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Christmas Morning: Possible Snow in Western Washington

Two to 4 inches of snow possible in the Hood Canal, Kitsap Penninsula and parts of SW Washington. Light accumulations are possible on higher hills or away from bodies of water like Puget Sound.

Pierce County Alert issued the following statement:

Snow possible Christmas morning in parts of the Western Washington interior. Skies are expected to partially clear Christmas Eve, permitting temperatures to cool close to freezing early Christmas morning just as moisture from an incoming Pacific frontal system arrives. 

The precipitation will be rain along the coast near midnight but could start as snow in the interior of Western Washington early Christmas morning. 

Two to 4 inches possible in the Hood Canal, Kitsap Penninsula and parts of SW Washington. Light accumulations are possible on higher hills or away from bodies of water like Puget Sound. 

The precipitation in the interior is expected to turn over to all rain by midday. The exception is over the Hood Canal where it is possible it will be slower. 

If you are planning any travel on Christmas Day be prepared for the potential of adverse winter weather driving conditions.

Here's the upcoming forecast for University Place, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Saturday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. South wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Sunday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Sunday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
  • Monday Night: Snow, possibly mixed with rain, mainly after 4am. Snow level 1500 feet lowering to 600 feet. Low around 34. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Christmas Day: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 10am. Snow level 600 feet rising to 1400 feet. High near 41. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Tuesday Night: Showers. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Wednesday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.
  • Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Teresa Lawson December 23, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Well for some of u it would be a white christmas but a lil advice u better put out the salt n sand drive very slow n careful cause ice dont play

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