Afternoon update: All kinds of winter weather have descended on Ballard and surrounding areas, including sleet, hail and snow. Combined with the tanker accident at I-5 and I-90, the commute home has turned into a nightmare.
Meanwhile, over at the Space Needle…
A rare lightning strike at the Needle! Wild weather blowing through the city – stay safe, Seattle! pic.twitter.com/19bpMs97FO
— Space Needle (@space_needle) February 27, 2017
Earlier: The snow started falling around 6 a.m., and depending on where you live, the Ballard area has a trace up to an inch of snow on the ground. Forecasters say we could see snow showers until midday — perhaps accumulating as much as a couple inches — when it will switch over to rain.
Who else wants to build a snowman? Fremont is the place! pic.twitter.com/ZvLln5kIkw
— Mike O'Brien (@CMMikeOBrien) February 27, 2017