After a long snow Thursday afternoon that dropped between 1-2" around the area, a second wave of snow came through Thursday night across the Puget Sound area.
While the main Seattle and Tacoma areas were left out again for snow accumulations due to slightly too-warm temperatures, this time the inland areas were a little cooler (thanks to it being dark) and ready to add to their earlier totals.
The heaviest amounts were reported along eastern Pierce, Thurston and King Counties. Here's some of the snow totals we received as of Friday morning:
The heavy snow did cause several schools in the area to close or delay their start Friday morning.
In addition, roughly 700 people living in Pierce and Thurston Counties were in the dark Friday morning because of power outages.
Puget Sound Energy reports very scattered outages. The problem was all that snow that fell Thursday and overnight Friday weighed tree limbs down until they snapped -- landing on power lines.
Most of the outages are on isolated rural roads and there was no estimate when power crews would be able to reach them.
The main widespread snows are over for awhile, but there's still a chance of scattered snow or rain/snow showers Friday through Saturday -- especially above 500 feet and where there's snow already.
In the meantime, for those who got a three day weekend, enjoy the snow! For those who are still stuck in classes one more day -- there should be some snow left over in those neighborhoods this weekend.