The Snow Has Started Falling In Seattle And It’s Headed Our Way
We've heard about it all week. SNOW. It's coming! It went from SOME snowfall, to a winter storm warning being issued. Yakima can expect up to 12 inches of snow by Sunday morning, forecasters say. And it'll be about the same for the Seattle area this weekend. Not only do we have to deal with the snow, but there's also the wind tomorrow. We could see wind gusts in Yakima up to 40 mph on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
If you plan to travel to/from Seattle over the mountain passes, or by air... be sure to check the mountain pass reports and/or flight status updates. Travel safe!
National Weather Service (2/8 1pm):
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to
12 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.
* WHERE...Kittitas Valley and Yakima Valley.
* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 10 AM PST Sunday.
As most systems do, they start off the Pacific Coast and head east. That is the case with this storm. It has already started in Seattle, and it's headed our way!