[12/11/18] Weather Advisory

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Following Monday’s first blanket of snow an even stronger storm system is set to bring heavy rain and copious mountain snow to the region.

Although Central Washington residents experienced an abnormally dry first week of December, the monthly precipitation deficit will be effectively erased this week.

The next storm system will barrel in tonight and push into the northern Rockies by Wednesday, with the worst of the local impacts coming Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Not only will snow bury the Cascades, but winds may also be strong enough to cause localized tree damage and power outages.

At the very least, motorists will face treacherous travel conditions and have to contend with heavy snow on all cross state passes.


 Chelan  Brewster  Bridgeport  Entiat  Waterville  Mansfield
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibility.. use caution while driving.
Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

Leavenworth Mazama Twisp Winthrop Stehekin

Conconully   Blewett Pass  Loup Loup Pass.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
*Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches in the valleys and 12 to 28 inches in the mountains with winds gusting as high as 35 mph on exposed terrain.
* Travel could be very difficult to impossible especially in the mountains.
The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.