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January 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Wet snow reaches Seattle, north King County

A backyard bird takes cover from the snowfall in Lake Forest Park. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Snow is falling in Snohomish County and parts of north King County but it’s not likely to be around long, the National Weather Service says.

According to Johnny Burg, National Weather Service meteorologist, snow-making convergence zone formed over Everett this morning and moved south. The  snow has nearly stopped in Everett, but Lynnwood, Shoreline and even the University of Washington are getting a dusting.

The snow is not expected to move farther south, Burg said.

More snow is forecast for the Puget Sound region in the next 12 hours but probably not more than an inch in the lowland areas, melting during the day when temperatures should rise to the mid 30s and freezing at night when temperatures dive to a chilly 25 to 30 degrees, Burg said.

Tonight, snow showers are predicted for the mountain passes with 2 to 5 inches of accumulation. The state Department of Transportation reports Stevens Pass has compact snow and ice on the road and a mix of snow and rain. Snoqualmie Pass has slush and snow on the highway.

No traffic problems were reported on either pass, the transportation department said.

Related link:
National Weather Service forecast for Western Washington

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