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Friday, November 13, 2009

Winter Weather Watch

...ACTIVE WEATHER DAY EXPECTED FRIDAY...

A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT WILL PASS SOUTHEAST ACROSS WESTERN
WASHINGTON FRIDAY MORNING...BRINGING RAIN...MOUNTAIN SNOWS...LOCALLY
WINDY CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLY SNOW SHOWERS TO PARTS OF THE
LOWLANDS.

SOUTH WINDS IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT
INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...MAINLY ALONG THE COAST AND PARTS OF
THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR INCLUDING THE ADMIRALTY INLET REGION. WIND
SPEEDS IN THOSE AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH A
FEW GUSTS TO 45 MPH...MAINLY IN AND AROUND THE ISLAND COUNTY AREA.
AFTER THE FRONT PASSES...WINDS WILL BECOME WEST TO SOUTHWEST DOWN
THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND ACROSS THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR
BEFORE DIMINISHING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WHILE BELOW WIND
ADVISORY CRITERIA...WIND OF THIS STRENGTH COULD BLOW DOWN A FEW
TREE LIMBS HERE AND THERE WITH ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.

COLDER AIR WILL SURGE IN BEHIND THE FRONT AND LOWER ALREADY LOW
SNOW LEVELS ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE MORNING HOURS AHEAD OF
THE FRONT THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE AROUND 1500 TO 2000 FEET. THE
SNOW LEVEL WILL THEN GRADUALLY DROP THROUGH THE DAY TO AROUND 500
FEET BY EVENING. THIS MEANS SOME OF THE HIGHEST HILLS AROUND THE
REGION COULD SEE A FEW SNOW SHOWERS LATE FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY
EVENING. HOWEVER...OUTSIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS OR THE IMMEDIATE
CASCADE FOOTHILLS...LITTLE TO NO SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

DRY AND TRANQUIL WEATHER WILL RETURN TO THE REGION LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

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