Convergence Zone brings snow to some areas

Convergence Zone brings snow to some areas
We've always joked that it takes 50 things to go right for it to snow around here, but there are 100 different ways of getting those 50 things. Well, make it 101.

Two rather unusual events have conspired to bring a little snow to the far north Sound areas this morning.

First of all, we had a Convergence Zone form. But, if you look in Everett or Lynnwood or any other place where you're used to seeing a Zone's effects---there's nothing there. That's because this Zone is different, and formed up more in northern Snohomish/ Skagit/ Whatcom Counties. The local weather community is abuzz with hypotheses as to why this Zone formed further north, but the bottom line is, it did.

Combine that with it occurring just at the coldest part of the day, and it was enough to make for a light snow.

Reports of some light snow are in from Bellingham, Burlington, Arlington, Sedro-Woolley, and Coupeville to the north. Snow totals have ranged from a dusting to about 3-4" in most spots, although eastern Whatcom County got a whole lot more -- as much as 10-12".

Also, some random showers brought some snow to spots of Southwestern Washington, such as Raymond, Rochester and Morton, and a few flakes to Shelton, Maple Valley, and Quinalt, but that wasn't too strange. Just some showers hitting at the coldest part of the day. Accumulations there were pretty light.

But you have to admit, it is pretty amazing to get snow on a day that eventually warmed over 45, but nothing should surprise us when it comes to snow around here.

Our next storm moves in Friday night and Saturday, making for a wet and breezy day, with gusty winds to 25-35 mph. It'll also bring some more snow to the mountains -- as much as 10-18 inches.

Get the full forecast from the KOMO 4Cast Center