Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
631 AM PST FRI DEC 26 2014

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NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D`ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-
CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-
631 AM PST FRI DEC 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH IDAHO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE CHANCE FOR LIGHT SNOW WILL INCREASE OVER THE IDAHO PANHANDLE
WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP AFTER SUNRISE ON SATURDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL OCCUR
OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO PANHANDLE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY
MORNING. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL LIKELY PRODUCE THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT LOW ELEVATION OF THE WINTER SEASON SO FAR. SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL IN THE SANDPOINT...COEUR
D`ALENE...KELLOGG...ST MARIES...AND MOSCOW AREAS. TRAVEL WILL
LIKELY BECOME TREACHEROUS BY MID DAY SATURDAY AND DETERIORATE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. MUCH COLDER AIR WILL ARRIVE BEHIND
THIS STORM SYSTEM SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. BLUSTERY NORTHEAST
WINDS MONDAY WILL PRODUCE COLD WIND CHILLS. COLDER THAN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY PERSIST FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

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LEWISTON AREA-LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-
NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-
WASHINGTON PALOUSE-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-
631 AM PST FRI DEC 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
IDAHO...EAST CENTRAL WASHINGTON...NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...
NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE CHANCE FOR LIGHT SNOW WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT OVER
NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MINOR PRIOR TO SUNRISE
ON SATURDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

CONFIDENCE IS MODERATE TO HIGH THAT ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL OCCUR
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT OVER NORTHEAST WASHINGTON...THE WEST
PLAINS...THE SPOKANE AREA...AND THE WASHINGTON PALOUSE. BY MID DAY
SATURDAY...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME TREACHEROUS AROUND THE
COMMUNITIES OF REPUBLIC...COLVILLE...CUSICK...SPOKANE...
DAVENPORT...PULLMAN...WINCHESTER...AND PEOLA. PERIODS OF LIGHT TO
MODERATE SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. MUCH COLDER
AIR WILL ARRIVE BEHIND THIS STORM SYSTEM SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
BLUSTERY NORTHEAST WINDS MONDAY WILL PRODUCE COLD WIND CHILLS.
COLDER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY PERSIST FOR MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK.

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MOSES LAKE AREA-WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-
OKANOGAN VALLEY-WATERVILLE PLATEAU-
631 AM PST FRI DEC 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
WASHINGTON...EAST CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTH CENTRAL
WASHINGTON.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTH CASCADE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT WITH
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ALONG THE CASCADE CREST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT THE NORTH CASCADE MOUNTAINS WILL RECEIVE
HEAVY SNOW ALONG THE CREST SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
STEVENS PASS WILL LIKELY RECEIVE IN EXCESS OF A FOOT OF SNOW. A
PRONOUNCED PRECIPITATION SHADOW IS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND. UPPER
REACHES OF THE METHOW VALLEY...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND LAKE CHELAN
WILL LIKELY RECEIVE LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS. THE COMMUNITIES OF
WENATCHEE...OMAK...AND MOSES LAKE WILL RECEIVE VERY LITTLE SNOW
WITH THIS STORM. MUCH COLDER AIR WILL ARRIVE BEHIND THIS STORM
SYSTEM SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. BLUSTERY NORTH WINDS MONDAY WILL
PRODUCE COLD WIND CHILLS. COLDER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL
LIKELY PERSIST FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

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