URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA...633 AM PST... WED JAN 18 2012

posted Jan 18, 2012, 9:16 AM by smike@guemesfire.org   [ updated Jan 18, 2012, 9:17 AM ]

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY BRINGING WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

 

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...BELLINGHAM...LYNDEN...FRIDAY HARBOR...ANACORTES...MOUNT VERNON...PORT ANGELES...

 

* TIMING...TODAY...

 

* WIND...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY OVER WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY AND THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS...

 

* WIND CHILL...FALLING TO NEAR ZERO DEGREES IN WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY AND THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS.

 

* MAIN IMPACT...EXPECT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

 

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE AREA...CARRY AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT.. FOOD...WATER...AND BLANKETS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

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