Some of you in Ballard and northwest Seattle complained that you hardly saw much snow , while luck denizens of Capitol Hill, perhaps 5-6 miles away, got 3-4 inches in places. Here are a few pictures from Capitol Hill, courtesy of Joseph Chan, a UW undergrad (taken around 2:20 PM).
You notice the Seattle DOT plow on the job! A lot of snow.
It turns out there was a band of heavy precipitation--oriented southwest to northeast- that remained quasi-stationary and crossed the southern part of the City. Here is a radar image at 2:32 PM...see the band?
And here is the estimated 6-h snowfall ending 4: 37 PM from our new SnowWatch application:
Big snow dump in the mountains during the second period! But the bigger story is what happens on Wednesday as a strong warm front approaches.
Dare I show it to you?
Here is the 24-h snowfall ending 4 PM on Wednesday. More inches...and most of that falls in the lowlands in the morning...before temperature surges and it starts to rain.
SLUSHMAGEDDON. A vision that should scare any mayor. And one I am sure will put a smile on the face of KING-TV's Jim Forman. If the warm/low goes farther south than forecast there could be much more snow. Wednesday has the potential to be a very major snow event, but the uncertainty is still large....more tomorrow.