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Meteorologists expect up to an inch of snow Friday in Seattle as cold-weather records fall
Originally published February 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm Updated February 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm
(Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)

The National Weather Service says an inch or less of snow accumulation is possible in Seattle, while the mountains may get between 6 and 12 inches.

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By Jessica Lee
and Christine Clarridge
Seattle Times staff reporter
Record-breaking cold chilled the Puget Sound region early Friday ahead of expected snowfall, with some of the lowest February temperatures for the date recorded in Seattle, Olympia and Hoquiam, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the temperature dipped to 24 degrees, breaking the previous 27-degree record set in 2011; in Olympia, it got down to 18 degrees, 2 degrees lower than the 2005 record; and in Hoquiam, the 2017 record of 27 degrees was broken when the mercury hit 24 degrees, the weather service reported.

Forecasters urged caution during Friday’s commute as leftover snow and icefrom earlier in the week left slick roads across much of the Puget Sound region, and they predicted another bout of winter weather later in the day.

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Meteorologists with the weather service are calling for an inch or less of snow accumulation in Seattle over the course of Friday, between 2 to 4 inches in the North Cascade foothills, and between 6 to 12 inches of snow in the mountains.


A thought came to us, many liberal progressives live in Seattle; don’t they? Terrible that this is happening to them, this global warming thing must be a chilling experience, to say the least.