Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 12:12 am PST on December 29, 2014


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM PST this
afternoon...

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM PST this
afternoon.

* Snow accumulations: 2 to 4 inches for the Blue Mountain
foothills... north central Oregon and Yakima Valley. 4 to 6
inches for the Simcoe Highlands.

* Timing: snow showers will continue into this afternoon.

* Locations include: Pendleton... Pilot Rock... Heppner...
Condon... Fossil... Goldendale... Dayton... Waitsburg... Walla
Walla... Naches... Sunnyside... Toppenish... Yakima... Dufur...
Maupin

* winds: winds will be increasing... becoming northeast 10 to 20
mph this morning. This will cause patchy blowing and drifting
of snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory is issued when snow is occurring or is
expected to develop and accumulate. Travel may be hazardous...
especially on bridges... overpasses... and secondary roads.
Motorists are urged to use extreme caution... and slow down to
adjust for rapidly changing driving conditions and reduced
visibilities. For additional weather information... check our web
site at www.Weather.Gov/Pendleton.






 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:51 am PST on December 29, 2014


... Much colder this week across northeast Oregon and southeast
Washington...

A strong cold front will move through the region today.
Temperatures will be falling during the day with brisk north
winds. Temperatures Tuesday through Thursday will be well below
normal. Highs for most locations will be in the teens and
twenties. Lows will be 10 above to 10 below zero.

Snow showers will continue over portions of the area today with
the arrival of the cold air mass. Dry weather is expected Tuesday
through Thursday.



 Local Storm Report 



12/28/2014 0502 am

2 miles NNW of ski bluewoodoqualmie UT Spring, Columbia County.

Heavy snow m9.0 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Touchet snotel recorded 9 inches of snow accumulation in
            24 hours.




12/28/2014 0502 am

Ski bluewood, Columbia County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by public.


            Ski bluewood ski resort reported 10 inches of snow in the
            last 24 hours.




12/28/2014 0502 am

2 miles NNW of ski bluewoodut Spring, Columbia County.

Heavy snow m9.0 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Touchet snotel recorded 9 inches of snow accumulation in
            24 hours.




12/28/2014 0502 am

Ski bluewood, Columbia County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by public.


            Ski bluewood ski resort reported 10 inches of snow in the
            last 24 hours.



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