Weather service scales back Seattle snow forecast

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Snow in Seattle

As snow started falling on Seattle Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service scaled back the amount expected in western Washington but said it would still be a significant event.

Meteorologist Dustin Guy says the total in the city would likely be 3 to 6 inches. More is likely in southwest Washington - 4 to 8 inches. While less is expected in the northwest interior - 1 to 2 inches.

On Tuesday, forecasters had been talking about 5 to 10 inches in the central Puget Sound region, 6 to 14 inches in southwest Washington and 2 to 5 in the northwest interior.

Guy says the mountains will still get heavy snow - up to 2 feet by Thursday.

Widespread snow is forecast across eastern Washington.

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