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Snow on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. - Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald
Snow on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw.
— image credit: Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald

A covering of snow blanketed the Plateau area Friday morning, Dec. 20. The roads were slick and icy in spots.

The temperature at 6:30 p.m. was 31 degrees.

The National weather service predicted the snow will change to rain by the afternoon.

 

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
447 AM PST FRI DEC 20 2013

.OVERVIEW...A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW TO THE WESTERN
WASHINGTON LOWLANDS THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL CHANGE TO RAIN
OVER THE LOWLANDS BUT WILL INCREASE OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

WAZ505>507-510-202000-
/O.CON.KSEW.WW.Y.0026.000000T0000Z-131220T2000Z/
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-
EVERETT AND VICINITY-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-
447 AM PST FRI DEC 20 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST
TODAY...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...THE EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS...
  EVERETT AND VICINITY...WHIDBEY ISLAND AND THE PORT TOWNSEND
  AREA...AND WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY...INCLUDING BELLEVUE...
  EVERETT...ARLINGTON...MARYSVILLE...PORT TOWNSEND...MOUNT
  VERNON...AND OAK HARBOR.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CHANGE TO RAIN AROUND MIDDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO THREE INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER
  ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER HILLS AND
  TOWARDS THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE DRIVING...ESPECIALLY DURING
  THE MORNING COMMUTE.

* HAZARD TYPE...SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR THE WESTERN WASHINGTON
LOWLANDS WHEN 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY.

&&

$$

 


 

Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
703 AM PST FRI DEC 20 2013

WAZ503>512-514>517-201715-
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-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
703 AM PST FRI DEC 20 2013

.NOW...SNOW FALLING IN THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON IS
EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF TO OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW THROUGH 8 AM.

THE SNOW ENDED ALONG THE OUTER COAST BETWEEN 6 AND 7 AM AND CHANGED
TO RAIN. WARMER AIR IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INLAND THROUGH THE
MORNING TURNING THE SNOW IN THE INTERIOR TO RAIN.

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