Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
553 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 11 PM PST
TODAY...


WAZ042-210000-
/O.CON.KOTX.WW.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-141221T0700Z/
EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...
TWISP...WINTHROP...STEHEKIN...CONCONULLY...BLEWETT PASS...
LOUP LOUP PASS
553 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...TWISP...WINTHROP...
  STEHEKIN...CONCONULLY...BLEWETT PASS...LOUP LOUP PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND
  IN THE MOUNTAINS 8 TO 16 INCHES. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE
  EXPECTED NEAR THE CREST NORTH OF LAKE CHELAN.

* TIMING...THE SNOW BEGAN EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE AT
  TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF LATE
  TONIGHT...HOWEVER ADDITIONAL SNOW SHOWERS ARE STILL EXPECTED
  OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS THROUGH MOST OF SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS. THIS WILL IMPACT MOST OF THE MOUNTAINS PASSES...
  INCLUDING HIGHWAY 2 OVER STEVENS PASS AS WELL BLEWETT PASS.

* SNOW LEVEL...INITIALLY ON THE VALLEY FLOORS...BUT STEADILY
  RISING TO 4000 FEET OR HIGHER SOUTH OF LAKE CHELAN AND UP TO
  2500-3000 FEET NORTH OF LAKE CHELAN BY THIS AFTERNOON.

* 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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