Despite the panic and subsequent no-show of the snow today, the National Weather Service says the worst is yet to come:
A very significant winter storm will move into Western Washington early Wednesday morning, bringing as much as 6-14 inches of snow to the Southwest Interior and Central Washington Coast, and 5-10 inches to the metro areas of the Central Puget Sound region. Lowland snowfall will be somewhat less for the northern portions of Western Washington. Western Whatcom county will see strong winds, 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph. In addition to heavy lowland snow, this storm will produce heavy mountain snow and increasing avalanche danger over the Olympic and Cascade mountains.
Closures and Schedule Changes for January 18:
- King County Metro will be on snow routes until further notice and they have canceled the following routes for tomorrow: 2EX, 38, 42, 45, 46, 51, 53, 79, 114, 161, 162, 175, 192, 193, 197, 205, 210, 215, 216, 219, 224, 237, 251, 268, 277, 316, 355
- Seattle Public Schools are closed tomorrow. No before or after-school care or activities.
Here are some additional resources that might come in handy:
- City of Seattle Emergency Information
- Seattle DOT Winter Weather map – find out which streets have been de-iced before you drive.
- King County Metro Snow Route Info: Click on “North Seattle” on the map to get a list of buses that serve our area. Make sure to refresh the page with each visit.
- Seattle City Light Outage Map
- Cliff Mass’ Weather blog
- Scott Sistek (KOMO) Weather Blog
- Take Winter By Storm: How to get prepared before the storm hits
- Twitter: We’ve put together a list of people who are handy to follow for traffic and news in the Seattle area.
Important Phone Numbers for Seattle Residents:
- Call 911 for life or property threatening emergencies.
- Power, sewer, water, drainage: (206) 684-3000
- Blockage below street surface: (206) 386-1800
- Fallen trees: (206) 386-1218
- Roadway obstructions: (206) 386-1218
- Traffic signal problems: (206) 386-1206
- Landslides: (206) 684-8950
- Electrical outage hotline: (206) 684-7400
- Temporary shelter: (866) 427-4747
- King County Damage Report Hotline: (800) 523-5044