Bothell Snow

Forecasts call for cold weather and the possibility of lowland snow

Dec. 2, 2016
Starting Sunday, Dec. 4, the National Weather Service is forecasting cold temperatures and the possibility of snow in the convergence zone, including Bothell. Sunday night into Monday, widespread lowland snow is possible. Snow accumulations are anticipated to be less than half an inch. The chance of snow showers continues through Tuesday and nighttime temperatures could dip into the 20s Monday and Tuesday nights.
Check current forecasts.

The City of Bothell is ready, are you? 

Crews preparing for snow and ice

Public Works crews are preparing to respond in case of snow or ice. Crews have been briefed on weather forecasts and attended refresher training on snow and ice equipment operations. Equipment and supplies have been prepared for winter operations, including:
  • 3 dump trucks fitted with snow plows and sanders 
  • A small sander truck and an anti-icing skid truck
  • 3 backhoes and one small tractor 
  • Road salt and sand stockpiles were topped off:
    • 280 ton of sand
    • 100 ton of road salt
    • 6,000 gallons of anti-ice liquid
snow plow

Know what's happening

  • Sign up for emergency alerts, a local alert system.
  • Tune in to local media for forecast updates and current information. 
  • Check our social media sites. We're using #BothellSnow16

Be prepared

Learn how to prepare for emergencies to safeguard yourself and your family.


  • Be sure you have a disaster kit, including flashlights with extra batteries.
  • If roads are snowy or icy, don't drive unless you need to. 
  • Use City snow routes if possible. The City has prioritized which roads will be plowed first. 
  • Follow winter weather safety tips (PDF)
  • Stay safe in winter weather (PDF)
  • Stay away from downed power lines and sagging trees with broken limbs.
  • Never use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues, or propane heaters for indoor heating. Doing so can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. These can also increase the risk of fire.
  • Generators should only be operated outdoors, and far from open windows and vents.
  • Prevent frozen pipes (PDF) 
  • Know before you go: Snow plow routes
  • Heed winter safety tips (PDF)
  • Prevent frozen pipes (PDF) 
  • Know before you go: Snow plow routes
  • Heed winter safety tips (PDF)
  • Who to call for help

    To report power outages, contact your local utility provider:

    • Puget Sound Energy - 1-888-225-5773
    • Snohomish County PUD - 425-783-1001 or 1-877-783-1001
    • Do not call 911 to report power outages.

    To report emergencies, including trees down over roads:

    • Call 911. City crews will respond when they're able and it is safe to do so.

    For non-emergencies:

    • Call Bothell Police at 425-486-1254. This number is staffed 24/7.

    Traffic information (Washington State): 

    • Call 5-1-1

    Social services: 

    • Call 2-1-1

    Will weather affect my garbage pickup? 

    Check your waste hauler's website for updates: