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Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
323 PM PST WED DEC 18 2013

.OVERVIEW...A MOIST WARM FRONT WILL SPREAD PRECIPITATION OVER
WESTERN WASHINGTON LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. THE
PRECIPITATION WILL FALL INTO A COOL DRY AIR MASS...WHICH WILL
RESULT IN SNOW OVER THE LOWLANDS. WARMER AIR WITH THE WARM FRONT
WILL EVENTUALLY CHANGE THE SNOW OVER TO RAIN BY LATE FRIDAY
MORNING. THERE IS STILL QUITE A BIT OF UNCERTAINTY REGARDING HOW
THIS EVENT WILL UNFOLD...PARTICULARLY WITH HOW MUCH SNOW WILL FALL
IN WHICH AREAS. IF WARM SOUTH WINDS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN
EXPECTED THEN SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE LESS.

WAZ001-503-505>511-191230-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WS.A.0009.131220T0600Z-131221T0000Z/
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-
TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
323 PM PST WED DEC 18 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON.

* HAZARD TYPE...SNOW.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON
  FROM THE GREATER PUGET SOUND REGION NORTHWARD.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES AROUND TACOMA...2 TO 4
  INCHES FROM SEATTLE NORTHWARD. SPOTTY ACCUMULATIONS NEAR 5
  INCHES ARE POSSIBLE EAST AND NORTH OF PUGET SOUND.

* TIMING...A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT...THEN
  SNOW INCREASING LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING TO LATE
  MORNING ON FRIDAY. THIS WILL IMPACT THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SLIPPERY ROADS...ESPECIALLY
  DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE
WINTER WEATHER. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WATCH AREA...CARRY AN
EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...WATER...AND BLANKETS IN CASE OF
EMERGENCY.

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