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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
455 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...MAJOR WINTER STORM SYSTEM THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A WARM FRONT OFF THE PACIFIC WILL SPREAD MOISTURE EAST OF THE
CASCADES ON THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SNOW
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. ON THURSDAY NIGHT...THE WARM FRONT WILL
OVERRIDE THE COLD AIR AT THE SURFACE AND BRING AREAS OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN TO THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. THIS IS ANTICIPATED TO BE
A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM SYSTEM.

WAZ028-029-072200-
/O.CON.KPDT.WS.A.0002.161208T1800Z-161209T1800Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...CONNELL...PROSSER...
TRI-CITIES...DAYTON...WAITSBURG...WALLA WALLA
455 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...CONNELL...PROSSER...TRI-CITIES...DAYTON...
  WAITSBURG...WALLA WALLA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND A TRACE .

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY MORNING THEN INCREASE IN
  INTENSITY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION...
   A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED
  THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING

* IMPACTS...AREA ROADWAYS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$




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