Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Not Again!

Well, not quite, but...
Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 3:38 PM PST on November 24, 2010
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 1 PM PST Thursday for the The Lowlands of western Washington... except the far north part...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for The Lowlands of western Washington... except for the far north part... for light snow... sleet... and freezing rain. The advisory is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 1 PM PST Thursday.

* Some affected locations...
Strait of Juan de Fuca... including Port Angeles and Sequim. Admiralty Inlet area... including Port Townsend and Whidbey Island.
Greater Puget Sound region... including Seattle Tacoma
Everett Bremerton and Bellevue.
Southwest interior... including Olympia and Centralia.
Washington coast... including Aberdeen and Forks. {Take that, sparkly vampires!}

* Accumulations... around an inch or less of light snow and sleet.

* Timing... there is a chance of light snow... flurries... or even light freezing rain tonight. Snow is likely late tonight...continuing through mid morning on the coast and about midday, farther inland on Thanksgiving... before changing to rain. There is a chance of light freezing rain or light sleet during the changeover from snow to rain. Rain is likely Thanksgiving afternoon.

* Impacts... snow... sleet and freezing rain will make roads icy and slippery... making Holiday travel difficult. Rain in the afternoon... combined with melting snow and ice on the roads... can also be slippery. Ponding water in the snow may cause Hydro-planing problems.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads... and use caution while driving.
Warnings for Seattle/Bremerton Area, Washington : Weather Underground  The weird composition is the fault of the National Weather Service.

By the way, the Seattle Times ahd a pretty good article called Why can't we handle snow?  I've often wondered that about these people my adopted home.

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