11″ (27cm) of snow in Stevens Pass – Seattle 4C overnight.

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The Seattle Times, 09OCT19

Seattle Times staff reporter

“To those in Eastern Washington looking incredulously back and forth from your window to your calendar:  Yes, it’s Oct. 9. And yes, that’s snow on the ground.

“An upper-level, low-pressure system moved through the greater Puget Sound region on Tuesday and made its way over the mountains, bringing 11 inches of snow to Stevens Pass, almost 4 inches to Snoqualmie Pass and 6 inches to Mount Baker. It then moved east and caused a record-breaking early snowfall, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

“The 3.3 inches of snow recorded at Spokane International Airport broke the daily record previously set in 1981, according to the weather service in Spokane.

“The snow also caused leaf-laden branches to snap, downing power lines and leaving more than 60,000 people without electricity, The Spokesman-Review reported.

“Spokane Public Schools have been closed for the day.

“As for Western Washington, weather-service meteorologist Samantha Borth said the next couple of days are expected to be sunny and dry but chilly, with overnight lows that could dip down into the 20s for some interior areas such as Olympia…”



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