Weather Advisory - Major Snow and Winter Storm Event...

posted Jan 16, 2012, 12:29 PM by smike@guemesfire.org
National Weather Service...1017 AM PST MON JAN 16 2012

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST TUESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHTTHROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST TUESDAY. A WINTER STORM WATCH CONTINUES FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

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

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT 3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. SNOW LATE TONIGHT MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY 20 TO 30 MPH NORTHEAST WINDS ACCOMPANIED BY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THERE CONTINUES TO BE THE POTENTIAL FOR A SIGNIFICANT SNOW EVENT WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* MAIN IMPACT...EXPECT TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED FOR THE LOWLANDS WHEN 4 INCHES OF SNOW OR MORE IS LIKELY WITHIN 12 HOURS. HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER... 

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

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