West Seattle Weather Watch: Might be a Flaky Friday


JoB sent that pastoral photo (thank you!) as snow flurries flitted through parts of West Seattle this afternoon (as discussed in this WSB Forum thread), hours after their cameo last night. More may be on the way. The forecast has the entire metro area under a “Snow Advisory” for 3 am-noon. If you want the technical-jargon version, here’s the “forecast discussion.” This wouldn’t be anywhere near the latest Seattle snowfall, though, according to this “Ask Steve (Pool)” page — which says April 17, 1972, holds that record. (Must have been weird weather times; that same month, a major tornado hit Vancouver, WA.)

4 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Might be a Flaky Friday"

  • changingtimes March 27, 2008 (9:41 pm)

    let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!

  • Vickie March 28, 2008 (4:41 am)

    It’s 4:30 am and I’m on California at Charlestown watching the flakes come down!

  • Gina March 28, 2008 (9:53 am)

    The day of the Vancouver tornado, we had a big windstorm in Seattle, panels were being blown off the new SeaFirst building, one struck and killed a woman. The Seattle Public Library, and City Light (the buildings by SeaFirst), were both shut down for the day because of the danger.

    I remember that there was one heck of a thunder and lightning display, along with the howling winds, and that our 5th grade teacher at Lafayette, Mr. Beaulieu, had gone on an errand to the office. His errand took about 60 minutes, I am sure he had no wish to be captive in a room full of panicking 10 and 11 year olds. The mock comic howls of “We’re all gonna die!” If I had been at home, I would have gone down to the basement, the storm was that bad.

  • Gina March 28, 2008 (9:58 am)

    I’m wrong on the date!

    Mar. 26, 1971 Wind
    60 m.p.h. winds forced the closure of the Evergreen Point Bridge. The wind also ripped panels off the Seafirst building, forcing the Downtown Library to close. Two people died.

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