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

(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 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Snow and ice, one year ago"

  • anti-obstruction January 19, 2013 (5:47 pm)

    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. :)

  • Ajax January 19, 2013 (6:52 pm)

    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?

  • zip line January 19, 2013 (10:55 pm)

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

  • Charlie January 20, 2013 (12:33 am)

    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.

    • WSB January 20, 2013 (1:09 am)

      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)

  • Chris W January 20, 2013 (9:22 am)

    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.

  • KD January 20, 2013 (11:48 am)

    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.

  • let them swim January 20, 2013 (7:43 pm)

    April 18th 2008 recorded snowfall

  • Alex January 21, 2013 (9:59 am)

    Everyone do your snow dances!

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