Rain Rain and more rain
The Pineapple Express!
We have had so much rain in the last 24 plus hours! It has not stopped and it isnt a drizzle but a steady downpour.....I am ready to build an ark... The pouring rain is the result of the "Pineapple Express" weather pattern, named for the storms' origins near Hawaii. The jet stream has dipped far to the south and tapped into that warm, tropical moisture. So another very wet day is on tap for Western Washington as a second storm rolls in on the heels of one that brought several inches of rain to the mountains and lowlands. Seattle already has more rain in the past day than it received in all of October. Flood Warnings remain in effect. As of last evening, storm totals were already running between 2.50 and 3.00" along the north coast. In the lowlands, storm totals were about 1.50" to 2.50" as of 4 am., including the Puget Sound area. Hourly rainfall totals have been as high as a quarter to a third of an inch an hour.