West Seattle Weather Watch: Early-morning snowfall

December 19, 2012 at 3:54 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 18 Comments

FIRST REPORT, 3:54 AM: Though the maps showed Seattle in the “snow shadow” again, snow is falling right now here in Upper Fauntleroy. Just one of the showers mentioned in the forecast? Just went out to check, and it’s fairly wet snow – sticking to the cars, but also audibly melting in the downspout. (Video added above, 4:09 am.) Let us know if you’re seeing any where you are.

4:24 AM UPDATE: It switched to freezing rain after a few minutes – but now flakes are mixed in again – seems to be right in line with the “rain/snow showers” forecast. Photo shows what that first wave left on the car window.

5:04 AM UPDATE: Another serious snow shower’s been under way awhile – more on the car, but not on the road so far. Added the bridge cam view just in case. (You can see more West Seattle and WS-relevant cams here.)

6:55 AM UPDATE: No major problems or changes related to the snow showers.

9:35 AM UPDATE: The winter-weather advisory for the area will expire at 10 am, and the latest forecast says that by afternoon, precipitation will be all rain.


  1. Snow falling in north delridge but melting in downspout as well.

    Comment by Holli — 4:03 am December 19, 2012 #

  2. 04:05 – Just started snowing in Arbor Heights, near 100th and 42nd. We are at about 375 feet as I recall.

    Comment by kevin — 4:07 am December 19, 2012 #

  3. Wet snow falling 36 and Findley

    Comment by MP — 4:09 am December 19, 2012 #

  4. Over here in Willow Court on Delridge Way SW it was coming down pretty good for a little while there! Seems to have slowed and more rain now. But big flakes were falling there for a bit!

    Comment by Sami Frasier — 4:11 am December 19, 2012 #

  5. Snowing in the Alaska junction, but I hear dripping off the roof. The snow is making a dim film on the car windshield but the streets look just plain wet.

    Comment by mookie — 4:42 am December 19, 2012 #

  6. Snow in S Admiral area — couple blocks E of Hiawatha Park. Slight layer on lawns, sidewalks and streets but it looks wet. We are maybe ~350′

    Snow silences the urban noise, but not quite enough!

    Happy wet snow early morning to all!

    Comment by LivesInWS — 4:54 am December 19, 2012 #

  7. Starting to stick on the cars and grass. Is the SDOT working the main roads with salt spray this morning?

    Comment by MP — 5:00 am December 19, 2012 #

  8. Here is our Eastside report of the snow:http://www.newcitycollegian.com/2012/12/19/snow-on-the-schedule-for-your-morning-commute

    Comment by Sebastian Garrett-Singh — 5:04 am December 19, 2012 #

  9. Please please please no school

    Comment by Spana — 5:12 am December 19, 2012 #

  10. Snowing in Delridge but not sticking to roads.

    Comment by SageK — 5:14 am December 19, 2012 #

  11. thanks for linking to WSB, Sebastian!
    MP – no word from SDOT or any other transportation types so far. I think everyone was geared up for something possibly happening YESTERDAY morning – it didn’t – and now suddenly here we are. Though it’s not sticking on the road here. I’m sure a lot of them are on call and waiting to assess, though.

    Comment by WSB — 5:17 am December 19, 2012 #

  12. 5:20 – Beautiful snow at 37th and Andover. Sticking but wet.

    Comment by West Seattle Wanderer — 5:19 am December 19, 2012 #

  13. lol, Spana….

    coming down pretty good ..42nd just east of Adm. Safeway….everything covered except the street. Yikes, it’s only 5:30…back to my warm snuggly bed :D

    Comment by JanS — 5:26 am December 19, 2012 #

  14. Was coming down fairly hard in Westwood – but once I got to Burien for work it had turned to rain only.

    Comment by PME — 5:37 am December 19, 2012 #

  15. I can hear cars moving at normal speed on California. (and Dakota)

    Comment by Chris W — 5:39 am December 19, 2012 #

  16. I just went to the airport and back. No issues. The temp is above freezing in the whole Seattle area.

    West Seattle Bridge: no issues.

    Comment by Flickertail — 5:44 am December 19, 2012 #

  17. There was a Seattle Parks snow plow in the Delridge Community Center parking lot this morning. Seems a bit silly, since there certainly wasn’t any snow on the pavement.

    Comment by Jay — 7:36 am December 19, 2012 #

  18. How may WSB ice scrapers were put to use this morning? ;-)



    Comment by miws — 1:14 pm December 19, 2012 #

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