The first snowfall of the season fell in the lowlands Friday, building excitement about the coming winter and creating snow envy for those who only got rain.
Several inches fell in Bellingham, where school canceled for the day.
Snow was also reported in Olympia, West Seattle, Kent, Woodinville, Mukilteo and Shoreline.
Tacoma’s rain/snow mix was mostly slush.
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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport saw .2 inches of snow, which is one of the earliest snowfalls since record-keeping started.
The earliest date of measurable snowfall for the area was Oct. 27, 1971, with .4 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
Wind also joined the show with gusts of 96 mph in Stevens Pass, 68 mph at Camp Muir and 51 mph at Crystal Mountain.
Forecasters said the next storm system will move in Saturday afternoon and the snow level will drop to 500 feet.
In Tacoma, there’s a chance of showers Saturday with a high of 44. Sunday will bring more rain and 17 mph winds before the weather turns to sun Monday.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653