The Morning Haul: 10/3

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I’ve been living in Seattle since the 20th of September, and I have to say, I am really worried for my fellow students that are coming from out of state. This glorious weather is lulling them into a false sense of complacency, and teaching them to expect sunshine well into October. The high today is 65 degrees, and the sun is shining straight through my dorm window. Weather.com seems to think this sort of thing will last for at least the next ten days.

Sure, it’s getting chillier at night, and if it’s before noon I oftentimes throw on a sweatshirt, but by the time I get out of class, I feel shorts and a t-shirt calling to me. I know for a fact all those cargo-short frisbee throwers in the quad expect this to last forever. You can see it on their faces!

All that aside, let me ask a serious question: When is the last time a September/beginning of October has been this beautiful and sunny in the Northwest? Both in Bellingham and Seattle (which obviously have nearly identical weather on any given day) it has rained perhaps twice since the end of August, and never for more than a few minutes.

Maybe it’s just me, but as a native Northwest kid, I’m actually starting to feel ready for the real fall weather to start. I am tired of shorts. I want to wear jeans and a sweatshirt. I want frost, and I want to see my breath when I’m walking to class in the morning. I don’t even really mind the rain. If and when it is raining during a Husky game, it will just make for a more dramatic atmosphere. If it’s raining when I’m trying to go to class, I will put on a raincoat. And yes, I know I could literally never live in the Southwest.

Oh, and Husky stuff…

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A Pacific Takes roundtable discussing whether the UW upset of Stanford helps or hurts the perception of the Pac-12.

Condotta’s Five Questions, Five Answers feature, this time with Adam Jude of The Oregonian.

The Dawg Pound measuring Steve Sarkisian’s performance in close games over his career at Washington.