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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
250 AM PDT WED OCT 15 2014

WAZ567>569-160100-
WEST SLOPES NORTH CASCADES AND PASSES-
WEST SLOPES NORTH CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-
WEST SLOPES SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-
250 AM PDT WED OCT 15 2014

...LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
OF THE CASCADES TODAY...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ALOFT WILL MOVE NORTHWARD ACROSS THE AREA
TODAY. THIS TROUGH WILL FORCE SNOW LEVELS TO LOWER TO AROUND 5500
FEET THROUGH TONIGHT AND WILL BRING LOCALLY HEAVY SHOWERS AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

LOCATIONS LIKE ARTIST POINT AT MOUNT BAKER...WASHINGTON PASS...AND
PARADISE RANGER STATION AT MOUNT RAINIER WILL GENERALLY SEE A RAIN
AND SNOW MIX WITH POSSIBLE BRIEF SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH
OR LESS. LOCATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET IN THE BACK COUNTRY...AND
LOCATIONS LIKE SUNRISE RANGER STATION AT MOUNT RAINIER...WILL
LIKELY SEE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES THROUGH THIS
EVENING. THE LOWER AND MORE TRAVELED PASSES SUCH AS SNOQUALMIE...
STEVENS AND WHITE PASSES WILL JUST SEE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS
AT TIMES.

PEOPLE VENTURING INTO HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE CASCADES ARE URGED
TO BE PREPARED FOR POOR VISIBILITIES AND WINTER CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT.

$$

ALBRECHT
WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE





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