Weather: HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK, WIND ADVISORY and HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Northern Panhandle-Coeur d`Alene Area-Idaho Palouse-Central Panhandle Mountains-Lewiston Area-Lewis and Southern Nez Perce Counties-Northeast Blue Mountains- Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties-Washington Palouse-Moses Lake Area-Upper Columbia Basin-Spokane Area-Northeast Mountains-Okanogan Valley-Waterville Plateau-
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Idaho...North Central Idaho...Central Washington...East Central Washington...North Central Washington...Northeast Washington andSoutheast Washington.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY
Winds will continue to increase out of the south-southwest early Wednesday across the Columbia Basin, the Palouse, Camas Prairie, and central Idaho. Strong winds are expected and impacts include damage to trees, power outages, and difficult travel for high profile vehicles. Precipitation will taper off Wednesday and a brief break in the weather is expected Thursday through early
Northern Panhandle-Coeur d`Alene Area-Idaho Palouse-Central Panhandle Mountains-Lewiston Area- Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties-Washington Palouse-Spokane Area-Northeast Mountains-Including the cities of Sandpoint, Rathdrum, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Eastport, Coeur d`Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Worley, Moscow, Plummer, Potlatch, Genesee, Kellogg, St Maries, Pinehurst, Osburn, Wallace, Mullan, Lewiston, Lapwai, Peck, Culdesac, Gifford, Clarkston, Pomeroy, Pullman, Colfax, Rosalia, La Crosse, Oakesdale, Tekoa, Uniontown, Spokane, Cheney, Davenport, Rockford, Colville, Deer Park, Chewelah, Newport, and Kettle Falls
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 7 PM PST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.
* WHERE...In Washington, Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties, Washington Palouse, Spokane Area and Northeast Mountains. In Idaho, Northern Panhandle, Coeur d`Alene Area, Idaho Palouse, Central Panhandle Mountains and Lewiston Area.
* WHEN...From 2 AM to 7 PM PST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Tree limbs could be blown down and widespread power outages are possible. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
RAIN AND SNOWMELT RUNOFF WILL CAUSE RISES ON STREAMS AND HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ROCK SLIDES...
Rain into Wednesday will likely produce rises on streams and creeks over portions of central and eastern Washington as well as parts of north Idaho. Rain and melting snow will also heighten the potential for rock slides in steep terrain.
Counties in Washington that may experience rises on streams and the potential for rock slides are, Chelan, Stevens and Pend Orielle.
Counties in north Idaho that may experience rises on streams and the potential for rock slides are, Boundary, Bonner, Benewah, Latah, and Shoshone.
Sharp rises will be possible on Paradise Creek flowing through Moscow Idaho Wednesday.
If you live along a creek, stream or river, be aware of the changing conditions and continue to monitor weather and stream flow forecasts.
Today: 70% chance of rain of less than a tenth inch, cloudy with gradual clearing, gusts up to 37mph, mostly clear night. High 49/ low 32.
Thursday: Mostly sunny day, mostly cloudy night. 44/34.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. 44/36.
Saturday: Partly sunny day, mostly cloudy night. 46/37.
Today: 70% chance of rain of less than a tenth inch, snow to 2900ft, cloudy morning then clearing, mostly clear night, gusts up to 40mph. 39/26.
Thursday: Mostly sunny day, mostly cloudy night, winds up to 8mph. 39/29.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. 38/29.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, possible late night snow. 40/31.
Today: 80% chance of rain of less than a tenth inch, gusts up to 39mph, mostly clear night. 35/25.
Thursday: Mostly sunny day, winds up to 9mph, mostly clear night. 36/27.
Friday: 20% chance of late morning snow, mostly cloudy. 39/29.
Saturday: Partly sunny day, 10% chance of late night snow, mostly cloudy night. 40/30.