Tag: Cold Weather Seattle
So this is what it feels like to live life on the edge.
The outermost bands of a snowstorm battering the Portland area are expected to creep as far north as King County tonight, putting the Seattle metro on the very northern fringe of the flakes.
So close—but close enough to matter?
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?
From zero to six one-hundredths in less than 60 minutes.
That’s how long it took for Seattle to go from a precipitation-free 2013 to the inevitable—a 37-degree rain strong enough to drop .06 inches in the gauge at Sea-Tac before the six o’clock hour ended. Besides accounting for the first showers of the year in Seattle, the damp weather also snapped our much-deserved dry spell at four days—the city’s longest since early fall.
Imagine going from sunny and 70-something one day to snow and 30 degrees the next. Or vice versa.
In Seattle, either is impossible. In Denver, both happen several times a year.
Thanks to its mile-high elevation and considerable distance from large bodies of water—the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are each over 1,000 miles away—Denver is often subject to dramatic temperature swings, especially in the fall and spring. These wild fluctuations in the mercury can either raise or lower the Mile High City’s temperature by 50 degrees in just 24 hours’ time.
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