Sunday, January 26, 2020

Water, Water, Everywhere

For all that the Seattle area is (in)famous for being rainy, it doesn't actually rain all that much. Locally, a quarter of an inch of actual precipitation in a day is considered a lot. For those of us who come from locales where rainfall is sometimes measured in inches per hour, it's merely a passive-aggressive drizzle.

One of the side effects of the fact that rain is often very light is that when it does actually rain for any length of time, whole sections of the place become waterlogged. The ground become saturated, and standing water can cover quite large areas. These tend to be out away from the city proper, but since the metropolitan area isn't very expansive, a twenty-minute drive can place you on the shores of a lake that hadn't been there a month or so ago.

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