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January 16, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Forecast: Morning showers, but warm; snow in the mountains

It’s almost  balmy out there for a January Seattle day, with an expected high in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Expect showers in the morning, shifting into a mostly cloudy day with lows near 38 Friday night. We should be getting plenty of rain on Saturday and into Sunday morning,…

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December 30, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Chilly temps, but sunny skies through New Year’s Day

Although temperatures are in the low 30s early Tuesday morning, skies are crystal clear and the Seattle skyline looks beautiful in the early morning light. Shot from Bellevue’s Somerset neighborhood. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) The Seattle area will see clear skies and cold temperatures Tuesday through Thursday with lows  in the low…

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December 24, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Snow in the mountains, but
cloudy Christmas for W. Wash.

The Associated Press The only Christmas Eve snow in Washington is expected in the mountains. The National Weather Service says 3 to 5 inches will fall in the Cascades Wednesday before tapering off by late afternoon. The Transportation Department says drivers Wednesday morning can expect snow in the passes. Snow and slush were reported on Snoqualmie and White…

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November 20, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Snow, ice cause accidents across Eastern Washington

WSDOT’s camera shows snow on Snoqualmie Pass. UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | Winter storms made roads slick across Eastern Washington Thursday, triggering crashes that left one person dead. In Spokane, the first snow of the season caused at least 41 collisions. A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles occurred around 8:40 a.m. on State…

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December 18, 2012 at 5:45 AM

Snow falls in east and south King County and other points south

Approved traction tires were required early Tuesday morning along Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass. Truckers chain up their trucks at mile post 44 before continuing their trip across the mountains to Eastern Washington. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) UPDATE: 7:35 a.m. | Parts of Western Washington are seeing their first snowflakes of the season, including…

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December 17, 2012 at 5:48 AM

High winds, power outages, mountain snow hit the area

The Associated Press The strongest storm of the season so far in Washington has brought high winds, heavy mountain snow and power outages in south King and Thurston counties. Wind gusts early this morning hit 60 mph on the coast and 55 mph in the south Puget Sound area, said meteorologist Ted Buehner in Seattle. Winds of 35…

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May 4, 2012 at 11:33 AM

State Transportation Department crews working to open Cascade mountain passes

The Associated Press Washington Transportation Department crews are hard at work trying to re-open the Cascade mountain passes that are closed by winter snow and avalanche danger. Like last year, this was another winter of above-average snow in the Cascades The department says crews hope to reopen the Cayuse Pass on Tuesday, the North Cascades Highway on May…

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March 14, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Winter storm warning for Cascades; passes could get 1-2 feet of snow

The Associated Press Forecasters have issued a winter storm warning for the Cascades for today and tomorrow that could bring a lot of snow to the mountains. Snoqualmie and Stevens passes could see 1 to 2 feet of fresh snow by Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulations of 2 to 3 feet are expected above 4,500…

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