The return of Snowpocalypse? Probably not.

A Beacon Hill deck on December 22, 2008. Will it happen this year? Photo by K. Shuyler in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.
The National Weather Service has issued a warning that “there is some risk of lowland snow… or mixed rain and snow showers over portions of Western Washington this weekend.” We all know that predicting snow in the Seattle area can be difficult, and for every Snowpocalypse there has also been a time when snow was predicted and it just never showed up. Still, the NWS made a good suggestion: “Now would be a good time to think about how you could prepare for the first possibility of winter weather conditions in the lowlands. Are your tires ready for snow covered roadways? Are your outdoor pipes and faucets winterized?”

(Headline edited 11/16.)