Snow blankets Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains south of Port Angeles on Saturday after the first major snowfall of the season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Snow blankets Klahhane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains south of Port Angeles on Saturday after the first major snowfall of the season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

First snow of season

Hurricane Ridge gets 1-2 inches

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Hurricane Ridge received 1-2 inches of snow in the first snowfall of the season, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow fell overnight Friday and early Saturday morning. Olympic National Park closed Hurricane Ridge Road and Deer Park Road at 5 p.m. Friday.

The parks’ hotline at 360-565-3131 said that at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, the Hurricane Ridge Road remained closed above the Heart O’the Hills campground due to snow, along with the Deer Park and Obstruction Point roads.

Although the Cascades and several mountain passeswere expected to get a little more snow overnight Saturday, the Olympic Mountains — including Hurricane Ridge — aren’t likely to get more snow until later this week.

“It looks like it will be pretty dry now, so the next chance for precipitation is probably Tuesday night,” said Johnny Burg, meteorologist at the Seattle office of the National Weather Service.

To check snow levels, see www.nwac.us. To hear the parks’ latest report, dial 360-565-3131.

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