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Capitol Hill #snomg Thanksgiving week 2010: Monday night update

If you told us this morning — #snomg Monday Update ––  that we’d be producing a second #snomg update today, we’d have told you about Cliff Mass and sat back comfortably and.. wait. Things have changed. Mass says get ready for more.  And the National Weather Service says batten down the hatches. See something we need to know about? [email protected] or call/txt (206) 399-5959.

…WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING

FOR THE SEATTLE…TACOMA…EVERETT METRO AREAS INCLUDING THE HOOD

CANAL AREA…THE KITSAP PENINSULA AND THE EASTERN PUGET SOUND

LOWLANDS…


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONTINUED THE WINTER STORM

WARNING FOR THE SEATTLE…TACOMA…EVERETT METRO AREAS INCLUDING

THE HOOD CANAL AREA…THE KITSAP PENINSULA AND THE EASTERN PUGET

SOUND LOWLANDS FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST

THIS EVENING.

 

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…EVERETT…GOLD BAR…SEATTLE… NORTH

  BEND…BREMERTON…SHELTON…TACOMA…AND ENUMCLAW.

 

* TIMING…BANDS OF LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE

  AREA THOUGH THE EVENING HOURS. THE SNOW WILL END LATER THIS

  EVENING FROM THE NORTH…BUT SOME DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY

  TONIGHT AS NORTHERLY WINDS INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH AND GUSTS TO

  40 MPH.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS…EXPECT TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 2 TO 6

  INCHES. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE QUITE VARIABLE AROUND THE

  AREA WITH HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OCCURRING CLOSER TO THE CASCADE

  FOOTHILLS AND IN LOCALIZED BANDS AROUND THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND

  AREA.

 

* WIND…EXPECT NORTH WINDS TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS

  TO 40 MPH THIS EVENING. THE GUSTY NORTH WINDS TONIGHT WILL CAUSE

  SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW. THE COMBINATION OF THE

  STRONG WIND AND TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE LOWER 20S WILL

  GIVE WIND CHILL VALUES OF 0 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO TONIGHT.

 

* IMPACT…GUSTY WINDS NEAR 40 MPH COULD RESULT IN LOCAL POWER

  OUTAGES…THUS CONSIDER ALTERNATE…BUT SAFE…SOURCES OF

  HEAT IN CASE THIS OCCURS. OTHERWISE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE

  PLENTY OF EXTRA WARM CLOTHING OR BLANKETS.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A WINTER STORM WARNINGS MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS OCCURRING

OR IMMINENT. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE

PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS…WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND PLAN

ACCORDINGLY.

 

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JoshMahar
JoshMahar
10 years ago

Is Denny closed yet? I’m ready for Sledmania 2010.

justinc
justinc
10 years ago

It’s slated to be kept open at ‘blue level — one lane bare in each direction
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2010/11/15/forecasters-say

But I’m asking SDOT if/when that will happen

z
z
10 years ago

looked closed to me as there are cars stacked sideways going down

JS
JS
10 years ago

is completely stopped.

songstorm
songstorm
10 years ago

E Mercer between 12th and 13th is impassable due to stuck cars.

Hillrat
Hillrat
10 years ago

Being closed now, 12th to 14th. Just pulled it off my scanner.

Wonder if the SDOT manager on the noon news is still taking credit for keeping the streets clear? (the snow had MELTED!) hahahahah

girlvslaser
girlvslaser
10 years ago

we just walked to the central district from the madison market area. madison (heading east down the hill) is a major disaster with cars piled up in the street and on the sidewalk. union is equally as bad, and 23rd heading north toward the u-district looked like a parking lot. walking is the best way to go, but avoid the main streets as a lot of cars seem unable to avoid the sidewalks.

Justin
Justin
10 years ago

Has anyone seen *any* salt or deicer on the roads? I had the scariest commute of my life at 4:00 and I’m so happy I’m not out there now. SALT. NOW.

Meghan
Meghan
10 years ago

They just put the signs up, northbound Boren is officially closed at Union.

Motab
Motab
10 years ago

Boren Avenue is also a “blue” street yet it hasn’t been plowed all day. It was a steady stream of cars crawling north towards the freeway from about 2:00 until 7:30 when suddenly they all disappeared. I’m wondering if they closed it off at Madison. There are several abandoned cars on the hill between Pike and Union. So much for SDOT’s “one lane each direction bare and dry”. So far SDOT hasn’t done any better than in the storm of 2008.

Rachel
Rachel
10 years ago

Man, if only this could get me out of work for a day! Alas, I live three blocks away from my job, so it would have to be a pretty extreme blizzard to have any impact on that. Anyway, good updates. This is quite the mess!

aliou
aliou
10 years ago

I can see from my window that E John is blocked off east of 12th Ave. I just checked Metro’s transit alert, and #43 is not among the routes showing up for an alert. But if John is blocked off it’s obvious that there’s no 43 coming either way. If I were relying on the Transit Alerts I could be waiting for a long time wondering why the 43 hasn’t come yet.

liam
liam
10 years ago

I was part of the “crack team of citizens” directing traffic and pushing cars on Boren between Union and Pike. I was there from 5:30-8PM and saw 7-8 collisions from cars sliding down the hill. We eventually got the idea of stealing no parking signs from around the neighborhood and managed to block Boren off completely. Tons of people were taking video so I hope the footage makes it up.

So nice to see neighbors coming together to accomplish great things!

liam
liam
10 years ago

Oh, and props for Six Arms across the street for donating two cartons of rock salt to help get drivers unstuck!

liam
liam
10 years ago

People are sledding down Denny right now as of 8:40 PM

Hillrat
Hillrat
10 years ago

Trying to get signs now, East Precinct ran out, officers having to go to the ID to get more.

IllegallyParked
IllegallyParked
10 years ago

Just curious if anyone knows, but my car is currently stuck in a no-parking zone. Does anyone know what kind of enforcement to expect for tomorrow?

Turkeyless Neighbor
Turkeyless Neighbor
10 years ago

Crap! Just got mail from amazonfresh that they most likely won’t be able to deliver my Thankgiving order (which I placed weeks ago). Guess I’ll be strapping on boots and heading to QFC with a sled tomorrow.

Dod
Dod
10 years ago
dod
dod
10 years ago

Nearly brought a tear to my eye…


morty
morty
10 years ago

Gee, I’m sure glad we got a new mayor so that the snow hasn’t caused a little chaos. :)

Hillrat
Hillrat
10 years ago

Gonna be a lot of salt flying around tomorrow, none of it at the roads. Wonder if the mayor is biking to work tomorrow?

A
A
10 years ago

UW Seattle announced that they’re suspending operations tomorrow. A bit late, guys, but better than never. There was no way I was braving the hills to get there tomorrow.