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Snow Day! Hundreds turn to sleds and skis as city embraces historic snowfall

Snowboarder cruises down Queen Anne Avenue in Seattle. (KOMO Photo)

SEATTLE – Were you one of the seemingly thousands who layered up and zoomed down the snowy hills of Seattle on Saturday?

According to the National Weather Service, Seattle has welcomed 10.6 inches of snow this month, the most snow in February in 70 years.

The city is just 2.6 inches away from breaking the most snow in February (13.1 inches in 1949). Those snow levels recorded at Sea-Tac airport.

From Queen Anne to Capitol Hill to West Seattle, kids and adults grabbed sleds, skis, even laundry baskets to enjoy the record accumulation.

“It’s just a wonderful community getting out here together in the snow. Great that we live by the school here with the hill,” said Tony Muhlenkamp, who was sledding with his kid Saturday morning.

And now forecasters are projecting record temperatures.

NWS experts are projecting overnight temperatures to hit a low of 16 degrees in Seattle, what would mark the coldest low temperature in Seattle since November 24, 2010 (14 degrees).

“I think all we have to worry about now is if any ice coming,” said Muhlenkamp. “As long as the snow handles – I think people will be okay driving.”

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