Snow expected Friday: Latest advisory from National Weather Service

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

319 PM PST THU NOV 18 2010

…LOWLAND SNOW EXPECTED FRIDAY PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON…

.A LOW PRESSURE CENTER LOCATED ABOUT 260 MILES WEST OF THE

WASHINGTON COAST IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST

FRIDAY MORNING THEN LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE DAY. THIS WILL SPREAD

PRECIPITATION NORTH ACROSS THE REGION WHILE COOL AIR IS BEING

DRAWN INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTH. THIS COOLER AIR WILL SPILL

OUT ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR…SLIP DOWN THE

EAST SIDE OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA AND ALSO OUT THROUGH THE

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA.

THIS COMBINATION IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE ACCUMULATING SNOW

SHOWERS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE HOOD CANAL AREA…STRAIT OF JUAN DE

FUCA…THE SAN JUANS AND WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY DURING THE DAY

FRIDAY…MAINLY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN. AS THE LOW CENTER MOVES

NORTH DURING THE DAY FRIDAY…THE SHOWERS WILL CHANGE BACK TO

RAIN SHOWERS MOST AREAS WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF WESTERN

WHATCOM COUNTY.

OTHER PARTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON ARE EXPECTED TO GET RAIN SHOWERS

WITH SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE ABOVE 500 FEET AREAS NORTH OF TACOMA

AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS.

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SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-

EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-

319 PM PST THU NOV 18 2010

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM PST FRIDAY

FOR WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY…THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS AND THE STRAIT

OF JUAN DE FUCA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY…THE SAN JUAN

ISLANDS AND THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA FOR SNOW WHICH IS IN

EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM PST FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…THE FRASIER RIVER VALLEY INCLUDING

THE BELLINGHAM AREA AND THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS AND STRAIT OF JUAN

DE FUCA…MAINLY AWAY FROM THE WATER.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A TRACE TO 3 INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE

500 FEET.

* WIND…NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.

* TIMING…BEGINNING MID TO LATE MORNING AND ENDING EARLY EVENING

HOURS. LIGHT SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE INTO THE LATE

EVENING HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED

VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

CERNIGLIA

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HOOD CANAL AREA-

319 PM PST THU NOV 18 2010

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 2 PM PST FRIDAY

FOR THE HOOD CANAL AREA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE HOOD CANAL FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT

FROM 6 AM TO 2 PM PST FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…THE HOOD CANAL FROM SHELTON NORTH

TO PORT LUDLOW

* ACCUMULATIONS…A TRACE TO ONE INCH NEAR THE WATER AND 1 TO 4

INCHES HILLTOPS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE CLOSE TO

THE OLYMPICS.

* WIND…NORTH TO NORTHEAST TO 10 MPH BECOMING SOUTH IN THE

AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…BEGINNING NEAR DAWN WITH THE SHOWERS CHANGING TO RAIN

EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED

VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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