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Snow falling on Whidbey

Oak Harbor resident Michael Zylinski walks across Pioneer Way Tuesday morning while a blast of high-speed wind and snow blow through town.   - Nathan Whalen/Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor resident Michael Zylinski walks across Pioneer Way Tuesday morning while a blast of high-speed wind and snow blow through town.
— image credit: Nathan Whalen/Whidbey News-Times

A scattering of snow and high-speed winds didn’t seem to hamper people from going about their business Tuesday morning.

Oak Harbor resident Michael Zylinski was busy walking down Pioneer Way shopping while Old Town Mall owner Frank Scelzi kept working outdoors on his building. Others were getting food from the nearby North Whidbey Help House while still others turned their collars to the wind and darted into nearby restaurants and stores.

The blustery weather is a far cry from the foot or so of snow that fell in late December, which forced schools to close and delayed businesses during the busy holiday season.

The Tuesday morning snow, like the hail that poured from the sky Monday, didn’t seem to be sticking around.

Weather forecasts called for 31 mph wind gusts and a low of 33 degrees. The Keystone ferry was halted late Tuesday morning due to high winds.

The wind is predicted to die down and partly sunny skies are expected to greet islanders later this week. Forecasts for Thursday and Friday call for partly sunny skies, highs in the mid 40s and minimal wind.

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