It won’t match the snow days produced by 2008′s snowstorm but a “special weather statement” (ALL CAPS!) from the National Weather Service says this Seattle cold snap could finally pay off Monday for anybody wishing for snow. Nobody is wishing for freezing rain. But we might get that too:
ALONG THE COAST…THE LIGHT SNOW WILL QUICKLY TRANSITION TO DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN AT THE BEACHES ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. INLAND FROM THE BEACHES…PLACES LIKE ABERDEEN AND MONTESANO WILL REMAIN AT OR BELOW FREEZING…CAUSING A GRADUAL MIXING WITH FREEZING DRIZZLE. MEANWHILE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF WESTERN WASHINGTON.
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL REMAIN LIGHT…WITH ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY REMAINING UNDER ONE INCH.
OVERNIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING…SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE OVER THE PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS AND IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR OF WASHINGTON. FREEZING PRECIPITATION WILL ALSO BE LIGHT…BUT IT MAY BE ENOUGH FOR SLIPPERY AND HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON TUESDAY MORNING ON UNTREATED
ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS.
For what it’s worth, 2013 has been a mostly un-snowy year in Seattle with some spring flakes and a dry but seriously cold streak to start the year. Last week, our southern neighbors in Portland did the whole West Coast city snow freakout thing.