Any western Washington folks here in a flood-prone area? Our winter creek began running last night. Just a trickle but the pond is already half-full. When it gets full, it runneths over and then everyone downstream from us gets their winter creek too. Tonight the "real" rain starts and continues tomorrow. Tomorrow morning some of our local roads in and out will probably be flooded, but there's one route that should stay passable to get into town. Hope no one gets washed out! The river nearest us is already pretty swollen. There's always a few dingbats that try to drive over the flooded roads and drown their engines midway across and end up needing rescue. Here are the predicted numbers from the KOMO forecast: "2-6" of rain in the lowlands, and upwards of 5-10" in the Cascades and perhaps over 9-10" in the Olympics. For perspective, we usually get about 6" for the entire month of November, and most of Seattle's Top 10 wettest days ever are around 3". (The record being 5.02", set in October of 2003.) Snow levels are up around 10,000 feet, so it's all falling as rain up there." Lots of flood warnings for the rivers emptying into the Puget Sound. I am worried about some of my neighbors. There is a trailer park, in particular, that is definitely in harm's way. Hope those folks are doing what needs done. I don't think I'll be able to sleep very well tonight. The 4x4 is stocked with tow ropes and life vests. I think I may have to drive the local roads a few times tonight to ease my mind. I saw people bringing livestock and equipment up from the lower fields as I came back from town today.