Snow falls in Issaquah but does not impact travel
December 29, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 10 a.m. Dec. 29, 2010
Snow dusted rooftops and dappled lawns in the Issaquah area Wednesday morning, but snow showers did not impact the morning commute.
The winter weather advisory for the East Puget Sound lowlands remains in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday. National Weather Service forecasters in Seattle said accumulations up to 3 inches could occur at higher elevations.
City crews continue to monitor conditions and plan to clear the priority routes if needed.
Meteorologists 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.
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.