Get Ready for Possible Freezing Weather

The National Weather Service has published a special weather statement about potential freezing weather in our area by Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  Drain your garden hoses!

Here is the text of the NWS statement.

COLDER TEMPERATURES AND LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS
WEEK…

A COLD CANADIAN AIR MASS WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD ON MONDAY AND SPREAD
ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST
WEDNESDAY. STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP ON MONDAY ALLOWING
DRIER AIR TO FILTER INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON. HIGH TEMPERATURES
ACROSS THE LOWLANDS WILL BE IN THE LOW 50S ON MONDAY…THEN FALL
TO THE LOW TO MID 40S BY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. CLEAR SKIES WILL
ALLOW OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES TO COOL OFF DRAMATICALLY TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES AWAY FROM THE WATER ARE EXPECTED TO
FALL INTO THE LOW TO MID 20S. TYPICALLY MILDER SPOTS SUCH AS
SEATTLE CLOSER TO THE WATER WILL GET DOWN TO THE UPPER 20S OR LOW
30S. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST HARD FREEZE FOR SOME AREAS THIS SEASON.
BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT…A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL APPROACH AND SPREAD
CLOUDS INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE
AS A CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION RETURNS THURSDAY.

LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE AS STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW
DEVELOPS. FRASER OUTFLOW ACROSS THE NORTH INTERIOR SHOULD BEGIN
MONDAY NIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH POSSIBLE
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. LOCATIONS SUCH AS
BELLINGHAM…BLAINE…SUMAS…AND THE SAN JUANS ARE PARTICULARLY
VULNERABLE TO FRASER OUTFLOW. IN ADDITION…STRONG EASTERLY WINDS
ARE ALSO EXPECTED ALONG THE FOOTHILLS DURING THIS PERIOD. WIND GUSTS
IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH MAY DEVELOP…ESPECIALLY NEAR THE CASCADE GAPS
AFFECTING PLACES LIKE ENUMCLAW AND NORTH BEND. STAY TUNED TO THE
LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THE CHANGING WEATHER.

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