Say It Isn’t Snow – Who is Already Seeing the White Stuff?
Washington state has been the center of attention in the weather world the last month as the state battles the worst wild fire season on record. However the state made headlines Thursday morning for a completely different reason. SNOW!
Parts of the Cascades were coated in a thin layer of snow Wednesday night. Crystal Mountain reported the first snow of the season Wednesday afternoon. Crystal Mountain sits southeast of Seattle and just northeast of Mt. Rainier National Park. The snow on Crystal Mountain fell around 6,800 ft and snow at lower elevations was reported but the snow was not sticking to accumulate. Glacier National Park has also reported snow around elevations of 8,500 ft.
A dip in the jet stream has brought cool air across the region and this pattern will hold its ground into the holiday weekend. Frost advisories were issued Wednesday night for areas of Oregon and daytime high temperatures Thursday will be 10° – 15° below average. More rain showers and chilly temperatures are in the forecast for the Pacific Northwest this weekend, meaning some of the higher elevations could see more accumulated snow!
Some may or may not enjoy the cool temperatures and the snow, however the drought stricken area can take all the moisture it can get at this point.
WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Tracey Anthony