SNOW? Possibly a few flakes in a few days … or maybe, just maybe, more

ORIGINAL REPORT, 12:07 PM: Thanks to John Laspina for the view of Mount Rainier, the Moon, and Venus early today. You might have heard some chatter so far about possible snow in a few days. There are no alerts so far but the National Weather Service “forecast discussion” says snow showers are possible toward the end of the weekend. And temperatures are dropping, whether moisture meets up with the cold air or not – highs in the 30s early next week.

ADDED 5:41 PM: The NWS warns it’s still too soon to know with any certainty what’ll happen: “Coldest air of the season arrives later on Sunday. Potential for some snow showers exists late Sunday into Monday across the area as a system slides to our south. However, it is still too early to determine amounts and location of the snow.”

FRIDAY MORNING: Now the NWS is out with a Special Weather Statement.

6 Replies to "SNOW? Possibly a few flakes in a few days ... or maybe, just maybe, more"

  • momof3boys January 31, 2019 (12:10 pm)

    I always like Cliff Mass’ reasonable approach:

  • Plf January 31, 2019 (12:44 pm)

    Breathtaking photo 

  • anonyme January 31, 2019 (1:53 pm)

    That remarkable celestial scene captured my attention this morning as well.  Apparently Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are visible the next few days near the moon.  If I’m not mistaken, the rings of Saturn can sometimes be observed with binoculars…?  Not positive, still waiting for confirmation from my astronomer friend.  Beautiful, regardless.

  • JayDee January 31, 2019 (5:02 pm)

    John: I saw this shot being composed as the clouds moved, but being on the bus I missed it. Great shot!

  • Jeannie February 1, 2019 (12:33 am)

    Anonyme, I’m pretty sure you can’t see Saturn’s rings with binoculars. Here’s some more info about what you can see (scroll down the article for details about viewing the planets with binoculars): this is a sky calendar for the next few days:

  • anonyme February 1, 2019 (6:04 am)

    Thanks, Jeannie!  Unfortunately, nothing is visible this morning. However, I would be thrilled to see some snow!

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