Snoqualmie Pass I-90 Getting Hammered with Up to 50 Inches of Snow
If you're planning to drive to the west side of the mountains this week, make sure you're prepared with chains, plenty of fuel, a bathroom stop before you go, and some snacks. If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle it shouldn't be a problem. If you're not confident driving in the snow you might want to postpone the trip or take a plane or train.
Snoqualmie has already been closed multiple times over the last 6 hours (Thursday, 12/9) and the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Cascades through Friday, with more snow on the way Saturday and Sunday with a total of up to 50 inches of new snow over the three days. In addition to the snow, you can expect gusty winds and slow-moving traffic.
This is all good news for skiers and winter weather recreationists. We might be skiing on the slopes before Christmas if this keeps up. The Blue Mountains won't be as bad as the Cascades, but the area is still expecting up to 25 inches of new snow through the weekend with gusty winds.
Down below the mountains, Tri-Cities can expect wind and rain through Saturday night, tapering off on Sunday with highs in the 40s. Remember to check the road and pass conditions before you embark on your trip - safe travels. Check out the cozy winter cabin below - it's for rent on Airbnb.