Saturday, January 14, 2012

Snowmageddon Update

Weather Underground says it's gonna snow, some, patchy, here-and-there, starting tonight and continuing through Wednesday. Or not: A lot of that is listed as "Chance of snow."

Weather Spark says a 40% chance of snow through Tuesday, changing to rain Wednesday. (Neat graphics there, BTW,and thanks to Ry for pointing me at it. No mobile phone/Android implementation yet.) (Weather underground just launched n Android app.)

Current weather advisory statement:
Seattle/Bremerton Area
Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 3:53 PM PST on January 13, 2012

... A cold front will bring colder air behind it Saturday morning for a chance of lowland snow showers...
... A series of active storm systems next week will bring periods of winter weather to western Washington...

A cold front will cross western Washington early Saturday morning. The air mass is expected to be cold enough so that snow levels will lower below 500 feet. Scattered rain or snow showers
will become more predominantly snow showers Saturday night and Sunday. These hit and miss showers will likely produce spotty snow accumulations of two inches or less across western Washington.
Areas with more persistent shower activity like the Puget Sound convergence zone could have locally higher accumulations as well as areas with a little elevation.

Next week... a series of stronger and wetter frontal systems will move across the Pacific northwest... starting around Monday. These weather systems will bring a threat of significant snow to The Lowlands. The exact track and strength of the systems that will bring this winter weather threat are uncertain at this time.

Please monitor latest forecast for additional information.
Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Washington Issued by the National Weather Service.   Five different winter weather advisories...

Cliff Mass' Weather Blog:  The Upcoming Snow and A Clearer Picture.  Includes pretty pictures that I don't fully understand...
...and a quote one doesn['t really want to hear from a meterologist:
Well, after one of the most boring winters I can remember in a while, we are about to start experiencing some interesting times. 
Oh, dear...

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