Moses Lake Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Ice Storm Warning
Issued: 3:32 PM PST Jan. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Ice Storm Warning in effect from 7 am Tuesday to 9 am PST

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued an Ice Storm
Warning... which is in effect from 7 am Tuesday to 9 am PST
Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations... Moses Lake, Ephrata, Othello, and Quincy.

* Ice accumulations... between 0.15 and 0.35". Locally up to half
an inch near Coulee Dam.

* Timing... first round of very light wintry precipitation arrives
Tuesday morning. Look for a break Tuesday afternoon with
occasional freezing drizzle then moderate to heavy freezing
rain arrives Tuesday evening 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

* Temperatures... around 30.

* Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An Ice Storm Warning means significant ice accumulations will
make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly
discouraged. If you must travel... pack a flashlight... blankets...
food... and water in your vehicle.

Air Stagnation Advisory
Issued: 9:36 AM MST Jan. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Air stagnation advisory now in effect until 10 am PST /11 am
MST/ Tuesday...

* advisory... a ridge of high pressure will persist over eastern
Washington and north Idaho through early Tuesday. This will
result in very light winds and poor atmospheric mixing. This
will likely lead to increased pollution levels near the
ground and deteriorated air quality.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an airmass across the advisory area... pollution has the
potential to increase to dangerous levels. Persons with
respiratory illness should follow their physicians advice for
dealing with high levels of air pollution.