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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
816 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>512-514-555-556-558-559-071315-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WS.A.0011.161208T1500Z-161209T1500Z/
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-SEATTLE AND VICINITY-BREMERTON AND VICINITY-
816 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH OVER
  WESTERN WASHINGTON ON THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. COLD AIR WILL
  BE IN PLACE AT THE SURFACE WHEN PRECIPITATION BEGINS. THE
  PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY TO BEGIN AS SNOW...THEN CHANGE TO RAIN.
  AROUND 12 HOURS OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE AT MOST LOCATIONS IN THE
  INTERIOR LOWLANDS. FOUR INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. THE
  HOOD CANAL AREA...WHERE STRONG EAST WINDS WILL ADD AN UPSLOPE
  COMPONENT TO THE SNOW...COULD GET SEVEN INCHES OR MORE. THE
  ONSET OF SNOW...AND THE CHANGE TO RAIN...WILL BE EARLIER IN THE
  SOUTH AND LATER IN THE NORTH. BY FRIDAY MORNING IT IS
  ANTICIPATED THAT SNOW WILL HAVE CHANGED TO RAIN EVERYWHERE.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

WAZ513-567>569-071315-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WS.A.0011.161209T0000Z-161210T0000Z/
OLYMPICS-CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES-
816 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...ONE TO TWO FEET OF NEW SNOW IS LIKELY IN THE CASCADES
  AND OLYMPICS THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL OVER THE PASSES WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED.
  THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE NEAR SEA LEVEL SO ALL AREAS OF THE
  MOUNTAINS WILL RECEIVE HEAVY SNOW...INCLUDING TOWNS AT LOW
  ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



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