Brrrr, this snowy morning, we have quite a few Valley peeps without power: 127 in the Riverbend neighborhood of North Bend, 1346 in Snoqualmie and 384 in Fall City as of 8:41 am most were still under investigation and as of yet had no estimated restoration time.
Downtown Snoqualmie residents report trees down in the vicinity of park street behind the high school field and on Boalch road by Snoqualmie Elementary School.
According to Ryan of Snoqualmie Weather, it’s hard to tell how much windblown snow we’ve received so far. He is predicting 1-3″ more, possibly through early afternoon.
As for the wind gusts, 1-4 am was the peak and according to Personal Weather and SchoolNet sites:
- Snoqualmie Ridge – 67 mph
- Mt. Si HS – 59 mph
- North Bend ES – 59 mph
- Enumclaw – 51 mph
- Tahoma HS – 49 mph
Ryan says the Strong Cascadia winds are slowly winding down through morning but are not likely to let up substantially until midafternoon.
The City of Snoqualmie crews are plowing and de-icing. Main streets have 16-24 in. drifts due to wind gusts. Crews are focusing on windblown areas for traffic safety. Report downed trees to email@example.com. They ask all to watch for updates on Twitter and stay safe.
North Bend’s snowplow routes can be found here, along with some tips for staying safe in this inclement weather. Please note: City policy is to not use anti-icer/de-icer on streets due to the concern for the Snoqualmie aquifer, drinking water quality, and potential adverse impact to public health. The City’s sand has salt mixed within it to expedite the thaw. It is also City policy to not provide sand on flat streets.
The City had two snowplows running as of 6 AM, increasing to three plows as of 8:30 AM. North Bend plow drivers have reported “some roads with no snow and other City roads with up to a foot due to snow drifts. The hilly Forester Woods neighborhood required the most road treatment, which is often the case during North Bend snow events.”
Here’s what my house looks like. What’s going on at your house?