“Mixed snow and rain” they said. “Some areas may get a dusting” they said. Well here I am with three inches on the ground, and a shit ton still falling.
I’m glad I decided to err on the side of caution and go grocery shopping yesterday. If I wasn’t so cynical about the ability of anyone to forecast anything, I would be stuck at home right now with NO FOOD.
It’s been snowing for about eight hours, but it’s still 37 degrees out. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE I ASK YOU. Just more proof that snow is the devil’s work.
Soooo not kidding about the traffic. Last night a series of accidents closed I5 southbound right at the peak of rush hour. The Seattle Times has a collection of articles from people who were there:
9.5 hours from Seattle to Tacoma (30 miles)
8 hours from South Lake Union to Federal Way (8 miles)
The State Patrol is using a plane and thermal imaging to locate any remaining stranded drivers
Why is this happening? BECAUSE OF SNOW. I’m telling you, people: it must be stopped.
“A drive from Woodland Park to South Park took 90 minutes.”
When it snows, everyone flees their offices at once and the traffic jam is EPIC.
I got stuck on I5 in a snowstorm in 2005. It took me FOUR HOURS to drive the 60 miles from Seattle to Mount Vernon. And that’s just drive time - not counting the hour I spent wandering around the Target in Everett because I couldn’t. Take. Another. Minute. In. The car.
I ate Target popcorn for dinner that night. Why? BECAUSE OF THE SNOW.