Weather expert Cliff Mass prognosticates, with some lighthearted political advice:
It also turns out that there is a greater probability of lowland snow west of the Cascades during La Nina years. Now, if Seattle’s Mayor McGinn knows whats good for him he would be sharpening those snow plow blades, securing lots of sand and SALT, establishing rational plans for plowing the city, and telling all snow plow operators to avoid his neighborhood. We lost one Mayor to snowappocalypse [sic], two would be an embarrassment. I offered to build a SNOWWATCH web page for the city…no bites yet.
If you’re a renter, it might be a good year to seek some housing near either a freeway station or light rail station, or at least on flat ground. The switch heaters that went in this spring, combined with running trains all night to prevent accumulation, should keep the trains running in the event of another snowpocalypse.
On the other hand, Metro put a lot of energy into revising their snow procedures, so perhaps we’ll all be alright.