Morning snow greets parts of Western Washington

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 9:45 AM

Some people in Western Washington woke up to snow Wednesday after rain and strong winds pounded Western Washington overnight.

People in parts of King County and Pierce County reported snow at their homes, but there were no reports of problems on the roads.

Flood warnings are in effect for the Skokomish Richer near Potlatch until 7 p.m. Wednesday and the Bogachiel River near La Push until 10 a.m. Thursday. Flood watches are in effect until Wednesday afternoon for Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason and Snohomish counties.

KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott forecasts more rain Wednesday morning, changing to occasional showers by mid-morning. Showers will continue mainly north of Seattle with afternoon sunbreaks. It will be breezy at times with highs mostly in the low-to-mid 40s. Full forecast

The coast will see rain changing to showers with a chance of a few ice pellets or thundershowers.
Expect rain changing to snow in the Cascade passes by mid-morning Wednesday. Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected at times later Wednesday morning and afternoon, with the snow level dropping from 5,000 feet to 2,500 feet by midday, and then down to 1,000 feet by the afternoon. Five to 10 feet of accumulation is possible.

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