WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Today, December 24th, forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) Seattle office have updated and extended a winter storm warning for the north Cascade Mountains and valleys in eastern Whatcom County and issued a new winter storm watch for the lowlands and a winter weather advisory for areas above 500 feet in western Whatcom County.
The winter storm watch for the lowlands warns of the possibility for heavy snow with total snow accumulations of 1 to 8 inches possible. In addition, east-northeast winds could gust as high as 40mph. The best timing for heavier snow is Saturday morning into Saturday evening. This watch is in effect until 10am Sunday.
The winter weather advisory for areas above 500 feet forewarns of possible snow accumulations of 6 to 18 inches. The advisory is in effect until 4am Sunday.
Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) say they are monitoring the forecast and crews have begun plowing and treating roads in some locations.
Whatcom News readers are encouraged to stay up to date with the current weather forecast for their specific locations via the Whatcom News Weather page. Tapping anywhere on the map will display a detailed location-specific forecast for upcoming hours and days.
Readers are encouraged to stay up to date on local driving conditions via the Whatcom News Traffic page.