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Special Weather Statement for Columbia Basin and Surrounding Areas

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
317 AM PST Wed Dec 26 2018

East Columbia River Gorge-Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-
Grande Ronde Valley-Wallowa County-
Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon-
Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon-John Day Basin-Ochoco-
John Day Highlands-
Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon-
Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon-
East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades-North Central Oregon-
Central Oregon-Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington-
Kittitas Valley-Yakima Valley-Lower Columbia Basin of Washington-
Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington-
Northwest Blue Mountains-East Slopes of the Washington Cascades-
Simcoe Highlands-
Including the cities of Arlington, The Dalles, Boardman,
Hermiston, Ione, Cove, Elgin, La Grande, Union, Enterprise,
Joseph, Wallowa, Meacham, Tollgate, Long Creek, North Powder,
Ukiah, Dayville, John Day, Mitchell, Monument, Spray, Brothers,
Paulina, Prairie City, Seneca, Athena, Pendleton, Pilot Rock,
Heppner, Condon, Fossil, Camp Sherman, La Pine, Sisters,
Sunriver, Dufur, Maupin, Moro, Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond,
White Salmon, Ellensburg, Thorp, Naches, Sunnyside, Toppenish,
Yakima, Connell, Prosser, Tri-Cities, Dayton, Waitsburg,
Walla Walla, Ski Bluewood Resort, Appleton, Cle Elum, Cliffdell,
Goldendale, and Bickleton
317 AM PST Wed Dec 26 2018

Snow showers over the Cascades this morning will spread into
eastern Oregon and Washington this afternoon and continue into
this evening. Lowest elevations in the Columbia Basin and Gorge
will likely stay warm enough for only rain showers. Lingering
mountain snow showers will gradually dissipate tomorrow. Snow
accumulations of around 2 to 6 inches in the mountains with
around an inch or less of slushy accumulation for valleys and
basins. The exception being the John Day Basin, Grand Ronde and
Wallowa Valleys, which could receive around 1 to 3 inches.
Nevertheless, holiday travel could be impacted due to slick, snow-
covered roads, especially across mountain passes and summits,
including Interstate 84 and Interstate 90.

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