... Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Thursday to 3 PM PST
The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow... which is in effect from noon
Thursday to 3 PM PST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer
* Locations... Cle Elum... Cliffdell.
* Snow level... valley floor.
* Snow accumulations... 10 to 20 inches.
* Ice accumulations... little or no ice accumulation expected.
* Timing... snow will develop early Thursday afternoon south of Mt
Adams and will become widespread during the day. A prolonged
period of moderate to heavy snow will continue through Saturday.
Snow will be heavy at times with snowfall rates of 1 inch per
* Impacts... hazardous driving conditions are expected with snow
covered roads and poor visibility. This includes Interstate 90
and Highway 12 along the passes.
* Winds... east 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph may cause
local blowing and drifting of snow.
* Hazard elevation... all elevations.
* Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.