ADVISORY: 1″ to 4″ Of Snow May Fall Tonight; Early Commute Encouraged
UPDATE TUES. 1/11/11 9am: The National Weather Service has updated their prediction for today’s impending snowstorm, saying that 1 to 4-inches of snow is probably, starting around 3-4pm in the late afternoon, then turning to rain sometime after midnight.
“Snow is likely to start falling during the afternoon commute period. People should seriously consider finishing their afternoon commute early today if at all possible,” reads the statement.
Here’s the most-recent statement in its entirety:
Statement as of 3:36 AM PST on January 11, 2011
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the San Juan Islands… western Skagit County… Admiralty Inlet area… east Puget Sound lowlands… Everett and vicinity… Seattle/Bremerton area… Tacoma area… and Strait of Juan de Fuca for snow… which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 am PST Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch for this area is no longer in effect.
* Accumulations… one to three inches of snow are possible. Locally heavier accumulations are possible near the Cascade foothills.
* Timing… snow will begin late this afternoon and change to rain after midnight.
* Impacts… expect winter weather travel conditions.
* Major impact… snow is likely to start falling during the afternoon commute period. People should seriously consider finishing their afternoon commute early today if at all possible.
* Freezing rain… there is a possibility of freezing rain during the change from snow to rain. Freezing rain is even worse for drivers than snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow… sleet… or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while driving.
If you’re wondering what the roads are like in the SeaTac area, here are several live webcams (to see the most recent image, refresh the page):