LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 21, 2021 – The National Weather Service, forecasts snow on Christmas Day, December 25, in Lynnwood and throughout Snohomish County with Marysville and Arlington expecting snowfall Sunday.

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.

For more tools and tips for snow preparedness by Snohomish County Public Works, especially for those venturing to east of the county, click here.

Upcoming Weather Forecast

Tonight: Rain.  Low around 39. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday PM, Dec 21: Rain. Low around 39. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible

Wednesday: Rain.  High near 48. South wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday, Dec 22: Rain. High near 48. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Rain.  Low around 37. South wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday PM, Dec 22: Rain. Low around 38. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday: Rain likely.  Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday, Dec 23: Rain likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Rain likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday PM, Dec 23: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: Rain likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday, Dec 24: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Rain before 2am, then rain and snow.  Low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday PM, Dec 24: Rain before 2am, then rain and snow. Low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Christmas Day: Snow before 2pm, then rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 38.

Christmas, Dec 25: Snow before 2pm, then rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38.

Saturday Night: Snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Christmas PM, Dec 25: Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Sunday, Dec 26: Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

Sunday PM, Dec 26: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Monday, Dec 27: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

Monday PM, Dec 27: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

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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 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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