Snowfall dusts Issaquah Alps as cold temperatures linger

November 18, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

Light snowfall dusted the Forest Rim neighborhood on Squak Mountain early Friday morning. By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Nov. 18, 2011

Snowfall dusted the Issaquah Alps overnight and into early Friday morning, as meteorologists predicted more light snow for the area in the coming days.

Snow coated trees on Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains, but roads remained clear. Residents in Forest Rim awoke to a dusting similar to powdered sugar. Snow clung to cars, rooftops and shrubbery in the highest-elevation neighborhood on Squak Mountain.

Expect more rain and cold temperatures before 4 p.m. Then, into the late afternoon and evening, more light snow could fall as the snow level dips to 300 feet and the temperature sinks into the upper 20s.

Saturday brings a chance of rain and show showers. Minimal snow accumulation is possible.

The forecast prompted the King County Road Services Division to prepare crews for ice and snow removal on rural and unincorporated roads.

Meanwhile, city officials urged residents to prepare for cold temperatures and ready vehicles for driving in wintry conditions.

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