As predicted by our weather guru Mark Davis, the snow started coming down on Christmas Day. Fortunately for those of us traveling or having family over, the brunt of the snow held off until overnight.
Around 8 AM, Valley residents reported anywhere from two to eight inches of snow, depending on elevation. However, the snow has been continuously falling all day, and there are reports we may get another load later this week.
As of noon on Sunday the 26th, Puget Sound Energy reports only one person without power in the Valley due to equipment failure. Tanner Electric is reporting no power outages at the current time.
Today is one of the most highly traveled days of the year. On Snoqualmie, Pass chains are currently required where compact snow and ice are on the roadway.
Advance notice was given that beginning at 10 PM Sunday, December 26, motorists can expect added travel time due to intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions so WSDOT crews can remove icicles hanging from the overhead signs and from inside the Animal Overcrossing. The work is expected to be completed by 6 AM Monday.
The pass is currently open in both directions but check their Twitter account @SnoqualmiePass for current conditions.
Weather predictions for the rest of the week show 2-4 more inches of snow today, bitterly cold weather and a chance for snow later this week. Look for a forecast of things to come from Mark Davis coming up in the next couple of days.