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National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning for the Region.

National Weather Service

LEWISTON – The National Weather Service Office out of Spokane has issued a High Wind Warning. Stronger winds are starting to materialize in areas of central Washington. Gusts to 45 mph have a higher probability of reaching near 60 mph from about Wenatchee to Moses Lake to Lewiston/Clarkston.

Even the Spokane area is on the edge of these stronger winds. It’s a good day to hunker down if you can with the least exposure to the winds. Winds will start to subside late this afternoon but the Wenatchee area and Lewiston/Clarkston will hold onto persistent, stronger wind gusts into the overnight hours.

The National Weather Service is also seeing snow at Stevens Pass on Hwy 2. 7 inches in the last 5 hours so snow is coming down pretty good. 

If your power does go out, community members should report it instantly to their utility company. Avista users can report an outage online here, call 800-227-9187, or use the app. 

Emergency responders remind community members not to call 911 in these cases as it clogs up the phone lines.