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Snow started falling early Wednesday morning in what the weather service could be a daylong snowfall, with a total winding up as much as 5 inches. Schools are closed. Recycling pickup cancelled. Garbage pickup will be slow.

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(We found a snowman in a front yard at 19th St. & O Ave.)

Snow started falling early Wednesday morning in what the weather service could be a daylong snowfall, with a total winding up as much as 5 inches.

The weather service issued a winter weather warning that says “In western Whatcom County... San Juan County... and western Skagit County... 2 to 5 inches of snow is likely today. Snow has already begun and will continue through this afternoon. Snow showers will continue into Wednesday night when another inch is possible. Total snow accumulation will be 2 to 6 inches.”

The weather service added that snow showers may continue on Thursday and, with temperatures right around freezing, not much snow melt is expected. Anacortes schools are closed Wednesday. Even without the snow, the students would have had a short day.

Schools are closed. No out of district transport. No after school activities. No Head Start. YMCA Early learning centers at Whitney and the High School are closed. 

The city has cancelled the residential recycling pickup Wednesday because of the snow. City Public Services Manager Marc Krueger said it will resume as soon as possible. Krueger also said garbage crews will try to service their usual Wednesday areas, but may not make it everywhere. He said that any areas not serviced today will be picked up at the earliest opportunity.

Burlington Airport reported a low of 30 degrees this morning, compared with a low of 17 degrees on Tuesday. Tuesday’s high was 32 degrees.

Winds gusted up to around 17 miles per hours at Burlington airport late Tuesday night.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,239 Skagit Cases (+2)
<70 Cases in ZIP 98221

104 Hospitalizations (+0)
23 Deaths (+0)

102,913 Cases Statewide (+649)
8,280 Hospitalizations (+22)

2,296 Deaths Statewide (+0)

Updated 5:00 pm October 25, 2020.

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County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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