Multiple weather resources are predicting approaching storm looks to be a bit worse than the last one. This time it looks to hit over the weekend, however there may be one following right on its heels. A blog post from a UW Professor states:
The weather forecast models are now pretty much on the same page for the next snow event and confidence in the forecast is quite high: there is going to be a major snow event over much of the Pacific Northwest starting late Friday and continuing into the weekend. A much larger snow event than occurred on Sunday night/Monday morning of this week. And one in which snow will be falling on a surface that is now cooled substantially. The bottom line: the late Friday/early Saturday event will bring major snowfall to the lowlands, with more accumulation than the last event. Confidence is high based on both NOAA/NWS and European Center ensembles. Both modeling systems are suggesting a second event starting on Monday, with the European Center going for a huge snow dump. Confidence is less because there are differences in the model solutions for that period.
The City of Lake Forest Park plans to have its Public Works crew split into two-three man crews working 12 hour shifts over the weekend. As you can imagine, there are many demands on our crews and will do their best to keep our main roads clear. As a reminder, our LFP crew, not WSDOT, is responsible for Bothell Way (SR 522) and Ballinger Way (SR 104). To view LFP’s priority road list for snow removal, Click Here.
Additionally, the Police Department will have staff working 12 hour shifts and they ask that once the storm hits, if you don’t have to go out over the weekend, DO NOT! For driving tips and home safety, Click Here.
During this slight weather break, it is a good time to make preparations (especially if there are medical needs) for your family, pets, and property. For more information and links on emergency preparedness, Click Here.
Again, please understand that LFP is a small city with limited resources. There will be three Public Works employees working around the clock, and the PD will have at least two, possibly three officers on around the clock. Remember to drive slow, do what you can to prepare yourself and help others. We appreciate your support and understanding!
-Chief C. Stephen Sutton, Lake Forest Park Police Department