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Bracing for snow

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER STAFF

The snow is falling around us, but most of it hasn’t reached the ground yet.

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– Is it snowing where you are?
There’s a lot of precipitation aloft, but dry air between us and the clouds is so far absorbing the moisture, said Allen Kam, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle.

Once that dry air has wet its whistle enough, snow should start coating the region, accumulating up to 2 inches by tonight throughout the Puget Sound metro area, Kam said.

Downtown Seattle and waterfront areas will get less snow because of stubborn warm air.

Mountain passes will likely get the most snowfall on Friday, when winds drive the current system east.

Expect sporadic rain and snow showers into Sunday evening with the heaviest potential for Saturday. Temperatures are likely to rise toward the end of this week.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Behind The Scenes

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MAKING TELEVISION HISTORY ON
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The RANKIN/BASS ‘ANIMAGIC’ TV CLASSIC
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

by Rick Goldschmidt
(Author of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS)

We all love A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, but no one’s nose has shined longer or brighter than that of the RANKIN/BASS “Animagic” classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.

Premiering on NBC December 6th, 1964, RUDOLPH has become the longest running, highest rated television special in the history of the medium. “At first Johnny Marks (composer of the classic song) didn’t want to do the special,” says Arthur Rankin. “He was very protective of the song. The song provided a very large income to Marks and he was afraid that over exposure of the hit song might interfere with it’s success as a popular song. He was a neighbor of mine at the time and I eventually persuaded him to do the show and he wrote s

http://www.tvparty.com/xmasrudolph.html

Squirrels kill dog

David Pescovitz:
A pack of squirrels at a park in the Lazo village of Russia’s Maritime Territory reportedly ganged up on a stray dog that was barking up at them in the trees. Witnesses say the squirrels jumped down, attacked the dog, and killed it. From the BBC News:

“They literally gutted the dog,” local journalist Anastasia Trubitsina told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

“When they saw the men, they scattered in different directions, taking pieces of their kill away with them.”

Mikhail Tiyunov, a scientist in the region, said it was the first he had ever heard of such an attack.

While squirrels without sources of protein might attack birds’ nests, he said, the idea of them chewing at a dog to death was “absurd”.

“If it really happened, things must be pretty bad in our forests,” he added.

Link (Thanks, Paul Saffo!)

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/12/01/squirrels_kill_dog.html