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Winter blast blankets La Conner with foot of snow


February 17, 2021

BIG SNOWS BRING BIG SNOWMEN – Sylas Walls built this snow giant Sunday with his dad, Toby. They are used to lots of the white stuff, having lived in Vermont. – Photo by Sarah Walls

There was plenty of love in the air – and on the ground – over the weekend here.

Especially for those smitten with snow, Valentine’s Day and Monday holidays.

La Conner area residents awoke Saturday to snow that would become a one-foot blanket, a surprisingly much greater accumulation than was the case that morning upriver closer to the Cascade foothills. At a site five miles south of Anacortes, a volunteer data collector measured 12.8”.

The sudden snowstorm inspired galleries of wintry scene photographs taken along Swinomish Channel and in nearby farm fields. There were s...

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