Bitter cold to grip NW for several days
10:59 AM PST on Sunday, December 14, 2008
By KING5.com Staff and Associated Press
SEATTLE - A blanket of snow and ice covering much of Western Washington is making getting around a challenge - and it could last for several days before the region warms up again.
The National Weather Service says it will likely be the most prolonged streak of sub-freezing weather since December of 1990.
"Expect that when you walk outside it's going to be freezing," KING 5 Meteorologist Chris Warren said "What might end up making this unusual is that we don’t pull out of it very quickly."
The cold air mass is expected to sit over the region for the rest of the week with most all of Western Washington remaining near or below freezing even during the daytime.
The cold stretch could exceed a six-day span of cold that occurred at SeaTac in December of 1990.
Subfreezing temperatures for six whole days?! What will we do in the "bitter" cold?
If only I were back in the toasty Midwest.
Wait . . .