URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Spokane 325 PM PST Thurs., Feb 7

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
325 PM PST Thurs Feb 7 2019

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EVENT FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.Bands of moderate to heavy snow are expected Friday night into
Saturday. Snow will be followed by increasing north or northeast
winds Saturday into Saturday night. Blowing and drifting snow
will have the potential to reduce visibilities and cause some
roads to become impassable.

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Wenatchee Area-East Slopes Northern Cascades-
Including the following locations Wenatchee, Chelan, Entiat,
Cashmere, Leavenworth, Mazama, Twisp, Winthrop, Stehekin,
Conconully, Blewett Pass, and Loup Loup Pass
325 PM PST Thu Feb 7 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blizzard conditions possible. Total snow
  accumulations of 8 to 12 inches possible for the valleys. Total
  snow accumulations 10 to 15 inches for the mountains. Winds
  could gust as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Wenatchee, Chelan, Entiat, Cashmere, Leavenworth,
  Mazama, Twisp, Winthrop, Stehekin, Conconully, Blewett Pass,
  and Loup Loup Pass.

* WHEN...From Friday afternoon through late Saturday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce
  visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening
  commute. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could
  cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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