ID WFO SPOKANE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO SPOKANE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Monday, February 26, 2018

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WINTER STORM WARNING

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Spokane WA

117 PM PST Sun Feb 25 2018

…HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS INTO

THE IDAHO PALOUSE THROUGH THIS EVENING…

.Winds and drifting snow are proving to be the main impacts on the

Palouse through 1PM while heavy snow continues to fall across the

Central Panhandle Mountains. Temperatures on the WA Palouse and

into adjacent portions of Idaho have warmed into the mid to upper

30s. This will limit additional snow accumulations with bands of

showers this afternoon to around an inch or less and winter storm

warnings are being taken down for these areas.

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PST THIS

EVENING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow. Additional snow

accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with mountain accumulations up

to 8 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…Kellogg, Wallace, Fourth of July Pass, Dobson Pass,

Lookout Pass, Deary, Clarkia, Avery, Troy, and Joel.

* WHEN…Until 11 PM PST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,

especially across Lookout Pass. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph

will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow along with minor

tree branch damage and potential for localized power outages.

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.

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PST THIS

EVENING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow. Additional snow

accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with mountain accumulations up

to 8 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…Kellogg, Wallace, Fourth of July Pass, Dobson Pass,

Lookout Pass, Deary, Clarkia, Avery, Troy, and Joel.

* WHEN…Until 11 PM PST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,

especially across Lookout Pass. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph

will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow along with minor

tree branch damage and potential for localized power outages.

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.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

Valley temperatures have warmed into the mid 30s with regional

cams indicating snow melting on contact. Showers of wet snow and

snow pellets will continue into the afternoon hours. Additional

accumulations will be highly localized and generally around an

inch or less.

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