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A White Christmas here? (Also, trouble in the passes)

December 20th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Monday update: The snow has officially made its way into the icons:

More good news: After the (possible) snow: Christmas Day should be partly sunny, 41 38 degrees.

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Fact: Maple Leaf is the third-highest hill in Seattle – 466 feet outside the Blue Saucer on Roosevelt Way Northeast.

Fact: The current National Weather Service forecast discussion for Seattle notes:

THE AIR MASS WILL GET COLDER WITH EACH SYSTEM PUTTING SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO 500 FEET BY THURSDAY EVENING…. THIS COULD DROP SNOW LEVELS TO SEA-LEVEL WITH SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES THURSDAY NIGHT INTO CHRISTMAS MORNING. THIS IS STILL FAR OUT IN THE FORECAST PERIOD BUT MODELS HAVE SHOWN THIS WITH JUST ABOUT EVERY RUN. ANY SNOW THAT DOES FALL WILL LIKELY BE LIGHT.

By the way, the forecast discussion also notes that due to heavy snow, travel through the Cascade passes will be “difficult or impossible” at times Tuesday and Wednesday.

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