Update (7:00pm): How bout that hail, huh? In case you somehow missed it we got hit with a little hail storm for about 15 minutes around 5:30. After that it calmed down and now we’ve some slushy flurries. 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected overnight. And so it begins…
FYI, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)says Thursday garbage pick-up will happen as usual so plan accordingly.
Update (2:50pm): Metro is warning that buses will be crowded this afternoon and snow routes will likely be in effect. “Metro buses will move to snow routing as travel conditions change. When buses move to snow routes, it will be announced through Transit Alerts and on the Metro Online website. Check the status for your route before you travel.”
Original: Chain the tires, salt the sidewalk, dust off the parka, clean out the bomb shelter, hide your kids, hide your wife…SNOW is coming!!!
So far, so good for Seattle and, specifically, Fremont. The white stuff isn’t supposed to begin falling until this afternoon. Even then, the heavy stuff isn’t supposed to start dropping until the evening.
Weather Service forecaster Andy Haner wants you to know it’s not going to be crazy, but it’ll be enough that you’ll want to stay off the roads tonight if possible:
“I wouldn’t call it a ‘snowpocalypse,’ but it’s not going to be a good day to work late,” Haner said.
Temperatures in the Seattle area are expected to drop into the 20s late Wednesday, making for slick, icy roads for the evening commute and the possibility of more of the same on Thursday morning.
The Seattle Department of Transportation sent 10 snowplows into North Seattle and eight plows in South Seattle and they are now in a 24-hour response plan, ready to react to any snowfall.
Seattle Public Utilities is on schedule today for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection.
We’ll keep you posted as the snow begins to fall.