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National Weather Service special weather statement for freezing temperatures on Plateau

The National Weather Service released a special weather statement for freezing overnight temperatures in the teens.

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
313 PM PST WED FEB 5 2014

WAZ001-503>519-061300-
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-
313 PM PST WED FEB 5 2014

...COLD TEMPERATURES CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY...
...LOWLAND SNOW POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND...

A COLD AIR MASS OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COMBINED WITH DRY
LOW LEVEL OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO BRING BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES TO WESTERN WASHINGTON. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM
THE TEENS TO 20S. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY REACH THE LOW TO
MID 30S. THIS IS 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

MOISTURE WILL SPREAD OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON SATURDAY OR SATURDAY
NIGHT AS A WARM FRONT MOVES INLAND. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY
BEGIN AS SNOW SINCE THE LOW LEVEL AIR MASS WILL STILL REMAIN COLD.
THERE WILL THEN BE A TRANSITION FROM SNOW TO RAIN ON SUNDAY AS
WARMER MARINE AIR SURGES INLAND.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME...THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTIES IN
IN THE WEATHER MODELS AS THE EXACT TIMING AND SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR
THIS EVENT ARE UNCLEAR. STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST BROADCASTS FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OR VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE FOR
UPDATES ON THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND.
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