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Winter Storm Watch issued due to expected heavy snow in eastern Whatcom County

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — A winter storm watch has been issued today, Sunday, October 22nd, for eastern Whatcom County due to expected heavy snow accumulations.

The watch, issued by forecasters in the Seattle office of the National Weather Service, will be in place between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon (October 24th and 25th) for areas of the north Cascade mountains and valleys of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, including the Mount Baker Ski Area.

Total snow accumulations of up to 8 to 12 inches are possible.

The statement warns, “Plan on very difficult travel.”

The lowlands of Whatcom County can also expect a drop in temperatures with lows around freezing in the mornings starting Wednesday morning. Any precipitation during morning times through Friday may fall as light snow.

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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