Winter Storm Advisory Cascade Mountains
December 18, 2017
(SEATTLE, WA.) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect from 10 am Monday (this) morning above 3500 feet and a winter storm WARNING from 6 pm tonight until 10 pm Tuesday above the 2500 foot elevation mark..
Trees covered in snow Monroe, WA. File photo by Sky Valley Chronicle. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Snow is expected early this morning above 3500 feet with heavy snow expected tonight and Tuesday above 2500 feet, making vehicle travel "very difficult to impossible."
Above 3500 feet this morning, additional snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected. Then above 2500 feet tonight and Tuesday, 2 to 3 feet of snow expected.
Where: Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit counties, including the Mount Baker ski area.
When: moderate snow expected this morning, covered by the winter weather advisory until 10 am, then a short break in the snow this afternoon and then heavy snow expected tonight and Tuesday, covered by the storm warning from 6pm to 10 pm Tuesday night.
Additional details: be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest Road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.