Snow dusts Issaquah area as forecasters predict rain-snow mix

December 29, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 29, 2010

Some residents in the Issaquah area awoke to a dusting of snow Wednesday morning, but roads remained clear and buses continued to run on time.

National Weather Service forecasters in Seattle said the Issaquah area should experience rain before 4 p.m. Then, rain interspersed with snow showers is possible as the snow level falls to 400 feet. The total daytime accumulation is not expected to be more than a half-inch. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Forecasters said the temperature should rise to near 40 degrees by 11 a.m. and then dip below freezing for the remainder of the day.

The potential for snow accumulation of less than a half-inch exists for late Wednesday night.

In the meantime, King County Metro Transit remains on snow watch for Wednesday, and planners urged riders to prepare for potential delays.

Motorists can also check road conditions on real-time traffic cameras installed throughout Issaquah. The city debuted the program Tuesday.

King County Road Services Division planners track road conditions for roads in rural and unincorporated areas during inclement conditions.

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