The National Weather Service in Seattle is forecasting a typical November storm for the Pacific Northwest to arrive today. A High Wind Advisory is in effect until 5pm this afternoon. Winds will increase today to 30-35 MPH sustained with intermittent gusts approaching 45-49mph. The peak winds will occur between 10am and 2pm today. The storm will last all night and begin to subside on Thursday. Please be prepared for possible power outages throughout the County.
Following the storm, temperatures will become colder from Thursday through the weekend. The evening hours will see temperatures fall into the upper 20’s in many parts of the county. Snow levels will be dropping and spotty snow showers with a light dusting on the ground are a possibility throughout the County, mainly in East County and upper elevations above 400 feet on Friday evening and Saturday.
*** If you see any snowfall accumulation or large heavy snow showers, please indicate the time, location, how long the snow lasted and the amount that fell. Send the information to Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us. This information will be compared to the Doppler radar information. This will help to calibrate the radar to the many different weather issues of Grays Harbor County. ***
The forecast of light rain and nighttime below freezing temperatures, leads to the possibility of Black Ice on all roadways during the evening and early morning hours. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is recommending that all drivers use extreme caution during night and early morning driving. Wet road conditions can change rapidly and become very dangerous while driving.