This latest storm is by far one of the worst snowstorms in nearly a decade for Vancouver, Washington. What started as a light dusting around 6:00 p.m. on January 13, quickly turned into five inches of heavy snow, with no sign of quitting. By ten O’clock it was so deep that it dampened all noises, and even the train tracks were quiet and peaceful.
According to weatherdb.com, the record snowfall for Vancouver is 15.5 inches which fell on January 21, 1943. That is 2.5 inches less than the national average however, at midnight there was roughly eleven inches of snow, and it was still falling. So we’ll see how close we get to that national average this year!
Luckily, we haven’t seen too much traffic or many abandoned cars, but there were some snowboarders taking advantage of the unusual weather. So, if you find yourself out and about today, be sure to mind the cars with the extreme urban snowboarders trailing behind. As always, be cautious, be safe, stay warm, but most of all, have fun!
Send us pictures of your snow day adventures here in the Couve, and we will post them in our Snow Day Slideshow.