Don’t get too excited

Monday December 14, 2009

7:11 P.M.

I’ve had a lot of people come up to me today and desperately ask me if we are going to get snow tonight and possibly have a two hour late start tonight. Here is the answer. Absolutely not. The Seattle area will see no snow at all. The only areas where it is possible to see snow in the lowlands are over by Hood Canal where the cold air gets trapped up against the Olympics and over in the North Interior, where there may be perhaps an inch before it turns over to rain, although some spots by Hood Canal could actually see rather significant amounts. We’ll see how things play out and how quickly the cold air is scoured out. In any event, there will be no snow here. Get your homework done because there is an absolutely 0% chance of school starting late/not occuring tomorrow. No snow with this cold shot. Oh well. We still got the rest of the winter ahead of us to see if we can, however, since it is an El Nino year, our odds on the whole of seeing any are reduced somewhat.
As you can see with the radar image, there is currently moderate rain over the region. We are now entering a much warmer and wetter pattern compared to what we have seen. Our biggest event this week will probably be some rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday but there aren’t really any major storms on the horizon. More on that tomorrow. Also, the mountains are currently getting snow right now, but expect freezing levels to rise as the week goes on, with possibly mixed rain or snow or even all rain occuring at some of the passes.
Charlie
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