AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 779 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
I lived in Seattle for many years, and am well familiar with the convergence zone. About the oddest thing I saw one day was everything was dry in the downtown area, drove north on I-5 across the bridge over the Ship Canal, it was snowing and there was 2-3 inches on the ground. Drove back across towards downtown later, still dry on the south side of the canal. The canal was the division point for two completely different types of weather. Wierd!!
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ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
Today we have just plain RAIN. I guess the rainy season has started a bit early this year.
AzoresLover, how strange! For some reason the area I live in gets more snow than the surrounding area. Lower elevations, I could understand them getting less snow. But one of my ex-coworkers lived farther out in the mountains and she said there was always the most snow at my intersection!
B2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1384 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
We had some of the heaviest rain I've ever seen in Woodinville at about 8:30 last night, and again at 10:30, both with thunder and lightning. Now it's raining lightly. We're right under the convergence zone and usually get several inches more snow than Redmond or Bellevue.
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
Stevenuhl777, are you getting dumped on tonight too?
As of 7:15pm, nothing. Had a brief shower an hour ago, and had quite a downpour late last night.
The convergence zone, for those not in the know, is unique micro-climate that usually forms north of Seattle, starting just north of the Northgate area, and going up past Everett. We've had huge snowfall whereas downtown Seattle gets nothing, surprise windstorms, heavy rain, etc.. Pretty unusual. In the summer, it's a little cooler on this end of town, where as downtown can be warmer.