It's November — and time for some heavy weather

As if on cue, a spate of wet, windy and (in some places) snowy weather is coming to the North Olympic Peninsula and Western Washington (the latter geography is made more important because of Thanksgiving travel).

Here are weather advisories straight from the National Weather Service. And for a good discussion on what's in store here and throughout the region, click on this link to our news partner, KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Heavy-weather-warnings-issued-for-W-Washington-179861291.html

Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and along the inner Strait of Juan de Fuca coastline:
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
425 AM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

WAZ001-503>519-190030-
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-
EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
OLYMPICS-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-
WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-
425 AM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

...AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THIS WEEK...

A SERIES OF WET PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEMS WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN
WASHINGTON IN QUICK SUCCESSION. THE TWO STRONGEST FRONTS IN THE
SERIES WILL AFFECT WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL FALL IN THE MOUNTAINS
BELOW THE SNOW LEVEL THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY. LANDSLIDES
ARE POSSIBLE AS UP TO 2.5 INCHES OF RAIN WILL FALL IN THE
LOWLANDS WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS GENERALLY AT THE COAST AND IN
THE INTERIOR FROM AROUND EVERETT SOUTHWARD.

WET AND LOCALLY WINDY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WITH MORE SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS. SNOW LEVELS ARE FORECAST NEAR
PASS LEVELS. A BRIEF LULL IN THE WEATHER IS POSSIBLE THANKSGIVING
DAY AND FRIDAY...BEFORE ANOTHER WET SYSTEM ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND.

Along the West End coast along the Pacific:
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
940 AM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

.A VIGOROUS FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE STRONG WINDS AT THE COAST
AND IN THE NORTH INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST ON MONDAY
AS ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVES INLAND.

WAZ516-517-190315-
/O.UPG.KSEW.WI.Y.0029.121118T2000Z-121119T0500Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.HW.W.0009.121118T2100Z-121119T0300Z/
/O.CON.KSEW.HW.A.0008.121119T1400Z-121120T0200Z/
NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
940 AM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
PST THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM PST
THIS EVENING. THE WIND ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...EXPOSED AREAS NEAREST THE COASTLINE
WILL LIKELY HAVE THE STRONGEST WINDS...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF
WESTPORT AND OCEAN SHORES.

* TIMING...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR FOR A FEW HOURS
CENTERED ON 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND
EASE LATE THIS EVENING. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL RISE AGAIN MONDAY
MORNING.

* WIND...SOUTHERLY SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
60 MPH ARE LIKELY. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN MONDAY
MORNING AND AFTERNOON...WITH SPEEDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...WINDS WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK TREES AND
BRANCHES DOWN. THIS CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY. LOCAL POWER
OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. USE CAUTION IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE
DURING HIGH WIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT
OR OCCURRING.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING WIND
EVENT.

Olympic Mountains:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
421 AM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

.TWO VIGOROUS FRONTAL SYSTEMS MOVING THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON
WILL BRING A MIX OF WINTER WEATHER TO THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES
TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE ON THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS
ROADS ABOVE 4500 FEET. SNOW WILL EVENTUALLY CHANGE TO RAIN IN THE
LOWER CASCADE PASSES AS THE STORM MOVES THROUGH...BUT FREEZING
RAIN IS POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

WAZ513-182030-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WW.Y.0033.121118T1221Z-121119T1400Z/
OLYMPICS-
421 AM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW FOR THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS ABOVE 4000
FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST MONDAY.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...HURRICANE RIDGE.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH
TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 11 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* MAIN IMPACT...WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVEL...THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE AROUND 3000 FEET
TODAY...THEN RISE TO 5000 TO 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS ISSUED WHEN 6 TO 11 INCHES
IS LIKELY TO FALL IN 12 HOURS.

Last modified: November 18. 2012 10:40AM
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