COLD SNAP NOT OVER YET:
MORE SNOW ON WAY
December 16, 2008
(SKY VALLEY) -- Get ready for more snow and frigid temperatures. The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for all of western Washington from late tonight through late Wednesday night.
Stevens Pass ski resort cam shot. About 10:00 am this morning.
Heavy snow is likely over our area tomorrow, Wednesday with three to six inches of new snow possible in some areas including the east Puget Sound lowlands, parts of the northwest and southwest interiors - mainly near the Cascades - and the inland parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca area.
Forecasters say snow in these areas will begin in the north late tonight and spread south Wednesday morning. By Wednesday night three to six inches of new snow are possible.
Other areas, including the Seattle metropolitan area and the Kitsap peninsula, could get less snow. In those areas the computer models show one or two inches are possible. On the coast it is possible that conditions will be warm enough for rain part of the time or
mixed rain and snow.
IN THE MOUNTAINS
The Cascade and Olympic mountains will also receive heavy snow with one or two feet of new snow likely from Wednesday through Wednesday night. Snow levels will be at sea level through much of the event so virtually all of the precipitation will be in the form of snow.
Stevens Pass Ski Resort plans to open for the season on Thursday of this week with limited operations. As of this morning the resort had a 21” base of snow and a –1 degree temperature.
Hours of operation at the popular ski area will be daily 9am to 4pm. As early season conditions exist it is recommended skiers stay to groomed runs. Lifts that are schedule to operate, conditions permitting are Daisy, Hogsback, Skyline and Brooks
AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER
Some area schools are running late today because of the weather:
Monroe School District
2 Hours Late. Limited Bus Transportation. No A.M. Kindergarten. No A.M. Preschool Programs. No Out-of-District Transport. Active Dates: 12/16/08 05:09 AM to 12/16/08 04:00 PM.
Snohomish School District
2 Hours Late, Limited Bus Transportation, No out of district transportation, No AM or PM Kindergarten, No AM or PM Preschool. No AM or PM ECEAP. Elem Band Canceled. No AIM AM classes. Zero Hr classes Canceled. Active Dates: 12/15/08 04:46 PM to 12/16/08 04:00 PM.
Marysville School District
Most in-district bus routes are running at the regular time on regular routes with the EXCEPTION of the areas east of Hwy 9 & west of I-5 which will run on limited routes at the regular time. No out of district transportation. Active Dates: 12/15/08 05:47 PM to 12/16/08 05:00 PM.
Sultan School District
Regular schedule. No out of district transportation. ctive Dates: 12/15/08 06:40 PM to 12/16/08 04:00 PM.