‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″


The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday afternoon.

Get your snow gear ready folks and check out the map below – we’re in ‘Area 2’ and the weather peeps say that not only is 5 – 8″ of the white stuff likely – with some areas receiving up to a foot(!) – we’ll also experience wind gusts from 20-35 mph.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8
inches possible. There remains some uncertainty in the details
as a few areas could see a foot of snow while a few other
locations may only see 2-4 inches. Windy conditions will develop
late Friday night into Saturday with north winds 20 to 35 mph.
Temperatures late Friday night through Saturday will fall
through the 20s.

* WHERE…Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bremerton, Bellevue, North
Bend, Redmond, and Kent.

* WHEN…From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
Heaviest snowfall accumulations are most likely Friday night
into Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to
impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Here’s the latest forecast:

  • Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 18 and 28. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
  • Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Friday: Snow. High near 35. Wind chill values between 20 and 29. East southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Friday Night: Snow. Low around 29. Wind chill values between 16 and 21. North northeast wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Saturday: Snow. High near 31. North northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
  • Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Monday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
  • Monday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Tuesday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
  • Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
  • Wednesday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.


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