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Winter storm warning issued

Meteorologists call for snow, ice

The pink shaded area indicates the winter storm warning area.

National Weather Service


The pink shaded area indicates the winter storm warning area.

OKANOGAN – Meteorologists are calling for heavy snow and potential freezing rain tomorrow night and into Friday morning.

“A strong storm system will spread heavy snow into the Cascades and Western Columbia Basin Thursday, and possibly change to freezing rain by Friday morning,” officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service said Wednesday afternoon. “Travel will become hazardous over much of the region.”

Officials said the winter storm warning is in effect for Republic, Inchelium, Wauconda, Chesaw Road, Wauconda Summit on Highway 20, Boulder Creek Road, Sherman Pass, Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Oroville, Nespelem and Disautel pass.

The warning is in effect from 7 a.m. tomorrow to 10 a.m. Friday.

A trace amount of ice accumulation, 3 to 6 inches of valley snow and 6-8 inches of snow accumulation in the mountains is expected, officials said.

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