Major lowland snowfall not likely for rest of the winter

Major lowland snowfall not likely for rest of the winter

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Snow in Centralia, Wash, Dec. 31, 2012.

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 23 at 3:03 PM

Don’t expect any more significant snowfall in the lower elevations of Western Washington this winter.

KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott said computer models show no significant lowland snowfall projected through the first week of February. History shows it probably won’t snow a lot beyond that.

“Usually, once we get to the middle of February, it is very unusual to get any major lowland snow,” said Marriott.

That doesn't mean it won't happen, just that it's unlikely.

The mountains, on the other hand, should get a lot of snow in the coming days. Marriott said the snow level was expected to drop to 2,500 feet by Wednesday afternoon and 2,000 feet by Wednesday night. Expect 3-to-6 inches of new snow at the Cascade ski areas by Thursday morning.

Off-and-on mountain snow is expected through the weekend.

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