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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
329 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

IDZ001-004-WAZ037-042-232330-
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-
329 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH IDAHO...
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THE NEXT PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS
OF SNOW TO THE VALLEYS TUESDAY NIGHT AND CHRISTMAS EVE. WINTRY
TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON MOUNTAIN PASSES.

A SECOND WINTER STORM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD
SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.



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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
302 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.A MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD PRECIPITATION INTO THE
REGION TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY THEN DEPART WEDNESDAY NIGHT
INTO EARLY THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL VARY FROM NEAR VALLEY FLOORS
ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER TO 4000 FEET IN THE CENTRAL PANHANDLE
MOUNTAINS AND FLUCTUATE THROUGHOUT THE EVENT. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW
WILL BE LIKELY WITH THIS EVENT WITH LIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE VALLEY
ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE.

IDZ001-230715-
/O.NEW.KOTX.WS.A.0014.141224T0300Z-141225T0000Z/
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...EASTPORT...
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD
302 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 3000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH ABOVE 3000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS...EASTPORT...SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS. 1 TO 4
  INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE VALLEYS MAINLY FROM SANDPOINT NORTHWARD.


* TIMING...MOST LOCATIONS WILL START OFF AS SNOW TUESDAY EVENING.
  THE TRANSITION TO VALLEY RAIN WILL OCCUR TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY
  WEDNESDAY MORNING...SWITCHING BACK TO SNOW BY WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL END BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL IN THE MOUNTAINS. SLICK TRAVEL WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE
  US 95 CORRIDOR THROUGH THE VALLEY WITH IMPROVEMENT AS
  PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO RAIN. ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME ICY
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING AS FREEZING TEMPERATURES
  RETURN.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* HAZARD ELEVATION...ABOVE 3000 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 STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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