Current Emergency Information - Winter Storm Jan 2020
January 10th, 2020 at 12:00PM
With some strong winter weather approaching, residents are advised to take steps to prepare, keep an eye on developing forecasts, and to exercise caution with traveling.
Below are some resources on winter weather preparedness:
- Winter weather driving tips from AAA
- How to “winterize” your vehicle
- A list of supplies for your car emergency kit
- Other general winter weather tips from Ready.gov
As for the specific weather approaching, we are looking at temperatures dropping below freezing on Sunday, 1/12/2020, and staying below freezing through Friday, 1/17/2020. There is likely to be some snow beginning Sunday night through Monday, followed by a dry period until Wednesday, at which time we may see some additional snow through Thursday. However, predicted snowfall totals look to be relatively light – no more than half an inch predicated at this time. As a result of the light snow, below freezing temperatures across multiple days, and some potentially strong winds, we advise everyone to exercise proper caution when traveling.
We will not be providing regular weather updates on this page, so you are encouraged to stay up to date on the forecast at the National Weather Service - Seattle’s page or through your favorite weather service.
Additionally, now might be a good time to stock up on food, water, and other essential supplies in case we do have several days of snow. You also might want to check on friends, family members, and neighbors who might need help during such an event.
If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to the Department of Emergency Management at 360-385-9368 or at JCDEM@co.jefferson.wa.us. To sign up for Nixle text alert messages, go to jeffcoeoc.org or text JEFFCODEM to 888777.
Stay safe out there!