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  NEW Winter Weather Watch

More snow is forecasted to fall in our area today and tonight - with a potential of heavy snow Tuesday night into Wednesday, according to a new weather watch posted by the National Weather Service today. The statement reads:

.AN UPPER LEVEL WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS WESTERN
WASHINGTON TODAY GIVING LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS TO THE AREA. AN
ARCTIC FRONT WILL LIKELY DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE INTERIOR OF
WESTERN WASHINGTON LATER TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING AND MAY GIVE
HEAVY SNOW TO THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. THERE REMAINS A
POTENTIAL FOR A MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE LOWLANDS LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY OR WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...
...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...OLYMPIA...CHEHALIS...MONTESANO.

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY OR WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IN SHOWERS TODAY
  AND ANOTHER INCH OR TWO TONIGHT. THERE REMAINS THE POTENTIAL FOR
  SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY OR WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT...EXPECT TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE
WINTER WEATHER. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WATCH AREA...CARRY AN
EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...WATER...AND BLANKETS IN CASE OF
EMERGENCY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS ISSUED FOR THE LOWLANDS WHEN
1 TO 3 INCHES IS LIKELY TO FALL IN 12 HOURS.




 

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