Well, Tuesday night brought the snow. It started around 8 at night and it was beautiful to see in the light of the street lamps. I went to sleep watching it through open blinds. At 4 in the morning, I woke to the sound of rain slamming against the window. It was still pretty cold and the 5 inches of snow wasn't dissolving very fast, so school was cancelled for the day. It was nice to crawl back into bed and just listen to the trucks drive through the slush on the nearby freeway.
Didn't make for very good snow pictures, but we did get another snowball for our freezer.
The thing is, even though the snow only really lasted one night, we were spared some very nasty results of this "monster" storm.
North of us was a deep freeze. They had two or three times the amount of snow, topped off with a layer of ice. Pretty, but treacherous. Tree limbs came down, power was cut off, at least one person died.
South of us was a swimming pool. Most of a whole town was evacuated, a car was swept into a rain-swollen culvert, two people died.
Latitude. Longitude. Altitude. Temperature. Humidity. Ocean. Mountains. Cold fronts. Warm fronts. Micro-climates.
It all contributes to the interesting weather stew that is the PNW. Personally, I love the rain and I enjoy the occasional storm drama. It reminds me that despite our preparations, things can happen that are outside of our control.
So we pray, and leave it in the Lord's hands. Better Him than me!