Via the slog, here’s some interesting graphs from Seattle Public Utilities that compares our most recent storm with the big rain and wind storm from December of last year.
The first image compares the amount of rain that fell in a 30 minute between 2006 and 2007, with 2006 clearly being the winner at .7 inches vs. .2. However, when you count the rain from a full 24 hour period, this year’s storm wins with about 4 inches for our neighborhood vs. about 2 from last year.
In spite of the hard data, I have to say that the 2006 storm was way worse for our area than the one we had earlier in the week. I remember seeing 23rd Avenue being turned into a rushing river last year, from curb to curb. And of course it was far more tragic, with the loss of life that occurred in Madison Valley.
How was your storm experience? Let us know in the comments.