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Winter Storm Warning issued for higher elevations and valleys

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — National Weather Service (NWS) Seattle office forecasters issued a Winter Storm Warning early this morning, Friday, December 9th. The warning area includes the Cascade mountains and valleys in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

The warning statement forewarns of expected heavy snow between 4pm today to 4pm tomorrow with total accumulations from 5 to 24 inches.

Forecasters warn motorists to expect “very difficult travel.”

Forecasters said a “robust frontal system” is expected to reach western Washington areas today. This system is expected to bring “another round of widespread lowland rain, gusty winds, and mountain snow. Precipitation will likely linger into Saturday before conditions begin to trend drier on Sunday.”

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