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[View the story "Photos: Pacific Northwest Storm" on Storify]Photos: Pacific Northwest StormA storm in the West whitened the Snoqualmie Pass.Storified by Accu Weather · Tue, Dec 18 2012 06:42:22Here in #Seattle I can see the snow level dropping on the Olympics, not just hear it on the weather report! http://twitpic.com/bmush9Annie WynnWhile some parts of the country wonder where the snow is, Old Man Winter has certainly found his way to the Northwest. A dangerous storm that slammed into the coast of Washington Monday morning battered the region.Blizzard, Rain and Wind Slam the NorthwestBlizzard, Rain and Wind Slam the Northwest While some parts of the country wonder where the snow is, Old Man Winter has certainly found h...Remember: If you see a downed power line assume that it's energized, stay clear and call 1-888-225-5773.Puget Sound EnergyAccuweatherWinds were strong enough to knock power out in Seattle. 50-mph wind gusts were reported, as well as six inches of snow, near Silver Lake, Ore. Wind knocked down a tree onto homes in Spokane, Wa.Puge Sound Energy @psetalk says 5,300 customers w/o power still, primarily in South King County. Most back by tonight http://mynw.me/SGK8SoKIRO Radio 97.3 FMPower still seems to be out in a lot of South Seattle and Tukwila areas. News choppers are flying around in gusty winds. Fun day.John PyperPower just went out in South Seattle at least between Rainier Ave S and up Beacon Hill at Othello @SEACityLightSaraThe mountains received a good amount of snow, with a foot in Alpine Meadows, Ca. and Boundary, Ind. Ten inches of snow fell during the storm in Stevens, Wa. and Bonner, Ind. Eighteen inches of snow fell in Fremont, Ind.Heavy snow and strong wind gusts make for slow travel over Snoqualmie Pass. Please know before you go. http://pic.twitter.com/ZDGucPewI-90 Snoqualmie Pass. @KIRO7Seattle live truck stuck in side street snow @SnoqualmiePass I-90 is bare and wet but side streets are DEEP http://pic.twitter.com/ApnzLqddAMY CLANCYWSDOT - Snoqualmie Pass Road and Weather ConditionsWebcams The Summit at SnoqualmieI just stocked up on provisions, ready for #wasnow after the #wawind.Mitch SputeIt's going to be an ugly weather day! Drive slow and bring some extra patience with you. #wasnow #slow4snowTrooper WrightThis is how we do it. Trucks plow in tandem to clear I-90. Traction tires advised; raining. http://pic.twitter.com/iv1R5vJmI-90 Snoqualmie PassImgurReally makes me thankful that I got to Seattle safely with weather conditions like this. That prayer was much needed. http://pic.twitter.com/OUOk5BIGMichelle Okocha
Storified by Accu Weather · Tue, Dec 18 2012 06:42:22
The wet weather pattern across the Seattle area will continue through the week, creating poor travel conditions in the region ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Soggy weather will be the rule in the run-up to Christmas in the Atlanta area.
Holiday travel will be at risk across the Harrisburg area this week as a strong storm takes shape and blasts through the Northeast.
Holiday travel will be at risk across the Pittsburgh area this week as a strong storm takes shape and blasts through the Northeast.
After a few mild days at the start of the week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
After a few mild days at the start of this week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
Kansas City (1961)
16.6" snow, greatest in December.
Elk Park, MT (1983)
Unofficially -64 degrees F. (nation's all
time record low is -70 degrees F.).
New Orleans, LA (1989)
1" of snow.