Friday, March 12, 2010

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has Issued a Winter Weather Advisory Above 3500 Feet for Snow, Which is in Effectfrom 4pm this Afternoon to 10am PST Saturday.

The Winter Stormwatch is No Longer in Effect.*

Snow Accumulations:4 to 7 Inches in the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon, 5 to 9 Inches in the Northern Blue Mountains OfOregon and Northwest Blue Mountains of Washington.* Elevation: Above 3500 Feet.*

Timing: Snow will Begin Late this Afternoon and Early Evening.It will Become Moderate to Heavy Overnight Into SaturdayMorning Before Tapering Off to Showers Saturday Afternoon.* Locations Include: Ski Bluewood Resort, Meacham, Tollgate Battle Mountain, Lehman Hot Springs*

Winds: winds will be 15 to 25 MPH with Gusts to 35 MPH today then decrease overnight and Saturday to around 10 MPH.*

Impacts: Travel Along Interstate 84 and Highways 204, 244and 395 will Have Difficult Driving Conditions Due to The Snow and Blowing or Drifting Snow.

Precautionary/preparedness Actions A Winter Weather Advisory is Issued When Snow is Occurring or IsExpected to Develop and Accumulate. Travel May Be Hazardous, on Bridges, Overpasses, and SecondaryRoads. Motorists are Urged to Use Extreme Caution, and Slow Downto Adjust for Rapidly Changing Driving Conditions and Reduced Visibilities.

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