WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Welcome to winter. Snow soon?

Thanks to Carolyn Fitzgerald for the photo of the greeting her family created at Jack Block Park today. Winter arrived at 7:59 am, and the day was colder than normal – hitting only 37 degrees, nine degrees below the usual high. The forecast for this weekend still includes the possibility of snow – maybe as soon as Christmas Day – though the National Weather Service reminds us that it’s always difficult to accurately forecast snow around here; right now, the NWS says, if it does snow, it’s not likely to be much – “total snowfall Saturday through Monday only looks to be 1-3 inches for this entire period with not a single 6-hour block of snowfall exceeding a quarter of an inch.” No alerts yet, but it’s early. P.S. Snow or no snow, Sunday and Monday nights could drop into the 20s.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Welcome to winter. Snow soon?"

  • TM December 22, 2021 (8:10 am)

    Forecast through next week looking really cold, several days of teens-20’s. 

  • WS Res December 22, 2021 (8:50 am)

    The Seattle Times seems to think a good bit of snow is likely?

    • WSB December 22, 2021 (10:36 am)

      As noted above, it’s still early. Note that The Times has tended toward weather hyperbole lately (repeating the “atmospheric river” and “bomb cyclone” in headlines even when neither really panned out). Also, their coverage area goes far beyond the city. We stick with the NWS’s forecast discussion, which updates four times a day; latest one says a few inches “possible” but still is fairly low-key. No advisories or alerts yet. But we’ll keep watching! – TR

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