Heavy snow slams county

EVERETT — A spring snowstorm brought isolated lightning and more than 10 inches of snow to parts of Snohomish County by early Saturday, covering blossoming trees, creating slushy driving conditions and canceling a big track-and-field meet.

Meteorologists say a mix of rain and snow could fall today near the coast with 2 to 4 inches of new snow on the west slopes of the northern and central Cascades.

The National Weather Service in Seattle reported 10 ¼ inches of snow fell in Clearview, southwest of Monroe, from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning. A meteorologist in Mill Creek reported 7.6 inches of snow and a few weather spotters in south Everett saw 7.7 inches fall.

A lightning strike was also reported in Lynnwood.

Vickie Pederson, who lives near Cascade High School, experienced near whiteout conditions on I-5 at the Eastmont interchange when she was driving home from Marysville late Friday.

“The flakes were so big and coming down so hard we couldn’t see where we were going,” she said. “When we got home I couldn’t believe how much snow we saw.”

While the snow was melted from the roadways, Veterans Memorial Stadium at Snohomish High School still had a few inches blanketing the track Saturday morning. That forced organizers of the Larry Eason Invitational to cancel the popular track meet for the first time in its 20-year history.

The Weather Service forecast calls for showers today with snow showers possible in the morning. Highs temperatures are expected in the mid-40s to lower 50s. Tonight, a chance of showers is possible with lows dipping into the 30s.

The Cascades are expected to see snow above the 1,000-foot level.

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