Mud Slides & Traffic

December 9-14, 2015

After the flurry of migration in the warm rain on the 6th, 7th and 8th (we received 5 1/2 inches of rain on those three days, 3.3 on the 7th alone -- rain totals provided by Kevin O’Connell, a nearby neighbor), the temperature on subsequent rainy nightfalls dropped and hovered around 43 - 44 degrees, with not a frog to be seen. On the other hand the heavy rains continued, another 5 1/2 inches falling over these six days, causing major slides and traffic havoc, our little highway suddenly the only route to Seattle when I-5 was closed by a big slide.