WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS SNOW: How much fell, and how much more?

(Photo by Cynthia Reid – Charlestown Hill sledding)

Before we move on to Christmas Day coverage – you might be wondering how much snow fell, and whether we’ll see more. The National Weather Service says the official Christmas Eve total measured at Sea-Tac was 1.6 inches.

(Photo by Danny McMillin – near 47th/Genesee)

That would place this at #3 on the NWS’s list of recorded Christmas Eve snowfalls:

1. 2.6″ 2008
2. 2.5″ 1926
3. 1.6″ 2017
4. 1.5″ 1911
5. 0.8″ 1965
6. 0.4″ 1902
7. 0.3″ 1971

The NWS says we could see up to one more inch of snow this morning – the Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 am. After that? Here’s the forecast: Rain and snow showers possible this afternoon; then a cold, cloudy night; and Tuesday has another chance of snow showers before (relatively) warmer rain returns later in the week.


And we could see a little more Tuesday night.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS SNOW: How much fell, and how much more?"

  • Alkigirl December 25, 2017 (7:12 am)

    Good morning and Merry Christmas!! Does anyone know how Admiral hill is?? 

    • rpo December 25, 2017 (7:23 am)

      It was totally clear at midnight last night. 

      • Steve December 25, 2017 (7:47 am)

        And it was glorious!

  • Jeremiah Holt December 25, 2017 (7:45 am)

    Interesting.  There is every bit of 4 inches at my house in Gatewood

  • JanS December 25, 2017 (8:15 am)

    Jeremiah, the roads may have been clear on Admiral, but the rest
    isn’t…lol…especially the side streets. I’m a half block from Admiral
    on 42nd SW, and everything is covered…I mean covered, really covered ,
    in white. Of course, you’re at a higher elevation…maybe just 2 inches here. Ride picking me up at 9:30 to go to the north end to see daughter and family…keeping my fingers crossed

  • miws December 25, 2017 (8:35 am)

    Large flakes slowly drifting down in S. Delridge for the last 15 minutes or so, adding to what was already on the ground. 


  • I'mcoveredinbees December 25, 2017 (8:43 am)

    Hoping for an update on 35th and also California, around Thistle. Anybody been out?

    • Que December 25, 2017 (9:26 am)

      35th is clear and wet, not frozen right now… People are driving comfortably over it at this point.  

    • WSB December 25, 2017 (10:10 am)

      Sorry for the lag. Looked out at Cal/Thistle, bare & wet – a plow went by last night and hasn’t been much more snow since then.

  • JayDee December 25, 2017 (9:05 am)

    I had to delay Christmas because of snow and I have  2-3 inches on the deck on Genesee hill above Alki. Hills give me a view, but are a pain when it snows.

  • Charles December 25, 2017 (9:45 am)

    Anyone know the conditions down near Delridge and Henderson? Deciding if I want to chance heading home. Currently at a place in Wedgewood with several hills which I don’t think I’ll be able to get back up once I go down.

  • Lonnie December 25, 2017 (2:20 pm)

    2.5″ at 48th & Dawson this morning.

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