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WWUS76 KOTX 201304
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
504 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017


WAZ034-201415-
/O.CAN.KOTX.FG.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170120T1800Z/
MOSES LAKE AREA-
504 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS CANCELLED FOR THE MOSES LAKE AREA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS CANCELLED THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY FOR THE MOSES LAKE AREA.

LIGHT NORTH WINDS HAVE DEVELOPED AROUND MOSES LAKE AND EPHRATA BRINGING IMPROVED VISIBILITY. WEB CAMERAS ALONG INTERSTATE 90 IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON SHOW DECENT VISIBILITY...SO THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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WGUS86 KOTX 200612
FLSOTX

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1012 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

IDC009-055-057-061-069-079-WAC001-003-023-043-063-075-200609-
/O.CAN.KOTX.FA.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170120T1015Z/
/00000.N.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Latah ID-Nez Perce ID-Shoshone ID-Lewis ID-Benewah ID-Kootenai ID-
Adams WA-Garfield WA-Whitman WA-Lincoln WA-Asotin WA-Spokane WA-
1012 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR LATAH...NEZ PERCE...SHOSHONE...LEWIS...BENEWAH...KOOTENAI...ADAMS... GARFIELD...WHITMAN...LINCOLN...ASOTIN AND SPOKANE COUNTIES...

Cooler temperatures and drier weather expected over the next 12-24 hours suggest the threat for flooding has peaked and will begin waning.

LAT...LON 4600 11692 4600 11759 4662 11785 4655 11817 4674 11825 4674 11900 4794 11898 4779 11757 4805 11753 4789 11632 4807 11623 4770 11572 4746 11564 4743 11575 4694 11496 4693 11633 4650 11645 4623 11601 4620 11643 4586 11679

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SB


WWUS76 KOTX 200359
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
759 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...DENSE FREEZING FOG IN MOSES LAKE AND OTHELLO AREAS...

WAZ034-201800- /O.NEW.KOTX.FG.Y.0004.170120T0359Z-170120T1800Z/ MOSES LAKE AREA- 759 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TIMING...DENSE FOG IMPACTING MOSES LAKE AND OTHELLO NOW. FOG TO FURTHER EXPAND THROUGH THE NIGHT POSSIBLY INTO EPHRATA AND QUINCY BEFORE BURNING OFF FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...LOW VISIBILITY AND SLICK ROADWAYS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ALONG SECTIONS OF INTERSTATE 90 AND HIGHWAY 26. THIS INCLUDES THE MOSES LAKE AND OTHELLO AREAS. MOTORISTS WITH PLANS TO TRAVEL THROUGH THESE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR POOR VISIBILITY AND SLICK ROADS.

* LOCATIONS...MOSES LAKE, EPHRATA, OTHELLO, AND QUINCY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN... USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

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WGUS86 KOTX 192238
FLSOTX

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Spokane WA
238 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

IDC009-055-057-061-069-079-WAC001-003-023-043-063-075-201015-
/O.CON.KOTX.FA.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170120T1015Z/
/00000.N.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Latah ID-Nez Perce ID-Shoshone ID-Lewis ID-Benewah ID-Kootenai ID-
Adams WA-Garfield WA-Whitman WA-Lincoln WA-Asotin WA-Spokane WA-
238 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT FOR MINOR FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 AM PST FRIDAY FOR LATAH...NEZ PERCE...SHOSHONE...LEWIS...BENEWAH...KOOTENAI...ADAMS... GARFIELD...WHITMAN...LINCOLN...ASOTIN AND SPOKANE COUNTIES...

* TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S. MELTING SNOW WILL CREATE WATER ON STREETS AND ROADS WITH POOR DRAINAGE. SEWER DRAINS OR CULVERTS PLUGGED WITH ICE AND SNOW WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE TRAFFIC HAZARDS WITH WATER ON ROADS. LARGE PUDDLES MAY ALSO SEEP INTO HOMES OR OTHER STRUCTURES IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. * OTHER POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE: RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS AND A SMALL POTENTIAL FOR ICE JAMS ON CREEKS AND RIVERS AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. WATER FROM MELTING SNOW IS VERY COLD. IF YOUR VEHICLE STALLS...EXPOSURE TO COLD WATER COULD CAUSE HYPOTHERMIA QUICKLY.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.

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LAT...LON 4600 11692 4600 11759 4662 11785 4655 11817 4674 11825 4674 11900 4794 11898 4779 11757 4805 11753 4789 11632 4807 11623 4770 11572 4746 11564 4743 11575 4694 11496 4693 11633 4650 11645 4623 11601 4620 11643 4586 11679

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SVH





WGUS86 KOTX 191319
FLSOTX

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Spokane WA
519 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

IDC009-055-057-061-069-079-WAC001-003-023-043-063-075-201015-
/O.CON.KOTX.FA.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170120T1015Z/
/00000.N.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Latah ID-Nez Perce ID-Shoshone ID-Lewis ID-Benewah ID-Kootenai ID-
Adams WA-Garfield WA-Whitman WA-Lincoln WA-Asotin WA-Spokane WA-
519 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT FOR MINOR FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 AM PST FRIDAY FOR LATAH...NEZ PERCE...SHOSHONE...LEWIS...BENEWAH...KOOTENAI...ADAMS... GARFIELD...WHITMAN...LINCOLN...ASOTIN AND SPOKANE COUNTIES...

* PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN WILL BRING AN ADDITIONAL TENTH TO QUARTER OF AN INCH OF RAIN TO THE IDAHO PANHANDLE THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON. LITTLE ADDITIONAL RAIN IS EXPECTED TODAY OVER THE WEST PLAINS...AND COLUMBIA BASIN.

* TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S. THE COMBINATION OF MELTING SNOW AND LIGHT RAIN WILL CREATE WATER ON STREETS AND ROADS WITH POOR DRAINAGE. SEWER DRAINS OR CULVERTS PLUGGED WITH ICE AND SNOW WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE TRAFFIC HAZARDS WITH WATER ON ROADS. * OTHER POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE: RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS AND A SMALL POTENTIAL FOR ICE JAMS ON CREEKS AND RIVERS AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. WATER FROM MELTING SNOW IS VERY COLD. IF YOUR VEHICLE STALLS...EXPOSURE TO COLD WATER COULD CAUSE HYPOTHERMIA QUICKLY.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.

&&

LAT...LON 4600 11692 4600 11759 4662 11785 4655 11817 4674 11825 4674 11900 4794 11898 4779 11757 4805 11753 4789 11632 4807 11623 4770 11572 4746 11564 4743 11575 4694 11496 4693 11633 4650 11645 4623 11601 4620 11643 4586 11679

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GKOCH


WWUS46 KOTX 191108
WSWOTX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
308 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017


WAZ038-042-043-191215-
/O.CAN.KOTX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170119T1600Z/
OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY-
308 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS CANCELLED THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE OKANOGAN VALLEY...EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES...AND THE OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS.

ACCUMULATING SNOW HAS COME TO AN END FOR THE REPUBLIC... NESPELEM...OMAK...BREWSTER... WINTHROP...AND LEAVENWORTH AREAS.

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IDZ001-WAZ037-191600- /O.CON.KOTX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170119T1600Z/ NORTHERN PANHANDLE-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS EASTPORT, SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD, AND FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD 308 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THIS MORNING ABOVE 3000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...EASTPORT, SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD, AND FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...BETWEEN 3 AM AND 8 AM...1 TO 3 INCHES FOR THE MOUNTAINS AROUND PRIEST LAKE...SANDPOINT...AND BONNERS FERRY.

* TIMING...RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL DECREASE TO SHOWERS BY MID MORNING.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AROUND 3000 FEET EARLY THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW OR SLUSH COVERED ROADS...ALONG WITH AREAS OF ICY ROADS WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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WWUS46 KOTX 190831
WSWOTX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1231 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017


WAZ034-041-044-190945-
/O.CAN.KOTX.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170119T1200Z/
MOSES LAKE AREA-WENATCHEE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU-
1231 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS CANCELLED THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE MOSES LAKE AND WENATCHEE AREAS...AS WELL AS THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU.

WINTRY PRECIPITATION HAS COME TO AN END IN THE MOSES LAKE, WENATCHEE, AND WATERVILLE AREAS. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT TRAVEL WILL BE TREACHEROUS OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. AREAS AROUND MOSES LAKE HAVE RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF A HALF INCH OF ICE SINCE TUESDAY EVENING. UNTREATED ROADWAYS WILL BE VERY ICY.

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IDZ001-WAZ037-038-042-043-191600- /O.CON.KOTX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170119T1600Z/ NORTHERN PANHANDLE-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS- EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY- INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS EASTPORT, SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD, SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD, ORIN-RICE ROAD, FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD, REPUBLIC, WAUCONDA, CHESAW ROAD, HIGHWAY 20 WAUCONDA SUMMIT, BOULDER CREEK ROAD, SHERMAN PASS, LEAVENWORTH, MAZAMA, TWISP, WINTHROP, STEHEKIN, CONCONULLY, BLEWETT PASS, LOUP LOUP PASS, OMAK, OKANOGAN, BREWSTER, BRIDGEPORT, OROVILLE, NESPELEM, AND DISAUTEL PASS 1231 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THIS MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...EASTPORT, REPUBLIC, SHERMAN PASS, LEAVENWORTH, MAZAMA, WINTHROP, STEHEKIN, OMAK, BREWSTER, NESPELEM, DISAUTEL PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...FROM MIDNIGHT THROUGH SUNRISE...AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF SNOW FOR REPUBLIC...OMAK...AND THE METHOW VALLEY. THE MOUNTAINS WILL LIKELY RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW BY MID MORNING.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE OUT OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON BY 2 AM. PERIODS OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL LINGER THROUGH THE MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON OVER FAR NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS BETWEEN 3000 AND 4000 FEET ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR NORTH IDAHO AND EXTREME NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. HOWEVER, FURTHER WEST SNOW LEVELS WILL BE DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOORS AROUND REPUBLIC, OMAK, AND WINTHROP.

* IMPACTS...SNOW OR SLUSH COVERED ROADS...ALONG WITH AREAS OF ICY ROADS WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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WWUS46 KOTX 190348
WSWOTX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
748 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017


IDZ001-WAZ037-038-042-043-191600-
/O.CON.KOTX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170119T1600Z/
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-
EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS EASTPORT,
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD, SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD,
ORIN-RICE ROAD, FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD, REPUBLIC, WAUCONDA,
CHESAW ROAD, HIGHWAY 20 WAUCONDA SUMMIT, BOULDER CREEK ROAD,
SHERMAN PASS, LEAVENWORTH, MAZAMA, TWISP, WINTHROP, STEHEKIN,
CONCONULLY, BLEWETT PASS, LOUP LOUP PASS, OMAK, OKANOGAN,
BREWSTER, BRIDGEPORT, OROVILLE, NESPELEM, AND DISAUTEL PASS
748 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...REPUBLIC, WAUCONDA, CHESAW ROAD, HIGHWAY 20 WAUCONDA SUMMIT, BOULDER CREEK ROAD, SHERMAN PASS, EASTPORT, SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD, LEAVENWORTH, MAZAMA, TWISP, WINTHROP, STEHEKIN, CONCONULLY, BLEWETT PASS, LOUP LOUP PASS, OMAK, OKANOGAN, BREWSTER, BRIDGEPORT, OROVILLE, NESPELEM, DISAUTEL PASS, SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD, ORIN-RICE ROAD, AND FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...LOCALLY A TRACE TO A TENTH NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AND NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 4 INCHES...IN THE NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN PANHANDLE THOSE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MAINLY ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WHILE PERSISTING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES. SNOW WILL BE CONFINED MAINLY ABOVE 3000 FEET IN THE NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN PANHANDLE, BUT DOWN INTO THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND METHOW VALLEY AND WENATCHEE VALLEY AS WELL. LOCALIZED FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE VALLEYS OF NE WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO. PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW OR SLUSH COVERED ROADS...ALONG WITH AREAS OF ICY ROADS WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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WAZ034-041-044-191200- /O.CON.KOTX.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170119T1200Z/ MOSES LAKE AREA-WENATCHEE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS MOSES LAKE, EPHRATA, OTHELLO, QUINCY, WENATCHEE, CHELAN, ENTIAT, CASHMERE, WATERVILLE, MANSFIELD, AND BADGER MOUNTAIN ROAD 748 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...WENATCHEE, CHELAN, ENTIAT, CASHMERE, WATERVILLE, MANSFIELD, BADGER MOUNTAIN ROAD, MOSES LAKE, EPHRATA, OTHELLO, AND QUINCY.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO AN ADDITIONAL TENTH OF AN INCH MAINLY EAST OF WENATCHEE...WITH HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS MOSES LAKE AREA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 1 INCH...MAINLY WENATCHEE AREA AND WEST PORTION OF WATERVILLE PLATEAU.

* TIMING...A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...BEFORE DECREASING OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW WILL LEAD TO VERY SLICK ROADS AND WALKWAYS ESPECIALLY THIS EVENING AND EARLY OVERNIGHT. IMPACTS MAY LINGER ON ROADS AND SURFACES THROUGH THE THURSDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=OTX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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