Portions of northwest and west central Washington.



Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches.


Portions of northwest and west central Washington.


From 10 AM this morning to 10 AM PST Saturday.


Plan on slippery road conditions.

Additional Details

Scattered snow showers this morning may bring light accumulations, with the greater threat for heavier snow this evening and tonight.


Slow down and use caution while traveling. For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1.

Issued By

NWS Seattle


1823 – U.S. President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.

In his December 2, 1823, address to Congress, President James Monroe articulated United States’ policy on the new political order developing in the rest of the Americas and the role of Europe in the Western Hemisphere.  

The statement, known as the Monroe Doctrine, was little noted by the Great Powers of Europe, but eventually became a longstanding tenet of U.S. foreign policy. Monroe and his Secretary of State John Quincy Adams drew upon a foundation of American diplomatic ideals such as disentanglement from European affairs and defense of neutral rights as expressed in Washington’s Farewell Address and Madison’s stated rationale for waging the War of 1812. The three main concepts of the doctrine—separate spheres of influence for the Americas and Europe, non-colonization, and non-intervention—were designed to signify a clear break between the New World and the autocratic realm of Europe. Monroe’s administration forewarned the imperial European powers against interfering in the affairs of the newly independent Latin American states or potential United States territories. While Americans generally objected to European colonies in the New World, they also desired to increase United States influence and trading ties throughout the region to their south. European mercantilism posed the greatest obstacle to economic expansion. In particular, Americans feared that Spain and France might reassert colonialism over the Latin American peoples who had just overthrown European rule. Signs that Russia was expanding its presence southward from Alaska toward the Oregon Territory were also disconcerting.
For their part, the British also had a strong interest in ensuring the demise of Spanish colonialism, with all the trade restrictions mercantilism imposed. Earlier in 1823 British Foreign Minister George Canning suggested to Americans that two nations issue a joint declaration to deter any other power from intervening in Central and South America. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, however, vigorously opposed cooperation with Great Britain, contending that a statement of bilateral nature could limit United States expansion in the future. He also argued that the British were not committed to recognizing the Latin American republics and must have had imperial motivations themselves. …

for the complete article history.state.gov

on this day … 12/02


Gale – Warning – Oregon and Washington

From Thu, Dec 1, 8:43 PM PST To Fri, Dec 2, 2:15 PM PST

Gale – Warning


Washington and Oregon waters- Inner waters from 60 nm to 150 nm offshore. Outer waters from 150 nm to 250 nm offshore. Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be more than twice the significant wave height.


-Today: S winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S to SE 30 to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft, building to 9 to 15 ft. Rain with vsby 1 nm or less.

-Tonight: E to SE winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft. Rain with vsby 1 nm or less.

-Sat: E winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft. Chance of rain with vsby 1 nm or less.

-Sat Night: E winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming NE 10 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft.

-Sun: NE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming E to NE 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.

-Sun Night: Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

-Mon: Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming W to NW. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

-Mon Night: W to NW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

-Tue: N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

-Tue Night: NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

Issued By

NWS NWS Ocean Prediction Center