Snowed in 2012!

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by Travis Cody in

Couldn't get to work due to the latest Pacific Northwest storm of the century.  I'm watching KIRO7 Storm Watch coverage.  They've got one of their roving reporters out at Queen Anne, which is a steep hill of a street to the north of downtown Seattle.  Folks are sledding, skiing, and snowboarding down the street!

I've got great snow tires on my Liberty, but it's not 4-wheel drive.  I'm not real confident behind the wheel in these kind of conditions.  Fortunately, we don't get the kind of snow that sticks for months during the winter.  There's a warmer storm behind this one which will bring rain and melt away the lovely winter wonderland we've got today.

So we're staying safe and snuggly warm in the condo today. 

Quick nod to KIRO7...great job of covering the storm.  Their reporters have been driving around the Sound, showing the road conditions in real time. 


  1. I find it absolutely silly that news reporters will be out and about driving around in conditions that sane people want to stay put.

  1. Mike: I see your point. But without those silly news folk getting out and about in these conditions, it would be tough for us sane folk to get the information we need to make good decisions about going out or not. This kind of weather is outside the norm for this area, so we need all the good information we can get.

  1. Cherie says:

    "the latest ... storm of the century"

    It does seem that every weather event gets that label. It's only 2012. Just think what 2099 will have to live up to to get a shot at it. :P Glad you and Pam are safe and snug. :)

  1. Jean says:

    With all the ice, I hope you two are home again today. Time to invoke the deductible corollary:

    Deductible Corollary: where the chance of an accident is high, and the insurance deductible exceeds the amount of pay for one work day. If all variables are positive, stay home!

    Be safe!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I get a bit panicky when you get bad snow storms over there because we usually get it about six weeks later! :0

  1. Sort of the best when you get off work and have a snuggly home and a good book, and know the snow is not permanent. Enjoy!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I've been watching your storm on our news too. Wow!

  1. Was thinking about you this morning and wondering if all was OK up there...glad to hear it is

  1. Cherie: At least media has mostly stopped using that term. They have been calling this a "snow event". Today they are calling it a "snow and ice event". I appreciate that.

    Jean: Neither of us wanted to stay in, but we have no choice since the ice has defeated our attempts to get out.

    Akelamalu: We sometimes watch western Canada and Alaska for what we can expect.

    Charles: The fact that it's not permanent is keeping us sane at the moment.

    GGG: There are two pretty large pine trees close to my condo that I've got my eye on. As this ice progresses, the branches droop more and more with the weight.

    V: We're hanging in, but we'll be happy when this is over.

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Our reporters do the riding in a storm, too. That's fun to watch the road conditions in a real time. Mine is 4-wheel drive and I can feel the difference when I turn it on. 4x4 would be even better, but so far it's just a wish :)
    Stay warm!!!

  1. Aha! So you're stealing all our snow! Southeast Idaho is always, without fail, a skating rink for at least three months. Ice, ice, ice and snow. And lots of wind. Hate the wind.

    But this year? December and Jan. have been labeled "drought months" so far. It's so warm and we've had almost no snow. SO bizarre.

    So it's up in the Puget Sound and down in West Texas where my cousin is. They got about 8 inches last week. Very weird.

    Enjoy and stay safe!