LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 25, 2021 – According to the National Weather Service, there is a possibility of snow between Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Snow levels will be falling to 500 feet or below.

Tips for driving in icy conditions

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. 
  • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on ice-covered roads. 
  • Increase following distance. The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
  • Know your brakes. If you have anti-lock brakes (ABS) and need to slow down quickly, press hard on the pedal-it’s normal for the pedal to vibrate a bit when the ABS is activated.
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
  • Don’t power up hills.  Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.

Upcoming Weather Forecast

Monday, Jan 25: A slight chance of rain before 11pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday, Jan 26 : A slight chance of rain and snow after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tuesday Night, Jan 26 : A chance of rain and snow before 5am, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 33. East southeast wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday, Jan 27 : A slight chance of snow before 8am, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 8am and 2pm, then a slight chance of rain after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night, Jan 27 : A chance of rain before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday, Jan 28 : A chance of rain and snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday Night, Jan 28 : A 20 percent chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Friday, Jan 29 : A chance of rain after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Friday Night, Jan 29 : Rain likely, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Saturday, Jan 30 : Rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

Saturday Night, Jan 30 : Rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Sunday, Jan 31 : Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.

Sunday Night, Jan 31 : Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Monday, Feb 1 : A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s free community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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