URGENT: Winds of up to 57 mph forecast for West End, Admiralty Inlet areas — other weather warnings tonight and Tuesday for North Olympic Peninsula

Here are the latest advisories for the next wave of foul weather on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The most urgent is this for the West End and Port Townsend/Marrowstone areas, where wind gusts of up to 57 mph could occur. Follows are advisories for other parts of the Peninsula.


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
326 PM PST MON DEC 3 2012

...WINDY TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING COAST AND NORTH INTERIOR...

WAZ001-503-506-510-516-517-040630-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WI.Y.0035.121204T0200Z-121204T2000Z/
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
326 PM PST MON DEC 3 2012

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TUESDAY.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...OCEAN SHORES...WESTPORT...LAPUSH...
BELLINGHAM...OAK HARBOR...FRIDAY HARBOR...MOUNT VERNON.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND PEAK BETWEEN 10 PM
AND 6 AM.

* WIND...SUSTAINED SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50
MPH ARE LIKELY ON THE COAST AND OVER THE NORTH INTERIOR.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THESE SPEEDS TYPICALLY CAUSE BRANCHES AND A
FEW TREES TO FALL. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
435 PM PST MON DEC 3 2012

WAZ504-505-507>509-511-512-514>517-041245-
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-NORTH COAST
-CENTRAL COAST-
435 PM PST MON DEC 3 2012

...HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS AND ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL OVER THE LAST TWO TO 3 WEEKS WILL LEAD TO INCREASE RISK OF
LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...

RAINFALL OF 2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE LOWLANDS OVER THE PAST WEEK HAS
INCREASED SOIL MOISTURE TO HIGH LEVELS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON.
HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND
INTO TOMORROW. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL PUT EXTRA PRESSURE ON
SOIL INSTABILITY...LEADING TO AN INCREASED RISK OF LANDSLIDES.

CUMULATIVE RAINFALL OVER THE LAST WEEK HAS SOAKED SOILS TO THE
POINT WHERE THE WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE RISK LEVEL IS LOW TO MODERATE.
THE PREDICTED RAINFALL WILL KEEP OR RAISE THE LEVEL TO MODERATE
THROUGHOUT THE AFFECTED AREA. THE HIGHER THE RISK LEVEL...THE MORE
NUMEROUS THE LANDSLIDES ARE LIKELY TO BE. ISOLATED LANDSLIDES CAN
BE EXPECTED DURING THIS NEXT STORM AND FOR THE FOLLOWING COUPLE OF DAYS.

WITH AN ELEVATED LANDSLIDE RISK...RAINFALL INDUCED LANDSLIDES ARE
POSSIBLE DURING BURSTS OF INTENSE RAINFALL OR WHEN THERE IS HEAVY
RAINFALL OVER A PERIOD OF A DAY OR TWO AS NOTED IN THE FORECAST
ELEVATED RISK LEVEL. A GRADUALLY DIMINISHING RISK OF LANDSLIDES
WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE RAIN ENDS. AREAS MOST
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LANDSLIDES UNDER THESE CONDITIONS ARE STEEP COASTAL
BLUFFS AND OTHER STEEP HILLSIDES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT CONDITIONS...VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE...SELECT HYDROLOGY...AND THEN SCROLL DOWN
FOR THE LINKS TO THE LANDSLIDE INFORMATION PAGES.

TO REPORT LANDSLIDES TO THE STATE FOR TABULATION...GO TO THE
WASHINGTON STATE LANDSLIDE RISK WEB PAGE AND THE LINK FOR
REPORTING.
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
332 PM PST MON DEC 3 2012

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

WAZ513-518-041315-
/O.NEW.KSEW.WS.A.0017.121204T1800Z-121205T1200Z/
OLYMPICS-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-
332 PM PST MON DEC 3 2012

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...HURRICANE RIDGE.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW COULD BEGIN LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND
CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 18 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW IS
POSSIBLE DURING THIS PERIOD. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BRIEFLY RISE
ABOVE 6000 FEET TUESDAY MORNING BUT WILL FALL BELOW 3000 FEET
TUESDAY EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL TO HURRICANE RIDGE COULD BE RESTRICTED.
PREPARE FOR ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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.

Last modified: December 03. 2012 6:07PM
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