Winter was coming! Seattle snow and HBO show among Google’s top trending search terms in 2019


Snowpocalypse! A skier makes his way up a street in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood after a winter storm in February. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Winter was a hot topic when it came to Google searches in 2019 — whether it was coming to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” or dumping snow on Seattle during a major February storm.

The topics, both the title of the popular fantasy TV series and “seattle snow,” were among the top 10 trending searches for Seattle this year, according to Google. The search giant released its 19th annual Year in Search early Wednesday, showcasing the people, places, events and topics that captured attention around the world.

Along with fallingsnow, Seattle searchers also checked in on the fallout from that rare weather event — “Seattle school closures.” And they went to Google for “Seattle earthquake” info, too, most likely after a 4.6 quake was felt in the region on July 12.

Here’s the complete top 10, with a couple geeky items in the mix such as “Captain Marvel,” the superhero flick that dropped last March, and “Disney Plus,” the latest streaming service battling for our TV attention. The deaths of hip-hop star Nipsey Hussell and “Beverly Hills 90210” star Luke Perry also registered with Seattle searchers.

  • Game of Thrones
  • Notre Dame
  • Antonio Brown
  • Seattle Snow
  • Seattle Earthquake
  • Disney Plus
  • Nipsey Hussle
  • Captain Marvel
  • Luke Perry
  • Seattle School Closures


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