5:10 AM: In the past few hours, we’ve seen half an inch or so of snow here in Upper Fauntleroy, east of Lincoln Park. At least, that’s how much has stuck to cars, fence tops, and planting strips. More is falling, but it’s also melting in the street – audibly, by the storm drains – and driving down toward The Junction was no problem. It’s still snowing lightly, and the National Weather Service‘s 3 am “forecast discussion” says: “The Seattle metro will continue to see a threat of snow through the morning as the back edge of a band (currently over the San Juans and Skagit) pushes south. A trace to 1/2″ of snow is possible…with up to 1″ at the high end.” South of here, the NWS says, they’ve seen more.
5:17 AM: Buses are on snow routes around King County, including here, according to Metro’s website. West Seattle is in what Metro calls the South Seattle zone, so you can use that to sort the updates on this page.
6 AM: Sounds (and looks) from comments so far that eastern/southern West Seattle is snowiest.
8:41 AM: From Metro:
Transit Alert – Rts 21, 50 & 125 in Metro's South Seattle snow area have returned to their regular routing; https://t.co/zSuRSmN8Ry.
— King County Metro (@kcmetrobus) January 1, 2017
8:51 AM: And now the C Line is back to its regular route too.
9:46 AM: Looks like little if any snow on Alki, at least as seen by our crew in photographing Polar Bear Swimmers on the way to the 10 am event (the lampshade caught our attention):
No more snow in the forecast so far, but it’s expected to be cold for the next few days, highs in the 30s, lows in the 20s.