Ballard wakes up to light dusting of snow

10:45 a.m. What little snow we had this morning is pretty much gone. The roads are bare, but it’s cold out so please be careful of ice.

  • Metro Transit: All of the north Seattle and central Seattle routes are on a normal schedule, other parts of the city/county are on modified schedules. Check this site to get updated info.
  • Seattle Schools: Schools are closed for mid-winter break. SPS sent out a notice that all Mid-Winter Break enrichment classes canceled today.
  • Weather forecast:

    Today: Snow showers south of Seattle with new accumulation up to an inch. Mostly cloudy with flurries Seattle northward. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. North wind 10 to 15 MPH.
    Tonight Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the evening. Becoming partly cloudy overnight. Cold. Lows 17 to 24. Northeast wind 5 to 15 MPH.
    Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid-30s. North wind 10 to 15 MPH

  • Earlier: It wasn’t the 2-6 inches the forecasters warned us about, but there is a dusting up to an inch on the ground in Ballard this morning. The forecast calls for a trace to 2 inches more later today.

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    With the temperature currently at 29 degrees, the one thing to keep an eye on this morning is ice. Metro buses are on snow routes this morning, and Microsoft has canceled all its Connector routes. Here’s SDOT’s first report this AM:

    Most city streets are bare and wet this morning. Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation are treating major arterial streets to guard against the formation of ice in advance of the morning commute period. Snowfall last night was highly variable around the city. Beacon Hill, southern Rainier Valley, and higher parts of West Seattle appear to have had the most snow.

    And WSDOT crews have been busy treating the freeways. For the most part, traffic is moving smoothly. You can check the latest WSDOT traffic updates, the flow map and the full set of WSDOT cameras.

    In short, it looks like we dodged a bullet, but drive carefully out there.

    Geeky Swedes

    The founders of My Ballard

    4 thoughts to “Ballard wakes up to light dusting of snow”

    1. It’s good that schools (public, anyway) were already closed. I guess there’s still a chance of snow today, but it feels like it’s not meant to be this time.

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