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Seattle Could See Measurable Snow for the First Time Since 2014

8 Dec 2016, 4:41 am

Throughout the day on Thursday, Seattle could pick up a couple of inches of snow. This doesn’t sound like much but for a city like Seattle, who averages just over 6 inches of snow a year, this is a big deal.

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An area of low pressure moving into Northern California is going to continue to push of the West Coast and moving in Oregon and Washington state through the day today. with it, comes rains, sleet, ice and snow.

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This quick hitting snow may impact the evening commute on Thursday.

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This recent blast of cold air has brought temperatures down to below freezing in the valleys and with moisture moving in at the right time, upwards up 3 inches of snow could fall. For Seattle,  a winter weather advisory is in place through the day today.  The goods news that comes from this system is that we will start as snow, transition to sleet and maybe a little bit of freezing rain tonight and then by Friday morning we will be back to all rain. Therefore, the snow will not last long but will be around long enough to cause some travel headaches around the area.

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Seattle hasn’t seen measurable snow since November 29, 2014! Last winter they didn’t see any snow at all! So with a few inches in the forecast, you better believe it’s going to be significant.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein

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