FERNDALE, Wash. — As predicted, afternoon rains transitioned to rain and snow and then to simply snow by this evening, Sunday, January 12th.
As of 7:30pm, snow was beginning to accumulation was being reported while the temperature was report around 30°. Tonight’s low is expected to reach 20° by 6am.
Snow is expected to continue being a possibility into Monday with the potential for an inch or 3 by morning. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3am Monday.
In addition to the cold temperature and threat of snow accumulation, powerful northeasterly winds remain a possibility. A High Wind Warning is in effect until 7am and expects sustained winds of 25 to 40mph with gusts up to 60mph.
While the weather had yet, as of 7:30pm, begun to impact roads in the Ferndale area, things are reported to be much different south of Bellingham.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said, “Collisions are continuing at a high rate within south Whatcom County. Troopers are throughout the area clearing collisions and helping vehicles out of the ditches.” Washington State Department of Transportation snowplows were reported to be out and clearing the interstate and state routes.
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