While Maui enjoys another warm, lovely day – with only a few clouds and trade showers sprinkling on windward uplands – the Pacific Northwest is another story entirely.
Jennifer King with the Northwest Cable News Network supplied this picture to demonstrate that “…neither snow, nor rain, nor…whatever…will keep people off the water if they want to be there.”
After dumping feet (literally) of snow acorss the region, Puget Sound was hit with an ice storm overnight and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark (and that’s the high temperature) closed all but one runway at SEA-TAC airport. More than 200,000 area residents lost power.
A warming trend is predicted for Friday – with “high” temperatures cracking the 40-degree mark – considered “balmy” by Seattle in January standards. The clouds are not predicted to clear until March.
Maui TV News requested the photo and narrative from Jennifer because of the high concentration of Pacific Northwest residents who flock to Maui because of conditions like these.