Ice storm coming? National Weather Service says it is

Ice storm coming? National Weather Service says it is

It’s reportedly time for “Ice Ice Baby,” “Cold as Ice,” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” renditions as the National Weather Service forecast ice accumulation over the next 24 hours or so for parts of northwest Washington and west-central -Washington predicted.

In other words, ice everywhere. Everett, Seattle, Bellevue, Bremerton, Tacoma, Federal Way, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Olympia, etc.

The winter storm warning is in effect from approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, December 22 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 23, according to the National Weather Service.

• WHAT… Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of up to a quarter of an inch.

• WHERE… parts of northwest and west-central Washington.

• WHEN…From 4pm Thursday to 7pm Friday.

• EFFECTS… Plan for slippery road conditions.

• ADDITIONAL DETAILS… This will be a complex mix of winter precipitation with potentially significant impacts. The best chance for up to two inches of snowfall is on the other side of Hood Canal.


If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For the latest Washington state road conditions, call 5 1 1.

Areas that could be affected include:

Southwest Interior – Everett and Vicinity – Tacoma Area – Admiralty Inlet Area – Hood Canal Area – Lower Chehalis Valley Area – Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca – Western Strait of Juan de Fuca – North Coast – Central Coast – Bellevue and Vicinity – Seattle and Vicinity -Bremerton and Surroundings- including Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Grand Mound, Rochester, Centralia, Toledo, Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Stanwood, Tacoma, Fife, DuPont, Puyallup, Port Townsend, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Langley, Shelton , Seabeck, Belfair, Brinnon,

Montesano, Elma, McCleary, Sequim, Port Angeles, Clallam Bay, Joyce, Sekiu, Beaver, Clearwater, Forks, Neah Bay, Ozette, Queets, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Westport, Ocean Shores, Humptulips, Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek , Clearview, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Seattle, White Center, Tukwila, Renton, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Federal Way, Bremerton, Poulsbo and Indianola.

King County message

King County Emergency Management sent the following message:

“There will be snow and freezing rain tonight (Thursday) and early tomorrow (Friday). We want people to stay off the streets. The roads will be dangerous to drive on. Sub-zero temperatures, power failures and broken power lines can also be dangerous.

changes ahead

While temperatures will remain below freezing on Thursday and most of Friday, they are expected to rise on Friday night and even reach 50 with rain on Christmas Day, making it a wet Christmas rather than a white Christmas.

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