UPDATE: Snow Melting, Monday School Closures/Delays

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6:15am UPDATE 1/5/09: :Last night’s snow is melting (or has melted depending on where you are), and it looks like all Highline Schools are operating on a normal schedule, with NO delays.

  • However, JFK High School will be starting LATE – at 10:30am.
  • Most King County Metro Transit buses are on their regular routing for Monday morning, but some will be chained. This could cause some service delays as the buses travel more slowly across both slushy and bare roadways. Metro riders to check service status online or by calling (206) 553-3000 before traveling today.
  • Today’s weather forecast shows NO SNOW: “Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. West southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.”

UPDATE 10:30pm 1/4/09: Looks like the sudden rush of heavy snow showers is fading and/or turning to a wet mix, so perhaps both garbage collections and school will go on as normal on Monday.

Outside The BTB Home HQ (near sea level) we received just over an inch of the stuff, which was very heavy and wet – not a good mix for branches and power lines; in fact, we heard of some sporadic power outages around Burien, including the Seahurst neighborhood around 9:30pm.

Be sure to check here Monday morning for the latest weather, school and road closure updates, and in the meantime, enjoy another exciting winter’s night!


UPDATE 7pm 1/4/09: Okay, so perhaps we’ll be wrong about tonight’s snow, but according to the precipitation prognosticators, the snow is supposed to turn into rain late tonight/early tomorrow.

However, that hasn’t stopped the National Weather Service from posting this Winter Weather Advisory, which is in effect until 9pm tonight:

… Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 9 PM PST this evening…

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Weather Advisory… which is in effect until 9 PM PST this evening.

Snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are likely across the Seattle… Tacoma and Everett areas… with snow changing over to rain later this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while driving.

PREVIOUSLY: It’s snowing again in Burien, but don’t worry folks – even though tomorrow is the first day back at school for kids, our patented B-Town Blog Weather Rockâ„¢ predicts that temps will be in the upper 40s tomorrow will change everything to rain as well as prevent any rash decisions by school officials.

However, one never knows with the weather ’round these parts, so be sure to check back and watch the webcams we’ve got posted here, and be sure to refresh the page to see the latest images:

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