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

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — A winter storm watch has been issued for eastern Whatcom County due to expected snow accumulations and powerful winds.

The watch, issued by forecasters in the Seattle office of the National Weather Service, will be in place between Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning (November 3rd and 5th) for areas above 4,000 feet in elevation.

Total snow accumulations of 8 to 24 inches are possible and winds could gust as high as 50mph according to the statement.

The statement warns, “Travel could be very difficult. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.”

Snow levels are expected to initially be near 2,000 feet by Thursday afternoon and rise to 6,000 feet by Friday afternoon. Snow levels will then fall to 3,000 feet Saturday morning.

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