Winter Weather Advisory

posted Jan 11, 2011, 8:16 AM by smike@guemesfire.org

...336 AM PST TUE JAN 11 2011

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

4 AM PST WEDNESDAY FOR THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS...WESTERN SKAGIT

COUNTY...ADMIRALTY INLET AREA...EVERETT AND VICINITY...EAST PUGET SOUND

LOWLANDS...SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA...TACOMA AREA...AND STRAIT OF

JUAN DE FUCA..

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS...WESTERN SKAGIT

COUNTY...ADMIRALTY INLET AREA...EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS...EVERETT

AND VICINITY...SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA...TACOMA AREA...AND STRAIT

OF JUAN DE FUCA FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THIS

AREA IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO THREE INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE.

  LOCALLY HEAVIER ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE CASCADE

  FOOTHILLS.

 

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CHANGE TO RAIN

  AFTER MIDNIGHT.

 

* IMPACTS...EXPECT WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

 

* MAJOR IMPACT...SNOW IS LIKELY TO START FALLING DURING THE

  AFTERNOON COMMUTE PERIOD. PEOPLE SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER

  FINISHING THEIR AFTERNOON COMMUTE EARLY TODAY IF AT ALL

  POSSIBLE.

 

* FREEZING RAIN...THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN

  DURING THE CHANGE FROM SNOW TO RAIN. FREEZING RAIN IS EVEN

  WORSE FOR DRIVERS THAN SNOW.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

 

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR

FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR

SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE

DRIVING.

 

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