... A change to cold and wet weather in the mountains will start
today and continue through the week...
Cold air will move into western Washington today and will remain
over the area through the end of the week. The snow levels will
fall to 4500 feet this morning and to 3500 feet tonight and
Snow will accumulate at times at high elevations this afternoon
through Wednesday or Thursday. Higher Highway passes that have
opened for the Summer... including Rainy Pass and Chinook Pass...
will likely get a few to several inches of snow. Stevens and white
passes could also get some snow. Little or no snowfall is forecast
for Snoqualmie Pass.
Hikers and climbers may want to postpone any trips into the
mountains this week... especially at higher elevations. If you
go... be prepared for accumulating snow above 4000 feet starting
later Tuesday and continuing through at least Wednesday night.
Drivers crossing the Cascades should consider using one of the
lower passes such as Snoqualmie Pass. Allow extra time for mountain
journeys this week.