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Rain Chances Fizzle...
Goooood afternoon, everyone! Well another weird weather day across the area, as most of the scattered rain activity has once again been in the Northern viewing area.
There is one final area of rain to our West... but will it make it here? It looks like it will be fighting drier Northeast winds as it heads our way. So a few light showers are still possible this evening... if it holds together. The greater chance of rain overnight and on into Sunday... will be for Southern Missouri:
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In places that have seen more sunshine today... temperatures were warmer. Our northern viewing area spent much of the afternoon in the upper 70s to right around 80. To the south... it was in the mid 80s to near 90.
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But the sun broke out in the late afternoon... and that gave some of the northern cities a little boost!
For Sunday... we may start off with some cloud cover... but sunshine should break out through the afternoon. I am thinking highs will be in the lower to mid 80s across the area, depending on how much sun we see. Our next rain chance comes at the end of the 7-day period... Friday into Saturday... with a cold front.
Now for some Seattle pictures, as promised! We vacationed there last weekend.
It was a beautiful Saturday to shop the famous Seattle Public Market! Because of this... it was REALLY crowded! The original Starbucks is located here... that was pretty cool to see! Just beyond the Market, there is a grassy area along the Sound. It was so pretty to just sit there and relax!
This is where they throw the fish. It is so entertaining! Someone will come up with an order... and all these guys behind the fish counter start yelling the order over and over to each other. Then one guy picks out whatever fish was ordered... and they throw it across the counter to each other! They even have a big stuffed animal fish that they throw to freak out the crowd. :)
We heard rumors of a Troll that was forever frozen in stone in a neat little neighborhood called Freemont. Sure enough, we found him under a bridge. That is a reall VW Bug he is crushing!
Then it was on to Orcas Island, where one of my best friends from high school got married. This is the Ferry that takes you there!
I could not believe how many cars they fit on the Ferry!!
My husband swears that little black dot at the top center... is a seal! :)
We hiked to the top of Mt. Constitution on a cloudy day!
A look at a river below... through the clouds.
That is Mt. Constitution on the left... this is the view from the Bed and Breakfast where we stayed!
It was SUCH a beautiful wedding! Congrats to the bride & groom!
It was a great trip... with some of my best friends from high school! These are all people I graduated with.
Hope you enjoyed them!
Posted by at August 19, 2006 3:55 PM
Jamie thanks for posting the pics it was fun to see, I enjoyed them.
Thanks, I am glad you liked them! If anyone has neat vacation pics... I would love to see them. If they involve some neat weather... I may even post them! :)
Posted by: Jeff Owens at August 19, 2006 5:22 PM
Good Evening, Jamie
Thank you for sharing the great photos of the Seattle area, That B&B looked incredible Jamie! what a view.. I've heard the fish market is very cool with the fish tossing and chatter ect. Did you get up in the Space Needle? I have a friend who lives in Seattle and she says it is a beautiful, unique city.. indeed it seems awesome. As for our rainfall..those of us on the south side got the short end this time around, but the cooler air feels great. By the way Jamie..is it just me or has it seemed to you also, that the cicadas and locusts have been incredibly loud this late summer with all the heat and humidity?? as I write this..they are deafening!!
We absolutely LOVED Seattle... but then again... we were there during good weather! :) I think it might be a little too gray for me overall. We did not go up in the Space Needle, because the line was too long... but we did go TO it! :) The B&B is called The Double Mountain B&B... a lady named Gail runs the place... and she is amazing! One of our other bloggers asked about the cicada noise... here is what I came up with:
From what I can find... there is NO periodical cicada emergence this year. Soooo I would think these are just the regular "dogday" cicadas. And, I don't think the hot summer has contributed to this... but I do tend to think that our warm winter has something to do with how loud they are! The warmer temps may have allowed more of them to survive than normal.
Or, the other possibility... sometimes periodical cicadas have "stragglers"... cicadas that emerge a few years too late or even too early.
The singing you hear is the males calling for a mate. They truly have an amazing lifecycle... but quite a loud love song!
Posted by: SkyMan at August 19, 2006 6:34 PM
Welcome back, Jamie, and thanks for the new batch of photos. It looks blessedly cool in Washington. I am *so* looking forward to jacket weather again here!
The first 2 days we were there it was actually cloudy and chilly (as you can probably tell from the hiking pics)! We were wearing sweatshirts and jeans those days... it was quite refreshing! Then the last 3 days were picture perfect! 70 degrees and mostly sunny! We were lucky to get a variety of weather while we were there.. and no rain to ruin the outdoor plans!
Posted by: DavidW at August 19, 2006 7:35 PM
1. This hurricane season has been deceptive. The potential has been nearly the same as last year [look at all the Invests], but due to the sheer [mainly] nothing has really developed. The sheer has also dropped the SSTs a hair thus not quite as warm as last year, but still above normal.
2. I am looking forward to the cold front this weekend. It still looks pretty powerful, to the extent, I think it will feel like a fall front. I predict it will be the one that breaks the dome in Texas and will bring them relief from their 100s.
The first fall-like cold front will be here before long! I know many of you can't wait (including me!)
Posted by: Scott at August 19, 2006 8:58 PM
aww your pics are SO great. thanks for sharing your life with us.
the troll thing is freaky though... what is that all about?
We thought the troll was weird, too! We heard about it from a local we met at dinner one night. He said it was one thing we should definitely see while we were in town... so we went on our mission to find him!
The neighborhood of Freemont held a contest for locals to design an art display for the whole area to enjoy. The troll concept won... and it was a community project! It is huge... and the shiny glass eye thing is creepy!
Posted by: Crystal Renaud at August 19, 2006 9:06 PM
Remember how Seattle and Washington were extremely wet last winter and broke records? Did you see any effects of last winter's record wetness out there? I think its kind of interesting that the midwest was so dry when that was going on to.
I do remember that Seattle had a record consecutive number of days with rainfall! I did not see any specific signs of this on my trip... but everything is very GREEN!! ;) If only we could borrow some of their moisture...
Posted by: Jon at August 20, 2006 1:32 AM
Thank-you for posting your vacation pictures. We are headed out to Seattle today. My brother is in the Navy and is stationed out there. I hope we have great weather like you did. I can't wait to see the fish market. It sounds like a lot of fun.
Have a great day!
I hope you have a wonderful trip... and a great visit with your brother!! It looks like the weather will be quite nice for you, too! :)
Posted by: Debbie Baker at August 20, 2006 10:53 AM
I guess I'm just weird because although I could do without the humidity, I enjoy the warm temps and don't care if I ever see cold weather again. (I was born in New England, spent several years in Michigan before my dad was stationed in NM and finally AZ, where I totally loved the desert). We vacationed in San Francisco in June so I could show it to my hubby. It actually hit 70 there one day and I was laughing at how I love that city immensely but dislike having to wear a jacket in summer because it's only 62. I guess no one is ever happy :)
Kansas City is a great place for people to live... if not just for the big fluctuations in temperatures. In the wintertime... it can be below zero... or as we saw THIS year... 67 degrees in January! :) A little something for everyone, huh?
Posted by: Jeri Correll at August 20, 2006 7:05 PM
Something smells fishy about your trip.
Haha... very funny :)
Posted by: William at August 21, 2006 8:24 AM
I have to admit I'm a little frustrated at the lack of blogging especially with a storm that appears to be moving our way from central Kansas. Is everyone on vacation?
Windy had a tough weekend, not feeling well (she is almost 17) so I got distracted. Sorry. Jamie had just gotten back from Seattle.
Posted by: dwight at August 21, 2006 12:09 PM