#SnoNo2010: No snow, just cold Seattle

We didn’t wake up to snow here in Seattle like those to the north and to the south but there’s still a chance we might see some flakes before Wednesday is done.

Cliff Mass says probably just cold today:

So today will be a difficult challenge. Our temperatures are marginal for snow at sea level. On the higher hills (above 300 ft) the chances of snow are increased and where precipitation is heavy the snow level could descend to sea level.

So watch the radar. If the convergence zone revs up perhaps we might see a few inches near sea level in the central Sound. If not, this could be a big bust for snow lovers in Seattle. Again, this is NOT November 22! The ground temps are above freezing and air temps are above freezing. The road surfaces are not going to freeze, although slushy snow can be a bit slippery. And daytime and warmer temps are coming.

National Weather Service concurs:

Today: Rain showers likely before 4pm, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow showers. Snow level 400 feet. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Light wind becoming northwest between 13 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 33. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Light and variable wind.

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