Freezing spells don't often hit the Puget Sound Lowlands.
Looking out from the front porch, the roads don't look as bad of riding conditions as last January's storm that actually sheeted the city streets with white ice. The main roads should be ice free and city crews were spreading deicer yesterday. I grew up in Upper Michigan so riding snow is no big deal, but it is significant when it happens in the Northwest.
Sometimes the snow and ice persists, this cold snap looks like a major one for the Northwest and any precip will be freezing at the surface for the next week.The cold is going to persist thru the next predicted major front, bringing more snow and freezing rain to the area.
I put the Hakkapeliittas on the CrossCheck and will be heading out in an hour for the morning commute.