Weather Alerts for Northern Panhandle

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
NORTHERN PANHANDLE

Areas Affected:
Northern Panhandle - Central Panhandle Mountains
Effective: Tue, 2/27 10:53am Updated: Tue, 2/27 1:11pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 2/28 12:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations above 3000
feet of 8 to 12 inches. Total snow accumulations below 3000 feet 2
to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Eastport, Wallace, St. Maries, Lookout Pass, Clark Fork,
Dobson Pass, Priest River, Fourth Of July Pass, Osburn, Schweitzer
Mountain Road, Pinehurst, Athol, Kellogg, Mullan, Bonners Ferry,
Sandpoint, and Fernwood.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Expect winter driving conditions in the mountains.
Ridges exposed to southwest wind will experience blowing and
drifting snow. Isolated power outages may also occur due to the
gusty winds.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates up to an inch per hour are
possible in the mountains.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
NORTHERN PANHANDLE

Areas Affected:
Coeur d'Alene Area - Idaho Palouse - Northeast Mountains
Effective: Tue, 2/27 10:53am Updated: Tue, 2/27 1:11pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 2/28 12:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches.
Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Northport, Plummer, Tiger, Newport, Genesee, Coeur
d'Alene, Kettle Falls, Colville, Springdale-Hunters Road, Moscow,
Fruitland, Orin-Rice Road, Flowery Trail Road, Chewelah, Deer
Park, Post Falls, Metaline Falls, Worley, Hayden, Ione, Potlatch,
and Metaline.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 10 AM PST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow will transition to rain Wednesday
morning that could lead to slush on roadways.

Avalanche Watch  AVALANCHE WATCH   Avalanche Watch
NORTHERN PANHANDLE

Areas Affected:
Bonner, ID - Boundary, ID - Kootenai, ID - Shoshone, ID
Effective: Tue, 2/27 12:07pm Updated: Tue, 2/27 1:11pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Wed, 2/28 10:00am Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
AVAOTX

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Idaho
Panhandle Avalanche Center.

The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint has issued a
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH for the following areas:
NWS Missoula MT - MT 053 (Lincoln County)...MT 061 (Mineral
County)...MTC 089 (Sanders County) NWS Spokane WA - ID 017
(Bonner County)...ID 021 (Boundary County)...ID 055 (Kootenai
County)...ID 079 (Shoshone County)

* WHAT...The avalanche danger for the warning areas and the IPAC
forecast zones may rise to high by Wednesday, February 28th.

* WHERE...Elevations above 5,000 feet in the St. Regis/Silver
Valley area, Selkirk Range, West and East Cabinets and the
Purcell Range of Northwest Montana.

* WHEN...In effect from Tue 09:00 PST to Wed 09:00 PST.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall and strong winds are forecasted for
Wednesday (Feb 28th)-Sunday (March 3rd) at elevations above
4,000 feet. 20 to 60+ inches of snow are forecasted to fall
during that time. The new snow and wind will cause dangerous
avalanche conditions in steep and mountainous terrain.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche
conditions expected. Travel in avalanche terrain is not
recommended. Avalanches may run long distances and can run into
mature forests, valley floors, or flat terrain.

Consult http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/ or
www.avalanche.org for more detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) Station Number: ID-GM-5 Live Lightning Map - USA Boise Skywarn Spotter ID: DO21 AlertID Southwestern Weather Network
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