It Was So Cold In Washington In 1916, Temperatures Stayed Below Freezing For Weeks
By Sherri Adams|Published December 20, 2022
Sherri Adams is a writer, photographer, and travel enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. She has always been passionate about writing and the opportunities for connection through the written word. When she’s not writing, you can often find her at the seashore with her toes in the sand and her nose in a book.
When you think of weather in Washington State, especially the city of Seattle, you might be inclined to think of rain. So, you might be surprised to learn that in 1916, Western Washington was hit with the biggest snowstorm of the 1900s with frigid temperatures and record-breaking snowfall that immobilized the Puget Sound area for days. Read on to learn more about Seattle’s Big Snow Of 1916.
Eventually, the snow melted enough to allow people to return to their daily activities. Rain washed the snow from the streets and bridges, and the people of Seattle were able to resume life as usual. We’ve seen a lot of snowstorms in the Puget Sound area since then, but the Big Snow of 1916 still holds the record in Seattle for the most snow in a 24-hour period.
Are you a fan of snow? Have you ever had to shovel your way out of your driveway? Tell us about your snow experience in the comments.
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