Cold from Canada creates snow in North Sound

by: Chris Legeros Updated:

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More than two inches of snow fell Saturday night on the North Lake Samish neighborhood near Bellingham. That was enough to give Amy Martin the jitters as she prepared to drive home to Sedro Woolley. 

Martin said, "I kind of had a meltdown. I had to pull over. I was having a panic attack." 

The snow wasn't piling up on Interstate 5 because temperatures hovered just above freezing.

Sarah Van Hende and her sister expressed some concern as it got colder. They had driven from Canada to buy groceries in Bellingham and wanted to get back across the border before the roads turned slippery. 

Van Hende said, "Slow and steady, and it should be okay." 

Snow was also falling on the Western Washington University Campus. It didn't stop students from playing Ultimate Frisbee on a soccer field that had suddenly turned white. 

Daniel Gonzales admitted snow did make the game more challenging.  He said, "it's a little slippery when you're not wearing cleats and there's some snow on the bottom of your shoes."

Justin Helfen agreed.  He told us he took one good tumble in the snow.