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Weather in Seattle..heavy rain and wind (1 Viewer)

Da Man

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Is anyone sitting Wilson, Rice, Tate, Hauschka for Seattle today for others? Weather is looking dreadful...

I assume no one is starting any Jags...even if the weather was nice..lol

 
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Yeah I have Seattle defense in my lineup (loving that) but also have Hauschka in as kicker and am looking at replacements.

 
Yeah I have Seattle defense in my lineup (loving that) but also have Hauschka in as kicker and am looking at replacements.
Well, generally I think a nice defensive performance leads to a good day from the kicker. I almost see this game being like Tecmo Bowl and Seattle calling the right play every time.

 
I benched Tom Brady because of heavy snow a few years ago as the weather was just brutal. 6 TDs later I have learned my lesson to not bench players because of weather.

 
Sunday

Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 61F. Windy. Winds from the South at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.
Sunday Night

Overcast with rain, then rain showers after midnight. Low of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Everyone but me in my survivor pool picked Seattle. Hoping for a sloppy game with a stunning Jacksonville victory.

 
I was at the game where Brady threw the six TDs in the snow to beat the Titans 59-0. It was snowing with basically no wind..big difference.

 
I live near Seattle. Weather is pretty mild right now. Don't trust any weather report for this area.

 
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This again? Every year... and I mean EVERY year there's a post about weather conditions in Seattle. Something about rainy conditions. Let me go find an old post of mine from last year and just copy and paste. Be right back...

 
I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

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Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
 
I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

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Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
How would this apply to winds of 15-25mph and 35mph gusts?

 
I live near Seattle. Weather is pretty mild right now. Don't trust any weather report for this area.[/quote
I live near Seattle. Weather is pretty mild right now. Don't trust any weather report for this area.
Can you provide an update closer to kickoff. Would be much appreciated as they are saying its sposed to get bad later in day
Sure, Im like 12 miles from the city but I'll look outside before kickoff and post.

The weather right now isn't any different than what we usually see.
 
I would never bench Hauschka. Wind or not he will get/make his kicks. I'm starting Lynch but am expecting a heavy dose of Turbin today....and if for some reason you have Tate play him today. (Just a hunch.)

 
I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

LINK

Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
(Quiet! Don't tell non-Seattlites the truth about the weather here. This place is already crowded enough, & we don't want more people moving here!)

To everyone else: Yes, the weather here is awful. Rains hard, 365 days a year. We get these odd hurricane/earthquake combinations every so often as well. Trust me -- you don't want to live here!

 
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I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

LINK

Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
How would this apply to winds of 15-25mph and 35mph gusts?
Our weather is so much more mild than people imagine. A storm here is... well... rare. I'm going to take a stab that the one moment in time that there's a gust of 35 mph today will not happen at the exact same moment that someone tries to throw a pass. If it does, it happens once. Perhaps twice at most.

Could it be horrible weather? Can it possibly have a huge impact on the game? Sure. It could happen, but from my anecdotal experience I'm guessing that what qualifies as a "storm" here is very different than what qualifies as a storm in other parts of the country. I know this because I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved here. I remember what a storm was there. I remember my parents having to pull off to the side of the road when it rained because they couldn't see. That just doesn't happen here.

 
I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

LINK

Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
(Quiet! Don't tell non-Seattlites the truth about the weather here. This place is already crowded enough, & we don't want more people moving here!)

To everyone else: Yes, the weather here is awful. Rains hard, 365 days a year. We get these odd hurricane/earthquake combinations every so often as well. Trust me -- you don't want to live here!
Please don't tell on me. I don't want my neighbors to hate me for telling the truth.

 
would ya'll expect Wilson to have another 15-20 attempt, 0 TD game ?

Jags are what, 4th best passing defense ? couple this with the weather ....

 
Any hopes for Shorts being productive?
Very little. Even if the weather is all sunshine, Shorts is their only real threat in the passing game, and given how good Seattle's secondary is, I'd be shocked if he had a good game. Maybe he could rack up some late catches and yards if Seattle is winning by a lot and their stud DBs are not playing anymore, but I wouldn't count on it.

 
I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

LINK

Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
(Quiet! Don't tell non-Seattlites the truth about the weather here. This place is already crowded enough, & we don't want more people moving here!)

To everyone else: Yes, the weather here is awful. Rains hard, 365 days a year. We get these odd hurricane/earthquake combinations every so often as well. Trust me -- you don't want to live here!
I was there for couple months in 2007 during the winter time. It rained everyday and I'm not kidding. Later I find out it was the wettest November ever.

Though I like the city and the people, I don't think I'll ever be moving up there...

 
I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

LINK

Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
How would this apply to winds of 15-25mph and 35mph gusts?
Our weather is so much more mild than people imagine. A storm here is... well... rare. I'm going to take a stab that the one moment in time that there's a gust of 35 mph today will not happen at the exact same moment that someone tries to throw a pass. If it does, it happens once. Perhaps twice at most.

Could it be horrible weather? Can it possibly have a huge impact on the game? Sure. It could happen, but from my anecdotal experience I'm guessing that what qualifies as a "storm" here is very different than what qualifies as a storm in other parts of the country. I know this because I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved here. I remember what a storm was there. I remember my parents having to pull off to the side of the road when it rained because they couldn't see. That just doesn't happen here.
Exhibit A - why I love the Shark Pool.

 
Hmm...this might make me start Pryor over Wilson. Ugh.
I would do it. Pete Carroll has shown that in real blow outs he'll sit Wilson as early as the 3rd quarter. I seriously expect to see Tarvaris Jackson and Christine Michael get the entire 4th quarter to show what they have.

 
I benched Tom Brady because of heavy snow a few years ago as the weather was just brutal. 6 TDs later I have learned my lesson to not bench players because of weather.
Snow and rain are very different. Rain makes the ball slick and slows the field down. That increases turnovers and decreases big plays. While the rain is going on, it also messes with the flight of the ball in the air, which hinders the passing game. Snow doesn't slow the field down, but it makes footing more treacherous... which actually favors the offense, since offense is acting instead of reacting. In other words, when a WR makes a hard cut, he knows where he's going ahead of time and can plant his feet better. When a DB sees a WR make a hard cut, he has to react instantly to the unexpected movement, and his footing is typically not as secure. Defensive players are more likely to slip and fall in the snow than offensive players, which means snowy fields typically yield more big plays for the offense.

Rain = good for defense. Snow = good for offense.

With that said, judging from the responses from the Seattle-area members, it sounds like today's "rain" is going to be a non-issue. The forecast calls for approximately 0.2" of rainfall. That's nothing. The wind is more problematic, but I'm not too worried. Lots of NFL games are played in wind. Maybe a very slight downgrade for Hauschka and the passing game, but eh, doesn't sound like anything getting too worked up over.

 
I wasn't kidding. When I searched for my posts looking for "Seattle +rain" I found at least one every year since 2009. This one is as good as any of others...

LINK

Poor weather in Seattle is myth. I know the tag is that it rains all the time, but its just not what people think. Every major east coast city gets more inches of rainfall each year than Seattle. However, it rains a larger percentage of the days in the winter here than it does there. When we get rain in the northwest it generally very light and consistent. Lots of days it feels more like a misting than what most people think of as "rain". Consider this: I've been driving vehicles in this area since the early 80s. I think I've turned my windshield wipers to the slow setting perhaps five times in nearly 30 years, never on fast. Intermittent wipers is a way of life here. I understand why the perception exists, but without some perspective its harder to understand without having actually lived here.
This is some cool stuff! Lifetime East coaster here.

 
I know all my posts in this thread are hinting that the weather today won't be an issue. I bring this up because traditionally weather here is overstated and not really comparable to most other parts of the country. That said.....

It's pretty windy outside my house right now. :unsure:

 
I know all my posts in this thread are hinting that the weather today won't be an issue. I bring this up because traditionally weather here is overstated and not really comparable to most other parts of the country. That said.....

It's pretty windy outside my house right now. :unsure:
It's not that windy in Bellevue or Kirkland (suburbs 7-10 miles from the stadium)

 
I know all my posts in this thread are hinting that the weather today won't be an issue. I bring this up because traditionally weather here is overstated and not really comparable to most other parts of the country. That said.....

It's pretty windy outside my house right now. :unsure:
It's not that windy in Bellevue or Kirkland (suburbs 7-10 miles from the stadium)
Good to know. I'm up in Bellingham (about 80 miles north).

 
I know all my posts in this thread are hinting that the weather today won't be an issue. I bring this up because traditionally weather here is overstated and not really comparable to most other parts of the country. That said.....

It's pretty windy outside my house right now. :unsure:
It's not that windy in Bellevue or Kirkland (suburbs 7-10 miles from the stadium)
Good to know. I'm up in Bellingham (about 80 miles north).
I'm about 7 miles north of the stadium (Ballard) and there is more wind than usual, however it's not enough to be concerned with.

 
Checking in from about 20 minutes north of the stadium. Rain is picking up, wind has been consistently gusty all morning.

 

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