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Brace for a blizzard, National Weather Service warns

| November 22, 2010 9:43 AM

This was posted on the National Weather Website earlier this afternoon:

 1244 PM PST MON NOV 22 2010

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST
TUESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST
TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 8 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS WITH 6 TO 10
INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* ELEVATION: ALL ELEVATIONS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE SNOW AND WIND.

* TIMING: SNOW MAY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND/OR STOP BRIEFLY AT
TIMES BUT WILL CONTINUE TODAY..INTENSIFYING AND BECOME HEAVIER
TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. WIND WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY
BECOMING BLUSTERY NEAR 7 PM THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: MOSCOW...PLUMMER...POTLATCH...GENESEE...
COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...WORLEY...PULLMAN...
COLFAX...ROSALIA...LA CROSSE...OAKESDALE...TEKOA...UNIONTOWN

* WINDS: NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY AFTER 7 PM THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS: WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS ON AREA
ROADWAYS DUE TO ICY SURFACES AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. ALTHOUGH
THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING... INCREASING
WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH
YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

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