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‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch [1]‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday afternoon.

Get your snow gear ready folks and check out the map below – we’re in ‘Area 2’ and the weather peeps say not only is 5 – 8″ of the white stuff is likely – with some areas receiving up to a foot(!) – and we’ll also experience wind gusts from 20-35 mph.

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…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8
inches possible. There remains some uncertainty in the details
as a few areas could see a foot of snow while a few other
locations may only see 2-4 inches. Windy conditions will develop
late Friday night into Saturday with north winds 20 to 35 mph.
Temperatures late Friday night through Saturday will fall
through the 20s.

* WHERE…Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bremerton, Bellevue, North
Bend, Redmond, and Kent.

* WHEN…From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
Heaviest snowfall accumulations are most likely Friday night
into Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to
impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Here’s the latest forecast:

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