2:52 PM: Light snow has started to fall in West Seattle. The National Weather Service is predicting less than an inch – we’ll see how it goes.

3:28 PM: Still snowing – as HelperMonkey describes it in a comment, sideways, mixed with sunshine. We’ll be tracking it throughout the pm commute, and watching traffic too.

4:34 PM: The snow’s intensified, though after an hour and a half, still not sticking. If you’re looking for traffic cams, here’s our page with 15 local views (we’re adding a couple atop this story for reference).

4:55 PM: And now it’s starting to stick – on cars, greenery, etc.

5:35 PM: First crash to report – 35th/Othello.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER/TRAFFIC: Snow returns"

  • HelperMonkey February 23, 2018 (3:24 pm)

    nothing like sideways snow in the midst of bright sunshine. current conditions in the Morgan Junction. truly bizarre weather day. 

  • just wondering February 23, 2018 (3:51 pm)

    Watching swirling snow flakes in the air near Charlestown hill!

  • miws February 23, 2018 (4:14 pm)

    Been snowing lightly or so here in S. Delridge. 


  • just wondering February 23, 2018 (4:48 pm)

    Now thicker swirling snow flakes sticking near Charlestown hill!

  • Chris February 23, 2018 (4:56 pm)

    Well it is starting to stick at our house right now in North Admiral.   

  • snow angel February 23, 2018 (6:03 pm)

    I worked until 5pm whilst my Eastside co-workers left for home before 4:00.

  • Salted? February 24, 2018 (10:38 am)

    Glad to wake up to warmer weather and no more ice this morning but angry that SDOT wasted time and money on salting a bunch of flat, non arterial roads in Seaview around 6PM… my dogs and I got sprayed with salt walking on the sidewalk even with a 6 foot parking strip between us and the street! The truck was blowing by so fast and furiously it was setting off car alarms. Is this how paranoid we are about ice? Should SDOT spend time and money salting flat, non-arterials? I hope perhaps @WestSeattleBlog can get some answers on this from SDOT. I’d like to know if normal winters in this supposedly green city will now include ruining the environment with a bunch of unneeded salt? Is wasting tax payers money on SDOT OT the new mayors policy?

    • WSB February 24, 2018 (11:05 am)

      Which street(s) are you referring to?

      The forecast was very similar to that of the other day, when the snow did wind up sticking.

      • artsea February 24, 2018 (11:38 am)

        I totally agree with “salted?”.  I too live on a residential arterial and they salted our street twice Friday afternoon.  Now that Seattle has begun using salt on the road, they seem to be going way overboard.  As a former Midwesterner, I’ve seen the harm that salt does to the environment.  Not to mention new cars beginning to rust out after less than two years of driving on those heavily salted roads.  Please Seattle…don’t overdo the use of salt. 

      • Salted? February 24, 2018 (12:10 pm)

        49th Ave SW, Findlay, Juneau, Raymond, Graham, that I know of for sure. The parts salted are all non arterial, flat, not on the SDOT salt/plow plan map and with plenty of safe access to roads that are on the SDOT salt/plow plan map… SDOT also doesn’t say anything about their plans for spraying salt on parking strips, sidewalks, and pedestrians. I appreciate the salting being done for what is forecasted, on streets that need it, but overdoing it is a waste in so many ways, most especially the environment.

        • WSB February 24, 2018 (12:37 pm)

          Come down to the mayoral town hall and tell her in person! It officially starts at 1 pm but things have gotten going a bit early with the attached resource fair – we’ve been following her on a tour of The Junction’s business district this past hour.

    • bolo February 24, 2018 (8:20 pm)

      Lack of salting (and plowing) cost at least one recent mayor (Nickels) a re-election. Each successive mayor has remembered that lesson and erred on the side of oversalting Seattle streets & bridges.

      Seattle is pretty far north, in the USA. Sometimes it snows and sticks. Sometimes it freezes. Folks need to accept the idea that they will sometimes not be able to drive just anywhere they desire whenever they desire each and every of the 365 days of the year.

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