West Seattle Weather Watch: Snow tomorrow? Maybe some

(The Olympics seen Monday morning from Beach Drive, by Nick Adams for WSB)
The mountains today – your place tomorrow? Here’s the latest on whether we might see some snow early Tuesday morning (and beyond). The newest forecast includes the possibility of rain/snow showers after midnight – and pegs the snow level at 400 feet (West Seattle’s highest spot is 512′ by Myrtle Reservoir); the chance of snow showers continues throughout the day, but the snow level is expected to rise to 500 feet in the afternoon.

Weather analyst Cliff Mass just published a late-afternoon update, and says he does not think the lowlands will see much if any – he believes the city will be in a snow shadow. But, as with this morning’s wind, waves, and high tide, we’ll be tracking the weather again overnight and into tomorrow, so stay tuned.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Snow tomorrow? Maybe some"

  • Chris W December 17, 2012 (8:43 pm)

    Wow, Nick. Great shot!

  • Meteorologist Patrick December 17, 2012 (9:56 pm)

    So I’ve taken a look at the evening model package/s and here is what I think happens as we approach the overnight hours, the flow right now is due westerly off the Pacific thus the reason the central sound is ” shadowed ” However as we approach midnight and beyond the flow turns southwesterly and the cold pool of showers offshore will be further enhanced by an embedded shortwave that will move through the area during the overnight period increasing the shower activity allowing for adiabatic cooling and allowing for better development of shower activity across most of western Washington INCLUDING the central sound.

    • WSB December 17, 2012 (10:57 pm)

      The snow fan in the household says:
      “I know ‘some’ of these words” … He has a vast vocabulary and yet I don’t think “adiabatic” had entered into it previously … TR

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