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**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED for Hood Canal Area

March 9th, 2010 by Matthew Leach

9:00 PM, 36 degrees and steady

So far no reports of snow anywhere on the peninsula. The trend this evening has been this: whenever precip acts like it’s going to get heavier, it diminishes and we’re left with light rain. Until the heavy stuff arrives to yank the temperature down, wet roadways will be the theme tonight. I have a feeling we could get burned again with this snow threat, but all the ingredients look pretty favorable right now.

I mean for heaven’s sake, if we can manage snow during the day yesterday when it’s 40 degrees, how hard is it to snow at night when it’s 36? ;)

6:00 PM, 40 degrees and dropping (Silverdale…Forecasting Kitsap Headquarters ;))

Ahem…it’s about time, winter.

I’ll be posting just the advisory as of 6:00 PM, but will update throughout the evening.

Indeed, the National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Hood Canal area, though it should be noted not all of Kitsap County is included in this. Cold air typically pools SE of the Olympics and this makes the Shelton, Hoodsport, Brinnon areas the most likely candidates for a wintry scene. We could even toss any town along the Hood Canal, like Seabeck, in the mix. The Bremerton/Silverdale/Poulsbo areas will be on the fringe. It really all depends on elevation.

I expect accumualting snow of 1-3” the closer you are to the Hood Canal, a slushy mix that could accumulate to an inch on local hills closer to the Puget Sound and a rain/snow mix or cold rain for areas near the water. I think everyone should see some snowflakes, though. Here’s the advisory:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
WEDNESDAY.

* 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW BEGINNING THIS EVENING AND LASTING THROUGH
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE HOOD CANAL AREA.

* SNOW TOTALS WILL HIGHEST ABOVE 500 FEET.

* TOWNS ALONG HIGHWAY 101 WILL BE AFFECTED BY WINTER TRAVEL
CONDITIONS TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

Stay tuned for further updates,

~Matt


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123 Responses to “**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED for Hood Canal Area”

  1. Kris Says:

    I really really really hope we get some out here by Vaughn/Belfair!!

  2. eric Says:

    Matt, I hope to see snow today what are my chances, I am southern bothell at 423 feet up.

  3. Matt C. Says:

    im in duvall 520ft all we can do right now is hope for snow!

  4. steve Says:

    I had a light dusting last night. I live near gold mountain.(snowmizer)

  5. Matt C. Says:

    no snow here :( :( :( :( :( :(

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