Winter Weather Advisory - Christmas Eve 2015

Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas are expected to see additional snowfall today, according to the most recent Winter Weather Advisory released by the National Weather service. An additional 2-4 inches of snow is expected in the valleys, with up to 6" in some areas. Higher elevations surrounding Coeur d'Alene may see as much as 9 additional inches of snow.

Today's snow is expected to taper off in the afternoon, becoming light or intermittent.

Light to moderate snowfall will continue through Christmas, however meteorologists expect a break from the snow on Saturday with a break in the cloud cover which could lead to single-digit low temperatures over the weekend.

See below for the complete text of this morning's Winter Weather Advisory, or view it at weather.gov

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
523 AM PST THU DEC 24 2015

...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THROUGH THURSDAY...

.SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER EASTERN WASHINGTON
AND NORTH IDAHO INTO THIS MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWS ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS IDAHO AND IN THE MOUNTAINS. IN ADDITION
INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS INTO SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THROUGH
CENTRAL IDAHO MAY LEAD TO SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THERE
MAY BE ISOLATED BANDS OF MODERATE SNOW LINGERING INTO THE
AFTERNOON. SLICK OR SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO
IMPACT TRAVEL...INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN PASSES SUCH AS FOURTH OF
JULY...LOOKOUT AND STEVENS.

IDZ001-002-WAZ037-242130-
/O.CON.KOTX.WW.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-151225T0000Z/
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D`ALENE AREA-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...SANDPOINT...ATHOL...
BONNERS FERRY...PRIEST RIVER...EASTPORT...

Winter Weather Advisory - December 23, 2015

After receiving a cumulative 9" of snow over the past week, additional light to moderate snowfall is expected to fall today with 2-4" being possible today and and another 3-6" of snow overnight into Christmas Eve.

Increasing winds tonight may lead to blowing and drifting snow in the surrounding mountains and sections of Highway 95 south of Coeur d'Alene. Today's winter weather advisory notes that roads are expected to become icy and snow-covered across much of the Coeur d'Alene area, and travel across Lookout Pass may become difficult at times with possible delays.

This advisory remains in effect until 7:00a on Christmas Eve (Thursday).

You can read the full text of this Winter Weather Advisory below, or at weather.gov

Winter Storm Warning - December 21, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Coeur d'Alene area. Snow accumulations of 4-8 inches are expected to fall in the area between today and Tuesday.

This storm will move into our area in the morning hours today, bringing with it light snow, which will slowly increase and become heavy during the afternoon and evening hours today. It is expected to diminish or stop during the morning hours of Tuesday.

At this time, light and intermittent snow is expected on Tuesday, with a possibility of rain during some afternoon hours.

Additional snowfall is expected on Wednesday and Christmas morning.

You can read the full text of this Winter Storm Warning below or at weather.gov

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
606 AM PST MON DEC 21 2015

...BIG SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE IN THE FORECAST FOR TODAY AND
TUESDAY...

IDZ002-WAZ036-220000-
/O.EXT.KOTX.WS.W.0007.151221T1406Z-151222T1200Z/
COEUR D`ALENE AREA-SPOKANE AREA-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...
HAYDEN...WORLEY...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD
606 AM PST MON DEC 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING BEFORE BECOMING
HEAVY IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY WILL MAKE
FOR TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

* LOCATIONS...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...WORLEY...
SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS
OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE

Winter Storm Warning - December 17, 2015

The National Weather Service has upgraded the anticipated snowfall from its previous Winter Storm Warning, and now estimates a total snow accumulation of 4-7 inches between tonight and tomorrow morning, followed by freezing rain and making for a difficult Friday morning commute.

The heaviest snowfall from this storm is expected to be in Coeur d'Alene and north of Spokane. We may see a break in the snow and ice on Friday afternoon and through Saturday, with an additional 2-6 inches of snowfall anticipated on Sunday and Monday of next week.

You can read the full text of this winter storm warning below or at weather.gov.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
828 PM PST THU DEC 17 2015

...SNOW WITH POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN INTO FRIDAY...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY. THE SNOW MAY CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN IN THE VALLEYS AND
COLUMBIA BASIN MAINLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 2.

IDZ002-WAZ036-181600-
/O.UPG.KOTX.WW.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-151218T1800Z/
/O.EXA.KOTX.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-151218T1800Z/
COEUR D`ALENE AREA-SPOKANE AREA-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...
HAYDEN...WORLEY...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD
828 PM PST THU DEC 17 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
FRIDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE OF FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION 4 TO 7
INCHES...HIGHEST COEUR D`ALENE AREA AND NORTH OF SPOKANE.

Winter Storm Watch - December 16, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Thursday through Friday, predicting a storm that could bring up to 5" of snow in the valleys, 12" of snow in the mountains, and followed by freezing rain.

The storm is expected to cross the Idaho Panhandle in the afternoon on Thursday (Dec. 17) and last through Friday (Dec. 18) evening, with a potential to bring 4-5" of snow to the valleys in the Coeur d'Alene area, and 8-12" of snow to the mountains. It may be followed by freezing rain, depositing up to 1/10" of ice.

You can view the full text of this weather alert below or at weather.gov

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
153 PM PST WED DEC 16 2015

...HEAVY SNOW AND POTENTIAL FREEZING RAIN TO THE CASCADES AND
DEEP BASIN THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD HEAVY SNOW INTO THE CASCADES
AND THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN THURSDAY...AND POSSIBLY CHANGE TO
FREEZING RAIN BY FRIDAY MORNING. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS OVER
MUCH OF THE REGION.

IDZ001-002-004-WAZ036-037-170600-
/O.NEW.KOTX.WS.A.0008.151217T1800Z-151219T0000Z/
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D`ALENE AREA-CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-
SPOKANE AREA-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...SANDPOINT...ATHOL...
BONNERS FERRY...PRIEST RIVER...EASTPORT...
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...
WORLEY...KELLOGG...PINEHURST...OSBURN...WALLACE...MULLAN...
FOURTH OF JULY PASS...DOBSON PASS...LOOKOUT PASS...SPOKANE...
CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD...COLVILLE...DEER PARK...CHEWELAH...
NEWPORT...KETTLE FALLS...SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD...
ORIN-RICE ROAD...FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD
153 PM PST WED DEC 16 2015