Snow or No? Weather Prediction for Christmas in the Yakima Valley
Is It Going to Snow on Christmas in the Yakima Valley?
That is the question I am sure young and old find themselves asking every single year. You grow up watching films that feature Christmas miracles taking place as the first snowflakes begin to fall all around them. Bridget Jones was willing to run around in her undies while snow fell to make sure that her love interest knew, she too was in love with him, "just the way he is".
Do We Need Snow to Enact These Over-The-Top Gestures?
The answer is no, but it sure makes it more magical.
The Winter Weather Forecast
I've always been a huge fan of looking at the patterns of clouds and attempting to guess what kind of weather is next. The Yakima Valley is especially fun and has been extra interesting this year due to the fact normally storms tease us and seem to go around the Valley but this snow season they have actually come from a different angle and hung around. How do I know? I check the AccuWeather radar. Have you ever checked it out?
Make Your Own Predictions
Go into your weather app, click on today's weather and the radar button and you can see a live map of the area you are curious about. You'll see the winter storms as they roll through for the next few hours. I noticed this year that when the storms hit and stayed the clouds actually came from a different angle than normal. Weirdly enough yesterday, there were only tiny flecks of clouds on the radar but it was full-on snowing in Yakima. That normally doesn't happen so I figured this would be a good time to see what's in store for our Christmas weekend.
Will It Snow?
We've Got a Winter Weather Advisory
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Weather for the Yakima Valley
What About Snoqualmie Pass?
For all the people wanting to get to the other side of the mountains, this past week has been pretty wild. The pass was open and then shut down both ways, snowing so hard that the passing camera was covered for a while. A good rule of thumb, have chains in your car because when it does hit and you don't have all-wheel-drive, they are required. Today it is closed due to extreme cold and frigid air.
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