Talk about a rude awakening. The cold winds of winter blew into the Seattle Metro this morning, dropping temperatures by ten degrees in an hour. Snow levels dropped to 100-200 ft, allowing parts of the metro to see some very early season flurries.
Seattle Metro this AM: Light rain/snow mix w/ snow above 200 ft elev. Accumulations mostly on grass, less than 1" – roads remain wet. #wawx
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) November 3, 2017
Accumulations were less than an inch and the snow quickly turned back to rain as temperatures warmed. Still, with a quick snow during rush hour and limited visibilities, traveling was tough. Seattle-Tacoma airport delayed some flights for more than an hour.
Wx causing some delays. Check with your airlines for your specific flight.
— Sea-Tac Airport (@SeaTacAirport) November 3, 2017
To give you some perspective, Seattle hit 65 degrees on this day last year. November 8, 2016 set a record for the latest 70 degree day in Seattle’s history. Fond memories of autumns past.