The weather outside was (briefly) frightful.
According to the National Weather Service, Olympia got 1.8 inches of snow Sunday into Monday. Areas to the north got more, including 2.8 inches in Bellevue, 3.1 inches in Kent and 3.2 inches in Seattle.
A winter weather advisory Sunday covered the lowlands of Thurston County, western Lewis County, eastern Grays Harbor County and southwest Mason County.
The snow and below-freezing temperatures made for rough driving conditions Sunday night. KOMO reports on dozens of crashes and road closures as snow fell across the region.
State Patrol said the weather was a factor in a crash that killed a 62-year-old woman on Route 507 near Roy on Sunday.
Olympia had a chance of rain and snow showers on Christmas with less than a half inch possible. The rest of the week had rain likely.
The official definition of a white Christmas in the U.S. is 1 inch of snow on the ground at 7 a.m. on Christmas.