The National Weather Service issued a special statement this morning (Monday) warning that two storm systems will be moving across the state this week, bringing with them high winds, rain, and snow.
The first front will be the somewhat milder of the two, bringing moderate rain and heavy wind Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A winter storm watch will be in place during this window, with the snow level expected to drop as low as 2,500 feet as up to 18 inches of snow falls in the passes.
Stevens Pass, White Pass, Chinook Pass, Paradise and Mount Baker are all going to be affected.
The next round might prove to be even more interesting by Thursday evening in that a strong jet stream is expected to bring 5-8 inches of rain in the Olympics and North Cascades — We might expect, and be on the lookout for flooding and possible landslides in your areas.
A WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…MOUNT BAKER…HURRICANE RIDGE…
PARADISE…STEVENS PASS…WHITE PASS…RAINY PASS…CHINOOK
* TIMING…TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
* SNOW LEVEL…NEAR 4000 FEET TUESDAY NIGHT LOWERING TO 2500 TO
3000 FEET BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES
POSSIBLE ABOVE ABOUT 3500 FEET.
* MAIN IMPACT…THIS WILL BE THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OF THE
SEASON FOR THE LOWER PASSES. TRAVELERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADWAYS…POOR VISIBILITY…AND POSSIBLE TRAVEL