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Seattle headed for the longest stretch of cold weather in nearly two decades December 14, 2008

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Seattle headed for the longest stretch of cold weather in nearly two decades

From Global Freeze, December 14, 2008

Seattle: Below-freezing temperatures expected to last a week

The Seattle area could be headed for the longest stretch of cold weather in nearly two decades, and one of the longest on record, with a week of below-freezing temperatures.

By Linda Shaw
Seattle Times staff reporter

The potential record-breaking cold temperatures predicted to hit the Seattle area start today — and now it looks like frigid temperatures might stick around for quite a while.

The Seattle area could be headed for the longest stretch of cold weather in nearly two decades, and one of the longest on record, said Jay Albrecht, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The good news is that the low-pressure system that was supposed to turn Friday’s rain into snow ended up 100 miles farther north than anticipated.

But that doesn’t mean the potential for problems also headed north.

The main forecast can be summed up in one word: cold.

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