It is snowing round Northwest Washington….from the northern Olympic Peninsula, to Victoria and the San Juans to Whatcom County….and central Puget Sound is subsequent.
And you’ll be able to thanks a very sturdy entrance for the white motion. This is excellent instance of how precipitation depth can convey the snow degree right down to the floor when temperatures are proper on the sting for snow.
But first some footage to “heat up”.
Here is a snowy scene close to Bellingham from a WSDOT cam taking a look at I5.
And undoubtedly some snow across the Peace Arch close to the worldwide border.
Plenty of snow on the WSDOT website on the northwest Olympic Peninsula
And there are a lot of reviews of snow round Port Angeles…some of us have an inch already.
Picture courtesy of Rick Sistek in Port Angeles
An terribly sturdy entrance is transferring by way of the area proper now with an INTENSE temperature gradient and driving rain. Rain is hitting my home windows in waves and there may be virtually no visibility. My little canine is getting scared from it.
Here is the newest radar picture (from Radarscope). Wow. Red is intense rain…and I can guarantee you I’m observing that proper now.
There is a rare temperature change throughout is entrance. As it crossed the WA coast close to Forks, there was first a heat frontal passage (temperatures zoomed up) after which because the entrance went by way of the underside dropped out.
And now it’s occurred right here in Seattle. I am unable to imagine that is occurring….the temperatures are dropping so quickly the home windows in my workplace are clouding up….I’ve by no means seen this (see picture).
And take a look at the observations on the roof of my constructing (under). During the previous jiffy, because the winds switched from southerly to northerly, the temperatures dropped from round 14 C (57 F) to five C ( 41F)…and it’s nonetheless dropping. You simply do not see that round right here fairly often.
An hour-old map exhibits the distinction: 56 F a the UW, however 41F close to Edmonds…with a 180 diploma distinction in route. Impressive.
The final NOAA HRRR forecast for complete snowfall by eight PM tonight is proven under:
Even close to sea degree, some moist snow may properly combine in. But I have to stress that snow accumulation might be a lot much less, significantly since temperatures are so heat. Here is the anticipated snow depth on the identical time.
Anyway, a very thrilling scenario. And take into account that solely as a result of depth is high–resulting in mega cooling from melting and evaporation, is snow capable of get to close the floor for these marginal temperatures.
Thank the superfront.