have reporters looking up at the sky looking for the first snow flake, with as much anticipation as waiting for the Second Coming.
But this ice storm is different.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:41 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: djf
I'm in Federal Way, and we are really iced in. We have a difficult driveway, as it goes down from the street level. The drive is completely iced over, we cannot get out.

My hubby had put his car at the top of the drive to try to get to the bus transit center and get to work today. The car is completely covered in an ice coating. The locks are frozen over, the car and windows are so hard frozen he cannot scrape them and the de-icer he has is in the trunk and the trunk is so frozen he can't open it.

Pretty to look at with the shimmering of the street light; but, deadly to try to drive or even walk on.

25 posted on 01/19/2012 7:37:20 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: NavyCanDo

It is indeed a bad one, so if you are in it stay safe.

Anyone with a snowplow is going to have a few extra dollars in their pockets.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 7:38:24 AM PST by epithermal
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To: NavyCanDo
Yes it rains a lot from Nov to sometimes into June. But we have some of the most mild and inviting summers in the country.

Now, now -- you know that summer doesn't begin until July 5th.

27 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:29 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: cuban leaf

I was living near Black Diamond during that storm and was snowed in for 6 days. The kids got cabin fever the 2nd day out and just about drove us all nuts!


28 posted on 01/19/2012 7:47:58 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: All
Seattle - I-5/I-90 interchange this morning

Where's the gridlock?


29 posted on 01/19/2012 8:01:02 AM PST by QT3.14 (Life is not a dress rehearsal - it is Showtime!!)
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To: NavyCanDo
It “rains all the time” is what we tell the people from California to keep them from moving here.

I've always wanted to make t-shirts to sell to tourists:

Seattle Rain Festival

January 1 - December 31

30 posted on 01/19/2012 8:10:52 AM PST by QT3.14 (Life is not a dress rehearsal - it is Showtime!!)
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To: MplsSteve
Here in Minneapolis-St Paul, we’re used to the occasional ice storm or real bad snowfall.
Rochester gets twice as much snow per year as the Twin Cities and too damn many ice storms to count.
There were two other major ones - 1960 and 2001(?) which also locked the city down for a very long time.
Rochester is also the AAA affiliate for the Twins, which hasn't worked out well for us at all.
31 posted on 01/19/2012 9:24:02 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: djf

Within the last 15 minutes or so, my power came back on.

Actually, power for me was never a problem as I have two generators and plenty of gas stashed - but the phones went out and that means Internet too!


32 posted on 01/21/2012 7:08:00 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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