WEATHER: 2-6″ Of Snow Wed./Thurs.? Plus, Webcams To Watch Snowfall


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Cars drive through the intersection of SW 152nd and 10th SW after a squall of sleet hit Olde Burien Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

The National Weather Service released their latest urgent, ALL CAPS Winter Storm Warning Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 22), with revised predictions of 2-6-inches of snow falling beginning late tonight and continuing through Thursday morning.

There’s even mention of “Thunder Snow” in some forecasts, so this system could be somewhat dramatic (and fun if you dig snowstorms).

Here’s the latest warning in its ALL CAPS entirety:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 331 PM PST TUE FEB 22 2011

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PST THURSDAY FOR THE SEATTLE TACOMA METRO AREA…THE KITSAP PENINSULA…THE LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY…THE NORTH AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COAST…AND THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE SEATTLE TACOMA METRO AREA…THE KITSAP PENINSULA…THE LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY…THE NORTH AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COAST…AND THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PST THURSDAY.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…SEATTLE…TACOMA…OLYMPIA…CHEHALIS…SHELTON… HOQUIAM… AND FORKS.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* TIMING…WHILE BRIEF SLUSHY ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN SHOWERS THROUGH MUCH OF TONIGHT…THE MAIN PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OVER THE AREA DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE SNOW MAY CONTINUE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING FOR FURTHER ACCUMULATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNINGS MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS…WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

If you’re wondering if any snow is falling yet, we’ve made it easy for you – just check out The B-Town Blog’s collection of webcams from around the area:

I-5 at 178th

I-5 at 188th

I-5 at 200th

Hwy 99 at West Marginal Way

Seahurst Park Beach Webcam

Wag the Dog Dogcam #2:

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