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Winter storm warning issued for eastern Whatcom County areas above 2,000 feet (Monday)

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Forecasters with the National Weather Service Seattle office have issued a winter storm warning for the central and northern Cascades, including the mountains and valleys in eastern Whatcom and Skagit Counties due to expected heavy snow.

The warning is for today, Monday, February 20th, through tomorrow at 4pm. It says to expect additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet along with wind gusts up to 45mph. Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 11)

The heaviest snowfall is expected this evening and into early tomorrow when snow levels are expected to begin dropping from 3,000 to 4,000 feet to below 3,000 feet.

An avalanche warning has also been issued due to the expected snow in the higher elevations and rain at lower elevations. According to the warning statement, high avalanche danger will develop across the western slopes of the central Cascades.

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.

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