Monday, October 01, 2007

Seattle, Washington


An early season Pacific storm brought heavy rain and cool temperatures to the Pacific Northwest as well as eastern parts of Washington and Oregon and even into Idaho and farther south into northern California. Many records were set for both rainfall amounts and cool high temperatures.

Meanwhile, the Southwest remained dry as high pressure moved east across the Four Corners region. Moisture crept into southern Arizona and New Mexico late as moisture from Tropical Storm Juliette began to stream northward, while a cool rain fell from Montana to spots in Wyoming and western Colorado. The rain was associated with a strong system that sliced into the warmth of the High Plains and Midwest on Sunday.

Conditions were much more favorable for unsettled weather in this region, and strong and severe storms touched off from Oklahoma to Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Wind gusts as high as 70 mph were endured in the strongest storms along with large hail and heavy rain. A tornado touched down south of Sully, Jasper County, Iowa, and traveled into Malcom, Poweshiek County, Iowa, where the last report was made at 6:51 p.m. CDT. Spotty storms fired across Texas and Florida as tropical moisture was drawn into these states. At the same time, high pressure moved off the New England coast and continued to bring dry weather to much of the East, including areas which ended September with abnormally dry or drought conditions of historical proportions.

Warm temperatures in the 80s covered a large area from the lower Midwest to the Southeast. However, the Northeast had pleasant conditions, with highs topping out into the 60s and 70s.

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Anonymous BOBCAT said...

Good morning, Donal. Hey, that's a beautiful pic of Seattle!

8:04 AM  
Anonymous cassie said...

Is the Space Needle really that tall?

I've never been....

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love your beatiful city.


8:57 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Turned off the ac yesterday because it is so breezy here, just had a rain shower blow through a few minutes ago. Smells good!


11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out here Fall is steadily coming to the Jersey Shore. We have haven't had much rainfall here latlry but temps have been very mild to very cool at night. J'Mac.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Catsala said...

I make a joke at work that we are still waiting for I now show up in my winter coat! We had very few warm days, for which we were thankful as the rest of the country cooked.

If you are on the right Seattle street you can see the Space Needle to the north and Mt. Rainier to the south and the Puget Sound to the west.

Cassie, I think the Space Needle looks that tall from the way they took the pic.

Thanks to all of you for the comments about our beautiful city.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

Seattle is a beautiful city. I hope someday to visit. Is the restaurant in the Space Needle still there and open?


5:47 AM  
Anonymous catsala said...

Hi Arnold. The Space Needle is easy to get to from downtown by car or bus, or you can walk if you don't mind walking a ways. They still have the restaurant at the top. And it's a real party up there on 4th of July and New Year's Eve when they shoot fireworks from the top.

10:31 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes, Arnold--I hope to go there soon! (hint hint, Paul!)

2:09 AM  

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