Winter might just be returning to the PNW. Things are starting to look up. The graph below shows the predicted snowfall (in inches) between now and Thursday evening. The white oval to the southeast of Tacoma is Mt. Rainier. Crystal Mountain lies to the east and slight north, somewhere in the 11″ to 32″ line. That seems a bit too-good-to-be-true, but a foot of new would make a huge difference. My fingers are officially crossed.