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Posted on January 11, 2007 12:03 AM in Personal
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Well, I set an all-time record for commute time tonight. It only took me about 20 minutes or so to get to work this morning, but because of the snowfall in Seattle tonight, it took me three and a half hours to make it from Bellevue to my home in South Seattle. I thought I was going to go insane.

It wasn't until I reached the on-ramp to Interstate 90 (about three hours in) that I understood what most of the hold-up had been. There were cars in ditches, cars snug against guardrails and even some cars abandoned while parked in the main lanes of the freeway. For whatever reason that particular interchange received a bulk of the snow, and it wasn't until I got closer to home that I actually saw more snow. I'd say there's about 5-6 inches out in our front yard, and with the dropping temperatures tonight, I'm guessing I'll be working from the comfort of this very chair tomorrow.

As I waited for my fiancée to arrive home, I took my camera and tripod out for a walk and snapped a few photos in the dark. I thought this one came out the best:

Photo of Snowfall in Seattle

So far, it's been a pretty crazy winter.


Ian Clifton on January 11, 2007 at 10:32 AM:

It snowed maybe 2-3 inches in Bellingham the night before last. During the day yesterday, it varied from minimal specks of snow to giant blizzards. Heading to my mid-day class yesterday was interesting. I was squinting to try to avoid having snow land in my eyes, but it barely helped. After the ten minute walk, my hood (was wearing a beanie and the wind was too strong to keep the hood of my jacket up) was completely filled--enough to make two solid snowballs. Last night didn't seem to bring any new snow, so the ~6 inches altogether have just frozen over.


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