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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
937 AM PST MON NOV 22 2010
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EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
937 AM PST MON NOV 22 2010
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING
FOR THE SEATTLE...TACOMA...EVERETT METRO AREAS INCLUDING THE HOOD
CANAL AREA...THE KITSAP PENINSULA AND THE EASTERN PUGET SOUND
LOWLANDS...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR THE SEATTLE...TACOMA...EVERETT METRO AREAS INCLUDING THE HOOD
CANAL AREA...THE KITSAP PENINSULA AND THE EASTERN PUGET SOUND
LOWLANDS FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THIS AREA IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...EVERETT...GOLD BAR...SEATTLE... NORTH
BEND...BREMERTON...SHELTON...TACOMA...AND ENUMCLAW.
* TIMING...BANDS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS. THE SNOW WILL END LATER
THIS EVENING FROM THE NORTH...BUT SOME DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS
LIKELY TONIGHT AS NORTHERLY WINDS INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH AND
GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
* ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT 2 TO 6 INCH AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE QUITE VARIABLE AROUND THE AREA WITH
HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OCCURRING CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND
IN LOCALIZED BANDS AROUND THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND AREA.
* WIND...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON WILL
BECOME NORTH AND INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
THIS EVENING. THE GUSTY NORTH WINDS TONIGHT WILL CAUSE SOME
BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW. THE COMBINATION OF THE STRONG
WIND AND TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE LOWER 20S WILL GIVE WIND
CHILL VALUES OF 0 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...GUSTY WINDS NEAR 40 MPH COULD RESULT IN LOCAL POWER
OUTAGES...THUS CONSIDER ALTERNATE...BUT SAFE...SOURCES OF
HEAT IN CASE THIS OCCURS. OTHERWISE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
PLENTY OF EXTRA WARM CLOTHING OR BLANKETS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A WINTER STORM WARNINGS MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS OCCURRING
OR IMMINENT. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND PLAN
ACCORDINGLY.
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