Holiday weekend could end with snow in Whatcom lowlands


Travelers should prepare for the possibility of snow and icy weather if they're on the road Sunday night, Dec. 1, as a cold front is expected to bring freezing temperatures to the area, according to the National Weather Service.

The system that is expected to bring heavy snow into the Cascades could mean snow in the lowlands on Monday, though forecasters are unsure where the precipitation might fall and how much, NWS meteorologist Johnny Burg said. He hoped to have a better handle on the forecast by Friday but advised people to prepare for the possibility of snow.

Bellingham Public Works had three plows ready, sanders loaded up and the on-call list prepared by Wednesday morning. Superintendent of maintenance Michael Olinger said the department didn't want to get caught off guard if the weather gets bad over the holiday weekend.

"We've been looking at it and watching it throughout the week," Olinger said of the weather forecast. "It looks like we're ready to go."

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