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Monday, October 15, 2012

Water on the Sylvan overpass!

We were pretty amused to turn on the late news last night and see the top story: It's raining in Portland. Raining pretty hard. Things are going to get wet. Roads are going to be slippery. The hype went on for several minutes. "We've already had a quarter of an inch of rain today!"

Too funny. And they're just warming up for next month, when the snow hysteria will begin. In fact, they couldn't help but tell us last night that it might snow on Mount Hood this week. News you can't live without.

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Also be on the lookout for falling leaves.

I'm pretty sure this storm needs a name.

How about "Rainfall"?

Can't you see Adele in galoshes and a raincoat up on the Sylvan Pass belting it out? You'd barely have to change the words - they already sound like a local weather report:

"This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again
For this is the end
I've dreamed and dreamed this moment
So overdue, I owed them
Swept away, I'm stolen

Let the rain fall, when it drizzles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
Let the rain fall, when it showers
We will stand tall
And face it all together
At rain fall
That rain fall"

Darn it.. "Sylvan Overpass"...not Sylvan Pass. One more sip of coffee and I would have caught that...maybe.

They had a graphic calling it "The Fall Storm". Like we aren't going to see another one.

Maybe we're not going to survive to see another one.

It's as depressing
As an empty restaurant
This forecast of gloom

And I don't mean rain
It's not the rain that gets me
It's descending clouds

They should stay up high
So we can gaze in wonder
And make our game plans

Clouds at street level
Remind us there is no game
That can't be rained out.

Jack, please prepare the RAIN CRISIS 2012 graphic.

Wait 'til this afternoon/evening, there will be THUNDER!

Between 4 - 8PM!

Mark Mark's words.

It rained in Portland last night???


You can take the pulse of the city by standing on the Sylvan overpass.

Break out the Storm Teamâ„¢!

I've never understood why the Portland visual media seems to think that every storm is a hurricane, and that the top of the Sylvan overpass is Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana.

They've always got some poor schlub up there with a remote broadcast van talking about the "treacherous" conditions, like it doesn't rain 200 days out of the year in Oregon.

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