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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Spokane WA
543 AM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

IDZ001-004-WAZ037-038-042-191500-
Northern Panhandle-Central Panhandle Mountains-
Northeast Mountains-Okanogan Highlands-
East Slopes Northern Cascades-
543 AM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Idaho...
North Central Washington and Northeast Washington.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Heavy mountain snow will occur today and tonight. Winter driving
conditions will be encountered over many mountain passes across
the Inland Northwest today and tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

More mountain snow is expected Thursday into Friday.

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Avalanche Warning

WAZ567-042-520-ORZ011-190200-

BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON RELAYED BY NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON 0800 AM PST TUESDAY DEC 18 2018

THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WARNING...

TIMING...IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM TUESDAY DECEMBER 18.

LOCATION...THE WEST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES FROM THE
CANADIAN BORDER TO SKAGIT RIVER, INCLUDING MT BAKER...THE EAST
SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES NORTH OF I-90...AND MT. HOOD.

AVALANCHE DANGER...HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER AT ALL ELEVATIONS TUESDAY.

REASON...CONTINUED LOADING FROM SNOW, RAIN AND WIND WILL
CAUSE NATURAL AVALANCHES. AVALANCHES MAY BECOME VERY LARGE,
DESTRUCTIVE AND UNSURVIVABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...VERY DANGEROUS
AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT
RECOMMENDED IN AREAS WITH A HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER.

PLEASE VISIT NWAC.US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...THIS WARNING DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI AREAS
WHERE AVALANCHE MITIGATION MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.

TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER IN SEATTLE,
WASHINGTON.

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RHAHN/NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
407 AM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...HEAVY SNOW IMPACTING MOUNTAIN PASSES ACROSS THE INLAND
NORTHWEST TODAY AND TONIGHT...


WAZ042-182100-
/O.CON.KOTX.WS.W.0011.000000T0000Z-181219T1200Z/
East Slopes Northern Cascades-
Including the following locations Blewett Pass and Loup Loup Pass
407 AM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
WEDNESDAY ABOVE 3000 FEET...

* WHAT...From 5 AM today through tonight, an additional 8 to 12
  inches of snow for Loup Loup and Blewett Passes. For the
  communities of Twisp, Mazama, Plain, and the Lake Wenatchee area
  snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches.

* WHERE...Blewett Pass and Loup Loup Pass.

* WHEN...Look for snow levels to rise to 4000 feet this afternoon
  bringing a change from snow to rain in places like Plain, Twisp,
  and Mazama. For elevations above 4000 feet heavy snow will
  persist through the day and into tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible over the mountain passes today and tonight including
  Stevens, Blewett, and Loup Loup Pass.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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