Slushy snow signals start of winter weather

Plus, a wind advisory is in effect the night of Nov. 29

Well, at least we got about two months of fall weather.

The first substantial snowfall of the season hit the Western Washington lowlands Nov. 29, with overnight lows forecast for the high 30s and dropping into the 20s in the middle of the week.

The greater Seattle area is under a winter weather advisory, and the Eastern Puget Sound is under a winter storm warning, through Wednesday morning (Nov. 30). And high winds Tuesday night may contribute to even colder-feeling temperatures: A wind advisory in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning warns of winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

By Wednesday, the region will likely see a blend of rain and snow lasting through the weekend.

Here’s a list of places to warm up in South King County.


Seattle and King county public libraries are open during the day for warming during their regular hours. For a list of locations: King County Library locations and Seattle Public Library locations.

Local malls are also safe places to warm up. They include The Outlet Collection in Auburn and Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, which are open to the public for daytime warming.

Federal Way

Federal Way Community Center (876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way)

Open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Renton Overnight Shelter (Old Chamber of Commerce Building, 300 Rainier Ave. N.)

Open overnight from 8 p.m. through 7 a.m. Tuesday night.

No pets; food and warm beverages provided.


Auburn Overnight Shelter (Auburn Food Bank and Warming Center, 2806 Auburn Way N.)

Open 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. for single adults and couples.


Congregations for the Homeless – Day Center & Emergency Shelter (Lincoln Center, 515B 116th Ave. NE, Suite 174)

Open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. for male-identifying people.

The Sophia Way – Sophia’s Place Day Center & Emergency Shelter (3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue)

Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for women-identifying people.