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Update: Winter Weather Advisory for Woodinville is In Effect Through Noon Tuesday

Winter driving conditions are possible during the Tuesday morning commute and residents should be prepared to leave for work earlier than normal, according to the National Weather Service Seattle.

Update 2:30 p.m. Monday:

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle for Woodinville from 10 p.m. Monday to noon on Tuesday. According to the NWS:

* TIMING...A PUGET SOUND CONVERGENCE ZONE WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION THAT FALLS LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING WILL MOST LIKELY BE IN THE FORM OF SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 3 INCHES. THERE COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IF A STRONG CONVERGENCE ZONE DEVELOPS.

* MAIN IMPACT...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. THUS RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO LEAVE FOR WORK EARLIER THAN NORMAL ON TUESDAY TO ALLOW FOR POSSIBLE DELAYS DUE TO SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW OCCURRING AT THE SAME TIME. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE SIGNIFICANT...THE WORD ADVISORY MEANS THAT LIFE THREATENING WINTER WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.

 

Original post:

Even if winter hasn't technically arrived, winter-like weather is heading to Woodinville this week. The city experienced at least one power outage Sunday night around 183rd Street, according to Puget Sound Energy. A large tree limb was removed from a line that caused an outage and power was restored at about 11:30 p.m.

Six customers are currently without power in the North Kirkland/Bothell/Kenmore area with no estimate yet for restoration. Twenty customers are also without power in the Woodinville/Lake Leota/Cottage Lake area, according to the Puget Sound Energy Outage Map, with an estimated restoration time of 12:45 p.m. today.

Snow may be in Woodinville's immediate future as a Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle for Woodinville and surrounding areas from Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Areas to the northeast are facing a Winter Storm Warning or a Blizzard Warning.

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From the NWS:

* TIMING...A PUGET SOUND CONVERGENCE ZONE WILL DEVELOP LATER TODAY AND IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY MORNING. ANY PRECIPITATION THAT FALLS TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING WILL MOST LIKELY BE IN THE FORM OF SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE BUT THERE COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IF A STRONG CONVERGENCE ZONE DEVELOPS. INITIALLY...THE SNOW WILL PROBABLY NOT STICK TO THE ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN THOSE AREAS CLOSE TO LARGE WATER BODIES. HOWEVER IF THERE IS A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW...THE SNOW WILL LIKELY STICK TO THE ROADS.

* MAIN IMPACT...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. THUS RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO LEAVE FOR WORK EARLIER THAN NORMAL ON TUESDAY TO ALLOW FOR POSSIBLE DELAYS DUE TO SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WATCH AREA...CARRY AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...WATER...AND BLANKETS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.


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