First winter storm buries La Conner, western Skagit County

Heavy snowfall across county


December 21, 2022

Sarah Walls

DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS – Through the early morning on Dec. 20, a blanket of snow engulfed the town of La Conner, including the community Christmas tree in Gilkey Square.

Today is the official start of winter.

The seasons changed Monday, though, when La Conner and the Puget Sound region awakened to sub-freezing temperatures and light snow on the ground.

Much of the same is forecast through Friday.

The wintry conditions immediately impacted schedules. La Conner Schools Monday morning canceled Tuesday classes, the last day of school before winter break.

The La Conner High girls' basketball game at Meridian Monday and the Braves' Tuesday tipoff with Clallam Bay were postponed.

Those calls came in advance of the National Weather Service in Seattle issuing a...

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