• Mount Rainier ‘as cold as the South Pole'


    Mount Rainier’s Camp Muir was as cold as the South Pole on Wednesday with wind gusts near 60 miles per hour and a temperature of 8 degrees.

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    According to the National Weather Service, wind chills were -20 degrees.

    The coldest air of the season is headed our way for early next week but that's only one of the critical ingredients for lowland snow in Western Washington.  The other is moisture.

    >> Related: Lowland snow possible, not certain next week

    We'll have rain and mountain snow to start Wednesday with the snow level around 3,000 feet -- meaning Snoqualmie Pass is likely to have light rain and snow mix.  

    It'll be drier on Thursday as a weak ridge of high pressure moves over the area before another rainy front on Friday into early Saturday.

    While it probably will be cold enough for some lowland or high hills snow possibly as early as Sunday through Monday, any snow will likely be light. Read in detail about the storm system here. 

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