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Winter storm watch, severe weather advisory continue
February 28, 2018
Michael Meier
Boundary County Idaho
Direby ctor of Emergency Management
Public Information Officer

Severe Weather Advisory, 27 February 2018
Winter Storm Watch until 10:00 p.m. Thursday, 28 February 2018

We've mentioned this weather system on NewsBF once before, our Severe Weather Advisory continues.

Heavy snow is possible Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. A moist and slow moving storm system will envelop the region on Wednesday, and continue through Thursday evening. The Cascades and the mountains of northeast Washington and north Idaho will probably receive heavy snow accumulations, making travel very difficult across area mountain passes. Precipitation in the valleys of these regions will receive varying amounts of snow accumulation, and precipitation may fluctuate between rain and snow depending on the time of day.

Moderate to locally heavy snow accumulations are possible in the valleys during the overnight and early morning hours, while rain or mixed precipitation will turn snow into heavy slush during the afternoons and early evenings making travel difficult. This Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* WHAT: Heavy mountain snow and valley mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to locally 10 inches in the valleys, with mountain accumulations up to 3 feet.

* WHERE: Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Eastport, Schweitzer Mountain Road, Colville, Northport, Deer Park, Chewelah, Newport, Kettle Falls, Springdale-Hunters Road, Orin- Rice Road, Flowery Trail Road, Republic, Inchelium, Wauconda, Chesaw Road, Highway 20 Wauconda Summit, Boulder Creek Road, Sherman Pass, Leavenworth, Mazama, Twisp, Winthrop, Stehekin, Conconully, Blewett Pass, and Loup Loup Pass.

* WHEN: From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Plan on difficult travel conditions. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Heavy wet snow may break tree branches and lead to scattered power outages.


A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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