PORT ANGELES — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the north Olympic Peninsula. 

Forecasters now say north Peninsula lowland areas could receive more than a half foot of snow beginning Friday evening through Saturday morning. Hills above 200 feet could see significantly more snow accumulation. 

A storm fueled by arctic air is moving south into the area. Forecasters say it is a “snow-maker” for our area. It also will bring gusty winds. Northeast winds gusting to 45 miles an hour are expected. Emergency management officials are warning of unsafe travel due to blowing snow and dangerous, icy roads.

Sunday will bring a mostly sunny, but cold, day. Another threat of snow comes Monday.

Temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing for the next five days. Lows at night will be in the upper teens and low 20s. 


6 thoughts on “Winter storm forecast gets grimmer

  1. Have lived here since 1986 so I KNOW THIS IS NOT OUR FIRST RODEO with this kind of weather.
    BUT we have developed CERTS organization. We have an emergency going on here WHERE ARE THEY. I am in the 80 range so far feel all alone out there shoeveling and helping a neighbor with a medical emergency. A patient got a flat tire driving Sequim streets on those ruts. I helped pick up a man who fell in the slush cause the parking lot was not walkable. Come on Sequim you can handel crowds for lavender. Take care of your people! Nandrake@olypen.com

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