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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Seattle Metro area still frozen over

It's going to be a very, very, very chilly night - 18 °Fahrenheit in Redmond and most other cities in the Central Sound. That's fourteen below freezing. In the north, it's even colder. The low in Bellingham, for example, will be 11 °Fahrenheit.

The wind chill, though, is making it even colder in the North Sound. Bellingham really felt like fifteen below earlier today.

School districts have already announced another day of closures. The list includes Lake Washington SD, Seattle Public Schools, Bellevue SD, Issaquah LD, among others. (A complete list is available here).

Banks and retail shops everywhere closed up early today, with managers leery of slick and icy roads. And believe it or not, more snow is forecast for tomorrow. It's supposed to hit in the late afternoon and early evening.

So another storm is rolling in. Here's the forecast for the next few days, courtesy of Pacific Northwest Portal's official meteorology partner AccuWeather:
Tuesday Night: Mainly clear and very cold. Winds will be light and variable. (Low 18 °F, RealFeel®, 27 °F)

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and not as harsh. Winds from the SE at 4 MPH. (High 37 °F, RealFeel®, 36 °F)

Wednesday Night: Periods of snow and rain with little or no accumulation in the evening followed by rain late; cold. Winds from the SSE at 6 mph. (Low 34 °F, RealFeel®, 31 °F)
On Thursday (during the day) the high will finally climb back into the low forties, and much of the snow and ice will likely melt away at that time. The bottom line: a minimum of one more day of motorist suffering and shutdowns is ahead of us.

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