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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 4:53 AM PST on December 07, 2016

Expires 10:00 AM EST on December 09, 2016


... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
through Friday morning...

* timing... a weather system will move from south to north over
western Washington on Thursday and Thursday night. With cold air
already in place at the surface when precipitation begins... the
precipitation is likely to begin as snow and then change to
rain. Up to 12 hours of snowfall is possible at most locations
in the interior lowlands... with snow accumulations of four
inches or more possible. The Hood Canal area... where strong east
winds will add an upslope component to the snow... could see
accumulations exceed seven inches. The onset of snow... and the
change to rain... will be earlier in the south and later in the
north. It is expected that by Friday morning the transition from
snow to rain will have occurred everywhere.

* Main impact... travel will be greatly affected as roadway surface
conditions may become slippery.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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





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