Spokane Area

 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 6:00 PM PST on December 20, 2014

... Wind Advisory in effect from 3 am to 4 PM PST Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 3 am to 4 PM PST Sunday for the
upper Columbia Basin... Washington and Idaho Palouse... Spokane
area... Lewiston area... northeast Blue Mountains... Lewis and
southern Nez Perce counties and lower Garfield and Asotin

* Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Gusts up to 55
mph possible over higher terrain.

* Timing... winds will increase early Sunday morning and will
continue through the afternoon. The strongest winds will occur
through noon.

*Locations... Spokane... West Plains... Davenport... Ritzville... La
Crosse... Pullman... Pomeroy... Peola... Genesee... Gifford...
Winchester... Craigmont.

* Impacts... high profile vehicles will likely encounter strong
winds making driving difficult. Use extra caution if driving

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected.

 Local Storm Report 

12/20/2014 0404 PM

5 miles SW of Twisp, Okanogan County.

Heavy snow m9.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

            9 inches storm total since yesterday. 5 inches fell since
            4am 12/20. Heavy wet snow with snow rates near one inch
            per hour. Temperature at 4pm... 34f with snow still

12/20/2014 0945 am

5 miles SW of Twisp, Okanogan County.

Heavy snow m4.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

            Snow fell the last 4 hours. Heavy wet snow. Temperature

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