When folks ask me to compare Portland (7 year resident) and Seattle (6 years and counting)— the food trucks are a notable difference. They have more than 600 and the best / most successful end up becoming actual brick & mortar restaurants. While we don’t have a lot of surface parking lots in Seattle— we have some laws in WA that prevent similar awesomeness around these parts.
Hey all my food truck lovers. Please take a moment and sign this petition. At this time many of our cities still require food truck owners to operate under rest...rictions that protect one business model over another (i.e. brick and mortar restaurants).
The codes that typically govern mobile vendors are outdated and overly restrictive. We need for this to change, so that they encourage new business, benefit communities, and build the strength of our city's restaurant industry.
Haha! And now for the most disturbing video I've seen this week-- check out this guy who made an organ out of 40 something furbies.
Q13 EXTENDED OUTLOOK: A quick shot of snow and then we get really cold around here. In fact, areas that don't see all their Sunday snow melt off will be faced with a hard freeze and icy start to Monday. Our coldest temps in 13 months will have our mornings hovering in the 20s which will be close to record-setting. The arctic blast holds it's grip for a few days. We warm up with a front late that could deliver a really sloppy Wednesday morning. More seasonal rain showers finish out the week but still with cooler than normal temps. Normal high is 50 for this part of winter. Normal low is 37. Bundle up!
Q13 SUNDAY WEATHER: Snow showers with minor accumulations for the lowlands is likely for the first part of our day. Cold and dry northerly winds will help the winter sun emerge in the afternoon. Lows will be near freezing and we wont warm up too much from there. WINTER STORM WARNING continues for the west side of the Cascades until 6a. For eastern slopes it lasts until 6p. Another foot of snow is likely. Snow at times in Central WA will also make for challenging travel east of the mountains.
Q13 WEATHER ALERT: We've got a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for much of Western Washington through tomorrow morning. The rain showers will turn to snow showers as temperatures fall overnight. The greatest snowfall for the lowlands is expected up north. Most of us will see an inch or two. It's notable which communities will likely see none to an inch-- mostly around Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula. This part of the Central Puget Sound will be in the rain/snow shadow that's often cast off the the Olympic Mountains. I'll have details on the arctic blast that follows coming up on Q13 News at 10. I hope you can join us.
Hmmm... I've often called pigeons "rats with wings". So, it's hard to wrap my head around eating them. Lol. Would you?
Q13 EXTENDED OUTLOOK: We've got an arctic blast headed our way for the second half of the weekend. Areas that have some of the scattered rain showers tonight will see those change over to scattered snow shower. Overnight low for Seattle and Tacoma will be right around 32-- so only really the higher hills look to see a dusting to about 2". Most all of it melts Sunday afternoon with bright sunshine and highs in the upper 30s. But, a hard freeze overnight and a few days of cold temps. We warm out of this cold snap with what looks like a potentially sloppy Wednesday morning.
Q13 SATURDAY WEATHER: Really soggy. Rain will be heavy at times and breezy to windy conditions as well. WIND ADVISORIES stay up through the evening hours. Plus, a WINTER STORM WARNING for the MTS. 7-14″ of new snow expected. Travel will be difficult over the passes– and with the winds, expect possible intermittent closures. The rain will taper off into showers later. I'd recommend rain boots and a hooded jacket to get through today. Umbrellas will get turned inside out.
This is some pretty amazing video. This is the booster rockets that brought the Falcon Heavy rocket into space. See them here returning to Earth to be re-used for another launch. A less wasteful space program means more of a space program.
Foodie Alert! This looks like a fun event.
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience will he held Feb 22nd-24th. This event includes three events you can buy separately or as a package.
Feb. 22 - Comfort food & beverages at Sodo Park
Feb. 23 - Seafood & wine at McCaw Hall
Feb. 24 - Grand tasting at Bell Harbor
An interesting piece on the "greenest man in Chicago" which from my experience, isn't that green of a place (yet).
Q13 EXTENDED OUTLOOK: A very active weather pattern until Sunday when we transition to our coldest temps in 13 months. Saturday is really wet-- good to stay in and work on your taxes or see a movie or hit a museum with the kiddos. The big question mark is the how much snow, if any, will hit Western Washington on Sunday morning. The difference of the storm track of 20-30 miles inland vs out in the ocean could give us wildly different answers to that query.
Q13 SNOWCAST: We've got a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Cascades until 7pm. There are restrictions getting over the passes-- check to see if you'll need traction tires or chains before you go. Expect the WINTER STORM WATCH to be upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING with 7-14" of new snow expected. Travel will be difficult over the passes-- and with the winds, expect intermittent closures today and tomorrow. SUNDAY is the trickiest part of the forecast as a low pressure syste...m drops down from the north. Right now the forecast models put it right along the coast-- which would deliver some a quick blast of snow to areas around Puget Sound. But, if the low strays a bit further off shore the 50 degree ocean moderates the air mass and we see rain. If the path of the low meanders further inland the low will keep the cold temperatures-- but wont pull all that much moisture off the ocean. So, that's a long way of saying "too soon to tell". You'll want to pay close attention to the forecast for the weekend.