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Feared megastorm falls short –
Rainfall records broken at Olympia Airport’s Weather Station

“What a difference 24 hours makes. Oct. 13 left, Snoqualmie Falls is officially raging!”
Photo credit: Salish Lodge & Spa, Oct. 13 left, Oct. 14 right

– Record rainfall totals noted at Olympia Regional Airport’s official Weather Station
* October 13, 2016 = 1.61 inches.
* October 14, 2016 = 2.01 inches.
* October 15, 2016 was not a record at .72 inches (.89 inches was record high), however the 3 day rainfall total = 4.34 inches, which was a record. 46 mph was the highest wind gust noted.
And this temperature observation:
* October 12, 2016 recorded a low of 29 degrees, one degree above the 2002 record low of 28 degrees.

– “Why Saturday’s storm didn’t hit Seattle like predicted”
“The track of Saturday’s storm moved west off the coast of Washington, bringing a weaker system over the Puget Sound area than expected.

“That’s all it took to make a difference,” said KING Meteorologist Rich Marriott,” quoting KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
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– “Storm comes up short of expectations”
“Saturday’s highly anticipated windstorm didn’t stir up historic amounts of damage in Thurston County, but it knocked down a few trees and spoiled homecoming dances at three high schools.”

Homecoming dances scheduled for Saturday evening were canceled for students at Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm high schools.”

“Tumwater and Yelm have already rescheduled their dances for Saturday, Oct. 22.”

Need sandbags?

Not all locations have filled bags, so bring a shovel and be prepared to fill empty bags with bulk sand.
▪ City of Yelm Public Works, 901 Rhoton Road SE, Yelm (empty bags and bulk sand),” by Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.
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The Olympian published a storm timeline
Click here

Posted by Steve on October 16, 2016 at 6:49 am | Permalink

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