APRIL 7, 1997
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Forecast: Bundle up as you go to work or school, because the morning temperatures will continue to be chilly. Clouds early in the week with a chance of a little rain. More sunshine later in the week and into the weekend. High pressure and northerly flow will prevail and that means generally sunny skies.
Washington Passes: Snow levels unseasonably low this week. There will be a little new snow midweek, but will hardly make a difference for skiers or travelers. Updated pass information: 368-4499.
Weather Question of the Week: Is it ever "too cold to snow?"
Answer: There is widespread belief in this idea, but it is not true. The reason for this notion is that often the coldest temperatures in winter are associated with clear, windless nights. High pressure usually produces those conditions and the highs are generally not conducive to producing snow or even many clouds. However, even with a dry, frigid high, there is some moisture in the air, although much less than at warmer temperatures. Tiny ice crystals have been observed falling at temperatures as low as -53 degrees F.