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It tough going, whether driving or walking in downtown Anacortes. With at least one foot of snow on the ground, many Anacortes residents must feel snowed-in. More snow fell Sunday night, but the Monday forecast is looking a bit better.

As much as 4-5 inches of new snow overnight Saturday night. Another 3-4 inches fell overnight Sunday night.  Temperatures hovered near freezing for most of Sunday and Monday morning, Burlington airport recorded 32 degrees.

With a chance that temperatures could go up a bit, the snow could start to turn to slush, then everything may freeze again Monday night. No new snow accumulations are forecast until Tuesday night, when another storm is expected to hit. But, there is a slight chance of snow showers today.

A warning from Dustin Terpening, with state transportation department “All highways in Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties are compact snow and ice. Be careful if you're headed out today.”

No garbage or recycling pickup today. Schools are closed for the holidays.

One bright spot: two more minutes of daylight today. Sunday was the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

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COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,075 Confirmed Skagit Cases
430-439 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

326 Hospitalizations
72 Deaths
49,057 Fully Vaccinated
59,732 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

389,882 Confirmed Cases Statewide
23,187 Hospitalizations

5,622 Deaths Statewide
2,757,234 Fully Vaccinated
3,562,750 Initial Doses Given

Updated 7 pm, May 15, 2021.

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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