Skagit County, Washington
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Avalanche Warning
WAZ567>569-019-042-520-ORZ011-180200-

BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON RELAYED BY NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON 715 PM PST FRI FEB 16 2018

THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WARNING...

TIMING...IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17.

LOCATION...THE WEST AND EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES
INCLUDING MT BAKER, STEVENS PASS, SNOQUALMIE PASS, PARADISE, WHITE
PASS, AND MT HOOD.

AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER TODAY IS EXPECTED TO BE HIGH
SATURDAY IN ALL ELEVATION BANDS IN THESE AREAS.

REASON...STRONG STORM SYSTEM WITH HEAVY SNOW, RAIN AND STRONG WINDS
ON SATURDAY WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD AVALANCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT
RECOMMENDED IN AREAS WITH A HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER.

PLEASE VISIT NWAC.US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...THIS WARNING DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI AREAS
WHERE AVALANCHE MITIGATION MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.

TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER IN SEATTLE,
WASHINGTON.

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Wind Advisory
WAZ503-506-180545-
/O.CON.KSEW.WI.Y.0006.180218T0800Z-180219T0200Z/
Western Whatcom County-Western Skagit County-
139 PM PST Sat Feb 17 2018

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
PST SUNDAY...

* WIND...Increasing from the north and northeast at 20 to 35 mph
with local gusts to 55 mph late tonight and Sunday.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Lynden, Ferndale, Bellingham, Lummi
Island, and Anacortes.

* TIMING...Winds are anticipated to peak from late Sunday
morning through early Sunday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can topple small trees, snap tree
limbs, and cause local power outages. The strong winds along
with temperatures near or slightly above freezing will set the
stage for wind chill temperatures in the teens and lower 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph and/or
gusts of 45 to 57 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make
driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use
extra caution.

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Winter Storm Warning
WAZ567-180600-
/O.CON.KSEW.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-180218T1400Z/
Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties-
Including Mount Baker Ski Area and Newhalem
1132 AM PST Sat Feb 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST SUNDAY
ABOVE 1500 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. About 6 inches of snow has already occurred today
near Mount Baker. Additional snow accumulations of 11 to 15
inches are expected through late tonight in the mountains, with
about 3 to 5 inches on the floor of the Skagit and Sauk Valleys.

* WHERE...Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, including Mount
Baker.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM PST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...An Avalanche Warning is also in effect
until 6 PM Saturday evening. Avalanche Danger is High.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are occurring. 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.

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
WAZ504-506-507-509>512-516-517-556-180600-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WW.Y.0014.180218T0600Z-180218T1700Z/
Southwest Interior-Western Skagit County-Everett and Vicinity-
Tacoma Area-Admiralty Inlet Area-Hood Canal Area-
Lower Chehalis Valley Area-North Coast-Central Coast-
Bellevue and Vicinity-
Including Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Tenino, Grand Mound,
Rochester, Littlerock, Centralia, Napavine, Toledo, Burlington,
Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, La Conner, Conway, Everett,
Lynnwood, Marysville, Stanwood, Tacoma, Fife, Steilacoom, DuPont,
Roy, Puyallup, Spanaway, Graham, Fox Island, Vaughn,
Port Townsend, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland, Langley,
Shelton, Seabeck, Belfair, Leland, Brinnon, Hoodsport, Montesano,
Elma, McCleary, Matlock, Beaver, Clearwater, Forks, Neah Bay,
Ozette, Queets, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Westport, Ocean Shores,
Humptulips, Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Clearview,
Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish, and Issaquah
1132 AM PST Sat Feb 17 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of up to two inches are expected.

* WHERE...Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Everett, Bellevue, Puyallup,
Chehalis, Quilcene, Matlock, Humptulips, and Forks.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 9 AM PST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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