The Puget Sound region is going through Snowpocalypse 2012 and Washingtonians are getting reprieve with warmer temperatures. It all began Saturday the 15th with the news media predicting a Snowpocalypse and the terror ensued. With traces of snow fall around Snohomish County it seemed residents where in the clear. That was until Martin Luther King Day arrived with a fresh blanket snow and a day to go ride Stevens Pass. The snow was so deep I couldn’t resist skiing the day away with good friends. I posted a ski video on YouTube from skiing Southern Cross on the Backside.
The story doesn’t end with a loads of snow on MLK day. Oh no! Hold onto your britches as its about to get real. Tuesday I spent the day with a lovely couple relocating from Las Vegas trudging through the snow to look at Granite Falls riverfront and Arlington resales. As the snow piled up we decided to call the showings for the day and headed back to the office. Wednesday and Thursday continued to produce heavy amounts of snow and the news crews had no shortage of information: people without power, car crashes, school closures, more accidents, snowman contests, and freezing rain that contributed to deaths – so sad.
Today marks the beginning of the end of the Snowpacolypse with the arrival of rain. Terrible! I could handle more snow. With a bitter sweet ending to the snow here are pictures taken from the area.
Other Photo Collections from Snowpacolypse 2012
- PUD: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pugetsoundenergy/sets/72157628929174657/with/6732385257/
- HeraldNet: http://www.heraldnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=DH&Date=20120120
- Seattle PI: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Major-snowstorm-arrives-in-Seattle-2612276.php