Is it possible there could be snow on the ground on Christmas Day? The odds started looking better for the Snoqualmie Valley on Saturday morning.
Around 8AM, December 23, 2016 the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the East Puget Sound lowlands, which included the Snoqualmie Valley, The advisory was in affect from 12PM December 23rd through 3AM December 24th.
NWS stated the snow level would fall to 500 feet Friday afternoon and then to 200 feet Friday evening, when elevated terrains, like the Cascade Foothills, could get up to three inches of snow.
But by Saturday evening, though, White Christmas dreams appeared dashed – showing again just how hard it is to predict snow in Western Washington AND getting it to fall or stick around on December 25th. 12 hours after issuing the winter weather advisory, NWS cancelled it and the moisture fizzled out.
High temperatures in the Snoqualmie Valley were expected to be in the mid to upper 30’s for the holiday weekend…. so while it isn’t white outside, it is expected to be quite chilly. Light rain/snow mix was expected to diminish by Saturday afternoon.