THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FALL AND WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK
The National Weather Service and the Climate Prediction Center has released the Fall and Winter Weather Outlook for the Pacific Northwest as of last week.
The results are increased odds of warm temperatures this fall and equal chances of warm/cold for January - March.
No real significant trend for precipitation this fall and winter.
Mountain snowpack likely to be near or above average this winter.
On the WEATHER EVENT SCALE:
Major flooding is more likely
Major wind storms likely
Good chance of lowland snowfall this winter
Wet this fall with flooding likely, then fall wind storms, potential for cold and snow after the first of the year.
SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON SEVERE WEATHER, LOCAL EMERGENCY AND DISASTER INFORMATION FROM GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The fall and winter severe storm season is nearly upon us. Stay informed about severe weather forecasts, flooding and possible wind damage specific to your community in Grays Harbor County as well as regional, state and worldwide disaster events by signing up for one or more of the various ways we provide information to citizens and visitors to our county.
We recommend all citizens sign up for the Grays Harbor County Notification System for emergency and disaster alerts from Grays Harbor County Emergency Management via phone call, text and e-mail. YOU MUST VOLUNTARILY SIGN UP FOR THESE ALERTS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEM.
The notices using the Grays Harbor County Notification System are ONLY sent when conditions warrant emergency citizen notification due to possible flooding, wind damage or other disaster events which could result in injury or damage to people, pets, livestock, homes and property.
Grays Harbor Emergency Management also offers an opportunity for you to obtain other information via e-mail, on a 2-3 day basis about world disaster events, impending storm events, citizen and community preparedness. (If filling out the Notification System registration form, just type in “SIGN ME UP” in the COMMENTS section of the form and we’ll add you to our regular e-mail list as well as the Grays Harbor County Notification List.)
THE LINK TO THE NOTIFICATION REGISTRATION PAGE IS:
•The quickest way to receive emergency and disaster information from Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
•Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ghcdem
•Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grays-Harbor-County-Emergency-Management/426601594068767
•You can follow the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Website at: http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/DEM/Index.asp
•You can also receive an informational e-mail from Emergency Management on a one to two day basis with information on world disaster events, new information on natural hazards and general preparedness issues. To be added to our e-mail list, send your name and e-mail address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
•All Grays Harbor County citizens are urged to obtain an All Hazard ALERT Weather Radio for immediate alerts for severe weather and disaster information.
•Remember, television usually DOES NOT broadcast the correct emergency information for your site specific location in Grays Harbor County.
•All local AM/FM radio stations will transmit the most up to date verified information from Grays Harbor Emergency Management.