April 8, 2012 at 9:36 AM
Morning Memo/Sunday: Easter … Tulip fest … Sakura-Con
Weather: And yet another nice day in Seattle. Expect similar temperatures to yesterday, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. It’s almost too good to be true. Well actually it is, as we should expect it to get cloudier and cooler this week with a possibility of rain starting Wednesday. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: Remember that the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge until 5 a.m. Monday. There was significant congestion yesterday on Sodo side streets, so plan your trips accordingly. The map and cams.
Happy Easter Sunday: The Rev. Patrick J. Howell, rector at Seattle University, writes in our Faith & Values column, “I find it much easier to flow with the rhythms of spring, with the dance of cherry blossoms and swelling magnolias than I do with the ultimate reality of the Paschal Mystery of Christ.”
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: Something of perennial interest to our readers is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. We put in a call with the organizers yesterday and they are expecting the tulips to start blooming by Tuesday or Wednesday.
What’s up with everyone in costume downtown? Sakura-Con, a huge convention for Japanese animation enthusiasts, has been going on this weekend. Today is the convention’s last day, if you’re interested in going.
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