Left-right: Zack, Ray, and Emi Bennight, smile for a photo with Jeff, Kelly, and Karis Cox next to their colorful snow creation of Kirby. Photo courtesy of Zack Bennight

Left-right: Zack, Ray, and Emi Bennight, smile for a photo with Jeff, Kelly, and Karis Cox next to their colorful snow creation of Kirby. Photo courtesy of Zack Bennight

Residents show how to spend snow days in Federal Way

Over a foot of snow fell in the Puget Sound area over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Federal Way residents made the best of this past weekend’s snowstorm.

A quick appearance of snowfall in the Puget Sound resulted in a total of 12.4 inches Friday night through Sunday morning, Feb. 12-14, at Sea-Tac Airport, where the official totals are measured for the area by the National Weather Service.

The storm started slowly with 2.2 inches on Friday before 8.9 inches fell Saturday and another 1.3 inches on Sunday before conditions warmed up and returned to a more typical winter day in the Puget Sound region.

Around town, residents trekked through the snow to local sledding spots, handcrafted frozen creations in their front lawns, and captured plenty of images to remember the snowy weekend.

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Darius, 5, Kayden, 3, and Toamalama, 3, enjoy the snow day with their snowman. Photo courtesy of Frances S. Papatu

Darius, 5, Kayden, 3, and Toamalama, 3, enjoy the snow day with their snowman. Photo courtesy of Frances S. Papatu

Nine-year-old Aarron Schild stands on top of a massive snowball in Federal Way during last weekend’s snowstorm. Photo courtesy of Kari Sandstrom Schild

Nine-year-old Aarron Schild stands on top of a massive snowball in Federal Way during last weekend’s snowstorm. Photo courtesy of Kari Sandstrom Schild

With help from the snow, Lori Montoya Brazel brought to life the “Kraken” of Steel Lake in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Lori Montoya Brazel

With help from the snow, Lori Montoya Brazel brought to life the “Kraken” of Steel Lake in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Lori Montoya Brazel

Amisyn Zancanella hits a rough landing while sledding in Federal Way.Photo courtesy of Amanda Zancanella Judd

Amisyn Zancanella hits a rough landing while sledding in Federal Way.Photo courtesy of Amanda Zancanella Judd

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