Issued by The National Weather Service
5:18 am PST, Sat., Dec. 20, 2008
THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY.
A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS ON TAP FOR LATER TODAY INTO SUNDAY. HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE COAST ON THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN SPREAD INTO THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON EARLY THIS EVENING. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR ON THE KITSAP PENINSULA… ALONG HOOD CANAL… AND FROM OLYMPIA AND CHEHALIS WEST TO THE CENTRAL COAST NEAR OCEAN SHORES. 10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED CLOSE TO THE HOOD CANAL. OTHER LOCATIONS WITHIN THIS AREA SHOULD GET 5 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.
ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR NORTH OF TACOMA… INCLUDING SEATTLE AND EVERETT… STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS EXPECTED. IN GENERAL… LIGHTER AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR NEAR THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS FARTHER WEST ALONG THE SHORES OF PUGET SOUND. SOME PARTS OF EASTERN KING COUNTY… WHERE WIND IS A BIG THREAT… WILL RECEIVE 1 INCH OR LESS OF SNOWFALL. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 7 PM TONIGHT AND 4 AM SUNDAY MORNING.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW… SLEET… AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
Right on! My assumption (ass out of "u" and "mption") is that it will be nasty, people will lose their power and it’ll be a great day to hang out and play cards. This is no excuse for a CrossFitter!! If you don’t have a pair of snowshoes I suggest you go here and make them. If you’re a stud (like apparently, Aaron Lieuallen is) and already have your snowshoes then you’ll be good to go.
As a CrossFitter we train to be able to perform well at ANY GIVEN physical task, which in our case includes snowshoeing, but what about helping out by checking in on elderly neighboors who may be without power, actually using that chainsaw for something useful like hacking up branches that’ve fallen on the roads, fill a pack full of food and goodies and take to friends on foot, get a thermos with hot chocolate and dish it out to cool kids sledding (and then have their parents freak out on you because they don’t know who you are or what you put in that hot chocolate, I suggest you respond casually with "Bailey’s"). Ok that might be a bit much, but you get the point!
In any event check the website for updates on whether (homonym intended) the gym is open or not, or just call 425-697-7108, if no one picks up, we’re not here 🙂
As far as snow workouts go, I suggest a snowball fight followed by snowman building (remeber Deadlift Technique for the body and head sections!) and sledding along with lots of slippery hill walks – when you get home, pull out that Paleo Hot Chocolate and get after it 😉