West Seattle weather: Seeing some snow; new alert for tonight and tomorrow morning

(A few seconds of snowfall during one of the heavier showers)

12:37 PM: The newest forecast from the National Weather Service says, “A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 500 FEET.” We’re at about 350′, uphill from and east of Lincoln Park, and seeing a snow shower for the past 10 minutes or so. How about you?

1:20 PM: Seems to be lightening up, at least here. Hasn’t yet reached the point of sticking, not even on car tops.

1:30 PM: Hasn’t stopped yet. Gets lighter, gets heavier, gets lighter. By the way, here’s Cliff Mass‘s most-recent update – in short, he says it’s still hard to predict exactly how this is going to play out over the next 12 hours or so.

(Just plain gray at Alki, but beautiful – WSB photo by Leda Costa)

2:13 PM: Minutes ago, the National Weather Service added our area to the Winter Weather Advisory alert for tonight and tomorrow morning – it’ll be in effect 10 pm until 10 am. “Up to 2 inches [of snow] with locally higher amounts possible,” says the NWS.

4:56 PM: As night arrives, it’s NOT snowing. So far. But wear (or take along) shoes/boots with traction, in case that changes later.

24 Replies to "West Seattle weather: Seeing some snow; new alert for tonight and tomorrow morning"

  • Trileigh December 31, 2016 (12:40 pm)

    Yes!! Just started snowing here above Lowman Beach, very tiny light flakes. Whee!

  • Westgirl December 31, 2016 (12:42 pm)

    Snow at the Junction! 

  • anonyme December 31, 2016 (12:42 pm)

    Saw small flakes in Arbor Heights a few hours ago, it’s coming down a little heavier now.

  • snow bunny December 31, 2016 (12:44 pm)

    Flurries in Admiral District.

  • Gawdger December 31, 2016 (12:45 pm)

    Looks like a snow globe in Arbor Heights.

  • David December 31, 2016 (12:56 pm)

    Snowing for the last half hour in Sunrise Heights.

  • gina December 31, 2016 (12:59 pm)

     South Admiral, 331 feet.  Not sticking, but coming down .

  • sc December 31, 2016 (1:00 pm)

    Small flakes at the top of Charlestown!

  • cozy December 31, 2016 (1:00 pm)

    Off and on for the last 1/2 hour here in the Shorewood area, so glad I’m home in my cozy house!

  • Jen December 31, 2016 (1:02 pm)

    Small to medium-sized flakes near Riverview for the last 10 minutes or so.

  • HappyOnAlki December 31, 2016 (1:06 pm)

    Alki. Nada.  :  (

  • HappyOnAlki December 31, 2016 (1:08 pm)

    Wait — now it’s “almost snow” — half a degree colder and we’re there!

  • Dustin December 31, 2016 (1:09 pm)

    Snowing with a little more gusto at 39th and Thistle!

    • WSB December 31, 2016 (1:15 pm)

      We’re a couple blocks west of you and a bit downhill. It’s lightened up again after a brief burst of intensity. Still looks murky to the west so I don’t think this is going to end any time soon.

  • Richard December 31, 2016 (1:15 pm)

    South of Brace Point on the water.  1/2 hour of snow now turning to rain.

  • waikikigirl December 31, 2016 (1:18 pm)

    Isn’t it funny how a little snow makes us so happy? I think it triggers fun and happy childhood memories in us all…let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

    • uncle loco December 31, 2016 (2:47 pm)

      haha, this is nothing. When I was a kid we had real snow. And we had to walk to school in it…uphill…

      • Alan December 31, 2016 (4:24 pm)

        Me too.  Barefoot and it was 15 miles, uphill both ways.

  • Alan December 31, 2016 (1:39 pm)

    It’s fun to watch the doppler as you can see the lulls and surges. Currently we are getting pretty big flakes in Riverview. It’s 38 degrees here and nothing is sticking anywhere.

  • Bee December 31, 2016 (1:40 pm)

    Lots of flurries on Puget Ridge 1:40pm. Hope it starts sticking!

  • Chris December 31, 2016 (1:50 pm)

    Snow flurries in  North Admiral.   It is beautiful.   Looks like early from forecasts we saw earlier today.   It is not sticking yet.

  • Codad December 31, 2016 (2:29 pm)

    The end is near.

  • Space Dust December 31, 2016 (4:13 pm)


  • JanS December 31, 2016 (7:27 pm)

    was talking to someone today about  predicting the weather, and we decided we want that job. Imagine…predicting that it’s going to snow 4 or 5 days from now, getting everyone (including the kids) in a frenzy, and then…at the last minute the evening before…oh, wind shifted, nevermind…and keeping the job and getting paid to do it…lolol…that’s the kind of job we want. On the teevee machine, even. :D

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