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    North West weather

    It has been an interesting time here in the North West! While it has been reported about the weather in Seattle but the center of the weather thrust has been Sequim and Port Angeles. Here's a few shots of my yard today. The top of the yard has about 10"-1' and the bottom about 3'. It was about 18 degrees when the shots were taken. Haven't been able to get down to the boat yet and another two storms are on their way in. I'm beginning to feel like I live in the Midwest.



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    1' of snow around here is no joke. Hope y'all are staying safe and warm, and bought enough eggs (why were Seattlites stocking up on snowpocalypse dairy products so much?)

    I just got back in from sailing on Lake Washington - it was imposing to be sailing back south and seeing this opaque wall of white winter storm bear down on us. Got to play with a double reef for the first time
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    Normally, I don’t bother shoveling snow off the boat. (At those times, the ice in the marina is usually too thick to contemplate sailing anyway) but now that it’s sitting on the trailer, I’m starting to worry.

    The weatherman doesn’t have any idea what’s going to happen this week. The WeatherUnderground has had three completely different contradictory forecasts, depending on which view you select, for the last day. The only thing they agree on is that something is going to happen this week. It’s either going to be 34 inches of new snow, or 3 inches of rain, or something in between. I have about two days of firewood left, so I’m running the electrics until the power goes out.
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    ...of course, it should be said that this is nothing like the winters and “lake effect” snow in Michigan. When if you didn’t move your car every night, it would get burried in snow until April. I gave my Michigan coat away many years ago.

    Or even the 60’s when the first hard freeze meant that the cars were parked out on the county road, 1/4 mile from the house, and we’d carry water 200 yards from the pump house in buckets for a couple months after some pipe somewhere froze. Well, my Dad wasn’t a very good plumber...
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    Looks like Horseshoe Bay (west vancouver) got hit pretty hard - the barge that acts as a breakwater...sank.

    https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/1440181315507/?jwsource=cl

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    I heard that the owners had it replaced (temporarily) with a salvage barge by the next morning, but still... I hope they have great insurance.
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    Went out again yesterday on Lake Washington. Winds got up to 30kts when the storm came in - pretty fun

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    Cool! I mean cold. The Straights are not as much fun as in 30kn, they build up impressive wave systems. Or, they are more fun because of the challenge offered by the seas. We are awaiting the next weather onslaught. A few flakes have started to fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddster View Post
    The weatherman doesn’t have any idea what’s going to happen this week.
    Looks like they decided to go with "MORE SNOW!."
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    Interesting that the snow is shallow over the hatch and around the windows (heated area) and deeper over the chain locker (unheated). We can see where the heat is leaking out. Or could earlier. It's getting pretty blizzard-y out there at times.
    It is actually about knee-deep out there right now and not slowing down a bit. I'm breaking out the skis after lunch.
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    Looks like us in Port Angeles. First casulaty, the 2X4 ridge supporting the tarp covering the SJ26 appears to have snapped dropping the canvas into the cockpit. Hope the current storm dosen't carry on too long. Can't get down to the 34 either right now. It's really coming down!
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    Just got a strange email from the marina - the port crews can't clear the snow off the docks today because they have to prioritize the runway at the airport.
    Strange because I can't recall that they ever cleared the docks in the past. Maybe somebody complained.
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    Toddster, I didn't realize your cities snowplows were small enough to go up and down your docks. Our airport is closed. They can't keep up with the snow.
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    I'm actually more comfortable with deep snow on the docks than with ice. There's at least the illusion of firm footing. When the snow starts piling up on the frozen water though, it can be hard to find the right path!
    Snow is deeper than the dog now - he can only follow me around through the network of pre-stomped paths. I just skied to the mailbox and back, though my ambition was much farther... way too out of shape to break trail efficiently. I can clearly remember easily hopping along for a mile at a time through this stuff, not too awful long ago... Maybe I'll head out again and see how silly I look trying a few tele-turns. And how hard it is to puff back up the hill...
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    Just another thing that never occurred to me

    Looks like I'm losing some of my ablative paint to... icicles.

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    Maybe the bottom paint is the last thing one should do on a haul-out, instead of the first? I guess there's time to fix it. Or even start over, now that I've concluded that ablative paint isn't really what I need. if we consider that the March 15 re-launch date is out of the question at this point. I haven't even been able to start on the deck work yet.
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