special weather statement national weather service seattle wa 644 am pdt fri oct 22 2010
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-
HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-OLYMPICS-
EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-
WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-
644 am pdt fri oct 22 2010
A powerful storm will strike western washington late this weekend...
A potent storm will slam into the region saturday night and sunday...
resulting in locally heavy rain and strong winds...especially on the
coast. Another blast of strong winds...impacting a larger part of
the area...is possible on monday. This storm will also generate large
swells of about 25 to 30 feet sunday afternoon...which is expected
to last through monday. This could lead to the potential for coastal
flooding in areas adjacent to the pacific such as Aberdeen.
Snow levels are anticipated to remain above many of the major cascade
pass levels until the strong front sweeps through during the day
sunday. The snow levels are expected to vary between 4000 and 4500
feet sunday night through monday. Thus significant snowfall will more
likely occur in the higher passes or above the 4000 foot level.
Those planning outdoor activities...especially in the mountains...
should stay tuned to the latest updates from the national weather
service on this upcoming storm.