Snowbound on Whidbey

In an unusual occurrence, North Whidbey was treated with a White Christmas this year, while South Whidbey residents woke up...

In an unusual occurrence, North Whidbey was treated with a White Christmas this year, while South Whidbey residents woke up to snow the following morning.

Kids, families, wildlife and “snow-maids” alike took advantage of the snowy conditions and embraced the cold.

Weather data from Washington State University’s Coupeville station showed that temperatures dropped as low as 11 degrees on Monday. The Langley station measured a minimum of 14.4 degrees.

The below-freezing temperatures are expected to stick around the rest of this week.

So might the snow on the ground.

More photos of the snow can be seen on page 8.

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Photo by Diane Jhueck
A barred owl visits the backyard of South Whidbey resident Diane Jhueck Sunday during the snowstorm.

Photo by Diane Jhueck A barred owl visits the backyard of South Whidbey resident Diane Jhueck Sunday during the snowstorm.

Photo by Scott Price
Karen Price, left, and Lydia Price sled down a hill in the backyard of their Coupeville home.

Photo by Scott Price Karen Price, left, and Lydia Price sled down a hill in the backyard of their Coupeville home.

Top left, many of Whidbey Island’s black-tail deer ventures out in the snow over the weekend. 
At left, view of the snowy trees includes Wind Shear, created by Jeff Kahn, at the Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville.

Top left, many of Whidbey Island’s black-tail deer ventures out in the snow over the weekend. At left, view of the snowy trees includes Wind Shear, created by Jeff Kahn, at the Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville.

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Top left, many of Whidbey Island’s black-tail deer ventures out in the snow over the weekend. At left, view of the snowy trees includes Wind Shear, created by Jeff Kahn, at the Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville.

Photo by Pam Headridge
<em>Snow covers a North Whidbey road at sunrise.</em>

Photo by Pam Headridge Snow covers a North Whidbey road at sunrise.