More Snow Wednesday Morning, Winter Storm Warning for Mountains

The National Weather Services forecasts snow showers near sea level Tuesday night into Wednesday before warming to rain in the later part of the morning.

There is more snow in the forecast for Enumclaw Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow showers are expected mainly after 10 p.m. tonight and continuing to about 10 a.m. Wednesday when temperatures should warm enough to turn the precipitation to rain. The NWS forecast discussion updated at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday indicated the moment of the precipitation change depends on how long it takes the cold air mass to scour.

Snow levels are expected to rise to about 1,900 feet by midday Wednesday. Winds are also expected to pick up to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon, with gusts up to 33 mph.

Meanwhile, a winter storm warning goes into effect from 4 a.m. Wednesday through 4 a.m. Thursday for areas above 2,000 feet in elevation. Snow accumulations between one to two feet are likely by Thursay morning with the heaviest amounts at Paradise, and lesser amounts in the passes.

The warning is a serious one for skiiers, particularly after KING 5 reported that a girl was rescued at Crystal Mountain today after being buried by an avalanche. She was OK.

Crystal reports on its website Tuesday night that 22 inches have fallen at the 6,230 feet elevation (the summit is 7,012 feet) in the last 24 hours.

For Wednesday, total accumulation of under one inch of snow is possible in the lowlands.


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