Monthly Archives: February 2017

Seattle Blanketed in White

Seattle Blanket in White, Jesse Tam.  The snow storm in Seattle, Bellevue and Puget Sound region caught everyone by surprise on the total amount of snow that caused several days of school closures and power outage to many areas.  Lowlands in Seattle had rain and little snow, but the city had snowplows ready to tackle the streets and hilly areas.  Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport reported 7.1″ of snow as of 10 a.m. Monday, making it the snowiest storm since the great snow and ice storm of January, 2012.

Bellevue, Redmond and the eastside had snow levels from 8 inches to over a foot with icy road conditions up in the foothills.  Some of the families were without power for hours or several days due to fallen trees, branches and power lines down.  We were fortunate to have power with a warm house and heat, while another friend were without heat for a whole day.

Driving in this type of weather and condition would be difficult, so it was a work from home or taking a day off while the kids were home.  Schools, colleges and business closures on Monday for many due to heavy snow.  Over 150 schools canceled classes, including Seattle, Auburn, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Issaquah. Lake Washington, North Thurston, Olympia, Puyallup, and Tacoma.  It was a fun day for children and parents playing in the snow, making all types of snow creatures and sledding in the neighborhood hills or parks.
Winter Wonderland, Snow Day, Seattle/ Puget Sound Storm

Outdoor Trek, Nature’s Winter Beauty, Snow covered trees…

it was the strongest storm Seattle had seen in over five years!  It was a perfect day to take a hike in the beautiful snow. Thanks for reading  Jesse