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NWS says to watch for snow in the hills

Coulda sworn it just turned to autumn

 


Snow was reported on the highway between Davenport and Reardan this morning, as well as on Sherman Pass east of Republic, and the NWS is advising of snow possible at 2,000 feet.

Here’s the winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Spokane WA

242 PM PDT Sat Sep 28 2019

...EARLY SEASON SNOW AND STRONG WINDS THIS WEEKEND...

.A cold storm system will bring the potential for heavy snow in

the mountains this weekend. In addition, expect wet, slushy

accumulations above 2000 feet tonight into Sunday morning. Strong

northeast winds will also impact the Idaho Panhandle and

Northeast Mountains resulting in some tree damage and low wind

chills. Backcountry recreationists and hunters should be prepared

for cold and wet weather conditions and bring proper gear. Travel

across backcountry roads may be difficult to impossible.

WAZ035-036-044-290545-

/O.NEW.KOTX.WW.Y.0026.190929T0300Z-190929T1800Z/

Upper Columbia Basin-Spokane Area-Waterville Plateau-

Including the following locations Wilbur, Cheney, Davenport,

Rockford, Waterville, Mansfield, and Badger Mountain Road

242 PM PDT Sat Sep 28 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO

11 AM PDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches,

except locally up to 4 inches on the West Plains. Winds gusting

as high as 45 mph. Wind chills in the 20s.

* WHERE...Locations above 2000 feet. Wilbur, Cheney, Davenport,

Rockford, Waterville, Mansfield, and Badger Mountain Road.

* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 11 AM PDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds could

bring down tree branches and cause power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Spokane WA

506 AM PDT Sat Sep 28 2019

IDZ002-003-WAZ033>036-041-043-044-291300-

Coeur d`Alene Area-Idaho Palouse-Washington Palouse-

Moses Lake Area-Upper Columbia Basin-Spokane Area-Wenatchee Area-

Okanogan Valley-Waterville Plateau-

506 AM PDT Sat Sep 28 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Idaho...

Central Washington...East Central Washington...North Central

Washington...Northeast Washington and Southeast Washington.

.DAY ONE AND TWO...TODAY AND SUNDAY

Raw and windy northeast winds will blow across much of north Idaho

and eastern WA today through Sunday. Unsecured items

could be blown around. Tree limbs could break and a few power

outages may result.

The unseasonably cold weather system will bring a chance of snow

over higher terrain of the basin today through Sunday with mainly

minor accumulations but could make travel slippery in the

overnight and early morning hours.

.DAYS THREE THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Monday morning and especially Tuesday morning widespread killing

frost is expected over most of the area, with only the lowest

elevations near the Columbia River probably safe from this freeze

up.

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