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STEVENS PASS GETS BLAST OF WINTER CHILL
December 06, 2009
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(REGIONAL) -- The cold weather system now dropping into Western Washington from the Yukon has prompted county officials to issue warnings and to open special shelters across the Puget Sound region.
This particular cold front will bring the coldest temperatures of the Winter so far and it is expected to stick around for a few days.
Nighttime lows are expected into the 20s and teens, depending upon where you live in the Sky Valley and elsewhere, and in urban areas the frigid temps have prompted emergency organizations to open cold weather shelters (see shelter opening story in the BREAKING NEWS section of Sky Valley Chronicle) and the state patrol to warn of dangerous, icy road conditions.
The new Arctic cold front started moving through the area from the north Saturday night, bringing windy conditions and colder temperatures to most of Western Washington.
SKY VALLEY: Here in the Sky Valley the coldest spot this morning as of 4:30 a.m. was Baring where they had 21 degrees and light snow. Next coldest was Snohomish at 28 degrees. Monroe had 31 degrees and Gold Bar, Sultan, Index and Skykomish all had 37 degrees.
However there will be pockets in all communities where colder temps will be recorded. One reader from Sultan emailed us that he had 32 degrees and 75% humidity at 4:50 a.m. this morning.
Here’s the specific weather for the Sky Valley this weekend:
SNOHOMISH: Mostly clear skies Saturday & Sunday with temps around 36 Saturday and 31 Sunday. Low at nights, 22 to 23 degrees.
MONROE: Much the same as Snohomish.
SULTAN: Clear but warmer on Saturday than Monroe or Snohomish, around 40 degrees Saturday and 29 on Sunday. Low at nights, 22 to 23 degrees.
GOLD BAR: Mostly clear, 38 degrees on Saturday 25 on Sunday. Lows 23 Sat. night, 20 degrees Sunday night.
INDEX: Major chilly with mostly clear skies and a high of 27 on Saturday and 18 degrees on Sunday with a low of 16 degrees Saturday night and 13 degrees Sunday night.
BARING: Mostly clear, 31 degrees on Saturday 25 and 23 for the high on Sunday. Lows 21 Sat. night and 16 degrees Sunday night.
SKYKOMISH: Mostly clear, 38 degrees on Saturday and 23 for the high on Sunday. Lows 22 Sat. night and 18 degrees Sunday night.
STEVENS PASS AS OF THIS MORNING: At the base of the Stevens Pass ski rresort early this morning they had 21 degrees, winds clam and visibility good. The pass is expecting a,ow of 14 degrees toight with a chace of snow showers
The ski resort is Open, 9am to 4pm, daily, conditions permitting. No Night Operations.
Nordic Center Opens, December 19th
Complete hours of operation and lift schedules can be found here: http://www.stevenspass.com/Stevens/the-mountain/hours.aspx
STEVENS PASS WEATHER FORECAST:
SATURDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL 1000 FEET. AFTERNOON PASS TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND IN THE PASSES NEAR 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. EAST WIND IN THE PASSES 10 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY: BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. AFTERNOON PASS TEMPERATURES 15 TO 20. EAST WIND IN THE PASSES 15 TO 25 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT: BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. EAST WIND IN THE PASSES 15 TO 25 MPH.
MONDAY: SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL 500 FEET. AFTERNOON PASS TEMPERATURES NEAR 10 TO 15.
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