Weather has been a lifelong passion for me; while my husband and 4 kids, all grown, and one of them now married, have patiently gone along with me!
By: PugetSoundPost , 5:21 PM GMT on December 01, 2012
December 4, 10 pm
December is off to a rainy start. So far we are up to 1.7" rain total for the first four days. No sunshine to speak of. Tonight it is raining off and on and it is breezy. Nearly a half inch of rain came down today. It was warmer today than it has been - high of 55, which is the warmest in awhile around here. We should slide downhill to markedly cooler temperatures by the end of the week.
Our Christmas tree, real of course, a nice Noble fir, is up and brightly shining, as well as the rest of my home decorating. I think I got it done about the fastest ever this year, and feel good about that. A lot more to get to on my to-do list and hope to stay ahead of it all. I feel more interested in just enjoying the holiday this year and not just "doing" endless things.
December 1, 9:15 AM
Autumn leaves. They are gone. It has left.
The change of the calendar surely signals that for us, whether or not it officially arrives not until late in the month. The trees are looking pretty bare now, and the winter storms are rolling in, one right on top of each last one.
Currently we are in a lull, or "in-between", which only lasts a few hours. The sky is mostly overcast, but a brighter spot where the sun is shining behind a thinner layer of clouds in the SE sky is brigtening things up a bit; for now. A potent system rolled through last evening - and by the end of the day we had 1.40" rain for yesterday, which was also combined with a previous system that came through in the early morning hours. There is never really enough time to "clear" between these systems, so the sky remains dark and heavy most all of the time. If not letting loose its copious rain of late. Another quarter inch has fallen since midnight, getting our December totals off to a good start already. The wind is breezy outside this morning as well, but is expected to rise much more by later today/tonight and over the next few days bouts of windier weather will accompany the rain. Welcome to winter in the Great Northwest.
December is such an odd month, it seems. While nature is putting itself to bed for the long winter nap, we as people are beginning to really ramp up our activity. Nature is going dark and dreary and dim, but at the same time we are compensating with so many pretty lights everywhere, and joyous music that lifts our spirits, even if we have heard it annually for the last many decades (getting to be quite a few for me!) and the celebration of Christmas during this dark season is such a wonderful representation of the whole message of Christmas! Light came into a very dark world. Let the month of Christmas begin! Stormy or not!
Average High: 52
Average Low: 39
Coldest Temp: 27 (10th)
Warmest Temp: 63 (4th)
Coldest High: 46 (11th)
Wettest Day: Nov. 19 (2.42", a record)
Days of Measurable Rain for Nov: 26
Total Rain for November: 8.98"
Sunrise: 7:37 AM --- Sunset: 4:18 PM (PST)
(losing 1 min, 37 sec tomorrow)
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