"Arctic Blast 2008"

Is apparently what we're having in Portland. All the news stations seem to be sharing this term, which they believe expresses the weather we are having, which they apparently feel resembles the arctic. While it is really nothing like the arctic, we do now have 8 inches of snow on the ground, with 30 inch drifts in places, a quarter inch of freezing rain on top of that, and either another half inch of freezing rain or several more inches of snow on the way overnight. Not to mention it's been over a week now that we've had snowy weather, which is totally unheard of.

Here are some pictures and videos from around our part of town from the past week or so. We're hunkering down for the rest of the day with coffee and movies. Cheers!

"Arctic Blast 2008"

1 comment:

  1. David & Trina;
    We are also enjoying the snow up north. It's turned to slush, but still icy for a bicycle. I picked up some bicycle chains, which help me navigate patches of ice with aplomb. Since we are running the heat more in the house, we've turned off all of our Christmas lights in order to maintain a low carbon footprint. I'm sure Al Gore would approve. We might be seeing Global Freezing this year, but next year, I'm sure we'll be back to global warming. I'm looking forward to a winter tan in the icy north. Also, please do not enjoy too much hot spiced rum, as rum comes from former slave plantations, and heating it up really messes up your carbon footprint. Have a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.With love from the near polar Puyallup.