Expect more snow and freezing rain today and tonight
Last updated 1/6/2022 at 12:24pm
The National Weather Service just advised, just after noon Jan. 6, that we should expect continued heavy snow and freezing rain through this evening, specifically warning of another inch of snow and a tenth-of-an-inch of ice in the local area.
From the NWS alert:
HEAVY SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN TODAY CONTINUING OVER MOST AREAS
THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH THE THREAT OF HEAVY SNOW CONTINUING OVER
THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH FRIDAY...
Moderate to heavy snow will continue to impact the parts of the
Inland Northwest through the day and into tonight. Snowfall rates
around Wenatchee, Chelan, Omak, and into the East Slopes of the
Cascades have been very heavy and on the order of 1 to 2 inches per
hour. All Cascade Passes are closed at this time. Areas of
freezing rain will be a concern across the Columbia Basin into the
Palouse this afternoon and early evening.
Moses Lake Area-Upper Columbia Basin-
Including the cities of Grand Coulee, Coulee City, Quincy,
Wilbur, Ephrata, Ritzville, Harrington, Othello, Odessa, Moses
Lake, and Creston
1202 PM PST Thu Jan 6 2022
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS EVENING...
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations up to
one inch and ice accumulations around one tenth of an inch.
* WHERE...Grand Coulee, Coulee City, Quincy, Wilbur, Ephrata,
Ritzville, Harrington, Othello, Odessa, Moses Lake, and Creston,
including parts of I-90 and Highway 2.
* WHEN...Until 8 PM PST this evening.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the Thursday evening commute.
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.