Snow possible for Christmas, NWS Says Maybe ...


Potential for Lowland Snow in Western Washington Friday, then 
again later this Holiday Weekend... 

A couple of systems will move across Western Washington over the 
next several days. One will move southeast across the region late 
tonight and Friday. Another will affect the region Sunday or 
Christmas Day. The air mass is expected to remain cool, so there 
is the potential that either of these systems could bring some 
snow to the lowlands. 

The first system later tonight and Friday is expected to be weak. 
Snow levels are most likely to be below 500 feet from about Port 
Angeles to Everett and Enumclaw northward. Areas to the south of 
that line are likely to see snow levels at 1000 to 1500 feet. 
Snowfall, if it occurs, is expected to be light with amounts 
generally less than an inch. 

A more significant system is expected to move into the area later 
Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day. The most likely locations of 
accumulating snow is on the North Coast and across the Olympic 
Peninsula to points north of Seattle. If the system moves a bit 
to the south, snowfall could extend into the south interior of 
Western Washington. If it is a bit to the north, the entire area 
could see just a cold rain. 

Who isn't dreaming of a white Christmas?  It certainly is a rare sight around here, and the National Weather Service is saying that it is possible. 

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