WFO SPOKANE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Thursday, March 1, 2018
WINTER STORM WATCH
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
332 AM PST Tue Feb 27 2018
…Heavy snow possible Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday
.A moist and slow moving storm system will envelop the region on
Wednesday and continue through Thursday evening. The Cascades and
the mountains of northeast Washington and north Idaho will
probably receive heavy snow accumulations making travel very
difficult across area passes. Precipitation in the valleys of
these regions will receive varying amounts of snow accumulation
and precipitation may fluctuate between rain and snow depending on
the time of day. Moderate to locally heavy snow accumulations are
possible in the valleys during the overnight and early morning
hours…while rain or mixed precipitation will turn snow into
heavy slush during the afternoons and early evenings making travel
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
* WHAT…Heavy mountain snow and valley mixed precipitation
possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to locally 10 inches in
the valleys, with mountain accumulations up to 3 feet.
* WHERE…Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Eastport,
Schweitzer Mountain Road, Colville, Northport, Deer Park,
Chewelah, Newport, Kettle Falls, Springdale-Hunters Road, Orin-
Rice Road, Flowery Trail Road, Republic, Inchelium, Wauconda,
Chesaw Road, Highway 20 Wauconda Summit, Boulder Creek Road,
Sherman Pass, Leavenworth, Mazama, Twisp, Winthrop, Stehekin,
Conconully, Blewett Pass, and Loup Loup Pass.
* WHEN…From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Heavy wet
snow may break tree branches and lead to scattered power
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.
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