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Where was this moisture when we needed it?
After a nine-day layoff, precipitation is finally falling from the skies over Western Washington—but alas, it’s wet, not white. With arctic air having breathed its last on Tuesday, temperatures across the board are too warm for anything wintry—be it snow, freezing rain or the all too tantalizing Seattle special, the rain/snow mix.
It’s a forecast that should spark a flurry of interest in Seattle.
Light snow showers are possible tomorrow afternoon and evening as warmer air from the Pacific clashes with cold air at the surface, triggering a round of flurries throughout the metro area—with some freezing drizzle thrown in for good measure.
Ah, the price of sunshine in December.
Dry air from the northern reaches of Canada is making for another week of clear skies across Western Washington—but with very cold temperatures.
Seattle bottomed out at 28 degrees this morning—the coldest reading in the city since last January—while it was even chillier to the south, with both Tacoma and Olympia slumping to the teens. High temperatures today also ran well below normal, with the mercury only briefly touching 40 degrees in the metro area.
How low can we go?
Arctic air swooping down the Canadian coastline is set to invade the region beginning tomorrow night, kicking off a bone-chilling week that could feature Seattle’s coldest overnight temperatures in nearly three years.
Low 20s, anyone?
Could December kick off on a wintry note?
A blast of chilly arctic air is expected to plunge southward from Canada late this weekend, reaching the doorstep of Western Washington sometime on Monday. As the cold air trickles into the region, a Puget Sound Convergence Zone could form anywhere from Seattle (less likely) to Skagit County (more likely), potentially unleashing the first flakes of the season for some—and heartbreak for others.
That is, if you’re craving snow. If the white stuff isn’t your thing, Monday could very well be a joyous occasion.
Normally, sunshine and November go together like oil and water.
This time around, it’s more like peanut better and jelly.
For the fifth straight day, sunny skies are blazing over Puget Sound as a big ridge of high pressure remains sprawled across the Northwest. After another cool, frosty morning, temperatures are already rebounding into the lower 40s—on their way to afternoon highs near 50 degrees.
Great picnic weather for a PB&J, huh?