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Watch the snow fall in time-lapse video from Seattle

Time lapse video shows inches of snow falling on a city where winter is typically wet, not white.

 

Msnbc.com's Jim Seida and John Brecher placed time-lapse cameras on an apartment building rooftop, inside a retirement community, near a potted plant and in one of their own living rooms to capture a rare lowland Pacific Northwest snowfall. While only inches fell in Seattle despite forecasts that called for bigger accumulation, areas south of the city and near the mountains received feet of the white stuff.

 

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