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Snohomish Co. Opens Cold Weather Shelter

Snohomish County is opening an emergency Cold Weather Shelter from Sunday through Tuesday as temperatures are expected to hover around freezing for the next few nights, according to the National Weather Service.

Snohomish County announced Sunday that it is opening an emergency Cold Weather Shelter from Sunday through Tuesday as temperatures are expected to hover around freezing for the next few nights.

Residents, homeless citizens and anyone in need will be picked up at Lynnwood City Hall with transportation to the shelter provided at 7 p.m. sharp on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights and returned to city hall at 7 a.m. the following morning.

The shelter, hosted by the South Snohomish County Cold Weather Shelter, will provide a warm place to sleep, dinner, breakfast, sack lunch, according to a news release.

The forecast for Edmonds over the next few nights, according to the National Weather Service, calls for clouds and fog with highs around 40F and lows hovering around the freezing mark, 32-33F.

Here's the NWS forecast for the next few days:

  • This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • New Year's Day: Areas of fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 42. North wind 3 to 8 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
  • Wednesday: Areas of fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 41.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
S Wright December 31, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Are volunteers needed for this?
Margaret Santjer December 31, 2012 at 08:31 PM
We're checking and will post what we find out, S Wright.
mark waldin January 03, 2013 at 04:33 PM
We are always in need of volunteers for the shelter and would welcome inquiries. Please contact Mark Waldin at 425 419 7938. We are also interested in groups that might like to form a team to help!
Margaret Santjer January 03, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Thanks, Mark.
Tessas21 January 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM
where do we go to learn if the shelter is open for the night??? Susan
Margaret Santjer January 13, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Susan, call this number, 425-778-2159, ext. 296, and the recording will list if it's open. I just dialed it now, though, and it says it was open Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12. I don't believe it has been updated today. I've also left a message for Mark Waldin. We'll post more if we can get an update.

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