With more snow in this afternoon’s forecast, and and a possible major storm arriving Tuesday night into Wednesday, here are two tools that could help commuters.
Live traffic cams are being tested by the Seattle Department of Transportation, including several in Maple Leaf.
(Also, in theory you can track snowplows here.)
As to that major storm, here’s KOMO’s prediction: “All of the greater Puget Sound lowlands will likely see at least 6 inches of snow by late Wednesday morning.”
And here’s the current Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service’s Seattle office.
A POTENT PACIFIC STORM WILL IMPACT ALL OF WESTERN WASHINGTON LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ON BOTH THE MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS. THIS COULD RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES AND HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON THE LOWLANDS. AT THIS TIME... EXACTLY HOW MUCH SNOW WILL FALL AND EXACTLY WHEN THE SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN ON THE LOWLANDS WERE STILL UNCERTAIN. And this, in the NWS forecast discussion:VERY HIGH IMPACT WINTER WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT SEATAC COULD EXCEED ANYTHING SEEN SINCE NOVEMBER 1985... A TOP 5 RECORD 24 HOUR SNOWFALL AMOUNT.