December 14, 2008

Cold snap

We received about two inches of snow last night. Nothing major, but the forecast is for very cold temperatures for the rest of the week. The overnight low is forecast for 19 degrees tonight, the lowest temperature in the Seattle area in almost two decades. Monday night's low could be 17 degrees and the daily highs may not get above freezing for the rest of the week.

Snow will not be the problem tomorrow, but rather ice. Western Washington is quite hilly, so tomorrow's commute will be hazardous. I'm not sure if tire chains really do much for traction on ice. I asked my UPS driver if they ever shut down. He said it has only been once or twice in the 15 years he has worked there, and one of those was during the windstorm a few years ago when no one had power.

There are streets I don't think will be safe tomorrow, so I hope we at least skip one particular neighborhood. There is only one way in and out, and it is a street steep enough that traction in the rain is sketchy. I also don't think there will be much running tomorrow. I had difficulty staying upright just walking to my shed this afternoon. Tomorrow is going to be long and probably more than a little ugly.


Anonymous said...

So, how did it go?

Anonymous said...

oops, that was me.