Heavy snow and extreme cold freeze Western Washington on February 3, 1893.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 1/01/2000
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 2665

On February 3, 1893, heavy snow and extreme cold grips Western Washington. In Seattle, the temperature at Woodland Park stands at five degrees below zero and the ice on Green Lake is six inches thick.

A three-foot snow stopped all the streetcars in Seattle for several days and piles of snow from rooftops reached 12 feet in depth. On Front Street at the Sullivan Block a sign stuck in the deep snow read, "The Evergreen State -- Please Keep off the Grass" (Press-Times).


Sources:

J. Willis Sayre, This City of Ours (Seattle: Seattle School District No. 1, 1936), 73; "A Little More Snow," The Seattle Press-Times, February 6, 1893, p. 3.
Note: This file was expanded on September 14, 2004.


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