Kyle Jensen / The Record Dylan McKnight makes a snow angel after sledding downhill at Community Park.

They dreamed of snow on South Whidbey, and so it came to be

Many South Enders got what they hoped for when they woke up to a blanket of snow Friday morning.

“We were monitoring the forecast all night,” Langley resident Tracy McKnight said. “We were dressed before the sun came up this morning because we knew we got some snow.”

The snow started to fall shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday night and continued to fall until around 6 a.m. The night’s snowfall left a roughly one- to three-inch blanket over South Whidbey, providing an ample opportunity for little ones and their families to hop on their sleds and take a joyride.

Despite the slick roads, South Whidbey Fire/EMS didn’t report any vehicle incidents Thursday night or Friday morning. Still, there was enough snow for eager sledders.

The opportunity to make snow angels and incite snowball fights was increased due to South Whidbey School District schools starting two hours late. Some South End residents used the time to head over to Community Park with their little ones and dogs to take advantage of the steep hill near Castle Park, which is perfect for sledding. For one German Shepherd puppy named Rason, this was his first time seeing the falling white powder.

“This is the sledding spot,” Langley resident Tracy McKnight said. “We’re always the first ones at Castle Park when it snows, but this is Rason’s first snow!”

Kyle Jensen / The Record Tracy McKnight and her daughter Sadie McKnight race their German Shepherd puppy, Rason.

More in News

Sailor shoots man, himself

A Navy man shot another man and then himself in Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Trooper, ranger try to prevent man from jumping off bridge

A trooper with the Washington State Patrol and a ranger with State… Continue reading

Valetta Faye will perform at Ott & Murphy Wines in Langley.
Singing sensation comes to South Whidbey

Singing is her passion, music is her soul. That’s singer Valetta Faye’s… Continue reading

Shhh…it’s a surprise party for old-timer Bill Lanning

Friends, customers invited to celebrate former owner of Bill’s Feed Tack

Retail sales grew in Island County, Langley

New numbers released by the state Department of Revenue show that Island… Continue reading

Hometown Heroes gets second book

Hometown Hero Book 2 is in the works. All money will go… Continue reading

Bayview Nights Car Show set

Safe Ride Home is holding the 2018 Cool Bayview Nights Car Show… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Garden Tour highlights five homes

Tickets still available for Saturday event

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                Florida resident Dale Mickler appears in Island County Superior Court Monday with attorney Morgan Gierhart, a public defender with Island Defense.
Woman, 64, accused of attempted kidnapping

A 64-year-old woman is accused of grabbing a child and running away… Continue reading

Most Read