Some snow flurries and light snow are falling in much of the area south of Everett. This is associated with an upper short disturbance that moved in from the north and which will be moving out this morning (see image)The radar shows show scattered light precipitation (snow). (see graphic). Some locations south of Lynnwood have gotten around 1/4-1 inch of snow, others very little. It seems like the worst of it is in a narrow band over north Seattle.
To show you how uneven this snow is, here are a few DOT cams:
Clearly, this was not a great success for the models--clearly more is getting farther north than forecast this morning. And the bigger snow threat--the one discussed by the NWS -- was always this afternoon. But I have to give credit to the National Weather Service, which did go for more snow in the face of many of the models doing otherwise, based on their experience with the models underplaying this situation. It is good that all the DOT pretreated last night...I drove to the airport and SDOT and WSDOT were out in force. This stuff will freeze solid tonight if not melted or removed.
The question right now...is there anything more serious in store this afternoon? I am trying to get the new model runs....too many people are hitting our system and there are problems...working on it...