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Weather Alert on TV

Never mind for the moment that Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I are awake at 4:00 a.m. (well, 4:18). She's writing fiction, and I've been working on a detailed tutorial.

Anyway, we were also sort of watching "Eyes Wide Shut" on TV. Suddenly one of those ALERTS breaks in, and I'm annoyed (as I always am). I start to make some reference to the time of day, and how they must figure it's a good time to do the practice, when I realize the alert is FOR REAL. I mean, I don't remember ever hearing one in my entire life that was REAL! (Marilyn says we've seen them, but if we have, I can't recall it.)

It was a FLOOD alert, which is no wonder, as we're having terrible flooding locally. It rained like a... well, it rained cats and dogs today. And then we had FREAKING SNOW AGAIN that started around 12:30 a.m. and kept on for hours -- and I have some photos to prove it!

January 2, 2009 - snow in Portland
The snow falling shot from our front porch.

January 2, 2009 - snow in Portland
The front walk (from under the tree by the
garage).

January 2, 2009 - snow in Portland
Looking at our house from the driveway.

January 2, 2009 - snow in Portland
Looking across the street.

January 2, 2009 - snow in Portland
Our back yard.

So, I was doing my weekly garbage and recycling in the snow, I kid you not!

(sigh)

It's now raining again -- but there's still snow out there. What a mess...

I just checked a couple weather sites and found that we've had a Winter Weather Advisory for North Portland (which is where we live) and Vancouver for SNOW that was posted at 1:43 a.m. It started earlier than that, but I guess nobody knew. My neighbor Tom hollered across the street to me that he'd immediately gone online to check it out, but could only find references to rain. We were both laughing about that one. I said something like, "Maybe they forgot to look out a window." (heh) And for the record, the North Portland area is very close by Vancouver, Washington, so we often have the same weather patterns.

It's alarming to have snow again, after what we went through in December. Nobody in this part of the country wants to be dealing with more snow. We're just not prepared for it. And our local streets are already torn to hell from chains and stuff. The potholes are out of control bad.

And this is very, very early for us to be dealing with any kind of local flooding.

Years back we had issues with flooding and ground so wet that the water just didn't drain off. Then we had some wind and Marilyn and I lost a huge tree (that just missed falling on the house).

I seriously must stick the oil and see if need to order more! I need to do it as soon as it's light enough to go out there. I'd prefer to do it in daylight without pouring rain (or snow), if I have a choice. But I'd better not put it off for much longer...

So. How is the weather where you are? (grin)
Tags: 2009, flooding, january-2009, marilyn, photo-share, rain, snow, weather
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