The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 3 – 8 inches through Saturday night.

Get your snow gear ready folks and check out the map below – we’re in ‘Area 2’ and the weather peeps say not only is 3 – 8″ of the white stuff is likely – with some areas receiving up to a foot(!) – and we’ll also experience wind gusts from 15 to 30 mph and gusts to 40 mph.


URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1100 AM PST Thu Feb 7 2019

WAZ507-509-511-555-556-558-559-080100-
/O.CON.KSEW.WS.A.0003.190208T2000Z-190210T0200Z/
Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-Hood Canal Area-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-
Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
including Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Stanwood, Tacoma, Fife,
DuPont, Puyallup, Shelton, Seabeck, Belfair, Brinnon,
Bonney Lake, Maple Valley, Monroe, Woodinville, Arlington,
Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Gold Bar, Duvall,
Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Covington,
Black Diamond, Orting, Eatonville, Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore,
Mill Creek, Clearview, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish,
Issaquah, Seattle, White Center, Tukwila, Renton, Burien,
Des Moines, Kent, Federal Way, Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Indianola
1100 AM PST Thu Feb 7 2019

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8
inches possible. There remains uncertainty in the details. A few
areas could see up to a foot of snow while a few other locations
may only see 2-3 inches. Windy conditions will develop late
Friday night into Saturday with north winds 15 to 30 mph and
gusts to 40 mph with local blowing snow possible. Temperatures
late Friday night through Saturday will fall through the 20s.

* WHERE…Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bremerton, Bellevue, North
Bend, Redmond, and Kent.

* WHEN…From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
Heaviest snowfall accumulations are most likely Friday night
into Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to
impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Here’s the latest forecast:

  • This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North northwest wind around 6 mph.
    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Friday: Snow. High near 36. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Friday Night: Snow. Low around 29. Wind chill values between 17 and 25. North northeast wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday: Snow. High near 30. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 16 to 21 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
  • Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Monday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
  • Monday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
  • Tuesday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
  • Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
  • Wednesday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 40.