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(KING 5 News)   Seattle breaks rain record. On the bright side, Subby's crop of moss is doing well   (king5.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 03:53:19 PM  
Seattle's annual precipitation amount isn't that impressive.
It's pretty average, actually.
 
2019-04-15 03:53:23 PM  
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I love living in the Pacific Northwest, but I've had moss grow on cars here. Cars that I drive regularly.

This winter was pretty tough, but I'm not going to complain about April showers.


/ 'Couverite now.
// The one in WA
 
2019-04-15 03:55:07 PM  
That video they are showing on that site is at least 8 months old. Renovations on the space needle were finished a long time ago.
 
2019-04-15 03:55:37 PM  
Grew up there, finally left in 2017. It's not the amount of rain, but the constant drizzle that gets to you.
 
2019-04-15 03:57:16 PM  
That was Philly last year... way above normal.  Moss all over my patio.
 
2019-04-15 03:58:48 PM  
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
 
2019-04-15 04:00:09 PM  
First thing I did after the snow melted was to dump a Costco sized bag of Rid Moss on my lawn. Seems like it's time to do that again.
 
2019-04-15 04:00:34 PM  
That's right!

It rains all the farking time!

Don't move here.
 
2019-04-15 04:02:18 PM  
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2019-04-15 04:07:19 PM  

fragMasterFlash: First thing I did after the snow melted was to dump a Costco sized bag of Rid Moss on my lawn. Seems like it's time to do that again.


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2019-04-15 04:07:50 PM  
The weather here is pathetically bad this time of year. Normally. Hooray.
But the library is nice.

give me doughnuts: Seattle's annual precipitation amount isn't that impressive.
It's pretty average, actually.


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2019-04-15 04:11:52 PM  
Great for my hobby.

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2019-04-15 04:13:28 PM  

DeadGeek: Grew up there, finally left in 2017. It's not the amount of rain, but the constant drizzle that gets to you.


I'm in the process of moving away too.  18 years on both sides of the cascades is enough for me.

The weather doesn't bother me as much as the pollen.
 
2019-04-15 04:14:17 PM  
I'm shocked.  I would have assumed the record for consecutive days of rain in April would be 30.
 
2019-04-15 04:16:56 PM  
Aren't there some species of moss and algae which, per square meter, process and take in more CO2 than a square mile of Rain Forest? I know there are some species of Fern which are extremely efficient at filtering greenhouse gasses.

Perhaps if we can seed places like Seattle with these kinds of mosses and algae, we can make a dent in air pollution.
 
2019-04-15 04:20:05 PM  
It's nice today, don't jinx it.  There's still plenty of time for rain clouds to roll in.
 
2019-04-15 04:21:10 PM  

Kit Fister: Aren't there some species of moss and algae which, per square meter, process and take in more CO2 than a square mile of Rain Forest? I know there are some species of Fern which are extremely efficient at filtering greenhouse gasses.

Perhaps if we can seed places like Seattle with these kinds of mosses and algae, we can make a dent in air pollution.


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Yes, but they may have some negative effects.
 
2019-04-15 04:21:41 PM  
The moss is no match for my pressure washer.  Just kidding, it is already growing back.

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2019-04-15 04:22:07 PM  

Kit Fister: Aren't there some species of moss and algae which, per square meter, process and take in more CO2 than a square mile of Rain Forest? I know there are some species of Fern which are extremely efficient at filtering greenhouse gasses.

Perhaps if we can seed places like Seattle with these kinds of mosses and algae, we can make a dent in air pollution.


We actually have a lot of the right kind of forest that could be used for sequestering carbon up here.
 
2019-04-15 04:24:33 PM  
It rains nine months of the year in Seattle

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2019-04-15 04:24:59 PM  

give me doughnuts: Seattle's annual precipitation amount isn't that impressive.
It's pretty average, actually.


It's not the total cumulative precipitation, it's the months on end of relentless drizzle.
 
2019-04-15 04:26:24 PM  

Craw Fu: It's nice today, don't jinx it.  There's still plenty of time for rain clouds to roll in.


It was sunny a whole 20 minutes..  20 MINUTES!  It's a miracle!
 
2019-04-15 04:27:47 PM  

whidbey: Kit Fister: Aren't there some species of moss and algae which, per square meter, process and take in more CO2 than a square mile of Rain Forest? I know there are some species of Fern which are extremely efficient at filtering greenhouse gasses.

Perhaps if we can seed places like Seattle with these kinds of mosses and algae, we can make a dent in air pollution.

We actually have a lot of the right kind of forest that could be used for sequestering carbon up here.


From what I've read, rain forest is actually far less efficient at carbon sequestration and so on than people think. The vast majority of it is done by the oceans, which makes our farking over of the oceans that much more problematic.  But, anything that increases the greenspace and improves the rates at which carbon is recovered from the atmosphere is useful.
 
2019-04-15 04:28:13 PM  

Nightjars: Craw Fu: It's nice today, don't jinx it.  There's still plenty of time for rain clouds to roll in.

It was sunny a whole 20 minutes..  20 MINUTES!  It's a miracle!


you can tell because every Seattleite caught out in it was burned to a crisp.
 
2019-04-15 04:28:18 PM  

DeadGeek: Grew up there, finally left in 2017. It's not the amount of rain, but the constant drizzle that gets to you.


Same on the north coast of CA. 2 seasons: rain and fog/drizzle. A local joke is that you're a local if a fern is growing from your bumper.
 
2019-04-15 04:35:21 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: DeadGeek: Grew up there, finally left in 2017. It's not the amount of rain, but the constant drizzle that gets to you.

Same on the north coast of CA. 2 seasons: rain and fog/drizzle. A local joke is that you're a local if a fern is growing from your bumper.


An old bumpersticker for Humboldt was "In Humboldt County, we don't tan, we rust".    Though it can be very hot and sunny once you go inland from the thin blue line (as my mother calls it).   The worst sunburns I've ever had were on the Van Duzen up around Bridgeville.
 
2019-04-15 04:37:51 PM  
One year when I lived out there, it rained for something like 26 straight days and the cloud cover never broke.  We were despondent at first, and then the newscasters started announcing that we were close to breaking a record for consecutive days of measurable rainfall and we all wanted it to rain for (I think it was) 4 more days.
It rained for 3 days, then we had one day of partial sun and no rain; just to disrupt setting a new record.  
Then it rained again for 2 more weeks straight, because screw you and your records.
 
2019-04-15 04:41:24 PM  

Bedistor: The moss is no match for my pressure washer.  Just kidding, it is already growing back.

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I'm originally from Chicago, so this greenery in the winter still confuses me, but is there a reason to eradicate moss from non-load bearing surfaces? I see moss and lichen growing all over stonework here, and it doesn't seem to cause any harm. What's the point of powerwashing brick or dumping moss killer on your lawn?

Granted, lawns themselves don't make a lot of sense to me either (clover/shubbery landscaping is more visually attractive and more biodiverse), and I've never owned a property, but that just seems like wasted effort.
 
2019-04-15 05:03:15 PM  

Jubeebee: Bedistor: The moss is no match for my pressure washer.  Just kidding, it is already growing back.

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I'm originally from Chicago, so this greenery in the winter still confuses me, but is there a reason to eradicate moss from non-load bearing surfaces? I see moss and lichen growing all over stonework here, and it doesn't seem to cause any harm. What's the point of powerwashing brick or dumping moss killer on your lawn?

Granted, lawns themselves don't make a lot of sense to me either (clover/shubbery landscaping is more visually attractive and more biodiverse), and I've never owned a property, but that just seems like wasted effort.


Ever try to walk on a moss covered shingle roof? Way slicker than spring snow....
 
2019-04-15 05:11:05 PM  

Medic Zero: .

I love living in the Pacific Northwest, but I've had moss grow on cars here. Cars that I drive regularly.

This winter was pretty tough, but I'm not going to complain about April showers.


/ 'Couverite now.
// The one in WA


My brother moved to Seattle a few years ago, and used to live near North Seattle College. There was an abandoned car parked outside his sliding glass door that had moss growing on it. Landlords refused to move it, since the resident kept paying the parking fee.

He (my brother) moved to Shoreline since then. It (the abandoned car) can still be seen, parked outside his old apartment, on Google Maps. There seems to be considerably less moss on it now.
 
2019-04-15 05:15:46 PM  
Things haven't changed much over the years..

Seattle Summer
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2019-04-15 05:20:30 PM  

Kit Fister: Nightjars: Craw Fu: It's nice today, don't jinx it.  There's still plenty of time for rain clouds to roll in.

It was sunny a whole 20 minutes..  20 MINUTES!  It's a miracle!

you can tell because every Seattleite caught out in it was burned to a crisp.


Those are transplants. Us natives buy SPF goth by the drum and apply it liberally once the average temperature reaches above 45.
 
2019-04-15 05:21:05 PM  

Kit Fister: whidbey: Kit Fister: Aren't there some species of moss and algae which, per square meter, process and take in more CO2 than a square mile of Rain Forest? I know there are some species of Fern which are extremely efficient at filtering greenhouse gasses.

Perhaps if we can seed places like Seattle with these kinds of mosses and algae, we can make a dent in air pollution.

We actually have a lot of the right kind of forest that could be used for sequestering carbon up here.

From what I've read, rain forest is actually far less efficient at carbon sequestration and so on than people think. The vast majority of it is done by the oceans, which makes our farking over of the oceans that much more problematic.  But, anything that increases the greenspace and improves the rates at which carbon is recovered from the atmosphere is useful.


Perhaps whidbey meant our kelp forests?
 
2019-04-15 05:22:44 PM  
I miss the rain.  Also, Dick's.
 
2019-04-15 05:26:50 PM  

RealDawgsWearPurple: Kit Fister: whidbey: Kit Fister: Aren't there some species of moss and algae which, per square meter, process and take in more CO2 than a square mile of Rain Forest? I know there are some species of Fern which are extremely efficient at filtering greenhouse gasses.

Perhaps if we can seed places like Seattle with these kinds of mosses and algae, we can make a dent in air pollution.

We actually have a lot of the right kind of forest that could be used for sequestering carbon up here.

From what I've read, rain forest is actually far less efficient at carbon sequestration and so on than people think. The vast majority of it is done by the oceans, which makes our farking over of the oceans that much more problematic.  But, anything that increases the greenspace and improves the rates at which carbon is recovered from the atmosphere is useful.

Perhaps whidbey meant our kelp forests?


No, I didn't, actually.
 
2019-04-15 05:31:56 PM  

whidbey: That's right!

It rains all the farking time!

Don't move here.


Lesser Washington, FTW

/RIP, Emmet Watson
//AKA Chief Kitsap
 
2019-04-15 05:41:51 PM  

DeadGeek: Grew up there, finally left in 2017. It's not the amount of rain, but the constant drizzle that gets to you.


Funny, that's my favorite kind of rain. Part of why I moved there. Seemed rarer the last few years before I left (late '16).
 
2019-04-15 05:41:57 PM  

whidbey: RealDawgsWearPurple: Kit Fister: whidbey: Kit Fister: Aren't there some species of moss and algae which, per square meter, process and take in more CO2 than a square mile of Rain Forest? I know there are some species of Fern which are extremely efficient at filtering greenhouse gasses.

Perhaps if we can seed places like Seattle with these kinds of mosses and algae, we can make a dent in air pollution.

We actually have a lot of the right kind of forest that could be used for sequestering carbon up here.

From what I've read, rain forest is actually far less efficient at carbon sequestration and so on than people think. The vast majority of it is done by the oceans, which makes our farking over of the oceans that much more problematic.  But, anything that increases the greenspace and improves the rates at which carbon is recovered from the atmosphere is useful.

Perhaps whidbey meant our kelp forests?

No, I didn't, actually.


I was joking, but it's just about impossible to tell over text.
 
2019-04-15 05:51:09 PM  

Jubeebee: Bedistor: The moss is no match for my pressure washer.  Just kidding, it is already growing back.

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I'm originally from Chicago, so this greenery in the winter still confuses me, but is there a reason to eradicate moss from non-load bearing surfaces? I see moss and lichen growing all over stonework here, and it doesn't seem to cause any harm. What's the point of powerwashing brick or dumping moss killer on your lawn?

Granted, lawns themselves don't make a lot of sense to me either (clover/shubbery landscaping is more visually attractive and more biodiverse), and I've never owned a property, but that just seems like wasted effort.


Agree. Our yard is largely native plants, and we're replacing the dumb lawn with raised beds, pavers, and a lawn alternative out front. Out back is much the same except I'm going to encourage the half of the lawn that is moss to take over remaining grass. It's actually pretty easy.

I love moss and hate the noise of pressure washers. I don't understand other folks.
 
2019-04-15 05:58:05 PM  

skiinstructor: Jubeebee: Bedistor: The moss is no match for my pressure washer.  Just kidding, it is already growing back.

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I'm originally from Chicago, so this greenery in the winter still confuses me, but is there a reason to eradicate moss from non-load bearing surfaces? I see moss and lichen growing all over stonework here, and it doesn't seem to cause any harm. What's the point of powerwashing brick or dumping moss killer on your lawn?

Granted, lawns themselves don't make a lot of sense to me either (clover/shubbery landscaping is more visually attractive and more biodiverse), and I've never owned a property, but that just seems like wasted effort.

Ever try to walk on a moss covered shingle roof? Way slicker than spring snow....


That's why I was getting rid of it.  The walkway was a slip hazard.  I actually prefer the moss, aesthetically.
 
2019-04-15 05:59:17 PM  

leevis: It rains nine months of the year in Seattle

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For God's sake, the state flower is Mildew!
 
2019-04-15 06:02:56 PM  

give me doughnuts: Seattle's annual precipitation amount isn't that impressive.
It's pretty average, actually.


I've heard it's a mean rain though.
 
2019-04-15 06:15:12 PM  
Doesn't matter how much rain we get now, the lack of snow pack is going to bite us in the ass come fire season.
 
2019-04-15 06:25:45 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: fanbladesaresharp: DeadGeek: Grew up there, finally left in 2017. It's not the amount of rain, but the constant drizzle that gets to you.

Same on the north coast of CA. 2 seasons: rain and fog/drizzle. A local joke is that you're a local if a fern is growing from your bumper.

An old bumpersticker for Humboldt was "In Humboldt County, we don't tan, we rust".    Though it can be very hot and sunny once you go inland from the thin blue line (as my mother calls it).   The worst sunburns I've ever had were on the Van Duzen up around Bridgeville.


Aka Swimmers Delight. It's sometimes difficult to explain "micro climates" to people coming from out of the area that on one side of the ridge it's 58f and drizzle and the other side it's sunny and 100f+. In June.
 
2019-04-15 06:48:25 PM  

Bedistor: skiinstructor: Jubeebee: Bedistor: The moss is no match for my pressure washer.  Just kidding, it is already growing back.

[img.fark.net image 772x614]

I'm originally from Chicago, so this greenery in the winter still confuses me, but is there a reason to eradicate moss from non-load bearing surfaces? I see moss and lichen growing all over stonework here, and it doesn't seem to cause any harm. What's the point of powerwashing brick or dumping moss killer on your lawn?

Granted, lawns themselves don't make a lot of sense to me either (clover/shubbery landscaping is more visually attractive and more biodiverse), and I've never owned a property, but that just seems like wasted effort.

Ever try to walk on a moss covered shingle roof? Way slicker than spring snow....

That's why I was getting rid of it.  The walkway was a slip hazard.  I actually prefer the moss, aesthetically.


Ah, yeah, if you're walking on it, that's legit.
 
2019-04-15 08:03:13 PM  
April showers bring May flowers!

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2019-04-15 09:05:06 PM  

bratface: April showers bring May flowers!

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Not in Seattle.  April showers bring May showers here.
 
2019-04-15 10:46:57 PM  

Nightjars: bratface: April showers bring May flowers!

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Not in Seattle.  April showers bring May showers here.


I live just south of Seattle & it does here!

It's springtime in the PNW, it has to rain, it's the law!
 
2019-04-15 11:55:37 PM  
Since we had a break in the rain in Everett today i cleared the moss off my patio with a propane flamethrower.  Should keep it at bay till we hit the heatwaves in June.
 
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