Monday, March 9, 2009

Snow showers


Some snow showers are moving through the area...except for the northern Sound area, which is in the rainshadow (now snowshadow) of the Olympics. The rainshadow is there because the wind are from the southwest aloft. Northerly winds will push southward today and showers will be enhanced at and north of that interface, aided by a weak upper level shortwave disturbance. Don't expect a major snowstorm, but an inch or two is possible.

14 comments:

MP said...

Current NWS forecast for BLI is "Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible."

I have an easy inch on the ground right now at 8:00 AM, it's 26F, and a glance at the radar loop suggests there's a lot more to come.

Of course if they'd predicted 4-6 inches we wouldn't have gotten any...

Julia said...

Snow showers actually started here in Richmond Highlands Shoreline at 8:30am.

Interesting micro-weather yestereday. Driving S on I-5 at about noon, left Shoreline 41F and partly sunny, S of Downtown Seattle we hit some light snow showers - still about 40. Des Moines/Federal Way dropped to 34F (car thermometer) and was snowing like crazy, covering trees and grass and sticking to the road in a slushy mess. Got to Fife and things warmed back up to 36, snow still falling but not as hard and the roads were clear. I understand the convergence zone concept but the fact that the temperature dropped so significantly in that spot was amazing to me.

Bryan E. said...

it's coming down in factoria!! just starting to stick in the parking lot ...

DeAnne said...

Moclips, WA (15 miles North of Ocean Shores)

It snowed between 4 and 7am here at the Washington Coast - about 1 inch.
current temp is 39F
Wind from the west 7mph
BAR 29.95 and stable

cp said...

When will it ever end!!??? Oh about now in Shoreline... mostly rain now.

cp said...

oops spoke too soon, totally snowing in shoreline now.

mainstreeter said...

On This Day, March 09, In 1956, A Whopping 367 Inches Of Snow Was Measured On The Ground At The Rainier Paradise Ranger Station In Washington. The Snow Depth Was A State Record And The Second Highest Total Of Record For The Continental United States.

Cumulative, of course.

cornbread said...

Just finished snowing here in Maple Valley with about three inches new this morning. I was snowing hard enugh at one point to turn a black lab white in between shakes while walking.

Cliff Mass Weather Blog said...

The eastside will get much more than near the sound, since the latter is much more rainshadowed....

athos said...

Do we think Sammamish will get more, or is it shadowed? Trying to plan my commute. :)

White Horse said...

Live just outside North Bend city limits, S. of Exit 32 on I-90, altitude is 600 ft. 29 degrees and EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW! When will winter ever end?

Rileydog said...

Feels like December in Bellingham. Constant snow, cold north wind, temps in the 20s. I love it!! How long will this keep up?

Josh-B said...

Technically it is still Winter!

Steph said...

Absolutely no snow in Ballard, down by the Sound. They still say it's going to snow here, but so far, all we've had is gloppy rain. Have not had any precip for at least an hour.