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Arctic air dropping temperatures in Washington

Arctic air dropping temperatures in Washington

Arctic air blowing into the Inland Northwest prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind chill warning for the Spokane region for Wednesday morning.

Forecasters expect temperatures around zero with 10 mph to 20 mph winds, which could create a wind chill of 20 below -- enough to freeze exposed skin.

Forecasters also say cold temperatures could set records in Western Washington between Wednesday and Friday. Highs Wednesday -- when the Seahawks parade in Seattle -- and Thursday are forecast in the 30s. Seattle's record low maximum for Feb. 5 is 34 (1989) and Feb. 6 is 37 (1949).

The Weather Service says the cold should start to ease by the weekend when precipitation arrives, probably starting as snow. Forecasters say temperatures should return to normal next week.

Deep freeze forecast this week in Washington

A cold week is forecast for Washington.

The National Weather Service says low temperatures Tuesday through Friday in Western Washington will be in the teens and highs only in the 20s.

Forecasters say it will be even colder in Eastern Washington with lows in single digits. Light snow is forecast Monday in southeast Washington, but it should be mostly clear through the week statewide.

The Weather Service says precipitation returns to the area Saturday and there's a good chance it will start as snow.

Mix of freezing rain and snow hits Eastern Washington

Mix of freezing rain and snow hits Eastern Washington

A winter storm warning is in effect until Wednesday afternoon for freezing rain in Washington's Cascade passes.

The National Weather Service expects hazardous driving conditions on Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes before the precipitation changes to rain or snow. Snow accumulations should be less than 6 inches.

Forecasters say the storm moving through the state will bring a wintry mix of freezing rain or snow across Eastern Washington through Wednesday.

The Weather Service says Thursday will be cool and showery but the weekend looks mostly dry.

More snow forecast for Eastern Washington

More snow forecast for Eastern Washington

The National Weather Service forecasts 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday in most of Eastern Washington.

Forecasters say drivers can expect slick roads for a second day in many areas due to snow or freezing rain.

A series of frontal systems will bring more snow to the Inland Northwest through the weekend.

Heavy snow is expected in the mountains. Eight-to-18 inches could fall by noon Thursday in the Cascades, making driving difficult in the passes.

Cold snap transition forecast in Washington

Cold snap transition forecast in Washington

Forecasters say the cold snap that started December in Washington should give way this week to more-normal cloudy-rainy weather with a chance of light snow in places during the transition.

The National Weather Service says the change begins Monday in Western Washington with warmer, moist air riding over the cold air mass. That could result in snow, but accumulations should be less than an inch. Freezing drizzle is possible Tuesday before turning to light rain. High temperatures should rise into the 40s with lows in the 30s.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing in Eastern Washington this week with a chance of snow or light freezing rain.

Some low temperatures early Monday: 24 at Sea-Tac Airport, 17 in Olympia, 7 in Spokane, 3 in Yakima and zero at Pullman.

Keeping animals safe in cold weather

Keeping animals safe in cold weather

From Washington State University:


Unseasonably cold weather is forecast for eastern Washington into next week, with highs below freezing and lows in the single digits. Keep pets and outdoor animals safe with these tips from the veterinary college at Washington State University:

 

Spokane's National Weather Service saw it coming

Spokane's National Weather Service saw it coming

Many times a year we have impending storms that we try to nail down on our seven day forecast.

The latest storm was seen and forecasted by the Spokane office of the National Weather Service a week in advance.

Technology and trained METs along with mother nature being consistant helped in this.

So this is a shout out for what they do on a daily basis out in the West Plains.