In case you haven’t heard, it rains a lot here in the Great Northwest. In fact, November is usually the rainiest month of all here. The monthly average is about 6 inches of rain. On November 7th this year we had already had about 6.5 inches of rain. Usually we get these kind of mild misty rains, but this month has been nearly all downpours.
We haven’t really seen any problems because of it, but I’ve seen pictures of Highway 35 (the road Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort is on) washed out by a few creeks that decided to change course. Needless to say, they will be delayed in opening this ski season. Today a friend at work showed me a website that has pictures of the damage on Mt. Rainier.
Crazy stuff. I was sad to see the Ohanapecosh campground amongst the pictures. It’s always been a family favorite.
Nols November 16, 2006 at 10:13 p.m.
That is nuts! It sure seems to rain a lot this time of year over there....