Puget Sound convergence zone snow causes delays, cancelled classes in some school districts
February 26, 2018
(EVERETT, WA.) – Snowfall in the Puget Sound’s covergence zone early Monday has prompted some schools to change class time starts today.
In the Snohomish School District there is a two-hour delayed start today (Monday, February 26), and the following will apply:
• All regular full-day classes will be held (beginning two (2) hours later than normal).
• Buses are on regular, daily routes routes for morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off. Bus pick-up schedules are two (2) hours later than normal.
• No morning elementary band.
• No morning AIM classes.
• No zero-hour classes.
• No a.m. and/or p.m. half-day special education preschool or ECEAP.
• No morning Sno-Isle Technical Skills Center.
• No out-of-district transportation.
Other school hour changes in the area include:
Arlington SD: 2 hour late start. Buses on snow routes. No APPLE preschool or developmental preschool. No out of district transportation.
Index SD: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
Granite Falls SD: Closed
Lake Stevens SD: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation
Lake Washington SD: Closed. All programs, activities and building use canceled.
The Puget Sound Convergence Zone (PSCZ) is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs over Puget Sound.
It’s formed when the large-scale air flow splits around the Olympic Mountains and then converges over Puget Sound.
This convergence zone generally occurs between north Seattle and Everett and can cause updrafts and convection, which leads to a narrow band of precipitation.