Kootenai County, Idaho
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Freezing Rain Advisory
IDZ002>004-WAZ033-036-180245-
/O.EXT.KOTX.ZR.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170118T0600Z/
COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-
WASHINGTON PALOUSE-SPOKANE AREA-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS COEUR D'ALENE, POST FALLS,
HAYDEN, WORLEY, MOSCOW, PLUMMER, POTLATCH, GENESEE, KELLOGG,
PINEHURST, OSBURN, WALLACE, MULLAN, FOURTH OF JULY PASS,
DOBSON PASS, LOOKOUT PASS, PULLMAN, COLFAX, ROSALIA, LA CROSSE,
OAKESDALE, TEKOA, UNIONTOWN, SPOKANE, CHENEY, DAVENPORT,
AND ROCKFORD
1031 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...MOSCOW, PLUMMER, POTLATCH, GENESEE, COEUR D'ALENE,
POST FALLS, HAYDEN, WORLEY, KELLOGG, PINEHURST, OSBURN,
WALLACE, MULLAN, FOURTH OF JULY PASS, DOBSON PASS, LOOKOUT
PASS, PULLMAN, COLFAX, ROSALIA, LA CROSSE, OAKESDALE, TEKOA,
UNIONTOWN, SPOKANE, CHENEY, DAVENPORT, AND ROCKFORD.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...BETWEEN A TRACE TO FEW HUNDRETHS.

* TIMING...A BAND OF VERY LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL PASS
THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AND THEN ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN WILL ARRIVE THIS EVENING BUT GRADUALLY CHANGE TO SIMPLE
WARM RAIN OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...ANY SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL LEAD TO VERY SLICK
ROADS AND WALKWAYS ESPECIALLY FOR THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
COMMUTE PERIOD.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE TEENS TO 20S WARMING 20S TO LOWER 30S.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
IDZ001-WAZ037-038-043-180245-
/O.CON.KOTX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170119T1600Z/
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-
OKANOGAN VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS SANDPOINT, BONNERS FERRY,
PRIEST RIVER, EASTPORT, SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD, COLVILLE,
DEER PARK, CHEWELAH, NEWPORT, KETTLE FALLS,
SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD, ORIN-RICE ROAD, FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD,
REPUBLIC, INCHELIUM, WAUCONDA, CHESAW ROAD,
HIGHWAY 20 WAUCONDA SUMMIT, BOULDER CREEK ROAD, SHERMAN PASS,
OMAK, OKANOGAN, BREWSTER, BRIDGEPORT, OROVILLE, NESPELEM,
AND DISAUTEL PASS
1031 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

* LOCATIONS...REPUBLIC, INCHELIUM, WAUCONDA, CHESAW ROAD,
HIGHWAY 20 WAUCONDA SUMMIT, BOULDER CREEK ROAD, SHERMAN PASS,
SANDPOINT, BONNERS FERRY, PRIEST RIVER, EASTPORT, SCHWEITZER
MOUNTAIN ROAD, OMAK, OKANOGAN, BREWSTER, BRIDGEPORT, OROVILLE,
NESPELEM, DISAUTEL PASS, COLVILLE, DEER PARK, CHEWELAH,
NEWPORT, KETTLE FALLS, SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD, ORIN-RICE
ROAD, AND FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...0.15 TO 0.25" SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 20. UP TO
0.15" NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20. LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 0.50" POSSIBLE
IN BETWEEN BREWSTER AND KELLER.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE
VALLEYS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20. 1 TO 4 INCHES IN VALLEYS SOUTH OF
HIGHWAY 20. 8 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...THE FIRST ROUND OF VERY LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION
ARRIVES THIS MORNING. LOOK FOR A BREAK THIS AFTERNOON WITH
OCCASIONAL FREEZING DRIZZLE THEN MODERATE TO HEAVY
PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF SNOW... SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN
ARRIVES TONIGHT AND AND CONTINUES THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE
TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS, TREE DAMAGE, AND POWER OUTAGES.
AREAS WITH LESS FREEZING RAIN AND MORE SNOW AND SLEET WILL SEE
SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO TRAVEL BUT A LOWER THREAT FOR POWER
OUTAGES.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVEL...2000-4000 FEET SOUTH TO VALLEY FLOORS NORTH.

* 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 WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
ICE...SNOW...AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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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