Saturday, December 13, 2008


It is definitely beginning to look like Christmas around here. These pictures were taken on Saturday night.

I had a lovely day doing a little shopping and then coming home to bake cookies with my girlie. She and her husband stayed for dinner and then we all watched an old movie, The Bishop's Wife. The pictures above were taken while they were getting in their car and leaving about 11:00 p.m.

From the weather blurb posted below, we are in for cold, treacherous, interesting weather this next week!

From the KOMO 4 News webpage:

Snow (finally) arrives as temperatures begin their plummet

SEATTLE -- We've had the rain and the wind.

Next up, snow and cold.

Snow was falling across a large swath of the Western Washington lowlands Saturday night as a trough of low pressure brought moisture as cold, arctic air poured in from the north.

The heaviest snow was from about Shoreline north toward the Canadian border, but snow was falling as far south as Olympia. So far, places like Mount Vernon had reported 1.5" while Everett and Mukilteo were about 1/2" on the grassy surfaces. (Feel free to report your snow totals in the commenting section below. Be sure to time stamp your entry.)

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is now in effect until noon Sunday for the greater Puget Sound area, as well as from Everett north to the Canadian border and west along the Olympic Peninsula to Port Angeles, including the San Juan, Camano and Whidbey Islands. We could see as much as 1-3" here through Sunday morning and perhaps an additional 1-2" on top of that Sunday morning. Totals will still vary across the region and some places will still end up blank.

Sunday night, we start the drying process. With clearing skies, lows will drop to between 13-18.

Monday and Tuesday are both mostly clear but cold, with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens. This is cold enough that you need to protect pipes and pets.

By Wednesday, another weak to moderate system will drop in again from the north, but this time, we'll obviously be cold enough for snow, so we'll have to watch that. It could end up being the best snow maker of this whole ordeal (at least this week). Snow showers would linger into Thursday.

Long range forecasts beyond still keep us cold. They have been hinting off and on of perhaps some widespread, large-scale snows for the weekend before Christmas, perhaps stretching into Christmas week. But this far out, we're sure the details will change. Heck, look at how much the details keep changing now just this weekend.

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1 comment:

Karen said...

Snow up there, snow down here! I hope my boy makes it home this afternoon!