National Weather Service Says ‘Snow Showers Can Be Expected’ This Week


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The National Weather Service released a “Special Weather Statement” on Sunday (Feb. 20), warning that “snow showers can be expected on The Lowlands this week.”

“Snow levels will be near 1000 feet by Tuesday morning…” reads the statement. “However heavy showers will likely drag the snow levels down to sea level.”

As you may recall from the last round of “Special Weather Statements,” these predictions are not always correct. However, consider yourself warned – here’s the actual statement in its entirety:

Statement as of 10:05 PM PST on February 20, 2011

… Snow showers can be expected on The Lowlands this week…

A colder air mass will settle over the region by Friday… resulting in lowering snow levels across the area. Snow levels will be near 1000 feet by Tuesday morning… however heavy showers will likely drag the snow levels down to sea level. This will be the case Monday night with the Puget Sound convergence zone that is expected to develop near the King and Snohomish County border. By Thursday morning… the snow levels will be down to sea level. Thus… any precipitation that falls Wednesday night and Thursday will be in the form of snow.

Accumulating snowfall is most likely to occur with the Puget Sound convergence zone or with any shower bands that develop this week. It was still too early to tell exactly how much snow will fall but the potential exists for a least a few inches with the heavy or persistent shower bands.

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