First Snow…pix, too

Karelina Resnick, a frequent photographic contributor to the Mountain News, sent us a Pierce County Alert message that says we might be getting our first snow Thursday or Friday night.

For some of us, they have already received it since Judy Spiers has called in at 9:45 pm to say that snow is falling in Graham, with giant flakes falling – about three-inches across.

However, it is still relatively mild – yet profoundly wet and soggy – down here in Eatonville.  –  BAS.


The following is a message from Pierce County Alert:

A cold upper trough moving into Western Washington overnight into early Friday morning will bring showers and very cold air aloft into the area, resulting in a mix of snow and rain across the lowlands of Western Washington late tonight through Saturday.  Snow accumulation is possible at some locations late tonight into early Friday morning and again early Saturday morning.


Local Updates:

White Pass, 10:30 pm Thursday:

It is snowing in the hills.  Check our web cams, and weather and road conditions links in the header at the top of this page.  Both SR 12-White Pass and I-90 Snoqualimie Pass say it is snowing, with packed snow and slush on the roadways.  Traction tires are required at Snoqualmie with chains mandatory for vehicles over 10,000 pounds gross weight.  At White Pass, travel is less complicated and only traction tires are advised.

Also, the White Pass Ski Area will not open this weekend although many had expected that, and despite the fact that it will be snowing there all through the weekend.

Further, White Pass officials are posting on the White Pass Facebook page that there is not a sufficient base as of yet, and they are currently anticipating a mid-week opening, just in time for Thanksgiving Day and the holiday weekend.


Eatonville Update, 10:40 pm:

No snow – not a flake, and some stars are peeking out between some clouds, and it is getting bitterly cold. – BAS

First snow, 2011. Photo taken Thursday evening at approximately 10 pm, in Judy Spiers' back yard in Graham.


Pictures from Karelina, taken at 216th and 146th Sts, near Kapowsin


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2 Responses to First Snow…pix, too

  1. catalina says:

    Still rain here on Lake Whitman at 10:47 p.m. My outdoor thermometer reads 42 degrees fahrenheit and I can’t get my fire to draw. Nippy!

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