This event still has hours to go, but the totals so far have been amazing. Here is the latest 24-h totals ending 8 AM this morning for central Puget Sound from Rainwatch:
3-4 inches over the Kitsap and a band of 2.5-3 inches over N. Seattle and the eastern suburbs. In Snohomish County the rainfall declines rapidly. Less south of Tacoma. Here is the larger view..and keep in mind that you can't trust this over the Cascades, the coast and far to the south, since it is dependent on radar information. Huge totals over southern Vancouver Island (over 6 inches). In the Quinault Valley there has already been over 8 inches (by 4 AM). Mark Albright provided some more totals through 8 AM Sunday event totals (since 11 AM Saturday)
Seattle 2.67 Boeing Field 2.98 UW 3.09 Shoreline 2.24 Mountlake Terrace 2.12 Everett (Paine Field) 0.97
Here are the totals from the CoCoRahs volunteer network for the 24-h period ending 7AM. Less than 1/2 inch over southern Whidbey Island and the adjacent mainland, while N. Seattle is getting 2-3 inches. Makes you believe in the rainshadow.
The temperatures have jumped into the 50s for much of the regions and strong southerly and southwesterly winds are over us. Look at the Seattle profiler temperatures and sustained winds over the past day (below) . Time runs from right to left (left is the most recent), the y-axis is height in meters. Temps (C) in red. Huge warming and look how strong the winds are above us. A solid triangle indicates 50 knots. A triangle and long line is 60 kts. 20-30 knot sustained winds right above us.
You can just feel Hawaii.
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