TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wintry Tuesday watch; snow arrives

7:44 AM: Snowing!

7:54 AM: Sticking on cars, but not on the road, yet (at least here – and we’re at ~~300′ elevation).

8:08 AM: Still snowing but it’s very light. And thanks to everyone who texted when it started in earnest about half an hour ago! Meantime, a ferry note: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth remains down to 1 boat, with the Kitsap not fixed yet.

8:51 AM: Snow continues, but so far the roads we’ve seen remain bare/wet. The sidewalks, however, are starting to get coated. (Photo added – and the decks!)

(Photo tweeted by @mysorryheart2)

9:05 AM: Snowing more heavily now. We’ll continue tracking it here until about 10 and then switch to a midday snow update. No changes/closures/etc. announced by anyone so far, but if your business/school/organization does have a weather-related announcement at some point, please email us at – thank you!

(9:09 AM – starting to stick on street at California/Thistle)

9:36 AM: Back to snowing very lightly. But this is just the first round. And along with more snow later, we’re also expecting wind, per this alert – out of the southeast with gusts up to 40 mph tonight, so charge everything!



6:00 AM: Good morning. It’s Tuesday, November 29th.


If you see snow, let us know! (Text or voice, 206-293-6302.) After late-night flurries, anything’s possible, though forecasters think it’ll hold off until afternoon. Windy this pm too. High in the 30s. (Check the latest alert status here.)


-The West Seattle Water Taxi is running a reduced schedule again today with backup boat M/V Spirit of Kingston, because both regular boats are out awaiting repairs – here’s the West Seattle route update.

-WSF’s Triangle Route started the morning with one boat, M/V Kitsap, out of service – check here for alerts/updates. Note that Vashon Island is on one-slip operations again this morning, awaiting repairs that WSF says are tentatively scheduled for today.

Metro buses are on regular schedules; watch @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations/reroute alerts.


High Bridge – here’s the camera at the top.

High Bridge – the view from its southwest end (if SDOT points the 35th/Avalon/Fauntleroy camera that way).

Low Bridge: Or nearby, depending on where SDOT points the camera.

1st Ave. S. Bridge: The south route.

Highway 99: Here’s the northbound side at Lander.

All functional city traffic cams can be seen here, most with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are also on this WSB page … Are movable city bridges opening for vessels? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

If you see a problem on the roads/paths/water, please text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.

21 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wintry Tuesday watch; snow arrives"

  • sbre November 29, 2022 (6:43 am)

    “wintry”!   What’s a wintry?Lol…

    • heartless November 29, 2022 (9:15 am)

      means characteristic of winter.

      it’s never been spelled ‘wintery,’ if that’s what you’re surprised by.  

  • Snow lady November 29, 2022 (7:39 am)

    Snow on 52nd and Stevens!

  • newnative November 29, 2022 (7:43 am)

    Just started snowing downtown. Like the second I got off the bus. 

  • John November 29, 2022 (7:43 am)

    Just as I was reading this article – snow flurries in South Delridge started!

    • miws November 29, 2022 (7:50 am)

      I can confirm John’s comment. Large flakes, sticking to the grass… —Mike

  • clairdesol November 29, 2022 (7:43 am)

    Snowing in Seaview!

  • Franci November 29, 2022 (7:48 am)

    It’s snowing at my house.

  • waikikgirl November 29, 2022 (7:50 am)

    It just started snowing here in the Shorewood area just above Seola Beach about 1/2 hr ago or so. Unable to see Vashon Island now….let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! 

  • Tera November 29, 2022 (8:01 am)

    Snowing and kinda sticking in Highland Park.

  • Mike November 29, 2022 (8:02 am)

    Lightly snowing off Admiral above T-5.

  • Kristina November 29, 2022 (8:02 am)

    I just arrived at work in Bellevue and I’m SO sad I’m not in my cozy living room in Seaview next to the tree drinking hot tea, listening to Christmas records, and watching the snow fall. How exciting! But I hope that my commute home is NOT exciting. A wintry mix just starting to fall here…

    • Heidi November 29, 2022 (8:56 am)

      You paint a lovely picture…I hope you get to that cozy spot soon…(Does anyone know how conditions are now for getting to Burien & back? I’m debating a drive, but I’m not snow-hardy, either driving or walking…🤭Thanks all!\

      • waikikigirl November 29, 2022 (10:35 am)

        Heidi, the drive for me from the SW 116th area to Highline PT by the hospital was good, Ambaum was clear all the way.

  • Chris November 29, 2022 (8:06 am)

    snowing at Boeing Field

  • PeterT November 29, 2022 (8:09 am)

    Snow started around 7:35am in the 5900 block of Beach Drive. Was able to see it in the distance like a dense cloud of fog rolling along the Vashon shoreline and up Colvos Passage…

  • John November 29, 2022 (8:24 am)

    Started snowing here in Fauntleroy a little after 7:30 this morning

  • Flivver November 29, 2022 (9:06 am)

    Snowing for the last 90 minutes on Alki. Sticking to the tops of cars and grass but melting when it hits the sidewalk and street.

  • Scooterista November 29, 2022 (9:17 am)

    Woke up just now to find my day off has turned into a snow day! We’re near the High Point Library and we’ve got steady snowfall and a quarter inch accumulation on our deck. In the last minute or so the flakes have gone from super fine to larger and heavier. Perfect day to decorate the tree!

  • High Point November 29, 2022 (9:27 am)

    snow started near High Point at 7:30 am and is still going strong.

  • Eilene November 29, 2022 (9:37 am)

    Snow sticking on cars, grass and sand at Alki Beach at 59th, but not on roadway.

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