Winter Weather Advisory Issued, 1-2 inches Snow Possible by Monday morning

It isn’t 32 degrees out, but it’s snowing in areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. East winds that have blowing for days issued in cold, dry air from eastern Washington, lowering the dew point to 13 degrees at SeaTac Airport on Sunday afternoon, January 3, 2016.

That low dew point is what’s keeping the snow going even though the Valley is slightly above freezing in most spots.

Around noon on January 3rd the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the east Puget Sound lowlands, which includes the Snoqualmie Valley.  The advisory expires at 6AM, January 4th.

According to NWS, light snow could fall through the early morning hours of Monday January 4th before transitioning to rain by the afternoon.

They said one to locally two inches of snow was possible – so nothing earth shattering for the Valley.  But, they warned roads could become slippery as temperatures will likely stay near or below freezing.

Those easterly winds that have been blowing in the Valley for almost four days are expected to start easing as we move into Monday.

School resumes from a two week winter break Monday, January 4th. Snow dance kids?


Photo: Weather underground radar screenshot
Photo: Weather underground radar screenshot at 1:10PM, 1/3/16




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