West Seattle Weather Watch: Saturday morning snow

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(video added 9:18 am from outside WSB HQ)
FIRST REPORT, 8:30 AM: Just switched from rain to snow here in Upper Fauntleroy. Forecast links etc. to come. Photos, road reports., etc., very much appreciated as the day goes on if this continues – editor@westseattleblog.com and, if you’re not by a computer at some point, be sure to have 206-293-6302 handy. First photo in from Holly in Seaview:

Pamela from Nico and Zoe Toys shares this photo from upper Morgan Junction:

8:53 AM NOTES: As pointed out here the other day, we had late-March snow last year, so this is not so unusual. We wanted to note that there are MANY MANY MANY activities scheduled around West Seattle today, indoor and outdoor (here’s the direct link to the Saturday list on our West Seattle Weekend Lineup), and if any plans change because of the weather, please e-mail/call us so we can announce that here. One of today’s biggest non-entertainment events is the California Place Park design workshop at Alki Community Center, 10:30-noon, and tonight’s highlights include the first Winter Movies on the Wall showing, “The Mummy,” 7 pm at West Seattle Christian Church’s new activity center (doors open 5:30 pm, BYOC[hairs]).

9:04 AM: National Weather Service still says “accumulation” not expected to pass an inch, but “snow showers” are still in the forecast off and on for the next few days. Meantime, remember that as reported here late yesterday, King County promises to use Twitter and a blog-format site to get the word out about any Metro trouble – and just reported this:

We aren’t yet seeing any impacts to transit or roads in King County due to snow but we’ll let you know if it happens

You don’t have to sign up for Twitter to check updates online, as long as you have the direct link – for example, we’re at twitter.com/westseattleblog and King County is tweeting bus updates at twitter.com/kcnews. (Our latest Twitter update also appears in a box that’s in the lower section of the WSB sidebar.) We’re also on Facebook (as WS Blog), where someone just dubbed this round of snow “March Madness”! Funny, Cliff Mass posted half an hour before the snow started that it was still too warm for snow at sea level.

9:27 AM UPDATE: Roads are still bare/wet even up here (300′ or so). From Gatewood, NerdsEyeView author Pam sends this photo (frosted duck decoy):

If you need to check The Bridge and other key roads before heading out, remember the WSB Traffic page has cams and a link to area “traffic incidents” – go here.

9:58 AM UPDATE: We’re off to Alki for the park meeting, will report on any notable weather sightings along the way, but it’s REALLY lightened up here – likely to be off-on for a long time to come.

10:33 AM: Between Fauntleroy and Alki, barely a sign of snow. Even on big grassy areas like Alki Playfield (photo taken about 10 minutes ago):

12 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Saturday morning snow"

  • Neil March 7, 2009 (8:33 am)

    Snow here in North Delridge.

  • Bonnie March 7, 2009 (8:37 am)

    Snow in Fauntlee Hills.

  • JH March 7, 2009 (8:38 am)

    Snowing big flakes near Schmitz Park! This is crazy.

  • dapuffin March 7, 2009 (8:40 am)

    Coming down nicely in Arbor Heights, too.

  • marzipan March 7, 2009 (8:44 am)

    Lots of big flakes up in Highland Park.

  • Dustin March 7, 2009 (8:46 am)

    Started with big flakes in Shorewood, now it’s tapered off a little. Sticking to everything except the pavement.

  • Dustin March 7, 2009 (8:51 am)

    Back to big flakes.

  • Dan March 7, 2009 (8:52 am)

    this is for those who thought the “winter” movie series was playing too late to really be called a “winter” series

  • cathy March 7, 2009 (9:25 am)

    It’s all melting in Alki and around the Admiral Junction. 35 degrees.

  • dapuffin March 7, 2009 (9:59 am)

    It’s pretty much stopped here in Arbor Heights

  • Bunnypug March 7, 2009 (10:45 am)

    Is anyone keeping track of the number of dys this winter we have had snow? Its crazy!

  • JH March 7, 2009 (11:05 am)

    I’m at work downtown right now, and the snow changed to rain going down Admiral and stayed rain all the way here (okay that was 1 1/2 hours ago!).

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