Jan. 16, 2012 at 11:11am
Snowing pretty well now! Here are some shots of our Tacoma [Snow] Dome and environs.
Main roads appear to be just fine this morning but sidewalk, on the other hand, not so much. Since the link is on weekend hours due to MLK day (starts running just before 10am) I walked all the way into the office. The sidewalks are pretty dicey with ice all over the place. Even in heavy hiking boots I nearly toppled a couple times. Check out just how slippy they are in this video:
Aside from that, it's just lovely, cold, and calm out now. I can't wait to take more pictures when the real snow hits tomorrow. Here's what I got for now however.
A frosty Frost Park.
Just took a quick walk around the neighborhood and it's mighty icy out there. The streets shimmer with ice crystals and the few cars that dare to be out on the hills downtown are gambling with their safety. The sidewalks just north of downtown are covered in a crunchy frost that could bring you down if you take you mind off it.
Here are a few photos from my frigid stroll. It'll be interesting to see what Mother Nature throws at us these next few days. Be careful out there!
Broadway looking towards downtown.
Looking down a blocked 4th Street towards at wet Stadium Way
Looking up the 6th Ave. hill from Broadway
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by JesseHillFan on 1/17/2012 @ 2:59am
|I like this thread.Can we have more pics say on a day to day basis
or perhaps maybe morning.afternoon,evening pics.You could save this for posterity to revive say next year for comparisons.
by KevinFreitas on 1/17/2012 @ 7:08am
|I'll keep that in mind. Bit of a tall order but I always have my camera with me and try to post when I can though I encourage others to do the same here anytime.|
by JesseHillFan on 1/17/2012 @ 7:39am
|What do you think about the some areas could get up to 14 inches prediction on Wednesday?
That would be nuts around here.
by KevinFreitas on 1/17/2012 @ 10:40am
|That would indeed be nuts. Cliff Mass says, as with all things dicey weather in this area, it could be far less. More like 2-5" in this region. cliffmass.blogspot.com/2012/01/scaling-b... Still, better a little paranoid and safe than sorry. I'm secretly hoping the 10"+ numbers are right but would probably put my money on Cliff Mass any day.
by NineInchNachos on 1/17/2012 @ 11:21am
|if global warming is real, then why is it cold?|
by low bar on 1/17/2012 @ 11:48am
by JesseHillFan on 1/18/2012 @ 8:41am
|Well I guess Cliff Mass will have some explaining to do.
Started snowing at midnight.Now 6 inches so far at 8 am and it's still snowing.One person reported 22 inches (Not in Tacoma though).Lots of accidents on I-5 in the Tacoma area.Look at those wrecked Trucks and overturned cars.Their insurance rates will likely go up.
by NineInchNachos on 1/18/2012 @ 9:12am
by NineInchNachos on 1/18/2012 @ 9:13am
by NineInchNachos on 1/18/2012 @ 9:13am
by Jesse on 1/18/2012 @ 9:23am
|Got about 8" here on Fox Island...|
by JesseHillFan on 1/18/2012 @ 9:32am
|Wow listen in to the free online radioreference Police Scanner.|
Lots of crashes right now.Just heard one on South 56th and Cedar.
By the way I measured the snow depth at around 7 inches deep now on the sidewalk Measuring on my lawn I got 9 inches.NiN thanks for the pics.
Ha Ha a cop was chasing a quad and couldn't catch him.
by KevinFreitas on 1/18/2012 @ 9:49am
|Took lots of pics of my snowy walk in to work: f.33d.me/osg
by JesseHillFan on 1/18/2012 @ 10:04am
|Thanks Kevin for the numerous pics.Well done!|
By the way here is another story.
by Maria on 1/18/2012 @ 12:13pm
|Great photos. I love the one of the Elks Club!!|
by KevinFreitas on 1/18/2012 @ 1:08pm
by NineInchNachos on 1/18/2012 @ 1:18pm
|called it a snow day and headed home..
can still get around by bus
max loves it
cold robot exhibit..
the museum is closed today
by Maria on 1/18/2012 @ 2:41pm
|I'm still out walking around with the camera, but here's one of an Anna's Hummingbird sitting in the lilac bush outside our kitchen.|
by KevinFreitas on 1/18/2012 @ 3:11pm
|Oh, that's beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I always wonder how a tiny bird like that perceives a weather event like this especially since they need to constantly take in energy to keep those wings flapping even in normal weather.|
by Jesse on 1/18/2012 @ 4:07pm
|Putting some bread crumbs out on the patio now. Thanks for the reminder Maria!|
by troysworktable on 1/18/2012 @ 4:09pm
|What? The American Museum of Alaskan Entrepreneurship closes due to snow?|
by KevinFreitas on 1/18/2012 @ 4:13pm
|I know, more like the Arizona Can't Be Open Because Snow Is Scary Museum!|
by Maria on 1/18/2012 @ 5:26pm
|A couple more shots with the nicer zoom lens:
Hummingbird in the lilacs
Snow on picnic table (we got 8-12 inches down here by Fort Lewis)
Artistic arms of the lawn chairs
Apple tree next door
by low bar on 1/18/2012 @ 6:26pm
|damn, scored on the hummingbird shot|
and max couldn't have hoped for cooler parents thats fo sho
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
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