Pierce County residents responding to our all-call tell us they got emergency alerts this afternoon about a blizzard from Tacoma, University Place, Spanaway and other lowland areas that the National Weather Service says are not expected to get blizzards. We also heard from Seattle-area residents who got the same alert.
Here’s a snapshot one reader sent from her phone in the Puyallup area:
According to the National Weather Service, the message sent was part of the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, which started sending notifications across the country this year.
It seemingly refers to a blizzard warning …