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Published: Friday, March 22, 2013, 9:47 a.m.

Snow delays schools, slows traffic

The storm should lose steam soon and the snow isn't expected to hang around

  • A woman stops to take a photo of the snow falling in downtown Everett on Friday morning.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    A woman stops to take a photo of the snow falling in downtown Everett on Friday morning.

  • Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

  • Patrick Marconi, with Skotdal Real Estate, shovels snow along Hewitt Avenue on Friday morning.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Patrick Marconi, with Skotdal Real Estate, shovels snow along Hewitt Avenue on Friday morning.

  • Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

  • Patrick Marconi, with Skotdal Real Estate, shovels snow along Hewitt Avenue on Friday morning.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Patrick Marconi, with Skotdal Real Estate, shovels snow along Hewitt Avenue on Friday morning.

  • Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

  • Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Downtown Everett is blanketed by wet snow Friday morning.

EVERETT -- Spring is beginning to feel a lot like winter.
Snow fell on pockets of Snohomish County Friday morning, delaying classes in two schools districts and slowing traffic for cautious drivers.
The National Weather Service in Seattle reported that the convergence zone stretched from south Whidbey Island across Everett and east to Monroe, bringing some big wet flakes to the region.
Weather observations and state Department of Transportation cameras indicated that an inch or two had fallen across much of the region. It didn't cause much problem on roads, but was sticking along the shoulders and grassy areas.
Forecasters were predicting the convergence zone would weaken and shift slowly south on Friday and lose steam by the evening, weather service meteorologist Art Gaebel said.
Up to three inches of snow were reported in and around Everett and Mill Creek.
"We will continue to improve as the day wears on," Gaebel said.
Snow in late March is not unusual, he added.
Story tags » EverettSnow

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