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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
453 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>512-514-555-556-558-559-080100-
/O.CON.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-
453 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS 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. WITH COLD AIR
  ALREADY IN PLACE AT THE SURFACE WHEN PRECIPITATION BEGINS...THE
  PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY TO BEGIN AS SNOW AND THEN CHANGE TO
  RAIN. UP TO 12 HOURS OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE AT MOST LOCATIONS
  IN THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS...WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF FOUR
  INCHES OR MORE POSSIBLE. THE HOOD CANAL AREA...WHERE STRONG EAST
  WINDS WILL ADD AN UPSLOPE COMPONENT TO THE SNOW...COULD SEE
  ACCUMULATIONS EXCEED SEVEN INCHES. THE ONSET OF SNOW...AND THE
  CHANGE TO RAIN...WILL BE EARLIER IN THE SOUTH AND LATER IN THE
  NORTH. IT IS EXPECTED THAT BY FRIDAY MORNING THE TRANSITION FROM
  SNOW TO RAIN WILL HAVE OCCURRED EVERYWHERE.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED AS ROADWAY SURFACE
  CONDITIONS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY.

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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