East Puget Sound Lowlands
... Some of the coldest temperatures of the past three years expected
this weekend over western Washington...
Some of the coldest temperatures in western Washington in over 3
years will affect the region this weekend. With forecast lows at
Seattle Tacoma International Airport in the mid to upper teens over
the next couple days... we will likely see the coldest temperatures
since November 2010 in the Seattle Metro area. Many other areas
will see some of the lowest temperatures of the past few years as
well... including the coast... where lows are forecast in the upper
teens in most areas.
In many areas around the north interior tonight... including
Bellingham... forecast temperatures will feel 10 to 15 degrees
colder due to the wind. People in these areas should take extra
precautions to bundle up well... including wearing mittens...
scarves... and warm hats... if going outside tonight.
Modified Arctic air will continue to filter into western
Washington from Canada through Saturday due to high pressure over
the interior of British Columbia. The high pressure will weaken on
Saturday but very cold air will remain in the area through the
Remember to insulate pipes and cover outside faucets during cold
weather to avoid freezing. Learn how to shut off water valves
where you live in case a pipe bursts. Know the symptoms of
hypothermia and frostbite if you plan to go outside and be sure to
dress warmly. If traveling by car... be sure to always have at
least a Half Tank of gas and check Road conditions before
... Record low temperature set at Seattle WA WFO...
A record low temperature of 26 degrees was set at Seattle WA WFO
today. This breaks the old record of 27 set in 2009.