** January 17th: Latest from Komo Weather Forecasters: “CASCADE FOOTHILLS: The snow has been steady here all night long, giving this area 3″-6″ new snow today. Plan on an additional 5″-10″ tomorrow.” **
** SVSD schools closed and garbage pick up for Snoqualmie and North Bend canceled on Tuesday, January 17th *
One look at the National Weather Service’s forecast let’s you know the Snoqualmie Valley and the rest of Puget Sound may be in for some record-setting winter weather. When I mentioned this to my teenager, she knocked on wood the whole time I spoke. Funny how a snow prediction during finals week at Mount Si gets a kid hopeful.
Allied Waste canceled garbage pick up for Snoqualmie Valley today, January 16th. I would expect the same tomorrow. If your pick up is canceled, they will pick up double amounts on your next scheduled service date. You can check their website for any changes.
National Weather Service says, “VERY HIGH IMPACT WINTER WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT SEATAC COULD EXCEED ANYTHING SEEN SINCE NOVEMBER 1985…A TOP 5 RECORD 24 HOUR SNOWFALL AMOUNT.”
To keep up on the weather you can check NOAA’s specific Snoqualmie forecast. For any “weather geek” like myself, you can check NOAA’s weather discussion page for more specific weather details and changes. The discussion page is updated every 6 hours when the latest weather forecasting models come out. For radar images of incoming weather visit wunderground.com and insert your location. It’s a great weather tool.
Another great weather blog is written by Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington. Komo TV’s weather producer, Scott Sistek, also does an amazing job of real-time updates on his blog. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Finals or no finals? That is the question 1,500 Mount Si High School students are asking today as the snow comes down. SVSD school closures, delays and bus route changes are usually posted by 5AM on their website.
Enjoy the winter weather Snoqualmie Valley.