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UPDATE: Weather advisory in effect; bigger storm moves in late Tuesday

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on Jan. 16, 2012 at 11:24 am with 8 Comments »
January 16, 2012 8:19 pm

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday. Snow accumulations are possible tonight through Tuesday as cooler, unstable air continues over the area. Local accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible, the National Weather Service said.

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening. A Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe winter weather.

“A much more significant winter storm is likely late Tuesday night through Wednesday or Wednesday night. Snow with this system will be widespread and heavy,” the advisory from the Weather Service states.

Read the complete weather alert here.

EARLIER POST (Before update from National Weather Service): The National Weather Service has issued two Winter Storm Watches for parts of Western Washington. The first storm watch is in effect from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon, and the second is from late Tuesday through Wednesday evening.

A Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe winter weather.

The weather service says snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches are possible late tonight into Tuesday afternoon, and significant additional accumulations are possible late Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Areas affected by the storm watch include Tacoma, Seattle, Bremerton and Shelton.

“If you must travel in the watch area,” the Weather Service says, “carry an extra flashlight, food, water and blankets in case of emergency.”

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. gonefishin69690 says:

    ….and for those of you who don’t know how to drive in the snow, (or rain, or sunshine) ….stay home.

  2. I totally agree with Gonefishin. If you don’t NEED to go out in it, then don’t… & define for yourself want vs. need!! You don’t need to go to McDonalds because you don’t want to cook at home. You NEED to go out to check on grandma. Figure it out & stay home where possible.

  3. Finals were to happen this week for Curtis. Kids are in the streets celevrating. Oh, to be young again and just live in the moment.

  4. bobbysangelwife says:

    Yes!! Sweet Jesus, PLEASE stay home if you can’t drive in this stuff, think you can’t drive in it, have a 2 wheel drive vehicle, sports car or otherwise!!!!
    I “need” to get my kid to the airport on Wednesday morning….please God, clear the roads and then bring on the snow!!! :)

  5. saywhat253 says:

    @ thecoze i need mcdonalds!!!!!!!!!! my body craves mcstuffins!

  6. Every news source I have checked is giving conflicting info on what to expect on Tuesday. I really need to know what mid afternoon conditions are likely going to be.

  7. cabbyneilson says:

    If you cannot drive in this mild weather, you should not have a driver’s license; or you need to move back to Southern California.

  8. Rowdy_Rob says:

    The sky is falling! – Chicken Little

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