View of Cal Anderson Park from The Strangers office.
View of Cal Anderson Park from The Stranger's office. JF


Snow started falling on the Seattle area Thursday evening, leaving an inch or so of coverage—much of which has turned to slush this morning. According to the National Weather Service, we didn't just get snow, we got the "fluffy stuff":

Traffic is largely unaffected by the snow and no major accidents have been reported, according to King County. Stay cautious on neighborhood roads and keep your eye on SDOT's weather map.

School Delays

Seattle public schools are starting two hours late today. Other districts are facing delays, as well, or closing for the day. For more information on school delays, KOMO has a comprehensive list.

For those seeking shelter during snowfall, these locations are open:

Location: Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, near 2nd & Thomas St. South of Key Arena
Time: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Capacity: 100 beds
Population: Co-Ed Shelter: 18+, no children
Contact for information: (206) 684-0231

King County Administration Building Shelter & 420 4th Ave Shelter

Location: 500 & 420 4th Avenue Downtown Seattle (Between Jefferson and James)
Line up for the shelter in front of the loading dock garage door at the corner of 4th and Jefferson.
Both Admin Shelter & 420 4th Ave open regularly every other night with 50 beds each
Time: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Capacity: 100 beds in Admin, 50 beds at 420 4th Ave
Population: men (pets welcome at 420 shelter)

Seattle City Hall Shelter

Location: 600 4th Ave
Time: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Capacity: 81 beds
Population: men & women

Seattle Loves This Stuff

The snow has turned to rain now, so expect slush to pile up around you today. For those who didn't get to dancing in the snow last night, here's what you missed:

See? A park full of happy people and dogs. Because of snow. It's pretty special for us. // Seattle, WA

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