But we did get some snow today after frontal passage and in fact it is snowing over NW Washington as a write this blog.
Today, as the front moved past, the winds turned northwesterly on the coast--the direction that sets up the Puget Sound convergence zone. Did you know that convergence zones are often double? One in the lee of the Olympics and the other in the lee of the mountains of Vancouver Island? Here is a nice visible satellite shot today that shows this clearly:
The air cooled down behind the cold front and in the areas of heavier precipitation within the PS convergence zone melting and evaporation pushed the snow level down to the surface. You can see some of the convergence zone cooling in this plot from Seattle SNOWWATCH at noon...mid-30s in Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood within in the convergence zone precipitation zone. Ten degrees warmer to the south.
The image looks like the arctic!
Tonight the convergence zone has weakened, but a band of showers is moving across NW Washington--with lots of reports of snow, freezing rain, and ice pellets. Enough to melt the crystalline heart of the Salt Guru. Here is the radar image and a snowy shot from a Bellingham cam to show what is happening. Some snow showers will continue across the region into mid-mrning and then end for the day over the lowlands.
Dog Spotted Again: A report by someone last night at Horizon View Park in Lake Forest Park. Another person claimed to see our dog, all trimmed and cleaned up on someone's leash at the playground at Terrace Creek Park