Seattle experiences coldest temps in 33 years as freeze lingers overhead

Jan 14, 2024, 10:00 AM

seattle coldest temps...

(Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)

(Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)

Seattle broke old records today as some parts of the city reached their coldest temperatures in 33 years.

Saturday morning remained at a steady 16 degrees until 9 a.m. when it increased to 21 degrees around lunch.

The skies remain mostly clear this evening with the wind slowing down to five miles per hour, according to

Ice remains on roadways as law enforcement agencies remind people to slow down and take their time on the road.

Frigid temperatures hit all corners of the region, not only Seattle.

On Friday, wind chills were astounding in Whatcom County, likely the coldest the region has seen in decades. Bellingham had a low wind chill at 8 a.m. of minus-22 degrees with an air temperature of 3 degrees as winds gusted to 38 miles an hour.

The Mount Baker Ski Area was closed on Saturday because of the extreme temperatures. However, the slopes will be open on Sunday.

Tonight the temperature is expected to drop down to 19 degrees until tomorrow’s expected high of 31. No more snow is currently in the forecast until Tuesday with a 80% to 40% chance.

To prevent the freezing temperatures from harming your home, check out KIRO 7′s previous coverage on how to stop your pipes from freezing.

MyNorthwest News

lea hill shooting...

Luke Duecy

Shooting erupts in Auburn’s Lea Hill neighborhood, one injured

Auburn Police is investigating an early morning shootout in Seattle's Lea Hill Neighborhood that sent one woman to the hospital.

35 minutes ago

Image: Kimberly Cheatle, then director of the U.S. Secret Service, testifies during a House Committ...

Associated Press

Secret Service director Cheatle steps down after assassination attempt against Trump at rally

Kimberly Cheatle, the director of the Secret Service is stepping down from her job, according to an email she sent to staff.

2 hours ago

teens guns chinatown seafair...

Frank Sumrall

Three teens –ages 13, 14 — arrested for brandishing handguns at Chinatown Seafair Parade

Seattle police arrested two 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old during the Chinatown Seafair Parade for having and displaying loaded guns.

4 hours ago

Photo: A law enforcement vehicle's lights....

James Lynch

SPD: Armed good Samaritan saves pregnant woman from attacker

Seattle police said an armed good Samaritan came to the rescue of a woman during a domestic violence incident and shot her attacker.

16 hours ago

NAACP kamala harris...

Sam Campbell

‘It’s about time’: NAACP leader in WA applauds possibility of Harris as presidential nominee

NAACP members reportedly scrambled to regroup following President Joe Biden’s sudden withdrawal from the race on Sunday.

20 hours ago

hit-and-run lake city...

Frank Sumrall, MyNorthwest; James Lynch, KIRO Newsradio

Hit-and-run in Seattle’s Lake City kills one early Monday morning

A man was killed in a hit-and-run in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood at Northeast 125th Street and 30th Avenue Northeast Monday morning.

1 day ago

Seattle experiences coldest temps in 33 years as freeze lingers overhead