Thursday, November 25, 2010
Hey ya'll, so we are seeing a little bit of light snow this morning. It's not that big of a deal because it is going to change to rain later in the afternoon and it will melt. I suspect some roads will still be slushy (especially sidestreets) but as time goes on we will warm up enough that that slush won't last too long either. I've gotten less than an inch so far at my house, and most other places will receive the same amount of snow before it changes to rain, save the hills and up north in Bellingham where you could see up to 2 and 3 inches respectively. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in place for all of Western Washington except the Cascades, where a WINTER STORM WARNING is in place for a foot of snow.
Other than that, there isn't too much to talk about. The DOT handled the roads nicely with salt, which of course, I didn't really like, but it was ok because I got school off anyways. Salt kills engines and the environment, but it works. Still, I like seeing the arterials white with snow. I went skiing down some back in 2008. THAT was fun.
We will be gradually warming up to "balmy" temperatures in the mid 40s with showers most of the time, except some drying during the weekend. No big storms look to be headed our way.
However, there could be another arctic outbreak on the horizon. It looks very unlikely at this point, but some models have been showing some arctic air spilling down. Right now, it is much too far to our east. We will see if we get some more Fraser River outflow. This would be in approximately one week. I'll keep you posted. LAWES level 1.
Of course, the mountains are looking good for snow. Here's the Alpental base...
So the lowlands are done with snow for a while, but the mountains will get some, and there is a possibility, albeit slim, that we could return to colder weather next week. Have a great day and give thanks for the snow we did have. :)