lowland snow http://kplu.org en Mass: Chances Of Snow This Weekend, But Don't Bet The House On It http://kplu.org/post/mass-chances-snow-weekend-dont-bet-house-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The weekend forecast includes c</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hances</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of snow, but nothing's for certain</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, says </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"This is a hard one," said&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mass. “There’s a lot of uncertainty here. I’ll tell you that right in the beginning.”</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:07:27 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13912 at http://kplu.org Mass: Chances Of Snow This Weekend, But Don't Bet The House On It Mass: Worst Is Over With Snow; Don't Count On White Christmas http://kplu.org/post/mass-worst-over-snow-dont-count-white-christmas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of the snow fell overnight while western Washington slept, and "the worst is over," says&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;weather expert Cliff Mass. The metropolitan area of Seattle saw&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">¾-inch</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to 3 inches of snow while areas north of the city saw more.</span></p><p>“But for most people, they’ve seen the bulk of what they’re going to get," said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:10:52 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11926 at http://kplu.org Mass: Worst Is Over With Snow; Don't Count On White Christmas Utility crews struggling to keep up with ice storm http://kplu.org/post/utility-crews-struggling-keep-ice-storm <p>Upwards of 250,000 homes served by Puget Sound Energy are without power &ndash; and some of the outages are expected to last a long as 4 days. Two of the region&#39;s other utilities were also reporting outages, bringing the total to about 280,000.</p><p>The ice storm is causing road closures and power outages all over the region.</p><p>Pierce, Thurston and Northeast King County are hardest hit.</p><p>As wet snow melts and then re-freezes, its weight is breaking tree limbs near roads or pulling entire trees out of the ground.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:45:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3839 at http://kplu.org Utility crews struggling to keep up with ice storm For the record: Share your snow photos! http://kplu.org/post/record-share-your-snow-photos <p>With snow still on the ground in Seattle, we thought it would be fun to&nbsp;share our snapshots&nbsp;of the&nbsp;scene. We&#39;d love to see yours. You can post them and your thoughts in the comments section&nbsp;of this post.</p><p>Let us know if you&#39;ve put up a YouTube video also (like the pretty darn cool one after the jump):</p><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jake Ellison 3740 at http://kplu.org For the record: Share your snow photos! Bothell taking snow in stride http://kplu.org/post/bothell-taking-snow-stride <p>Northshore School District took a snow day today after seven inches of snow in the Bothell area on Sunday and a few more in the days since.&nbsp;</p><p>Snowplows have been out, so the main roads are mostly clear, but many back roads and&nbsp;cul-de-sacs can be trickier to navigate.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:31:34 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3781 at http://kplu.org Bothell taking snow in stride More snow forecast by Wednesday across Washington http://kplu.org/post/more-snow-forecast-wednesday-across-washington More snow is forecast this week across Washington. While Western Washington drivers cope with their first snow of the winter, the National Weather Service say another 1-to-3 inches are possible by Tuesday and another 4-to-8 inches by Wednesday before turning to rain. Forecasters say 1-to-2 feet of new snow are possible by late Tuesday in the Cascades with more on Wednesday, which will make driving difficult in the passes. Forecasters expect heavy snow in Eastern Washington on Wednesday with accumulations of 3-to-7 inches in most areas and up to 14 inches along the Idaho Panhandle. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:21:40 +0000 The Associated Press 3754 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-10 <p>This morning&#39;s headlines are a roundup of the winter snowstorm and cold temperatures affecting Western Washington communities today:</p><p><b><i>Updated 8:58 </i><i>a.m</i><i>.</i></b></p><p><b>Driving Conditions Tough, Dangerous</b></p><p>Stay off the roads if at all possible. That advisory is from state transportation leaders, who are dealing with snow and ice clogged sections of freeways, overpasses, and ramps. <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/Icy-conditions-making-driving-treacherous-116805393.html">While many main arterials are passable, the approaches are tough</a>, especially in south King County, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston and parts of Pierce County, according to KING-TV:</p><blockquote><p>Drivers stuck on Sahalee Way in Redmond were abandoning their cars. Drivers on southbound Interstate 5 near Sea-Tac were crawling along.</p></blockquote><p>As of 9 a.m., WSDOT cameras show that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/olympia/default.aspx?cam=4036">Thurston and Pierce county roads</a> - including I-5 - are heavily impacted by heavy snow, freezing fog and ice. Accidents have caused backups.</p><p>The Olympian&#39;s Nate Hulings reports driving conditions are expected to worsen today, as National Weather Service&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theolympian.com/2011/02/23/1553432/expect-snow-but-how-much.html">forecasts for Thurston County</a> show accumulations could be significant &nbsp;through this morning:</p><blockquote><p>Periods of heavy snowfall were expected to continue through this morning, with 2 to 6 inches of snow forecast, meteorologist Carl Cerniglia said.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:58:57 +0000 KPLU News Staff 865 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines Deep freeze, snow showers visit western Washington http://kplu.org/post/deep-freeze-snow-showers-visit-western-washington <p>Western Washington is experiencing its coldest temperatures of the season, and it's about to get a lot colder.</p><p>The National Weather Service in Seattle <a href="http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/">has issued a winter weather advisory</a> for much of the state through Monday night. Southwest Washington's interior, through Olympia and perhaps as far north as Seattle, could see snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches through Monday evening. That's when a second cold front is expected.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 02:27:06 +0000 Gary Davis 187 at http://kplu.org Deep freeze, snow showers visit western Washington