Blustery northwest winds of 30 to 35-mph with gusts to 50-mph are expected by Sunday evening and look to continue through Monday. In addition to potent winds, light snow is forecast from Sunday afternoon into Monday morning with new snow amounts up to 2 inches possible. Hence, the combination of blustery winds, falling snow and a deep snow pack will lead to near white out conditions at times Sunday night into Monday.
A blizzard watch is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Snow will begin late Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Snowfall accumulations will be up to 2 inches. Northwest winds 30 to 35-mph with gusts to near 50-mph will be possible. Visibilities may drop below one quarter mile for an extended period with near whiteout conditions possible at times.
Considerable blowing and drifting snow can create treacherous travel conditions and even lead to nearly impossible travel in some areas. A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities. This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very dangerous.