WeatherWatcher: Winter Storm Warning extended until 4pm Saturday

Friday, February 8, 2019

Heavy snow February 4, 2019.
Photo by Carl Dinse

The National Weather Service in Seattle has extended the Winter Storm Warning to 4pm Saturday. Previously the warning was set to expire at Noon Saturday.

  • Storm totals are expected to be around 4-6 inches, possibly as much as 8 inches for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park
  • Winds out of the North to Northeast Saturday 15-30mph with some local gusts to 45mph possible
  • Heaviest snow accumulations expected between Midnight and 8am Saturday
  • Expect bands of heavy snow to move through from south to north overnight and Saturday afternoon. There may be some short breaks in between snow bands.

A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

We've already received 2-3 inches of new snow accumulation in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park areas. Some local spots saw the snow briefly change to rain Friday afternoon before changing back to snow. Temperatures were a little warmer than expected, but are now cooling down and we are below freezing at the time that I am writing this.

The snow scene in the North City neighborhood February 8, 2019.
Photo by Brittany Ledyard

We'll get a short break on Sunday but temperatures will be cold, with lows in the upper teens and highs in the upper 20's or low 30's.

Monday more snow showers return, with a couple of larger snow storms possible next week.

Timing right now appears to be Tuesday morning for storm number 3, and Wednesday night into Thursday for storm number 4.

Still no sign in the next 7-14 days of a warm up.

Stay safe and I will provide more updates on this cold snap as information becomes available. For current conditions and immediate updates on warnings, watches or advisories, visit


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