West Seattle Weather Watch: Snow and ice, one year ago

January 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 9 Comments

(January 19, 2012, photo by Meredith, taken from North Admiral)
Mired in the fog as we are, some WSB’ers have suggested a trip back in time … to the snow/ice that hit one year ago. James wrote today, “We are one year removed from Snowpocalypse 2012!!! Quite a difference a year makes. Might be fun to look back … ?” Kathleen e-mailed the same suggestion last night. Back on Tuesday, we asked “Think we’ll see snow this year?” (consensus: “no”) on the WSB Facebook page, while revisiting January 15, 2012; but an archive check reminds us the snowy, icy weather lasted for several days, with stories including these:

1/16/12: Photo roundup
1/18/12: Downhill skiing, Gatewood to Lowman Beach
1/19/12: Ice-storm warning
1/19/12: “Snow bird” photo gallery

But fog is the only “white stuff” we’ve dealt with this week, and it’s not expected to go away before Tuesday. Snow fans, don’t lose hope yet – the record for latest snowfall in Seattle is April 17, 1972, and that’s still three months away.

9 Comments

  1. I would welcome a nice snowfall of 6-8″ before the Winter leaves us. :)
    Thanks for reposting the photo galleries from a year back, the “Snow-bird” gallery is especially wonderful…beautiful birds, especially the Robins. :)

    Comment by anti-obstruction — 5:47 pm January 19, 2013 #

  2. Re: latest snowfall: I distinctly remember big fat snowflakes falling on April 30, 2008. I was sitting in Talarico’s in disbelief wondering if winter would ever end. I guess it has to stick for it to be counted as snowfall?

    Comment by Ajax — 6:52 pm January 19, 2013 #

  3. Just a feeling, but I don’t think Seattle will get any measurable snowfall this winter.

    Comment by zip line — 10:55 pm January 19, 2013 #

  4. Also, according to my Facebook timeline, they declared a State of Emergency on January 19th last year! Right now, however, they should declare a State of the Doldrums.

    Comment by Charlie — 12:33 am January 20, 2013 #

  5. Having just driven across the bridge, through the fog, and back, could not agree with you more. Our refrain on the way back was “WHEN is this going to LIFT?” – Tracy (complaining)

    Comment by WSB — 1:09 am January 20, 2013 #

  6. My Farmers Almanac, which is usually fairly accurate, pits or best chance of snow at this coming week. But I doubt we’ll see any. Sigh.

    Comment by Chris W — 9:22 am January 20, 2013 #

  7. My favorite from last year is when you posted ‘Downhill Skiing, Gatewood to Lowman Beach’, I saved it AND went out and bought the CD(thankyou EasyStreet Records!)of the band of the beautiful song used in the video he is shushing through the snow in. Btw, no snow for me(yuk), just bring on sweet refreshing fog-clearing rain! It’ll warm the air up a bit too.

    Comment by KD — 11:48 am January 20, 2013 #

  8. April 18th 2008 recorded snowfall

    Comment by let them swim — 7:43 pm January 20, 2013 #

  9. Everyone do your snow dances!

    Comment by Alex — 9:59 am January 21, 2013 #

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