Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
400 AM PST SAT DEC 27 2014

...HEAVY SNOW TODAY AND TONIGHT FOR THE IDAHO PANHANDLE AND
PORTIONS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON...

.SNOW WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AS A POTENT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR
OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF THE IDAHO PANHANDLE AND ALONG THE CREST OF
THE CASCADES TODAY AND TONIGHT. MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE
WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS BY THE MIDDLE OF SATURDAY MORNING...AND
TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL LINGER FOR PORTIONS OF THE
REGION INTO AT LEAST SUNDAY MORNING. PLEASE PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY
TRAVEL ACCORDINGLY.

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NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D`ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-
WASHINGTON PALOUSE-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...SANDPOINT...ATHOL...
BONNERS FERRY...PRIEST RIVER...EASTPORT...
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...
WORLEY...MOSCOW...PLUMMER...POTLATCH...GENESEE...PULLMAN...
COLFAX...ROSALIA...OAKESDALE...TEKOA...UNIONTOWN...COLVILLE...
DEER PARK...CHEWELAH...NEWPORT...KETTLE FALLS...
SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD...ORIN-RICE ROAD...FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD
400 AM PST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SUNDAY...

* VALLEY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW FOR
  COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN WASHINGTON INCLUDING COLVILLE...DEER
  PARK...NEWPORT...ROSALIA...AND PULLMAN. 5 TO 9 INCHES FOR THE
  FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES IN IDAHO...SANDPOINT...BONNERS
  FERRY...COEUR D`ALENE...PLUMMER...AND MOSCOW.

* MOUNTAIN SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW. THE
  HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL FALL OVER THE MOUNTAINS IN IDAHO WHERE 7 TO
  10 INCHES WILL BE A GOOD BET. AMOUNTS SHOULD BE LESS IN
  NORTHEAST WASHINGTON WHERE 5 TO 8 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE
  MOUNTAINS AROUND CHEWELAH AND METALINE FALLS.

* WINDS...FOR THE PALOUSE THIS EVENING...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO
  20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH MAY PRODUCE LOCALIZED BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW. BY EVENING...THE SNOW MAY BECOME WET AND HEAVY
  WHICH MAY LIMIT THE POTENTIAL FOR DRIFTING.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND INCREASE
  THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS.
  TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR DURING A BUSY
  HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD. LOCALIZED BLOWING SNOW WILL BE A POSSIBLY
  OVER PORTIONS OF THE IDAHO AND WASHINGTON PALOUSE INCLUDING
  HIGHWAY 95 FROM MOSCOW TO COEUR D`ALENE...AND HIGHWAY 195 FROM
  PULLMAN TO ROSALIA.

* LOCATIONS...MOSCOW...PLUMMER...COEUR D`ALENE...SANDPOINT...
  BONNERS FERRY...PULLMAN...COLFAX...ROSALIA...COLVILLE...DEER
  PARK...CHEWELAH...NEWPORT...KETTLE FALLS.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS
OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE
TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...KAMIAH...CRAIGMONT...
NEZPERCE...WINCHESTER...SOLDIERS MEADOW ROAD...ANATONE...PEOLA...
MOUNTAIN ROAD...CLOVERLAND ROAD
400 AM PST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
4 PM PST SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR CAMAS PRAIRIE...5 TO 8 INCHES FOR
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET INCLUDING NEZ PERCE...CRAIGMONT...
  WINCHESTER...AND WAHA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS...8 TO 12 INCHES
  OF SNOW ABOVE 3000 FEET FOR AREAS AROUND PEOLA AND ANATONE.

* WINDS...FOR THE BLUE MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
  WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH FOR THE RIDGES.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS MORNING AND INCREASE
  THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST
  ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS.
  TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR DURING A BUSY
  HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD. LOCALIZED BLOWING SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED
  IN THE MOUNTAINS. BLOWING SNOW MAY IMPACT HIGHWAY 95 OVER THE
  CAMAS PRAIRIE AND HIGHWAY 12 OVER ALPOWA SUMMIT.

* LOCATIONS...KAMIAH...CRAIGMONT...NEZPERCE...WINCHESTER...
  SOLDIERS MEADOW ROAD...ANATONE...PEOLA...MOUNTAIN ROAD...
  CLOVERLAND ROAD.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS
OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE
TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...KELLOGG...PINEHURST...
OSBURN...WALLACE...MULLAN...FOURTH OF JULY PASS...DOBSON PASS...
LOOKOUT PASS
400 AM PST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SUNDAY...

* VALLEY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES FOR
  KELLOGG...MULLAN...WALLACE...DEARY...AND CLARKIA.

* MOUNTAIN SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 16 INCHES INCLUDING THE
  LOOKOUT PASS AREA ON INTERSTATE 90.

* WINDS...STRONGEST WINDS TONIGHT WITH MOUNTAIN RIDGE TOP WINDS
  SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING. SNOW SHOULD
  INCREASE BY MID AFTERNOON WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW THROUGH THE
  EARLY MORNING HOURS SUNDAY. SNOW WILL LIKELY DECREASE TO SNOW
  SHOWERS ON SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS.
  TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR DURING A BUSY
  HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD. LOCALIZED BLOWING SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED
  IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* LOCATIONS...KELLOGG...PINEHURST...OSBURN...WALLACE...MULLAN...
  FOURTH OF JULY PASS...DOBSON PASS...LOOKOUT PASS.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS
OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE
TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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SPOKANE AREA-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...SPOKANE...CHENEY...
DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD
400 AM PST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS...THIS EVENING...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH. GUST UP
  TO 25 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE WEST PLAINS AND IN SOUTHERN
  SPOKANE COUNTY.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING. THE
  HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE
  DECEASING TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DURING A BUSY HOLIDAY TRAVEL
  PERIOD. LOCALIZED BLOWING AND DRIFTING WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS
  EVENING...MAINLY OVER RURAL AREAS OF THE WEST PLAINS AND
  SOUTHERN SPOKANE COUNTY.

* LOCATIONS...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

WAZ038-042-280000-
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OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...REPUBLIC...INCHELIUM...
WAUCONDA...CHESAW ROAD...HIGHWAY 20 WAUCONDA SUMMIT...
BOULDER CREEK ROAD...SHERMAN PASS...STEHEKIN
400 AM PST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS...1 TO 3 INCHES FOR
  REPUBLIC...CURLEW...AND SHERMAN PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR EAST SLOPES OF NORTH CASCADES...1 TO 3
  INCHES FOR THE UPPER METHOW VALLEY AND UPPER WENATCHEE VALLEY
  INCLUDING LEAVENWORTH...WINTHROP...TWISP...AND MAZAMA. MUCH
  HEAVIER AMOUNTS WILL FALL OVER THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE CASCADE
  CREST WITH OVER A FOOT OF SNOW FOR STEVENS AND SNOQUALMIE PASS.

* TIMING...THE MAJORITY OF ACCUMULATION OVER THE OKANOGAN
  HIGHLANDS WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON. FOR THE
  CASCADES...THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR TODAY AND THROUGH THE
  NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DURING A BUSY HOLIDAY TRAVEL
  PERIOD. LOCALIZED BLOWING SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE IN THE
  MOUNTAINS.

* LOCATIONS...REPUBLIC...INCHELIUM...WAUCONDA...CHESAW ROAD...
  HIGHWAY 20 WAUCONDA SUMMIT...BOULDER CREEK ROAD...SHERMAN
  PASS...STEHEKIN.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$


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