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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1007 AM PST MON DEC 21 2015

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TO MANY AREAS OF EASTERN
WASHINGTON AND EASTERN OREGON TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TODAY.
THIS NEXT SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE THIS MORNING. IN ADDITION TO SNOW...
GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY.

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KITTITAS VALLEY-YAKIMA VALLEY-SIMCOE HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...ELLENSBURG...THORP...NACHES...
SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA...GOLDENDALE...BICKLETON
1007 AM PST MON DEC 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...GOLDENDALE...BICKLETON...ELLENSBURG...THORP...
  NACHES...SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 5 INCHES.

* TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
  EVENING. THE SNOW COULD CHANGE TO RAIN SOUTH OF YAKIMA THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS FOR
  TRAVEL. LOCALLY BREEZY WINDS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
  OF SNOW.

* WINDS...SOUTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH IN THE
  SIMCOE HIGHLANDS.

* SNOW LEVEL...1500 FEET.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=PDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.