The Mother 'Effin WEATHER Thread


#4010

I swung by Costco last night to check something out. It was like Black Friday. Parking lot stuffed. Large lines everywhere.

The Seattle reddit is full of photos like this
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#4011

People in Seattle really like Broccoli.


#4012

They really do.

Fun fact: the Seattle Supersonics got their name from the high velocity farts the city is infamous for.


#4013

If I lived in that area I would stockpile too. That amount of snow will shut everything down.


#4014

Oddly enough stockpiling happens here in New England too even though it would take a major (like many many, many many) feet of snow to shut everything down.


#4015

It’s a natural human response, people take it as an opportunity to buy unhealthy comfort food they love.


#4016

Like… broccoli?


#4017

Pacific northwest, my dude. They’re weird.


#4018

HA HA HA HA now I have all the broccoli


#4019

In my neck of the woods, we call these “French Toast Emergencies.” Everyone goes out for milk, eggs and bread.

We might all be a bit svelter if our comfort food was broccoli ;)


#4020

Seattle winters are generally very mild, with barely any snow. If it does snow, it’s a few inches at most, and it’s gone within a day. Thus, no one bothers with snow tires.

Seattle is hilly as hell. Downtown is on a big slope to the Puget Sound. Which is why getting 18-20 inches would be catastrophic.

Seattle, being right next to the Pacific and the Pineapple Express current of warm water from Hawaii, gets an extremely moist form of snow.

Combine the three, and, yeah, this town will shut the hell down.


#4021

Here’s the latest from Cliff Mass. At this point, all the models are converging.


#4022

Tenderstem broccoli is totally one of my comfort foods.


#4023

I’m more of a cauliflower fella, myself.


#4024

WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM FRIDAY TO 4 AM
PST SUNDAY ABOVE 2000 FEET…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 4 AM
PST SUNDAY BELOW 2000 FEET…

  • WHAT…Heavy snow above 2000 feet expected. Snow below 2000
    feet. Above 2000 feet, total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches
    with localized amounts of 14 inches in the highest elevations.
    Above 1500 feet and below 2000 feet, 1 to 3 inches of snow is
    expected. An inch or less is expected below 1500 feet.

Hey we are part of this mess but only sort of, maybe a little.


#4025

I’m coming for that broccoli D^3!


#4026

So I was heading into the city for some Twilight Imperium tomorrow. Might just take the train. Taking 26 over the Washington Park ridge is, I am sure, going to be a nightmare. Steep grade highway that caps at a little over 1000’. Rain turning to snow (and therefore ice) overnight.

I’m used to driving in that nonsense, though the slope does give me pause, but I have zero faith in my fellow Portlanders.


#4027

It’s pretty easy to find videos to remind you why that lack of faith is valid.


#4028

Swiggety swoccoli, they’re comin’ for my broccoli!


#4029

Ha, yup. Seen that one before.

If it pans out as forecasted, definitely taking the train.