Winter Storm Warning

Stay safe and warm this winter.

Last updated December 24, 2022, at 6:56 am

The National Weather Service has released a Winter Storm Watch warning. Impacts on our area include hazardous commute conditions due to snow and ice. For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1. 

Until the snow and ice clear, we are following these steps to ensure everyone's safety. More updates to follow – please check this page before you visit your Y.

❄️ Winter Tips ❄️

Stay up-to-date and warm this winter with these helpful resources. 

Our Inclement Weather Policy

The safety of our members, volunteers and staff is a top priority at the Y. While we make every effort to keep the Y open and programs running to serve our community, we may cancel programs, delay opening, or close the facility because of severe weather, unsafe driving conditions, or power outages. Operating decisions are based on weather alerts, school delays and closures, road conditions, and the ability of Y staff to operate the facility safely.

Delays and Closures Due to Weather

A decision on facility hours and program or class cancellations will be made as needed as conditions change. Closures will be determined on a case-by-case basis and announced with as much advance notice as possible. We will do our best to reschedule classes and/or programs that have been canceled. In the event we cannot reschedule a fee-based and in-branch program, we will follow our refund policy. See our policy >

Before and After School Programs

YMCA Before and After School programs run in conjunction with the school district. If a school is closed for inclement weather, the YMCA Before and After School program will be closed. If a school district runs two hours late, then YMCA programs will also run two hours late. If school is canceled during school hours, children will need to be picked up according to the school procedures for early closing. This also applies to schools canceling all after-school clubs and activities.

In the event that there is a weather issue on a day when school is not in session, but we are planning Y programs (e.g. Break Camp), we will make a decision by 5:30 a.m. the day of the program and communicate any delays or closures to parents and guardians.

We will communicate via email for updates on school closures as updates become available. You can also sign up to receive school closure and delay information from FlashAlert. Please ensure that your contact information is current and we have up-to-date phone numbers and emails. It might also be helpful to ensure you have additional authorized pickups near your program site.

Power Outages

It is the YMCA's policy to suspend facility activities if power is out for a period of 30 minutes or more without a sign of restoration. Staff will remain on site up until one hour has passed since the initial outage. They will reopen the facility if the power returns within one hour.

Lightning

For everyone's safety, if lightning is seen or thunder is heard, all pools, showers, steam rooms, and saunas will close until 30 minutes after the last reported strike. Outdoor activities may be relocated, delayed, or canceled due to nearby lightning strikes.

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