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Friday Safety Tip: Winter weather alert for the Kittitas Valley

Winter is almost here! Are you ready?

Winter driving tips: www.wsdot.wa.gov/winter
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US Special Weather Statement for the Kittitas Valley
Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

KITTITAS VALLEY:

...RAIN...SNOW...AND WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD PRECIPITATION EAST OF THE CASCADES LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...WITH SHOWERS CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE COLD FRONT WILL LOWER SNOW LEVELS SIGNIFICANTLY...DOWN TO 2500 TO 3000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON FOR AREAS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON AND EASTERN OREGON. THE BEST CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN OREGON AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON.

WESTERLY WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT WILL INCREASE SATURDAY AS WELL. IT WILL BE VERY WINDY OVER MOST OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN... SURROUNDING VALLEYS...AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AT THIS TIME...WINDS SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO NEAR 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

THOSE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS. CARRY TRACTION DEVICES AND EXTRA CLOTHING AND BLANKETS. ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...STUDDED TIRES ARE APPROVED FOR USE BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1 IN BOTH WASHINGTON AND OREGON.

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