Veteran’s Day Weather Advisory & Closings

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Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11th, and with it come the usual holiday closures:

  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Most banks and credit unions
  • Most government offices
  • Post offices closed; no home-mail delivery
  • State liquor stores
  • Buses and ferry service will operate on regular schedules
  • The good news? No school, and parking meters won’t be enforced – so take the kids somewhere fun after paying tribute to a Vet!

Also, more severe weather is predicted for the area, with this warning coming from the gods at the National Weather Service:

Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Flood Watch for portions of western Washington… including the following counties… Grays Harbor… Clallam… Jefferson…Skagit… Whatcom… King… Kitsap… Lewis… Mason… Pierce…Snohomish…Thurston…

From Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night a series of fronts is expected to affect the region Tuesday into Wednesday with the potential for very heavy rains over the mountains.

The first front is expected to spread rain across western Washington early Tuesday. Snow levels will start out around 4000 feet then rise to near 6000 feet in the afternoon. This front is expected to produce anywhere between a half inch to one and a half inches of precipitation over the mountains.

A second… stronger front that has entrained tropical moisture will raise the freezing levels above 9000 feet and spread heavier rains across the area. The combination of a strong westerly wind in the mid levels of the atmosphere and abundant moisture is expected to produce very heavy rains along the west slopes of the Olympics and Cascades Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Rainfall amounts over the Olympics and Cascades Tuesday night into Wednesday morning are expected to exceed 3 inches with local areas along the west slopes exceeding 6 inches.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on the current forecasts. Residents in the watch area should be aware of the potential for significant rainfall that could lead to flooding and be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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