Eastern Washington and North Idaho Watches and Warnings

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Today's and yesterday's warnings in reverse chronological order.


WWUS76 KOTX 212340
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
340 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014


IDZ003-026-027-WAZ031>033-035-036-220045-
/O.CAN.KOTX.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-141222T0000Z/
IDAHO PALOUSE-LEWISTON AREA-LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-
NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-
WASHINGTON PALOUSE-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-
340 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS CANCELLED THE WIND ADVISORY.

BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS BUT THE WINDS WILL NOT BE UNUSUALLY STRONG.

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WWUS76 KOTX 211805
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1005 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...VERY BREEZY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY...

WAZ034-044-211915- /O.EXP.KOTX.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-141221T1800Z/ MOSES LAKE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 1005 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY BUT WINDS WILL NOT BE UNUSUALLY STRONG.

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IDZ003-026-027-WAZ031>033-035-036-220000- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-141222T0000Z/ IDAHO PALOUSE-LEWISTON AREA-LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES- NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES- WASHINGTON PALOUSE-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA- 1005 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER STRONG WINDS MAKING DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF DRIVING SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

&&

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WGUS86 KOTX 211356
FLSOTX

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
556 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

IDC057-211406-
/O.CAN.KOTX.FA.Y.0050.000000T0000Z-141221T1515Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
LATAH ID-
556 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...THE SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR WEST CENTRAL LATAH COUNTY...

THE HEAVY RAIN HAS ENDED...AND FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED TO POSE A THREAT.

LAT...LON 4680 11686 4669 11693 4667 11704 4678 11703

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BT


WWUS76 KOTX 211155
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
355 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH THIS MORNING...

IDZ003-026-027-WAZ031>033-035-036-212015- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-141222T0000Z/ IDAHO PALOUSE-LEWISTON AREA-LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES- NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES- WASHINGTON PALOUSE-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA- 355 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 50 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH NOON.

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER STRONG WINDS MAKING DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF DRIVING SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

&&

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WAZ034-044-211800- /O.CON.KOTX.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-141221T1800Z/ MOSES LAKE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 355 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING...

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...EARLY THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER STRONG WINDS MAKING DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF DRIVING SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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WGUS86 KOTX 210725
FLSOTX

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1125 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

IDC057-211515-
/O.NEW.KOTX.FA.Y.0050.141221T0725Z-141221T1515Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
LATAH ID-
1125 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAPID RISES FOR...
PARADISE CREEK IN WEST CENTRAL LATAH COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF
IDAHO...

* UNTIL 715 AM PST SUNDAY

* AT 1120 PM PST...THE REPORTING GAUGE ON PARADISE CREEK NEAR THE
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO INDICATED RAPID RISES OF THE CREEK. THE CREEK
LEVEL IS NEARING 8 FEET. AT 8.8 FEET WATER WILL BEGIN BACKING UP
THROUGH STORM DRAINS ON ROOSEVELT STREET IN MOSCOW.


* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
MOSCOW IDAHO.

LAT...LON 4680 11686 4669 11693 4667 11704 4678 11703

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EK


WWUS46 KOTX 210655
WSWOTX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1055 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


WAZ042-210800-
/O.EXP.KOTX.WW.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-141221T0700Z/
EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...
TWISP...WINTHROP...STEHEKIN...CONCONULLY...BLEWETT PASS...
LOUP LOUP PASS
1055 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES...

LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL...MAINLY NORTH OF LAKE CHELAN. ELSEWHERE SNOW HAS CHANGED OVER TO RAIN AND TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN AT OR ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT.

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WWUS76 KOTX 210200
NPWOTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
600 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


IDZ003-026-027-WAZ031>033-035-036-211200-
/O.NEW.KOTX.WI.Y.0015.141221T1100Z-141222T0000Z/
IDAHO PALOUSE-LEWISTON AREA-LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-
NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-
WASHINGTON PALOUSE-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-
600 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY FOR THE UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN...WASHINGTON AND IDAHO PALOUSE...SPOKANE AREA...LEWISTON AREA...NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS...LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES AND LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH NOON.

*LOCATIONS...SPOKANE...WEST PLAINS...DAVENPORT...RITZVILLE...LA CROSSE...PULLMAN...POMEROY...PEOLA...GENESEE...GIFFORD... WINCHESTER...CRAIGMONT.

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER STRONG WINDS MAKING DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF DRIVING SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

&&

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WAZ034-044-211200- /O.NEW.KOTX.WI.Y.0015.141221T1100Z-141221T1800Z/ MOSES LAKE AREA-WATERVILLE PLATEAU- 600 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY FOR THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND THE MOSES LAKE AREA.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

*LOCATIONS...WATERVILLE...PALISADES...EPHRATA...SOAP LAKE AND MOSES LAKE.

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER STRONG WINDS MAKING DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF DRIVING SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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WWUS46 KOTX 202245
WSWOTX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
245 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


WAZ042-210700-
/O.CON.KOTX.WW.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-141221T0700Z/
EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...
TWISP...WINTHROP...STEHEKIN...CONCONULLY...BLEWETT PASS...
LOUP LOUP PASS
245 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...TWISP...WINTHROP... STEHEKIN...CONCONULLY...BLEWETT PASS...LOUP LOUP PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS NEAR 12 INCHES...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT...HOWEVER ADDITIONAL SNOW SHOWERS ARE STILL EXPECTED OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS THROUGH MOST OF SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS WILL IMPACT MOST OF THE MOUNTAINS PASSES... INCLUDING HIGHWAY 2 OVER STEVENS PASS...AS WELL BLEWETT PASS.

* SNOW LEVEL...2000 FEET.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?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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WWUS46 KOTX 201353
WSWOTX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
553 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 11 PM PST TODAY...

WAZ042-210000- /O.CON.KOTX.WW.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-141221T0700Z/ EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES- INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA... TWISP...WINTHROP...STEHEKIN...CONCONULLY...BLEWETT PASS... LOUP LOUP PASS 553 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...TWISP...WINTHROP... STEHEKIN...CONCONULLY...BLEWETT PASS...LOUP LOUP PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MOUNTAINS 8 TO 16 INCHES. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE CREST NORTH OF LAKE CHELAN.

* TIMING...THE SNOW BEGAN EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT...HOWEVER ADDITIONAL SNOW SHOWERS ARE STILL EXPECTED OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS THROUGH MOST OF SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. THIS WILL IMPACT MOST OF THE MOUNTAINS PASSES... INCLUDING HIGHWAY 2 OVER STEVENS PASS AS WELL BLEWETT PASS.

* SNOW LEVEL...INITIALLY ON THE VALLEY FLOORS...BUT STEADILY RISING TO 4000 FEET OR HIGHER SOUTH OF LAKE CHELAN AND UP TO 2500-3000 FEET NORTH OF LAKE CHELAN BY THIS AFTERNOON.

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