Higher Elevation Snow / High Wind Warning

K-DOCK 92.9

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTS THAT A STRONG FRONT WILL REACH THE COAST EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING BRINGING MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS ALONG THE COAST. A HIGH WIND WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED, IN EFFECT FROM 7AM WEDNESDAY TO 4AM ON THURSDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. SOUTH WINDS 40 TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 TO 75 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. STRONG SOUTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 500 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4PM THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO AN INCH ABOVE 500 FEET. 1 TO 3 INCHES ABOVE 1500 FEET. THE HEAVIEST PERIOD OF SNOW WILL ACCOMPANY A LINE OF CONVECTION MOVING THROUGH THE AREA THIS MORNING. THIS LINE MAY DEPOSIT A QUICK ONE TO TWO INCHES BEFORE IT MOVES THROUGH. IN AREAS THAT RECEIVE THIS AMOUNT IT MAY TAKE 2 TO 4 HOURS OR MORE TO CLEAR IN THE ABSENCE OF PLOWING.

ANOTHER STORM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW
ELEVATION SNOW WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL START
OUT AT THE VALLEY FLOORS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND THEN RISE TO 2500
FEET OR HIGHER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS STRONG SOUTH WINDS DEVELOP.
SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL AGAIN BEHIND A COLD FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT
AND MAY DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOORS AGAIN BY THURSDAY. VERY HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND PASSES ABOVE 2500 FEET WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE LESS CERTAIN IN LOWER ELEVATIONS. PRECIPITATION MAY START AS SNOW IN THE VALLEYS WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE CHANGING TO RAIN AS STRONG WINDS MIX COLD AIR OUT OF THE VALLEYS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN MAY CHANGE BACK TO SNOW BY THURSDAY.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, State News, Weather Warnings.