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Winter Storm Watch for Plateau | National Weather Service

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
410 AM PST THU DEC 19 2013

.OVERVIEW...A FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING SNOW TO THE LOWLANDS
LATER TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIIONS
POSSIBLE FROM ABOUT TACOMA NORTHWARD. SNOW WILL CHANGE TO RAIN BY
AFTERNOON.

WAZ001-503-505>511-200015-
/O.CON.KSEW.WS.A.0009.131220T0600Z-131221T0000Z/
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-
TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
410 AM PST THU DEC 19 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* HAZARD TYPE...SNOW.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS FROM ABOUT TACOMA
  NORTHWARD.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...THE BEST CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING...STARTING A LITTLE BEFORE SUNRISE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SLIPPERY ROADS...
  ESPECIALLY DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

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.
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