National Weather Service Releases ‘Winter Weather Advisory’: Snow Possible


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The National Weather Service released a “Winter Weather Advisory” just before Noon on Sunday, Nov. 21st, with a warning for possible snow showers in the greater Seattle/Tacoma/Everett area through Monday evening.

As if to prove just how tough it is to predict weather with much accuracy, this latest advisory goes against the previous ‘statement,’ which indicated that the only snow in the area would be between Olympia and Portland.

An increase in cold and wind is predicted for Monday, so be sure to wrap and winterize your outside pipes.

We’ve already seen some light flurries in Burien, have you? Please leave a Comment below or if you get any good pics, email us!

Here’s the full advisory:

Statement as of 11:57 AM PST on November 21, 2010

… A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through Monday evening…

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow showers. Windy weather will also develop by Monday afternoon and evening.

* Affected locations… include the greater Seattle Tacoma Everett Metro area.

* Accumulations… snow accumulations will be localized today… but 1 or 2 inches are possible… mainly north and east of Seattle. Scattered snow showers or flurries are expected tonight. 1 to 3 inches of snow is forecast for Monday. Stay tuned to updated forecasts as the weather system for Monday develops.

* Wind… breezy northerly winds of 15 to 25 mph will develop this evening… then diminish again through Monday morning. However Monday afternoon should see the north wind rising to 20 to 30 mph with local gusts to 40 mph. Temperatures will fall Monday afternoon and night… with wind chill temperatures in the teens Monday evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that winter weather will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while driving. Carry warm clothes if driving in case of travel delays.

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