Snow storm, 3rd Avenue from Marion Street, February 1, 1937. If you could stay inside, you were almost surely warm: construction here is designed to withstand temperatures near zero. When skies are clear in winter, Seattle offers a spectacular view of its huge surrounding snowcapped neighbors: Mount Rainier to the south, the Olympic Mountains to the west, the jagged, snow-capped beauty of the Cascades to the north and east. Snow covered trollies, Seattle, January 1916. A freak snowstorm Friday paralyzed Seattle with eight inches of snow, closing schools and businesses and sending cars sliding into ditches.
And it looks like things will get worse: Weather.com is predicting up to 18 inches in parts of the Seattle area within 48 hours; MSNBC notes that is three times the city's average annual snowfall of 5.9 inches. Hundreds of people huddled at bus stops for buses that never came and downtown hotels were packed. ''If it is difficult for customers to get to the store, there is that loss of business,'' Marilyn Levey, senior vice president for sales promotion and marketing for Frederick & Nelson, a major Seattle department store, said of last week. MSNBC adds that this could be the biggest Seattle snowstorm since 1985. • 1985 – The year was known for the coldest November on record at Sea-Tac.
''Actually sales have been quite good, especially in the cold weather items such as sweaters, gloves, mittens and accessories,'' said Carolyn Lathrop of Nordstorm, a West Coast speciality clothing chain.
Endorsements. Over last weekend, people shopping for Thanskgiving dinners traded snow stories in the checkout lines. In the northern Plains, bitter cold shattered record lows in six cities. “Since I got here about two hours ago, I’ve seen at least eight wrecks,” said Charlie Wetzel, a resident of the Capitol Hill area. Out on Bainbridge Island, Walt Woodward had his mobile home packed, but now he could not risk heading out to Phoenix. Read more in our, Pedestrians walk across a hill in Seattle during a snowstorm, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
The snow and ice shut off vehicular traffic in the hilliest areas. Snow accompanied by bitter cold fell from the northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Some areas got more, some less. Postcard courtesy UW Special Collections (SEA2176) Record snowfall, Ballard Avenue, Seattle, February 1916. Drivers who braved the weather inched to work through the six- to 10-inch snowpack. Panicky drivers spun their wheels, striking parked or stalled cars.
The 1985 North America cold wave was a meteorological event, the result of the shifting of the polar vortex farther south than is normally seen. The snow made driving almost impossible on the steep hills surrounding Seattle. The first snowfall began a week ago Wednesday, Nov. 20, unseasonally early, after a string of unseasonally cold days. The city got about six inches of snow last week. What issues are on the ballot in California and Los Angeles County. 2012 did come close, however, with 6.8 inches falling at Sea-Tac on Jan. 18—good for 11th place overall. Today the traffic was back to slipping and sliding on freeways and main streets and hillside streets, in general, were hopeless. In the week a total snowfall of 17.4 inches had been measured at the Seattle-Tacoma airport, more than the total for many a whole winter. The winter storm that brought the snow was centered over Oregon. After daytime thaws, cold nights created beds of ice under the snow. Where to vote. The melting was a mixed blessing.
Several inches of snow fell quickly Sunday morning, snarling traffic and clogging roadways. Get The Morning 8: The eight stories you need to know, bright and early. In Portland, where the average annual snowfall is 2.4 inches, up to 8 inches of snow are expected. How to vote. Records also toppled in five other cities.
''It stinks,'' he said of the weather. And the snowfall of last Thursday clung to the streets; the temperature had been below freezing for four days. One meteorologist predicts it will be "the biggest snowstorm in years," and another warns of "very adverse, hazardous winter conditions." New minimum records for temperatures had been set on five days over the past week.
Postcard. The mercury dropped to 24 below in Havre, Mont., setting a new record for the date. A little melting had occurred.
Strong winds and blowing snow cut visibility to near zero in some areas of northwest Nebraska. ''I'm the only one here,'' she said. “It’s unusual for Seattle to get snow anytime of the year, (and) it’s not even winter yet,” said Pete Reynolds, National Weather Service forecaster in Kansas City.
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The city's mood was uneasy. ''This has been a very difficult week for us.''.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was closed most of Thursday night. ), City could see three times its average annual snowfall. On Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, Walt Woodward packed his brand-new, 28-foot recreational vehicle, a home on wheels, for a trip to Arizona for the winter. Bus riders told of waiting for hours for a bus that never came. By Tuesday of this week most of the major streets and freeways were clear, though residential streets were still thickly padded with snow. (Newser)
Since 1948 the snowfall extremes were measured at Seattle—Tacoma International Airport. ''I sold my boat and used the gold to buy this,'' he said. A major snowstorm is expected to hit Seattle tonight, dumping as much as a foot by tomorrow evening.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was closed most of Thursday night. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer notes that conditions are similar to a highly destructive 1996 storm that caused landslides when the snow turned to rain, as this snow may do tomorrow or Thursday. By Wallace Turner, Special To the New York Times. On Nov. 21 and 27, snow storms in the region brought a total of 17.5 inches of snow in Seattle in one of the coldest Novembers on record. The chill wind was from the north and the weather forecast was for continued below-freezing temperatures. A second snowfall began here at 7:30 A.M. Thursday, Nov. 21, in light, powdery flakes of the kind loved by skiers. Pedestrians walk across a hill in Seattle during a snowstorm, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Your guide to the 2020 election in California. Postcard courtesy Paul Dorpat. Ski togs began to appear in offices, stores and on the streets; the snowstorm provided an excuse to buy even more. Blocked from its normal movement, polar air from the north pushed into nearly every section of the central and eastern half of the United States and Canada, shattering record lows in a number of areas.
Wednesday morning the city had an additional seven inches of snow. Winter storm warnings were posted across the Northwest, where an additional four or more inches of snow were likely.
The event was preceded by unusually warm weather in the eastern U.S. in December 1984, suggesting that there was a build-up of cold air that was suddenly released from the Monday night a taxi driver delivered a fare from the airport to a house on the downhill end of a dead-end street. The snow and ice shut off vehicular traffic in the hilliest areas. Some, their cars trapped at the bottom of hills too slippery to negotiate with a car, had walked to the supermarket. Surely, everyone thought, the snow would soon melt. In midafternoon, children freed from school were out on sleds and skiers were on sloping streets trying out the powder. (Read more Seattle stories. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Drivers made six-block detours to gentler slopes. Near record-low temperatures in the low 20s prevented the snow from melting in Seattle. Overnight a powerful wind ripped down Puget Sound. There were lines of stalled cars for days afterward on freeways. With 33 candidates vying for four at-large seats on the seven-member Los Angeles Community College District board, the well-being and academic success of the state’s neediest college students are at stake. Seattle has many steep hills. Endorsement: The Times endorses Hoffman, Anderson, Henderson and Han for LACCD. Some downtown workers had to walk home in the darkened, blizzard-swept streets. It took the driver three hours to get the cab out.
In late afternoon, winds began to whip the powder, making it scatter and drift, and everybody who could go indoors went indoors. Among those years with measurements, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Seattle is 21.5 inches (54.6 centimetres) on February 02, 1916. Last week and this week, when the winds were high, there were scattered power failures. William J. Janklow closed a 92-mile stretch of Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Kadoka overnight because of zero visibility and wind chills of 47 below. The Times endorses one incumbent and three newcomers for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees.