Spokane County, Washington
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Weather Alerts: Spokane County, Washington
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Flood Watch
IDZ001>004-026-027-WAZ031>037-041-043-044-182100-
/O.NEW.KOTX.FA.A.0001.170118T1400Z-170120T1400Z/
/00000.0.IC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-
CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-LEWISTON AREA-
LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-
LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-WASHINGTON PALOUSE-
MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-WENATCHEE AREA-OKANOGAN VALLEY-
WATERVILLE PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RATHDRUM, COEUR D'ALENE, POST FALLS,
HAYDEN, WORLEY, MOSCOW, PLUMMER, POTLATCH, GENESEE, KELLOGG,
PINEHURST, OSBURN, WALLACE, MULLAN, LEWISTON, LAPWAI, PECK,
CULDESAC, GIFFORD, KAMIAH, CRAIGMONT, NEZPERCE, WINCHESTER,
ANATONE, PEOLA, CLARKSTON, POMEROY, PULLMAN, COLFAX, ROSALIA,
LA CROSSE, OAKESDALE, TEKOA, UNIONTOWN, MOSES LAKE, EPHRATA,
OTHELLO, QUINCY, RITZVILLE, GRAND COULEE, ODESSA, WILBUR,
COULEE CITY, SPOKANE, CHENEY, DAVENPORT, ROCKFORD, DEER PARK,
BRIDGEPORT, WATERVILLE, AND MANSFIELD
1251 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF IDAHO AND WASHINGTON, INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS IN IDAHO, CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS, COEUR
D'ALENE AREA, IDAHO PALOUSE, LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE
COUNTIES, LEWISTON AREA, AND NORTHERN PANHANDLE. IN WASHINGTON,
LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES, MOSES LAKE AREA, NORTHEAST
BLUE MOUNTAINS, NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS, OKANOGAN VALLEY, SPOKANE
AREA, UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN, WASHINGTON PALOUSE, AND WATERVILLE
PLATEAU.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT

* A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY NIGHT,
LAST THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT, AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY ABOVE
FREEZING TEMPERATURES. WITH WIDESPREAD MID AND LOW ELEVATION
SNOW, THE RESULTING RUNOFF FROM RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT MAY BE
ENOUGH TO CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING ISSUES. FLOODING MAY BE
EXACERBATED IN AREAS WHERE STORM DRAINS AND DITCHES ARE CLOGGED
WITH SNOW AND ICE OR WHERE SOILS ARE FROZEN. ICE JAMS ON FROZEN
RIVERS AND CREEKS ARE ALSO A POSSIBILITY WITH THIS EVENT.

* MOST LIKELY IMPACTS FROM THIS EVENT INCLUDE FLOODED ROADS AND
URBAN AREAS WHERE DITCHES AND STORM DRAINS ARE CLOGGED WITH
SNOW, PONDING WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE OR
FROZEN GROUND, SHARP RISES ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, AND ICE
JAMS ON CREEKS AND RIVERS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT IN
THE WATCH AREA. YOU SHOULD MONITOR FORECASTS, BE ALERT FOR
POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS, AND MAINTAIN AWARENESS OF LOCAL
CONDITIONS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. REPORT ANY ICE
JAMS TO LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT.

MONITOR RIVER FORECASTS AT
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=OTX

&&

$$
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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