Dense fog advisory in effect until 10AM this morning. Visibility may be less than a quarter mile, creating treacherous driving conditions. Drivers plan for poor visibility and slick roads. If you are driving, slow down, use your headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
There are no warnings or emergencies
Active winter weather returns to the region this weekend. A moist Pacific storm system will bring light snow to the region tonight before a second round of heavier precipitation Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. This storm will bring accumulating snow followed by a messy wintry mix of precipitation to much of the Eastern Columbia Basin by Sunday afternoon and evening.
ICE ACCUMULATIONS…A TRACE TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH. HIGHEST ICE
ACCUMULATION EXPECTED ON HIGHWAY 395 FROM RITZVILLE TO CONNELL.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE
90 WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE COEUR D`ALENE
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Streets and roads in the Pullman area are icy & may pose challenges for safe travel. Use appropriate caution, allow extra time, and be careful on area roadways & sidewalks. Be prepared with appropriate footwear. Ice and snow cleats are available for purchase at University Stores.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 4 PM Wednesday through 10 AM Thursday. Snow accumulations are 2 to 4 inches. Impacts- roads will become increasingly snow covered tonight and will likely impact the Thursday morning commute. Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions.
Snow will be followed by very cold temperatures and brisk north winds resulting in dangerous wind chill values Friday night and Saturday. Cold weather will persist into the weekend but should moderate by early next week.
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The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Snow accumulations are 3 to 6 inches, beginning late Thursday afternoon and increasing in intensity Thursday night, tapering off to scattered snow showers late Friday afternoon or evening. More snow is expected Saturday. Impacts- heavy snow accumulation on area roads will make driving difficult and treacherous. The Friday morning commute period will be particularly impacted.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Please plan ahead when traveling. Consider rescheduling … » More …
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST MONDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…ABOVE 2000 FEET MAY SEE UP TO 2 INCHES…BELOW 2000 FEET TRACE TO A HALF INCH.
* TIMING…A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS INCREASE SUNDAY EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL INTENSIFY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE EARLY MONDAY MORNING…WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW…BEFORE DECREASING FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE DAY.
* IMPACTS…MOTORISTS TRAVELING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLICK…SNOW COVERED ROADS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
Avista crews have restored power to the Pullman Campus. Normal Operations resumed.
WSU Pullman is experiencing a power outage to multiple facilities caused by an interruption to service from an Avista substation. Avista crews are responding and on site. Estimated time of repairs is approximately 30 minutes. Facilities that are affected are below:
CLARK HALL CHILLERS
HORTICULTURE GREENHOUSE REPLACEMENT-WEST
HORTICULTURE GREENHOUSE REPLACEMENT-EAST
PALOUSE RIDGE GOLF COURSE
GOLF COURSE-STORAGE SHED
PALOUSE RIDGE GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE
GOLF COURSE – GOLF BALL WASH STATION
GOLF COURSE – IRRIGATION PUMP HOUSE
GOLF COURSE – CART BARN
GOLF COURSE-RIDGE PAVILION
GOLF COURSE-NORTH RESTROOMS
MILLER INDOOR BASEBALL TRAINING FACILITY
VALLEY CREST VILLAGE COMPLEX
STUDENT RECREATION CENTER
ATH IPF & BASEBALL RESTROOM
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On 10-26-16 at about 10:20 PM WSU PD responded to a burglary at Nez Perce Village complex. The investigation showed the suspect entered the apartment through a locked sliding glass door and took a wallet. There are no suspects at this time.
As a safety precaution, if you live in a residence with a sliding glass door or ground level window, it is a good idea to place a wooden dowel or similar item in the sliding glass door or window track for an additional layer of security.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Palouse region.
Starting this evening, sustained winds with gusts reaching 50mph are expected. The wind advisory is in effect from 2AM To 7PM Friday, October 14th. Heavy rainfall is also likely, which could cause minor localized flooding in some areas. Weather patterns are expected to continue into next week.
Take appropriate action to be ready for possible impacts from the storm. Be prepared for possible scattered power outages. Use extra caution when driving as high winds can make driving difficult.