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As people down Sound hunker down for a major winter storm, the forecasters say we should have it a bit easier here in Anacortes.

The official weather service forecast calls for snow overnight Saturday night, with from 2 to 4 inches of new snow and wind ranging from around 20 miles per hours to gusts as high as 35 mph. Temperatures will remain, with a low in the mid-20s Saturday night and a high around 30 degrees Sunday.

But, residents south and west of us can expect heavier snowfall, as much as a foot of new snow, and higher winds. Puget Sound Energy has pulled crews from around the northwest to help with expected power outages.

The state transportation department advises drivers to stay off the roads overnight, saying “If you must drive, plan ahead and take precautions. Carry warm clothes, food, water and chains for your vehicles. Make sure you have a full tank of gas and fully-charged cell phone. If driving, slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination safely.”

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

3,594 Confirmed Skagit Cases (+10)
315 Cases in ZIP 98221 (+0)

217 Hospitalizations (+3)
46 Deaths (+0)

270,421 Confirmed Cases Statewide (+2,017)
16,642 Hospitalizations (+84)

3,940 Deaths Statewide (+37)

Updated 6:00 pm January 19, 2021.

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Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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