Story Published: Nov 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM PST-Story Updated: Nov 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM PST


BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The region's first snow storm rolled into the far northern reaches of Washington Friday evening, bringing near blizzard like conditions to Bellingham and treacherous driving conditions.

Bone-chilling winds gusting to 40 mph blew through the area as temperatures plummeted into the upper 20s in Bellingham making it feel like temperatures were in the single digits.

Witnesses report several roads, including I-5, became covered in snow and traffic was crawling along. By Saturday morning, the freeway was mostly clear but some side roads were still dealing with some slushy conditions.

The San Juan Islands also got their first taste of "winter" with snow reported in Eastsound and Friday Harbor.

Aside from a few straggling showers early Saturday morning, the rest of the day is looking dry and chilly with highs in the low 40s.

Saturday Night / Sunday

Cooler air keeps filtering in, but moisture becomes in even more short supply. Snow levels will likely be near sea level to a few hundred feet, but we're thinking flurries at best because the air looks quite dry. Lows Saturday night range from 28-32, highs Sunday are in the mid-upper 30s.

Greater Seattle area recap: No real problems expected.

Sorce: Komo News

Posted 9:18 PM

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