Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1003 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
1003 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY FOR
SNOQUALMIE AND STEVENS PASSES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR A COMBINATION OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW FOR
STEVENS AND SNOQUALMIE PASSES. THIS WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS...WILL DEPEND ON PRECIPITATION TYPE AND WILL
  GENERALLY BE SIGNIFICANT. AN INCH OR MORE OF ICE WILL LIKELY
  ACCUMULATE AND WILL BE COMBINED WITH PERIODS OF SLEET AND SNOW.

* AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SNOQUALMIE PASS AND STEVENS PASS.

* TIMING...TEMPERATURES AT ROAD LEVEL IN THE PASSES WILL REMAIN
  BELOW FREEZING WITH WINDS FROM THE EAST. TEMPERATURES AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...ABOVE 4500 FEET...WILL RISE TO LOWER 40S AT TIMES.
  TEMPERATURES EAST OF THE CASCADE CREST BELOW 4000 TO 5000 FEET
  WILL REMAIN WELL BELOW FREEZING THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL
  RESULT IN A COMBINATION OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW
  IS EXPECTED TODAY. PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME HEAVY TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SLEET. PRECIPITATION MAY
  TURN TO SNOW AT TIMES.

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY. CONDITIONS WILL POSSIBLY BECOME TREACHEROUS
  IN THE PASSES DUE TO ICE.

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. THE PASSES MAY CLOSE AT TIMES TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY DUE
TO AVALANCHE CONTROL.

&&

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WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE



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