Snow may reach 500 feet in places around Seattle

Snow may reach 500 feet in places around Seattle

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A driver puts chains on before traveling over Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., Dec. 7, 2012.

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 1:39 PM

Another ten-to-16 inches of snow is possible in the Washington Cascades between Friday and Saturday morning, and some areas in Western Washington could see wet snow as low as 500 feet.

KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott said a Puget Sound Convergence Zone could occur later Friday. That means showers will be most likely, and heaviest, in north King county and Snohomish county. Moderate to heavy rain showers are likely there, possibly mixed with ice pellets or even wet snow. In heavier showers, wet snow is possible as low as 500-to-1,000 feet. Latest Forecast

Marriott said a least a foot of snow had already fallen in the major mountain passes in the 24 hour period ending early Friday morning:

  • Mount Baker: 21 inches
  • Stevens Pass: 21 inches
  • Snoqualmie Pass: 13 inches
  • White Pass: 14 inches
  • Crystal Mountain: 12 inches
  • Mission Ridge: 6 inches
  • Whistler: 4 inches

Marriott said the snow level will stay between 2,000 feet and 2,500 feet, but drop to 1,500-to-2,000 feet later Friday and into Saturday. Highs in the passes will be in the upper 20s to low 30s and winds will be 10-to-25 mph.

Traction tires or chains were being required on mountain passes. Check the latest mountain road conditions.

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