Auburn, WA -- The Winter Storm Watch Continues

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Select R.E. WA State: 75200

CIMG0018My husband, the amateur weatherman, has been obsessively following the build-up to the “Megastorm” of decades, currently predicted for our greater Seattle region. We’ve been watching for days, experiencing a bit of snow here, and a bit of snow there. At our home in east Auburn, so far we’ve accumulated a couple of inches, which largely went away today even through additional flurries of wet heavy snow.

I grew up in Seattle and remember a few good-sized snow storms from my childhood; even one or two while raising our own children. This storm, however, is expected to dump somewhere between 12- and 18-inches in our yard, according to the “Futurecast” radar displayed on one of our local news sites, KIRO7. That’s a significant amount of snow. Significant!

According to AccuWeather, the history of great Seattle snowstorms is as follows:

    1. Jan. 5-9, 1880: Est. 36.0" with 6-foot drifts
    2. Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 1916: 33.4"
    3. Jan. 26-31, 1969: 30.7"
    4. Jan. 12-15, 1950: 26.8"
    5. Dec. 23-27, 1965: 14.9"
    6. Dec. 30-31, 1968: 13.0"
    7. Jan. 23-26, 1972: 12.6"
    8. Jan. 25-26, 1950: 12.4"
    9. Dec. 26-27, 1974: 9.8"
    10. Nov. 20-22, 1985: 9.4"
    11. Nov. 27, 1985: 7.6"

Twelve-to-eighteen inches. I’m expecting the roof to be fine, but I’m thinking the tarp-type carport under which we park our riding lawnmower and various “stuffs” to probably take a hit. We’ve brought pellets for the stove into the garage. The chickens are safely ensconced in their coop with plenty of food and water. The dogs are oblivious, but will love it. The cat? Well, we may have to hand-carry him out now and then to visit the kitty potty.

Twelve-to-eighteen inches, followed by rain. It should be exciting!

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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
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I have never been anywhere that hgas that much snow.

Jan 18, 2012 12:47 AM #1
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

According to our  weather report here in Southern California, the Seattle area is supposed to get hit pretty hard with a big snow storm...

Jan 18, 2012 02:06 AM #2
Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
I was wondering if after all the buildup, nothing much would materialize. But...woke up to white, white everywhere and coming down steady. So far we have just over 12 inches in our yard - I think I'll work from home today:)
Jan 18, 2012 10:41 AM #3
Gabrielle Nemes
RE/MAX Select R.E. - Auburn, WA
206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate

Hi Tim: lol .. it's pretty rare around here to have more than a few inches -- 3 or 4. Sometimes we get a bit more, but we have such mild temperatures, it just doesn't happen too often.

Ronald: Yes, it's happening, it's happening!!

Jan 18, 2012 11:45 AM #4
Gabrielle Nemes
RE/MAX Select R.E. - Auburn, WA
206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate

Nancy: You're way ahead of us! We have about six inches or so at 8:45 now. Like you, I was thinking that this was gonna fizzle out as the timeline kept getting later and later. Figured it was another hmmmmmmmm, we goofed moment for the weather folks.

Jan 18, 2012 11:46 AM #5
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