NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Washington that is very plainly calling for 1-2 feet of new snow in a 24 hour period beginning today at 10am. Mt. Baker ski area already has a 65-96″ snow base.
* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET OF NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED. - NOAA Seattle, WA today
Snow levels look good with this storm. NOAA is forecasting snow levels to start at 2,500-feet before rising to 3,500-feet, then dropping to 2,000-feet on Sunday.
* SNOW LEVEL...AROUND 2500 FEET THIS MORNING...BRIEFLY RISING TO AROUND 3500 FEET THIS EVENING...THEN FALLING TO 2000 FEET SUNDAY. - NOAA Seattle, WA today
WINTER STORM WARNING for WASHINGTON:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 404 AM PST SAT DEC 12 2015 CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES- CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES- CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES- ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY... * ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET OF NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...MOUNT BAKER...STEVENS PASS... SNOQUALMIE PASS...PARADISE RANGER STATION...WHITE PASS. * TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. * SNOW LEVEL...AROUND 2500 FEET THIS MORNING...BRIEFLY RISING TO AROUND 3500 FEET THIS EVENING...THEN FALLING TO 2000 FEET SUNDAY. * MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW WILL SLOW TRAFFIC OVER THE PASSES. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW MAY LIMIT VISIBILITY.