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How pretty you are in snow today, Seattle

Feb 6, 2017

There is almost nothing so special as a snowy day in Seattle. They are rare, about once every other year, and when they hit, the city shuts down. 

As it did today, Monday, one to four inches of snow blanketed the city — and yes, that was the official term used, blanketed.

One to three more inches are expected through 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, which referred to the snowfall as a winter storm. 

This was the latest advisory for the Seattle area: 

"THIS WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. IF YOU MUST DRIVE ON SNOWY ROADS...KEEP SOME WARM CLOTHES...A FLASHLIGHT.. YOUR CELLPHONE...SNACKS AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE. AND ABOVE

ALL...SLOW DOWN."

Or enjoy the snow, and these photos from readers and listeners below, because how often does this happen anymore?

Jesse Taga took this photo from Vashon Island, across the water from Seattle.
Credit Courtesy of Jesse Taga via Facebook
The morning commute in Seattle on Monday morning after 1-4 inches of snow landed on the city. Schools and area universities were closed for the day.
Credit KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter
A snowy morning in Seattle. Seattle rarely gets snow, and when it does, the city tends to come to halt.
Credit KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter
Charles Foster Kane, Kane for short, plays in the snow at Ravenna Park.
Credit Courtesy of David Rollison via Facebook
Straits of Juan de Fuca, near the border with Canada, under snow.
Credit Courtesy of Cheryl Watters Daniels via Facebook

  

Lyndi Thompson took the photo of little snowmen on Monday morning.
Credit Courtesy of Lyndi Thompson via Facebook
A University of Washington cherry tree (we think, anyway) looks as pretty in the snow as in spring.
Credit KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter
The snowy day view from White Center, just south of West Seattle.
Credit KUOW Photo/Becky Handshew
Lakeland Hills in Auburn, just south of Seattle, saw 9 inches of snow at 580 feet elevation.
Credit Courtesy of Michelle Foster