Prepare for a) snow b) emergencies c) all of the above: Cap Hill Preparedness People meet


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The National Weather Service wants you to be prepared for “A WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOW EVENT SOMEWHERE IN WESTERN WASHINGTON.” Details on that, below. Fortunately, Monday night, Sustainable Capitol Hill is hosting a meeting of the Capitol Hill Preparedness People. We’re hoping there’s a snow shoveling portion of the presentation.

…SNOW POTENTIAL THIS WEEKEND AND IN THE WEEK TO COME…

A COLD AND SHOWERY AIR MASS WILL SPREAD ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO 1000 FEET ON SATURDAY AND THEN TO NEAR SEA LEVEL OR JUST A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET ON SUNDAY MORNING.


IN SHOWERY PATTERNS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE HIGHLY LOCALIZED…DEPENDING ON ELEVATION AND HOW CONVERGENCE ZONES DECIDE TO FORM. LOCATIONS FROM SEATTLE NORTH TO THE ISLANDS AND SKAGIT COUNTY WOULD BE THE MOST LIKELY PLACES TO SEE ACCUMULATING SNOW…BUT ANYWHERE STANDS A CHANCE. LOCATIONS THAT GET SNOW COULD GET A FEW INCHES…WHILE MANY OTHER LOCATIONS WILL JUST GET FLURRIES OR LEFT OUT ALTOGETHER. THE CHARACTER OF THE EVENT WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE ONE THAT HAPPENED ON DECEMBER 29TH…THOUGH THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE HEAVIER SNOWS COULD VERY WELL BE DIFFERENT.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK WILL BE COLD AND DRY.

STARTING WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF NEXT WEEK…THERE IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR A WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOW EVENT SOMEWHERE IN WESTERN
WASHINGTON. GREAT UNCERTAINTY INHERENTLY EXISTS IN A FORECAST WITH
THIS MUCH LEAD TIME…AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A HEAVY SNOW
SITUATION WILL NOT HAPPEN. CHECK BACK LATE THIS WEEKEND OR BY
MONDAY FOR THE LATEST ON THIS POTENTIAL HIGH-IMPACT EVENT. IF THE
POTENTIAL STILL EXISTS AT THAT TIME…THEN THE DRY WEATHER ON
MONDAY AND TUESDAY WOULD AFFORD AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO
PREPARE.

 

Monday January 10, 2011

Capitol Hill Preparedness People will motivate you to prepare for emergencies in the new year! Come have dinner with neighbors, and reconsider why YOU should be prepared, and how to get started.

Also, SCH projects and activities for 2011- bring your ideas!

Where: Office Nomads, 1617 Boylston (2nd floor – Boylston & Pine)

6:30 pm Potluck

7:00 pm Meeting

 

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