NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Washington | Up To 17″ of Snow Today – Thursday Morning

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PRUPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Washington. It is in effect until 7:00am Thursday morning. Mixed precipitation is forecasted to fall at the beginning of the storm, but it is expected to turn to heavy snow later this afternoon through the early morning hours.

Up to 17″ of Snow Today – Thursday Morning In Washington.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow is forecasted to fall above Pass Level, along with upper east slopes of the cascades in Washington.

Additional Storm Info:

Slick roads this morning. Image: NOAA Spokane, WA
Extended forecast for Stevens Pass, WA. Image: NOAA

Washington: Up To 17″ of Snow Today – Thursday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, 
  with mountain accumulations up to 17 inches, 
  and ice accumulations of a light glaze are
  expected.
- NOAA Spokane, WA
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

Washington Winter Weather Advisory:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
257 AM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...Wintery mix this morning followed by more snow late afternoon
in the Cascades...

.The latest winter storm will bring a wintery mix Wednesday
morning of snow, rain and possible light freezing rain. There will
be a break from heavier precipitation until late afternoon when a
cold front brings heavier mountain snow to the passes and upper east
slopes of the Cascades.

East Slopes Northern Cascades-
Including the following locations Leavenworth, Mazama, Twisp,
Winthrop, Stehekin, Conconully, Blewett Pass, and Loup Loup Pass
257 AM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Plan on slippery road
  conditions, including during the evening commute. Total snow
  accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with mountain accumulations up
  to 17 inches, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are
  expected.

* WHERE...Leavenworth, Mazama, Twisp, Winthrop, Stehekin,
  Conconully, Blewett Pass, and Loup Loup Pass.

* WHEN...4 AM today lighter amounts. heavier amounts late
  afternoon to 7 AM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times and slick driving conditions.
Stevens Pass, WA in November. Image: Stevens Pass Facebook Page

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