Winter Weather Advisory! Snow on Friday?

From the archive: Snow at Prairie Creek State Park

We could get snow at sea level on Friday. It’s interesting that in the past, the snow was thicker at McKinleyville International Airport than it was down the street in the area of Murray and Hiller. Just an observation.

Here’s an advisory in “all caps” from the NWS:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST THURSDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 500 FEET FOR SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST THURSDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS EXPECTED FROM MID MORNING THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT BETWEEN 1500 AND 3000 FEET. HIGHER SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE DOWN TO 500 FEET THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW MAY BRIEFLY REACH SEA LEVEL AND THE VALLEY FLOORS BUT NO ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

* SLOW DOWN…ALLOW EXTRA TIME AND BE PREPARED FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.

* CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS AND CALL 1-800-427-7623 FOR CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS AND CHAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE TRAVELLING.

* THIS WILL AFFECT TRAVEL ON ALL MAJOR ROUTES INCLUDING 101… 299…199…36 AND 3.

* BE ALERT FOR ROCK SLIDES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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3 responses to “Winter Weather Advisory! Snow on Friday?

  1. AJ

    McKinleyville International Airport

    Good enough. Now, can we get the Mack High field properly named? If the university is playing games there, its stature deserves some bumping up. McKinleyville Colosseum.

  2. jackdurham

    Mack Circus Maximus?

  3. AJ

    Circus Mackimus, although McKinleyville Colosseum will be understood by a larger segment of the population.

    How about you pepper news articles with proper place names? Wikipedia and Google Maps both recognize Calville.

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