UPDATED 7:21 AM **WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FOR HOOD CANAL AREA**January 26th, 2009 by Matthew Leach
Updated 7:21 AM
The National Weather Service in Seattle is still holding strong to the WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY they posted for the main Hood Canal area last night, and they say this area may be the last to change to rain. For a more thorough explanation by the NWS, click here.
Currently the radar is filled in around Kitsap and most everyone is experiencing an icy snow this morning. This is quite the snowstorm—last year, I went to Wyoming with my family for Spring Break. That was the only time I ever saw winds gust to as high as 50 mph with blowing snow. That kind of weather just doesn’t occur in Western Washington…at least, I didn’t think so until this morning.
As I left for school, the winds were blowing (sustained 14 mph, gust to 30) with light, icy snow to add to the mix. It’s certainly an interesting feeling outside…how often does gusty wind and snow occur here?!
As for the rest of the forecast, expect continued light snow with gusty winds, accumulating potentially in excess of 2” close to the Hood Canal with accumulations of an inch or more elsewhere in the Kitsap area. At around noon today, expect the snow to taper off and to have mostly cloudy skies with continued cold weather.
At this time, there are no school delays/cancellations to talk about mainly because the snow came in so late. But stay tuned as conditions change!
7 DAY FORECAST (UPDATED)