Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow, but no Snow Day

This is what our playground looks like this morning. 
I know there are students who wish it was a snow day, but we are in session on time today.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


I know that in some places snow fell quite awhile ago.  In the Pacific Northwest, there is snow in the Cascades already.  Here in the lowlands by the Puget Sound, we don't get that much snow.

Yesterday, I saw definite flakes on my windshield, but they melted right away.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Getting Ready for 2013

Thanks for stopping by.
I just updated the Free Groundhog Predictions packet and posted it to both my Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook stores. 
I hope you can join us this year.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Although we reached the first day of spring this week, our area continued to have some snow.  It didn't usually stick.  The last couple of days we have had more sunshine. 

Thank you to the classes who participated with us.  We hope to see you again next year.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Our Conclusion

The groundhog predicted that we would have six more weeks of winter weather.  Most of us agreed with him.

We have had weather more typical of winter than spring.  The first week we had days in the 50s, but the rest of the time we have had 30s and 40s and rain and snow.

Our data confirms our predictions.

Today's weather -- March 15, 2012

Right now it is 48 degrees.  It has been raining hard all night and morning.  We REALLY want to go outside for recess.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Current Conditions March 11, 2012

Right now at Terrace Park it is 38 degrees.  We are expecting a high of 44 degrees and showers today.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday March 9, 2012

Today it is 46 and cloudy.

Weather March 7 & 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, it was 41 degrees and sunny at Terrace Park.

Thursday, March 8, the Seattle area reached a high of 61 degrees.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

Right now it is sunny and 37 degrees.  Last night it snowed, but it is melting.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Current Conditions March 5, 2012

Right now it is 34 degrees and pouring down rain.  Snow is in the forecast.

Updated at 2:00 pm -- it is snowing, but not sticking.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Today's Weather March 1, 2012

This morning it was snowing again, but this time it didn't stick.

It is partly sunny and 42 degrees.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's Snowing!

Today it started snowing just before we arrived at school.  Here is a picture: from our classroom window:
It is 35 degrees right now and we will be going outside for recess.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Current Conditions February 26, 2012

Right now it is 39 degrees and partly cloudy.  This morning we had some snow and hail.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Snow at Terrace Park...but not for long

When I woke up this morning, it was snowing.  I knew it wouldn't last because I could hear it melting off the roof.  Here is what our playground looked like at about 11:00 this morning.
It is currently 38 degrees.  More snow is expected tonight.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Today's Weather February 24, 2012

Right now it is 41 and cloudy.

Average Temperatures and Graphing

Each week, usually on a Wednesday, we add up the temperatures for that week and divide by the number of days to find the average temperature for the week.

Next we put the average temperature for the week on a bar graph.  As you can see, we are experiencing typical winter weather in the Seattle area this year.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today's Weather February 21, 2012

Right now it is 46 and raining.  There are flood warnings in our region.

Snow, but not at Terrace Park

Yesterday, Mr. Bauer and I took a trip across the state to a city called Yakima in Eastern Washington.  For those of you not familiar with Washington State, there is a mountain range called the Cascade Mountains that separates Eastern Washington with Western Washington.  Western Washington's winter weather is typically in the 40s and rainy.  Eastern Washington always has more snow in the winter, because it is colder.

(I tried to get a picture of some of the tallest peaks in the Cascades for our NJ weather friends, but it was snowing too hard.  In your online research, look for Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Stuart.  Each of these mountains are tall enough that they have snow year round.)

This is a picture of the area around Ellensburg, Washington.  As you can see from the picture, there aren't many tall fir trees like there are in Western Washington.  On the hill where I am standing, there is lots of sagebrush and it is dry most of the year.

What is your state like?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Current Conditions February 20, 2012

Right now it is 35 degrees at Terrace Park.  We have today and tomorrow off from school for our mid-winter break.

It's not snowing here, but in about an hour my husband and I will drive into the Cascade Mountains where it is snowing. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today's Weather February 18, 2012

Today is so windy, my cat Oly is afraid to go outside.  The Weather Bug station at our school says it is 39 degrees.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Current Conditions February 17, 2012

Today when we checked before noon it was 44 degrees.  Right now it is 48 degrees and raining.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Today's weather February 16,2012

Today is cloudy and 39 degrees.  We are hoping for sun this afternoon.

Tonight is our school science fair.  We will have our projects set up in the gym and commons.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Today's conditions February 15, 2012

Today is partly sunny and 42 degrees.  The average temperature for this week was 44.7 degrees.  The average temperature for last week was 51 degrees. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today's Weather February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day to all our Visitors and Friends,

Today we are having weather that changes every few minutes.  Right now we are having a sun break.  It has been rainy and mostly cloudy most of the day.  The current temperature is 39 degrees.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend Weather

It is 44.5 degrees right now mostly cloudy with a few sun breaks.

Yesterday's high temperature for the Seattle area was 48 degrees. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today's Weather February 8, 2012

Today it is 45 and cloudy.  We are expecting some rain.

To our friends in New Jersey: we see you have some snow in your forecast this weekend.  Are you happy about that?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Current Conditions

It is almost 55 degrees and sunny at Terrace Park right now.  To see current conditions click here.

The forecast for our area is 40s and 50s this week.